this is the darkest of the timelines

Agents of shield 4x16

Wow. Just wow. Welcome to the framework everybody.

Originally posted by miss-malaphor

y’all know i have a fetish for bulletpoint lists already, so here’s some fun stuff from TTAZZ:

  • griffin legit thought magnus was going to take the chalice to save julia & he had, like, two episodes worth of wild-ass darkest timeline nonsense that just got scrapped
  • we woulda gotten a lot more kravitz screen-time if taako & merle hadn’t saved magnus at the end of the suffering game w/ that sweet fuckin soul-grab
  • justin has now officially confirmed that roleplaying a romantic date with his little brother was super awkward
  • the reason merle hates angus is because he’s insecure about his own place on the team & so he’s immediately resentful whenever anybody new starts tagging along
  • there is a reason why garfield was growing a magnus clone in a tank but griffin is going to take that secret to his fucking grave
  • griffin’s two ideas for the next arc they play are a persona/buffy-inspired game set in an unsuccessful west virginia ski resort town being attacked by monsters, and a cowboy bebop/battlestar galactica-inspired post-apocalyptic jazzy space opera. (holy shit that’s rad)
  • justin wants to do a game where it’s sherlock holmes, but they’re all sherlock holmeses, and they’re all trying to get clues that are better than the other sherlock holmeses. four super-smart sherlock holmeses, but one of them is a vampire - are they good enough detectives to figure out which one?????

someone (i think it was @fatlardo?) posted about the darkest Check Please timeline (Shitty playing Lacrosse, etc) and it was pretty funny, until i started thinking of the real darkest timeline… i’m so sorry.

  • Jack died during his overdose.
  • Bitty never got out of Georgia. He’s closeted and sad and only has friends over the internet. 
  • Shitty went to the College his father told him to go, he’s miserable, is slowly becoming a douche himself.
  • Lardo had to be realist and chose a career more stable than art. She goes into management, which feels right, but there’s something, a lot, actually, lacking in her life.
  • Ransom focused on his studies, stresses 99% of the time and never played hockey, so he never met Holster.
  • Dex gets online classes because he needs to help with the fishing.
  • Nursey stays in NY and becomes such a pretentious hipster omg
  • Chowder is the only one who made it to the SMH but the other guys are not as friendly and patient as they could be. He doesn’t really make friends, there. 
  • Parse never managed to get over Jack’s death and is MESSED UP
  • Johnson wears a goatee because he’s genre savvy, but he’s sad and misses people he never met. 
  • Holster became a firefighter.

Persona 3 has incredibly dark themes and the feeling of dread follows you thru the game but you know deep down that if you try your hardest you can save all the people you love and give the world a sense of peace

Persona 4 gives you plenty of reason to stay positive even when the worst possible things happen. you’ve GOT this!

And then Persona 5′s FIRST dungeon happens and suddenly all you can think to yourself is

Lessons for staying sane at work

These are the lessons I’ve learned about work. All of it I came by the hard way, but with a lot of help and mentoring by the strong women who came before me.

Do what you say you’re going to do. This is about integrity. When you say you’re going to do something, follow through. Don’t make promises you can’t keep, and remember what promises you’ve made. Be trustworthy, honest, and dependable.

Declare. I fucked up. I had a thing to do and I forgot to do it. I said something I probably shouldn’t have said to the wrong person. I missed a deadline. Whatever: don’t lie about it, don’t hide it. Declare it. Be honest. Lying about a fuck up is worse than fucking up. Declare it and get to work on fixing it instead. This will help you sleep better, too.

Check in early and often. Before you commit yourself to an idea or a project, make sure your supervisor knows about it. I know there’s a temptation to pour it all out into a fully realized plan you can hand over in triumph as a fait accompli, but every second you spend on an idea engages your heart a little more, and the more time you spend on something, the harder it will be to hear feedback, criticism, or a no. Save yourself the pain and check in.

Know what you’re building before you build it. Sit down with your co-workers and figure out what you’re doing before you try to do it. Put it in writing. This seems so obvious, but it takes time, and we often run off in all directions because the way forward seems so obvious. Figure out what your shared expectations are. What’s in scope? What’s out? What will you have by the end? What are your timelines? I have specific tools to help with these conversations, and I live and die by them.

Work doesn’t deserve your tears. Is your work important? Sure. But it’s not important enough to let it tear you to shreds. Sometimes people think you should not only do your work and meet expectations, but you should feel like shit when you screw up. Work doesn’t get to tell you how to feel, and work isn’t owed your biggest and darkest feelings about yourself. Nope.

We’ve done as much as we can right now. There are always emotionally abusive people in the workplace, unfortunately, like that angry hothead who gets mad about some stupid thing and suddenly can’t help but bitch while you’re trying to get this one thing done. This is the hardest thing I’ve had to learn to do: you can call time on any conversation or any meeting. As someone is getting overcome by their own anger, ask yourself if you’ll really be able to be productive like this. The moment the answer is no, you can say: “We’ve done about as much as we can right now, let’s pick this up later.” And then stand up. Meeting is over. You always have that power.

Document, document, document. Abusive people will agree to one thing behind closed doors and conveniently reconstruct the conversation completely differently days later. Most work relationships are based on meetings and conversations, which aren’t easily trackable. You say a person told you x or wanted you to do y, but it’s it’s your word against his, isn’t it. The way around this is a follow-up email directly after any conversation or meeting summarizing what was agreed upon. “Thanks for the meeting this afternoon. I understood that I’m going to do x by y, and that you’re committing to do a, b, and c. Did I miss anything?” 9 times out of 10 they will confirm your understanding, and then you’ve got a rock solid paper trail. It’s like a suit of armour.

No one needs my negative reactions. Someone screwed up. Someone disappointed, frustrated, angered me. My feelings are mine, and they are valid and reasonable, but as a person with institutional power, no one needs to see or feel my feelings other than me. My judgments upon the people who report to me are not productive; they are the opposite of that. No one but me is required to bear the weight of my feelings, and no one should find themselves working to elicit or avoid mine. No one should ever doubt for one second that I respect them, that and have their back, and that they can trust me. Even when they’ve fucked up. That’s what I want for me, so that’s what I need to offer others.

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That’s the car crash from the first Thatcher case. The boy who wasn’t really in Tibet, whose death is supposed to be totally random and unconnected to anything else. And it’s in the opening credits for the series.

John fades in and the car fades out and is replaced by the AGRA memory stick,representing Mary, also burning in a fire.

…….I’m sure this matters but I can’t even come up with anything remotely believable as to why.

in another universe I’d probably be using the username “bandicootfan36” or something so at least we know this isn’t the darkest possible timeline

How I know I’m in the bad timeline: I was in Hot Topic yesterday to look at their Overwatch shit, and a girl pointed out Naruto merch to another girl and asked her wtf it was. Girl replied with “oh, that’s a really old anime! I haven’t got around to watching it yet though because it’s older and the animation is kinda bad now…”