this is mostly for nuke but

what humans are

what i’m getting from all these “humans are weird aliens” things is that we as a species are best known for being batshit fucking crazy

batshit crazy brave [the “lets get the space pirates to talk about their babies and see us as people so they won’t murder us, and it WORKED” species]

batshit crazy loyal [the “defend pack bonded entities until death” species]

batshit crazy affectionate [the “pack bond with cleaning droids and name them Stabby” species]

batshit crazy curious [the “tape two warp cores together and ride them into the sun, twice, just to see what would happen” species]

batshit crazy resourceful [the "we made a replacement warp core engine out of duct tape, a bobby pin, and a spare nuke” species]

or just batshit crazy in general [the “sees a predator and tries to tame it” species]

we’re not big or mean or super smart

we are, at least to other species, out of our fucking minds

and they like us for it


Alright guys, here it is. I have managed to compile art from roughly the past ten years. This was quite the trick seeing as back in the day I drew only traditionally and rarely posted anything. I didn’t get a tablet until I was 18. 

So here is my progress as seen above. I’ve been drawing a lot longer, but this year marks ten years of posting online with my work. I was honestly hoping to see more improvement than I do with these and it’s a little disheartening, but I wanted to show you guys where I’ve come from, and hopefully you’ll be with me as I continue to work hard to improve. c: 

My old art is mostly up on my old Deviantart Hazumi-Yuki. Someday I’ll just nuke that account. XD

anonymous asked:

Sorry, but... Team Iron Man for life. Steve's love for Bucky is admirable and all, but I'm gonna have to side with Tony for actually attempting to compromise and working with the will of... almost every country of the planet, basically.

Okay so I think the idea behind the Accords is great but the execution was so fucking dodgy. They barely gave the Avengers time to consider it– the countries were making the decision as the team was informed this was happening? That’s messed up. The Avengers, the people who were going to be effected by these laws, weren’t represented in the debate at all, they barely had time to read the damn thing, and it felt very much like they were… property or something. To be moved around and used at the discretion of the UN panel.

It was a complicated situation, but I feel like the better compromise would have been “The Avengers / other superpowered people can only operate during world saving situations or with consent of local governments for more minor situations” not “The Avengers are going to be controlled completely by this panel of randos sorry lol.” We got proof in Avengers of why trusting world governments to make important choices can be a bad idea– remember the World Security Council, who wanted to nuke New York City?

Another reason I’m Team Cap on this one is that Tony was mostly motivated by his own personal guilt and distrust for himself when making this decision, to the point that he kind of projected on literally everyone else on the team. Ultron was his (and Bruce’s) bad, but suddenly everyone has to be held accountable? They’re all dangerous and can’t be trusted to make decisions? I mean I definitely think that there needs to be accountability in these situations, the thing with Wanda raised a good point, but Tony was ready to comply with anything because he was afraid of himself.

I don’t necessarily think Steve’s approach was the best either because while we know Steve is a good guy who does genuinely try to help others, there’s always the danger that someone who isn’t good will get superpowers, be able to do what they want with no accountability, or that someone good (Wanda) will fuck up and hurt people, etc. etc. But god damn, after the whole SHIELDra thing, I empathize a lot more with his distrust for organizations controlling what he does than with Tony “I need a council to keep me from making bad decisions” Stark. And I do think Steve would have compromised on the Accords, if given some time to. And I believe the same for Tony.

So I dunno, the Accords were sketchy, Ross didn’t really show an inclination to listen to the Avengers at all which was also sketchy, and I just think Tony needs like a nap, a hug, and some therapy so he can stop almost destroying the world order.

Edit Annotating some of 9.06

Ok, so I was looking through Mick’s last scene in 12.17 but I got distracted by the blocking… and Homeward Bound. I also still have to rewatch 12.18 again to finish that post, but @obsessionisaperfume talked about 9.06 and it intrigued me to have a look again since it does heavily remind me of the current arc with Cas. It’s also on Netflix so yay not dealing with ads. I had used this lens before but actually writing it down showed some interesting patterns. Have 3 scenes from 9.06 with Cas and Dean annotated with editing.

As before, bold text doesn’t necessarily mean important, it just means coverage. Not in coverage is a reaction shot. I’ll note inserts of other things but  there really aren’t many. These scenes are all pretty focused.

Some notes about these scenes: There is a lot of OTS (over the shoulder). This shot is often used to show connection and closeness. Having a character in 2D space OTS minimizes the space between the characters in the shot. It also builds a connection and sense of space. Some of these shots could be considered a 2 shot, but they sort of osculate between 2 shot and OTS.

Both denote connection, the 2 shot says that what’s happening from both characters is important.(unless the focus is the environment or space. You can usually tell which is being used when in practice) In western film, if the shot is close, the subject is important, if the subject is far, the environment or space is important. People generally take a more individualistic approach in western cinema, so if someone is in the shot with another character, it probably means something. It could mean that whatever is happening affects both of them, or it could mean that they are the only couple in the crowd. It depends on the narrative.

Scenes below with notes:

Keep reading

Screwing around with Photoshop actions for gameplay pic edits...

Attempting to address my griping in this post

For outdoor pics, mostly, where the brightness/saturation/odd blue-ness bugs me most. I use Radiance lighting, and the “before” pics are completely unedited, save for cropping/resizing. I also have shadows set at “medium” in my game because I don’t like the outdoor and Sim shadows that the game generates (something about them is off in a way that disturbs me) but mostly do like object shadows. The medium setting nukes the former but keeps the latter. 

Cut for length.

EDIT: But before that, since it turns out that some people did want ‘em, here are download links for the two demonstrated actions:

Outdoor Night
Outdoor Day

Now on to the examples. :)

Keep reading

Loki’s Song (Soulmate AU Tony/Loki) (Part One)

Soulmate AU, with Tony and Loki.

This is a completed fic! Check out the MasterList HERE for all the chapters!

Most people hit puberty before their Mark appears. Some people have to wait until into their twenties. Most of the time it’s the first name of their soulmate. Sometimes it is a symbol representing that person. Rarely, it’s an entire phrase traveling up their arm or across their back.
Sometimes, you are born after your soulmate passes, and you are doomed to live without a true love.
When that happens, the words or symbols turn from the blue of true mates, to the white of a funeral lily.
Every once in a while, you are born without a soul mate. Able to roam and fall in love and do what you wish without worrying that you are breaking someone else’s heart.

They say when you meet your soulmate, it is a visible, physical reaction. Some people describe it as sparks when their eyes meet. Others say it was like being attached with a cord that kept pulling until they couldn’t resist anymore and had to stay physically close to their mate. Some, mostly the older generation, talk about hearing music when they came across their mate.

A soulmate bond is stronger than marriage, more binding than any legal contract, and out lasting even death. Stories in the old countries of soulmates finding each other again and again in each life.

One could only wish to be so lucky.

Tony was born cursed.
He knew it, and so did everyone else.

Little Anthony Stark had been born with the name of his soulmate scrawled across his tiny upper arm.
In an entirely different language.
In fact, his father, the genius, with all his brain power, couldn’t figure out what it said, or even what language it could possibly be in.

It made everyone uncomfortable.

It turned worse, when the writing went from the deep blue to the pale white of a lily, and Tony spent a week in bed, his four year old heart breaking and he wasn’t even old enough to understand why.
But the next morning, it was back, royal blue, unreadable script.

And Tony had reached for his markers and scribbled over it until his arm was raw.

It happened again halfway through his kindergarten year.

Once more right after his seventh birthday.

Tony’s mom had soothed her seven year old son when she brought him home in tears, crying because his mark had bled white during recess, and he had collapsed in a fit of grief, inconsolable. The teacher had called her in a panic, and Maria only had to see her son to know what had happened.

“Sweetheart.” She had murmured, wrapping her arms around his trembling frame. “Most people’s soulmates walk this earth. Some have to travel the skies searching for their way home. It doesn’t make the one meant for you any less real, or any less important. Just because we don’t know what’s going on doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.”

Tony had just cried harder, scratching at the script on his arm until he bled.
Tony was twelve the first time he actually tried to erase the mark, scrubbing at the white writing with a pumice stone until a maid found him and started crying for bandages. Howard Stark shook him until Tony ripped away, screaming at his father to leave him alone.

“Why are you hurting yourself?” Howard roared and Tony cradled his arm to his chest and yelled right back,

“I hate him!”


“My soulmate!” Tony ripped the gauze off, blood still dripping from his arm. “I hate him!”

“Your soulmate is a he?” Howard asked, and Tony saw all the disgust written across his father’s face, and smiled bitterly.

“You hate him now too, don’t you?”
When he was seventeen, he was rushed to the hospital for a severe burn, his mother crying next to him. Tony just grit his teeth and held the compress to his upper arm, refusing to scream.
“Honey why? Why would you do this?” Maria was hysterical, and Tony closed his eyes so he wouldn’t have to see her tears.

“I am tired of him doing this to me.”

“Wha-what?” Maria reached out and touched his face tearfully. “what do you mean Tony?”

“Five times. Five times my mate has died, and each it’s nearly driven me mad and I am done.”

“Honey, burning the mark off your arm won’t change the fact that you have a soulmate out there.”

“Maybe not.” Tony laid his hand over hers. “But I hope this hurt him as badly as it hurt me.”

“A knife, baby. You put a red hot knife to your arm and–”

“And I hope he screamed.” Was all he said, turning his head away.
The last time Tony tried to erase the mark was after his parents died, and he nearly drank himself into a coma. It was then, swaying on his feet, hardly able to see straight, that he stroked the words on his arm, feeling the slightly raised edges, and letting himself hate whoever was on the other side.

Barely making it into a taxi, he headed for the closest Tattoo shop, and in big black blocky letters, had his mother’s name inked over the foreign script.

It was the last time anyone ever asked about his Mark.

It made Tony uncomfortable, the way the Asgardian watched him.
When he had knocked him on his ass, goading him to make a move, called him “Reindeer Games”.
The god-or whatever- had simply stared.

Tony had thought Loki was just in disbelief that Tony had managed to stop him, but that didn’t seem quite right.

Even after Thor had hauled Loki’s scowling hide into the SHIELD transport, locking him in that glass cage, he had searched out Tony’s gaze, a secret smile lurking on his lips, eyes that were not quite green but not completely blue following his every move.

And when Tony had landed on the Stark Tower, confronting Loki face to face, his arm had started itching so badly he almost couldn’t concentrate, and Loki had just grinned wickedly.

After his crack about performance issues, Loki had lifted him by his neck, their faces so close Tony could have leaned in and kissed him, but didn’t, of course he didn’t, mostly because Loki had smirked, and tossed him out the window and into the open air.

And then, the nuke. And the terrifying trip to space, and the moment when he should have died, but the Hulk had ripped him back into the living with a ground shaking, heart starting roar.

Tony hadn’t thought about Loki again, not for a few days, because they had lots to do. But then, he remembered. Remembered when Loki had touched him, had wrapped that big hand around his neck and lifted him like he was nothing, and a melody had run through Tony’s head. A few bars from a song he’d composed on the piano when he was nine or so. It was there and gone before Tony could catch it, but later, as he watched Thor take Loki away into that interdimensional pathway, Loki’s eyes had met his again, and a few more bars floated through his head.

The first chapter of that other thing is coming along well ;3 Idk how many words there are now, but my guess is somewhere between 1.7k and 2k. Wooo

But anyways, I thought of a thing ;)

So one day, Eren manages to get himself into a mental hospital. It’s because his parent’s deaths devastated him so much that he couldn’t take anymore of the emotional pain (it’s kind of cliche, whatever). It eventually gets to the point where he slits his wrist in the bathroom. Luckily (and possibly to his dismay), Mikasa finds him and calls 911. Next thing you know he’s in some place the isn’t a hospital but at the same time is a hospital. 

Yeah, it’s the mental hospital.

This is where he meets the one and only (you guessed it) Levi Ackerman, who turns out to be his roommate. Eren, being the nosy piece of shit he is, keeps asking questions about Levi’s being there, what got him in such a place like this, and whatnot. No matter how many times Levi calls him “shitty brat” in response, Eren keeps asking things. This causes Levi to grow a grudge against him. Eren could practically see the grudge against him growing from Levi’s glare intensity, but he could honestly give less of a shit. He was curious. And persistent to an irritable level, quoting from Levi.

As the days go by for each of the two they start to get along, kind of to Levi’s dismay. It shocks him to see that he could actually begin to grow some kind of bond with and annoying brat through small talk.

Both of them learned things about the other which caused them to become good friends. Even the most stupid things, like how Levi used to have a terrible habit of collecting eating utensils, or how Eren had a collection of stuffed animals in his room even though everyone figured he was too old for that kind of thing. But, when the day for both of the two to be discharged arrives, they both ask why the other came into a mental hospital in the first place. 

Both Eren and Levi know that they’re comfortable with the other knowing, but they still hesitate. Eren tells Levi everything, the words are just spilling out of his mouth like a waterfall and he knows it won’t stop until he finishes his story. It’s not long before he begins to cry over his parents again and begins to choke out words between sniffles. Levi is speechless because he honestly didn’t expect any of that at all. Once Eren’s verbal diarrhea finally ends, the tears start pouring even more. Levi is there to comfort him, since who would’ve known, Eren’s situation was pretty much the same as his. Right after Levi tells him so, it’s time for both of them to be discharged.

They say their goodbyes before parting ways. Mikasa is there to pick Eren up and someone (who Eren assumes) is related to Levi speeds out of there with the raven.

Time flies and Eren finds that he had begun to get more happy and mentally stable. He figures it because of Levi since, to him, there really couldn’t have been any other logical reason. It’s been four months and neither of the two have talked to each other since their parting. Though, on a particular day, Eren remembers that he had Levi’s phone number with him.

He shoots himself towards the nearest phone, the homes phone, and dials the number as fast as his fingers can do so. He calls. He waits. And no one answers.

So he tries again.

He repeated this cycle for nearly another month, until someone finally picked up the phone. Eren recognized the voice to be Levi’s and he is so stunned and happy that he can’t say anything at all. Before he can say a cheery “Hello” back, Levi hangs up. So he calls again. No answer. Again. Nothing. Eren decides to try one last time. He sighs a sigh of relief when he can hear the familiar voice again.

“Who the fuck is this and why do you keep calling?”

“Um… um… uh… It’s me.”

“No shit. I mean your name.”


“Who the fuck are you and how do you know me?”

Eren could have sworn that all the blood in his body rushed out of him in a single breath. “We met like, five months ago? Don’t you remember?”

“Probably not.”

“My parents are dead?”

“Mine are too?”

“Yeah! I have a collection of stuffed animals!”

“Why is any of this relevant to the conversation?”

“We met at a mental hospital?”

“…Did we?”


“I don’t think I’ve ever been to a mental hospital. Are you sure you don’t have the wrong number? My name is Levi, just in case–”

“I know that!”

“I know you know that.”

At that point, Eren couldn’t believe that Levi had been messing with him the whole time. He thought he heard a few snickers here and there but Levi rarely laughed so he came to the conclusion that he had been hearing things. He was wrong.

After that, the two had a long, long conversation, starting with Eren half laughing and half yelling about how Levi scared the living shit out of him and Levi asking if he actually had living shit in him. But once that phone call ended, no matter how many times Eren called, Levi wouldn’t pick up.

Five days later, Mikasa tracks Eren down and she is whiter than paper. Tears were flowing out of her eyes and she sobbed one thing out to him that made him want to throw up. Eren didn’t know what to think or what to say, it was like his life was gradually getting worse by the second and then suddenly plummeted down into the depths of hell. 

It never occurred to Eren that Mikasa had been related to Levi by blood. Turns out, they were cousins. But since they were always together, everyone considered them brother and sister. Even if they were always fighting everyone knew that they secretly cared for each other. It really proved to be true when Mikasa ran up to him and told Eren the news. 

Levi Ackerman had been found dead on his 20th birthday due to murder-suicide.

Eren knows how he feels about the whole thing, like he witnessed his parents dying all over again, and he couldn’t even imagine how Mikasa felt.

It’s something Eren never gets over. One month later. Five months. One year. It was like someone dropped a nuke on top of his head. Or if his life went even deeper than the depths of hell. Mikasa ended up being killed on her birthday as well and Eren was a witness to it.

He still had to go to school like usual. Everyone just felt so fucking bad for him, though Eren knew that there was no way in hell they could sympathize with him. Even Jean Kirschtein offers an “I’m sorry for you loss” (but everyone feels that it mostly for Mikasa).

One bad thing after another. Eren felt like the world was threatening him in an indirect way by killing off everyone he cared about.

Ten days later, Eren lost his shit after finding out that Levi was his new teacher.

(you can imagine from here) 

anonymous asked:

I think Steven is demonized way too much. All he has experienced was him not being able to trust the organization and government to have the best interests for the people (especially considering the council deciding to nuke the whole city they were trying to save? shield/hydra?? not using him as a soldier to save??) Even Tony later disregarded the guy and disobeyed orders, going against what he had signed to do, bc he knew it was the right thing, regardless what 117 countries have to say.

Oh boy here we go.

First of all this is the last ask I answer about this because I can totally go on forever and I do not want that, any following ask regarding to this topic will be deleted because we are all fucking adults (mostly) and we can go on our lives without fighting over something like a fictional universe (that post I made to explain in some way why I do not like Steve, not to tell everyone else what to think, and not to spend an absurd time trying to make other people understand my point [please note I said understand not force you to take my side, I am trying to be nice here people])

Steve does not trust in organizations and the goverment??? are we talking about the same man that joined the military, went through a sketchy experiment by a secret organization? the same man that (based on the info we have of MCU) did not even stop to think or ask anything before start working with SHIELD once he found out he was in the future?? No question asked, no concerns (At least not until Tony Stark points out to him how sketchy SHIELD is, and just then he goes to try and find what were they hiding???)

That’s another problem I have with that character, yeah hit me with the whole character development thing but I still think it is way too far off to let it pass with that excuse.

Also it was not the council, or an organization of one country alone, it was not one goverment, it was the United Nations (You know that one organization created after the war? which whole purpose is peace between the countries???), there were literaly 117 countries. 

Now, do you think 117 would be able to, idk just randomly decide to nuke any of the other country one of them don’t like?? that France could stod up and say “let’s nuke X country, because they don’t want to buy our stuff” and that they ALL would agree?? 

Also a document like the accords would have been drafted at least like 150 times, because no country is just going to keep quiet if one of the points do not benefit them! 

Do you think Sokovia just stod up and said let’s do the accords, these are the rules! and all the other contries were like “Oh dang this does not really benefit me, but oh well I did not stod up first!”

That’s a naive way of thinking.

Now Tony, ah Tony, what a lovely idiot.

Tony disregards Ross not the accords (was it not Ross who said shot on sight? even if there is no way he actually got to talk with the accords panel to take that decision, and most likely he was breaking the fucking law in that moment and that’s why Tony said fuck u)

Ross is an asshole, Tony knows he is an asshole, did you see how he acts around the guy?? but Ross, even if he delivered the accords, was most likely not the one to start them (concidering that accountability to a character like him who decides to make sketchy experiments and super secret prisons in the bottom of the sea would be the worst scenario ever, seriously the only reason why I see him taking any part of the accords is because he wants to somehow have a hand on it, which I doubt he could actually get because hello 117 countries, there’s no way he will get all their approbal) 

(Also take in account that the accords did not happen in one week, those things take months, let’s try and concider MCU to act like the real life world aside from aliens, then probably the accords have been in the working since the hellicarries, or maybe the mandarin, heck for all we know they could have been started right after New York!) so Tony saying no to Ross, does not mean he is saying no to the Accords. But we will have to wait until Spiderman Homecoming or the next Avengers movies to see what he actually thinks, but I doubt he has just miraculously changed his view over accountability and the accords (then again MCU has dissapointed me so often I would not be surprised)

Also is not like Tony suddenly went “Oh my gosh I was so wrong, fuck 117 countries let me go help my bff Steve!” he saw proof that Zemo was the villain, that’s why he went there, not because Steve “Sometimes my teammates don’t tell me things” Rogers made him change his mind and showed him what the truth was like.

I am bitter and I don’t give a flying fuck. I love Steve but they fucked him up on MCU, I do not think his decisions were the best, between him and Tony I will not apologize for chosing the man who tries to fix up his messes and be held responsible for his mistakes against the man who thinks “the best hands are our own” and hits before ask


I’m about to be Old On Tumblr; will you all please bear with me? Because I’d like to tell you a thing about the ‘80s. (Well, probably more than one thing.)

Right now we look back at the ‘80s and see bad hair and bad clothes and music of questionable aesthetic value and shake our heads. But, having been there, I can tell you there are basically two factors that explain it all.


Originally posted by tillchicagowin

Second, we were all aware that there was a non-zero chance we were going to be nuked in our sleep on any given night, and the odds of that seemed to be going continuously upwards, because our parents and their parents had elected a right-wing militarist to the Presidency. Reagan gave us trickle-down economics, the War on Drugs, union-busting, Iran-Contra, Antonin Scalia, condiments as vegetables for school lunch purposes, and an ineffective response to the AIDS crisis, but mostly what’s relevant to my point here is that he also gave us an all-out arms race with the Soviet Union.

In retrospect, it… kind of worked? The idea was to force the Soviets to keep up with US military spending, assuming the US economy could handle the increase and the Soviet economy couldn’t, and that’s basically what happened. But at the time, it was terrifying. Here we were, just getting ready to get going in life, and the world is getting more and more dangerous, and we’re invading Grenada, and there’s a proxy war in Nicaragua, and building more and more nukes, and working on this satellite laser system (that ultimately didn’t work) that’s supposed to shoot down the Soviet nukes but that’s just freaking the Soviets out and maybe will freak them out enough that they shoot first while they still can? and rattling every saber he could rattle everywhere else in the world. We were certainly not going to use our nuclear weapons first, because we were the United States of America and we didn’t do that kind of thing (hey, I was a teenager and not especially woke), but what if we scared the Evil Empire (Reagan’s words) enough that they made that first strike?

So… basically, there was a certain nihilistic streak to the pop culture of the ‘80s. When there’s a non-zero chance you’re going to get nuked in your sleep, you don’t worry too much about the future you’re probably not going to get to have.

Then 1991 rolled around. The Soviet Union spent the summer and fall disintegrating, and twenty-five years ago almost to the day it was officially dissolved and it was like a collective weight was lifted off us. Right then, right there, that was the time to be alive, because we were all going to get to live.  

For the next twenty-five years, every time I heard that song - the one in the video at the top of the post - I felt that lightness again.

In the eighth grade, my daughter had to write a paper on the Holocaust that gave her nightmares while she was doing the research. I comforted her as best I could and I was secretly glad of it because in the eighth grade, I had to write a paper on which four of these twelve people I would let into my hypothetical bomb shelter knowing the other eight would die and if she was writing about the Holocaust it was because for her, bomb shelters were never going to be a thing.

Today, I feel so… disillusioned? The weight’s been dropped back on me, the lurking existential dread is back, and I play that video and I want to cry because it feels like a promise has been broken.

Russia is under the control of one of the very few humans on this planet who missed the Cold War. He missed it so much he launched it again, entirely one-sided, on a much subtler and less expensive battlefield; he won it before we even noticed it was back on.

And the United States, in about a month, will be handing the authority to launch nuclear weapons to a narcissist with anger management issues.

I wasn’t kidding during the election campaign when I said that one reason I was supporting Hillary was that I was 99.9999% certain she wouldn’t launch the nukes because someone subtweeted her and I couldn’t say the same about Trump. 

The thing is, for all that I now oppose almost everything Reagan stood for, I recognize that he was still more or less on the Reasonable People Differ scale, and I believe that he would not have actually been willing to turn the planet into a wasteland of radioactive glass without something he considered to be a damn good reason and due consideration of other possibilities.

At 3 AM, all Trump knows is that someone said something insufficiently flattering about him and he’s going to make them pay. And a coworker of mine who’s ex-military, when I asked him what kind of checks and balances there might be if Trump decides he needs to show some other country who’s boss and calls for a nuclear launch, said “Do you remember that movie with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington on a submarine?”

Bomb shelters may be a thing for my daughter after all. And that’s one more thing I will never forgive Trump’s voters for.

anonymous asked:

TBH F4 is just a really really shallow rip off of LR. They're both mostly combat; they both have u trying 2 rescue ur child; they both let u decide at the end if ur child dies or not; Bethany Esda really loves the whole "just nuked" Aesthetic™, which is of course present in LR and they both give u the opportunity at any point before the ending 2 turn around and go back 2 playing the base game of Fallout: NV.

hmmmm, yeah, but at least with ulysses you can talk him out of trying to kill you and you can even talk to him afterwards. Kellogg your forced to kill and then forced into this stupid ass memory mini game shit thing where you hear his poor sad sob backstory about his dead wife and kid, as if youre supposed to be sad about murdering him or something, when they forced you to do it.

I gave the car to my wife.

(warning: long story)

Years ago, I used to be married to She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-(In-My-Family). For the purposes of brevity, we shall call her Alice.

Somewhat significant age gap when we got married: I was 27 and Alice was 19 at the time. We had our share of ups and downs, and during one particularly hard time about a year after we got married, we were sunk in credit card debt and had to move in with her mother, who had a whole bunch of chronic medical problems and no insurance. Stepdad is a shadetree mechanic (who was not bad at it, actually), but couldn’t get regular work because he had medical problems all his own. Move in, cut some costs, help family. It’s the right thing to do, right?

Problem was, Alice and I couldn’t seem to both hold jobs at the same time. She would get laid off a week before I would start a new job, and vice-versa. After about 9 months of this, I was like, fuck it, Imma get ALL the jobs.

Keep reading

acnl-hamphrey  asked:

(purple hamphrey!Jefa): NUUUUUKE YOU ARE ALL BIG AND FLUFFY THIS TIME DUDE!! (Hamphrey: oh my god, now you too have some weird shapeshifting animal thing...

“Hamphrey…? No wait, that voice… Jefa?! Yo-you look identical to Hamphrey, Jefa… Except your mostly purple, bwoosh. …Can you help me with this problem I’m having, I keep saying this word, b… b-bbbbwOOSH! I-I can’t stop it from coming out! Have you had to say whatever the heck Hamphrey says…?”

“Also… Why do you two look like you were both thrown in the washer?”

[[M!A: 3/5]]

Common Slang in Konoha.

Miss/Nuke: a criminal, derived from a missing-nin/nukenin. (This actual is a universal slang word, though Kumo, Suna and Kiri are the ones who really use miss. Iwa and Konoha use nuke. The minor nations are pretty diverse in it.)

“He’s a nuke man, give up on it!”

Red-eye: A cop, given most cops used to be Uchihas. (Mostly used in the slums or the civilian populace.)

“Did you see how the red-eye acted?”

White-eye: Someone nosy, or someone who knows too much. Based on the Hyuuga clan. (Mostly used in the slums or the civilian populace.)

“What are you a white-eye? Fuck off!”

Eat a Branch: Eat shit really. This is because of the First Hokage. (Universal, though very vulgar)

“Eat a branch asshole.”

PN: Paper-ninja. A nine to five worker. Mostly used on reports. (Used only by ninja.)

“The PN was so rude.”

Buggy: Someone mysterious and strange. This was created because of how the Aburame clan acts. (Mostly used by the slum or common populace.)

“Don’t be so Buggy!”

Slummer: Someone from the slums is also used for a petty thief.

“Hey, don’t talk like a slummer here.”

Street: The term used for how people from the slums speak. (Used by the military police.)

“Whys ‘hat?”

 “Me mum ain’t done nothin.”

 “Ah ain’t done it.”

Beastly: Means being possessive, or protective of people. Tends to refer to the Inuzuka’s canine instincts. This is actually a pretty positive slang term though it can turn bad. (Used by all In Konoha.)

“Man, you’re right beastly about you’re daughter, aren’t you?

Pro-Brotherhood rant ahead

I keep seeing Fallout Confession submissions and other posts dissing Elder Maxson and the brotherhood of steel in general. So because my gears were sufficiently ground, and I have nothing better to do, I am going to explain why the brotherhood under Maxson is great. Possibly even better than the Lyons Brotherhood.

1. No more outcasts. Unlike Lyons, elder Maxson not only doesn’t have a civil war on his hands, but he’s unified and focused his chapter into not having another civil war. Not only that, but his leadership is string enough to where he will solve certain problems himself (Danse’s execution? Final battle missions?)

2. A large and effective army that openly recruits wastelanders (and trains them pretty darn well). They no longer rely solely on members breeding with each other to bolster brotherhood ranks (takes a long fricken time to raise a kid into a soldier. 18 years ideally.)

3. Vertibirds. A tactical advantage once exclusive to only the enclave. Now the brotherhood has their own and possibly (possibly) the means to make more as well as repair existing ones.

4. T-60 power armor. Never explained how or why the brotherhood has T-60 armor, but it’s a step up from shitty T-45, and a valuable asset the Lyons brotherhood likely wouldn’t have procured.

5. This one kind of ties in with the first point but a return to Brotherhood values. If you didn’t notice, no brotherhood chapter has time for outsider BS so they treat the player like shit unless or until the player joins their ranks. In fallout 1 they sent people to certain death in radiation hotspots. In new vegas they strap a bomb collar to your neck to kill an NCR ranger or convince him to leave. In Fallout 3 they only care about you as a result of the Enclave showing up. And I’m pretty certain in Fallout 4 you join by retrieving that recon team’s audio logs (two of which are in very high-threat locations) if you didn’t become an initiate by helping Danse and pals in Cambridge. They will spit and shit on you to either keep you out if the way or toughen your resolve no matter which chapter it is.

6. The Maxson line of elders rules again. This one is mostly to dissmiss the theory that Sentinel Lyons was assassinated by LITERALLY the least stealthy faction to exist. The Brotherhood was founded just after the great war by Roger Maxson at Mariosa. There have been many Maxson elders and high-elders who have lead the Brotherhood. Arthur Maxson is the last direct descendant of Roger Maxson. So even if Sentinel Lyons hadn’t reportedly died in combat, Maxson still would have had much more support for becoming the new elder after the death of Elder Lyons. And even then, can we say that Sentinel Lyons would WANT that kind of responsibility with the title of elder? She was a good leader and great soldier sure, but nothing about her ever seems to scream “let me run an entire army and oversee it’s long-term goals and future!” And given Maxson’s legendary lineage, he was expected to uphold the Brotherhood Codex. And he holds to it so well that he shows fans of the franchise just what the brotherhood is all about.

The only thing the Maxson Brotherhood needs is more understanding. They did not understand the institute or their synths, so both were annihilated. The brotherhood does understand lasers and power armor, so they collect as much as they can of both. And the brotherhood understands ghouls. They understand that ghouls are walking corpses as well as ticking time bombs waiting to turn feral. And if the Maxson understood the deep and grave implications of nuking the Institute, maybe something more agreeable could be worked out regarding the synths.

Whatever, that about does it for this pro-brotherhood rant. I may have more Institute characters than Brotherhood, but that’s mostly because of how I make an OC in this game. So reply to this or message me on something else about the Brotherhood and I’ll talk about it more.

I’ve been thinking for a while if the Civil War movie is something I actually want to revisit in my head, mostly because there are so few things on this earth that can make both my head and heart hurt so much simultaneously, but as this is a Steve/Tony blog (more to the point, it’s an MCU-focused Steve/Tony fic rec blog), I would feel somewhat like a cop-out for not addressing the elephant in the room.

So here are my main thoughts about the movie. Let’s address that elephant!

To summarize, at best, I am ambivalent about the movie. In review terms, I’m mixed (to an arguable negative) about it. I liked a lot of the things most other people liked: Spidey finally feeling a lot like Spidey, T'Challa’s general T'Challa-ness, Bucky being adorable and buying plums, the Sam/Bucky dynamic, the fight scenes, TONY’S EMOTIONS holy shit (sidenote: don’t believe all the hate Tumblr spews, most people who aren’t on this website and/or are casual fans are actually incredibly sympathetic to Tony; this is knowledge that has kept me sane in the past month or so), and of course the irrevocable purity that is James Rhodes.

My problem, rather than being with characters (though I have a lot of those too), is mainly with regard to the movie’s narrative and (mis)treatment of Tony Stark’s character - which has resulted in fans believing in false dichotomies, from the most obvious of either only being completely on “Team Iron Man” or “Team Cap,” to insane reaches like ”you’re on Tony’s side, so what, you want Bucky dead?!! HOW DARE YOU” (Fandom, what? You realize part of Tony’s original deal was that Bucky gets to be free, correct? And that the first thing he did when he realized he was wrong was to fly alone and illegally and with a broken arm to Siberia just to make amends? Anyway.)

(Same, Steve. Same.)

My main problem with the movie is that the narrative’s continual punishment of Tony’s decisions and continual rewarding of Steve’s robs both (but mostly Steve) of character development.

Keep reading

I never really thought about it before, but it’s pretty trippy that I went right from practically next door to a place that is mostly famous for almost being Chernobyl, to half an afternoon’s drive from Where They Keep the Nukes. Given some of my weirdly specific interests, it’s almost too on the nose. Like, if I was a fictional character, people would be discussing this on Reddit.

It doesn’t help that Pennsylvania is actually kind of NATURALLY radioactive, even without the sketchy power plant. Like, “you are advised not to spend too much time in your basement if you don’t have one of those radon vents” radioactive.

…I feel compelled to mention that I do not glow in the dark. I just walk around giving people unsolicited information about radiation sickness and nuclear semiotics. Which is probably weirder, tbh.

(Actually, I’ve always thought “…Because I grew up next to Three Mile Island!” would be a good snippy comback if anyone gives me shit for… Well, anything.)

So...I wrote a Nuke fanfic...

Pairing: Nick/Luke

Words: 3,290

Warnings: Extreme alcohol use, flashbacks, swearing, gay boys, nothing that hasn’t been on the Walking Dead before. Mostly fluff stuff, some angst(?) moments.

Summary: Kind of the aftermath of Pete’s death and how Nick is handling it from Luke’s POV. Also touches on what happens on the first day of the group’s travel to escape from Carver. Not a lot of story progression stuff in terms of the actual Walking Dead but more of Nick and Luke and their feelings towards certain situations and each other. Also, sorry in advance. Definitely a oneshot. 

Keep reading

RUSSIA HAS DECLARED THAT THEY’RE INVADING UKRAINE OFFICIALLY. NOT EVEN HIDING BEHIND OLD AGREEMENTS. Britain has to aid the Ukrainians against the Russians now,  America warned Russia not to, with consequences if they did, so now they’re involved,  Canada was looking into what Russia was doing to see how bad it was and they to have to get involved even more.