this set is sort of pointless

fukube01  asked:

Do any other Lisa The Pointless charecters are going to appear i would love to see at least some of The Franchise boys trying to kill Buddy (obviously Buddy would win)

I was actually contemplating having Anaconda appear to fight Buddy after seeing her on TV, but if I ever do make it, it’ll be a non canon thing done for fun.

The Franchise may not appear in Mournful, but Baleful will at least partially take place in Central Olathe.  There actually IS one very important character who will be appearing wearing Franchise colors, who’s going to be kept relatively hush-hush right now.

Lester’s appearance was just an easter egg for the most part.  He is very likely the only named Pointless character who will appear again.  I feel I’m walking a thin enough line using too many canon Painful characters as it is.  Baleful will be sort of a departure from the “Painful Sequel” dynamic, allowing for a more original plotline, in a new setting, with new characters.

Strive Pt. 5

{PART 1} {PART 2} {PART 3} {PART 4}

Pair: Tomarry

Rating: M-E(depends)

Tags: Mild Language, Homosexuality, Sexism, Obsessed Tom, Time-Travel/Dimension-Travel, Teacher/Student, Eventual Romance, Teacher-Harry, Grey!Harry, MoD(sort of),


Meditation.

It wasn’t something that Tom felt the need to do often. He had great self-control, and finding the time to set aside for such a pointless venture, hadn’t been necessary.

But now, according to Professor Potter, he had to delve inside of himself in order to tame his magic. Because he was not naturally compatible with Light Magic, he would have a more difficult time performing said magic. It was a frustrating revelation.

Tom would not accept being average in the eyes of his professor. It didn’t matter that the man didn’t know him for as long as the others had and therefore hadn’t gotten a feel for Tom’s personality. It was simply a need that Tom had.

With his amazing discovery of the Come and Go Room, Tom knew that if he truly wanted to meditate in peace, he could do so without issue. It was merely a case of timing and how long he would need.

He would most likely have to sacrifice his nights of sleep in order to see it through, though if done properly, meditation could work as a proper replacement for sleep for a few nights in a row. It could become dangerous if done too many times in a row, which was why it was not recommended for more than two nights.

Also, Tom couldn’t afford to miss sleep. He needed to keep him fresh and well for classes.

Spells only went so far after all.


Some Muggles had very good ideas. Even Tom could admit it.

The whole idea of a mental structure within the mind, which was used to stabilise memory and thoughts, was genius. And Wizards did have a similar application in Occlumency.

Tom was of the sort to use whatever he could in order to better himself. Even if he didn’t like the people who created said method.

Still, Tom was working on fashioning himself a Mind Palace of his own.

His defences had already been set, and the foundations for his own mental Hogwarts, were the first things to be placed. He worked on the walls next, and planned to save all the rooftops and towers for the end.

No one in his current environment would dare to use Legilimency on a student. That was if he excluded Dumbledore. Only that old coot thought he was so sneaky that he could blatantly break the law and not get caught.

Still, his hard work would be finished by the end of term, so he didn’t have to worry much about external assault.

The meditation would also help him build stronger mental defences. Using his magic to erect magical protections, not just physical ones.

Tom was willing to do whatever it took to impress his professor.

Anything at all.


Tom nearly intruded upon a conversation between Professor Potter and Dumbledore, that was taking place nit he middle of an abandoned corridor. He’d gone to turn the corner and found himself taking a giant step back, leaning against the cold stone wall in order to listen to what they were arguing about.

“I’m telling you that he cannot be trusted. Lowering your guard around him will only cause yourself harm,” Dumbledore said, sounding serious and annoyed.

Tom scowled. Dumbledore was always trying to force his opinions on others. It was annoying.

“Mr. Dumbledore, I never let my guard down for anything. I am quite aware of the actions of everyone around me, as well as their motivations.”

Professor Potter sounded dangerous there. As he had said ‘everyone’, his voice had lowered almost two octaves at least. It sent a shiver down Tom’s spine.

As Tom was who he was, he could guess perfectly who Dumbledore was trying to warn him away from.

Tom Riddle of course. Because to Dumbledore, Tom was monstrous.

Well, now he was. But back then…

Dumbledore needed to mind his own business. And apparently, Professor Potter agreed.

“Good day, Dumbledore,” the man said curtly.

Footsteps sounded suddenly, and Tom didn’t get a chance to throw up a disillusionment charm before the young professor came around the corner and without blinking an eye, grabbed Tom’s elbow and started hauling him along.

And Tom could only wonder what was about to happen.

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Name: Ichi! (( Not my real name, but I really don’t want to say my real one- ))

Gender: Female.

Birthday: March 10th.

Relationship status: Single, plan to stay this way for as long as possible.

Zodiac sign: Pisces.

Sibling: Just one asshole older brother.

Favorite color: I have many- Uhh, Purple, green, black, red and blue.

Pets: A cat, sort of..? He’s just a stray I take care of-

Wake up: I have my alarm set for 3 AM every day, though I rarely ever get sleep so it’s pointless… ;v;

Sleep: I wish-

Type of phone: Idfk, iPhone 5 don’t ask what type because I don’t really care…

Love or Lust: I d o n ’ t k n o w ?

Lemonade or ice tea: Neither.

Cats or dogs: C A T S .

Coke or Pepsi: Boi I hate soda-

Day or night: Night, though a downside to it is that drawing is better during the day…

Text or call: Please don’t ever call me.

Make-up or natural: Natural.

Met a celebrity: Ya-
A Japanese singer I totally didn’t just forget the name of…

Smile or eyes: Dude Idk-

Light or dark hair: Am I supposed to say what I prefer? Or what mine is? Mine’s a really deep brown-
And I have no preference because I couldn’t care less.

Shorter or taller: I’m 5"7..

Intelligence or attraction: Don’t know, don’t care.

Chapstick or lipstick: Neither-

City or country: I live in the city—

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there was a married couple in the volunteer group before mine who had been dating for a few months before they decided to join the peace corps and they weren’t quite ready for marriage, but they didn’t want to spend two years apart either, so they got married on paper and sort of used their service as a trial run and all I could think was, think of all the aus, so here’s one

Stiles never expected to fall in love after he got married. He was supposed to get married, get a divorce, and then he could fall in love.

It’s not even that they were committing fraud, really. No one needed a green card, and they did love each other. They just maybe didn’t want to bang like married couple should. (Most of the time. Sometimes Scott would walk around without a shirt, skin still glistening from a shower and Stiles was only human.)

How long?” Stiles had asked incredulously when Scott first floated the idea of joining the Peace Corps their senior year of college.

Scott had smiled fondly at Stiles’ reaction and said, “Eighteen months really isn’t that long, man. And we’ll be able to Skype all the time. I read online that most countries have internet access.”

Eighteen months. Two years and change without his best friend. It had taken Stiles all of three seconds to pull the application up on his laptop.

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Last year, the Daily Mail’s Liz Jones used her column to set out her resolutions for the coming year.

In a totally planned and not at all in any way prompted by finding three images in a folder I had completely forgotten about, let’s have a quick bonus update to see how she did with those resolutions in 2015, shall we?

And the results are in!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, LIZ!

(well, on the “less generous” one, anyway - the others we’ll just file under “works in progress”, shall we?)

Pivotal V. Pointless

As some people pointed out, it’s easy as a gamemaster to get shoved up your own ass about your story and setting and drag the players through a railroad tour of your faaaaantaaaastic writing. Making a big story about warring gods and huge empires seems like it could be ripe for exactly that sort of bleh. But I’d like to make a point in defending big set pieces that are out of your player’s hands. I’ve had one in each of the last three campaigns I’ve run and, while it is very accurate to say it’s easy to make boring, and several sessions in the past have needed to be hastily edited to prevent exactly that from happening when I hadn’t realized I’d been doing it, I still think they’re da bomb for three reasons.

1 - They’re Realistic

Session after session can be a grind as you stroll from one idyllic location to another, always encountering the problem that has been plaguing whatever community for god knows how long. The idea that the world doesn’t change, that there are no powers at work here other than the player and their antagonist. Players aren’t likely going to remember much about kings and emperors of far-off lands if they’re sitting on their haunches. If you’re an evil empire, you’re expanding. Players might not be able to stop it (don’t discourage them from trying, and if they think of something really good, you better fucking let them!) but there’s no reason the PCs can’t make a serious difference on a personal level to some of the people involved. Maybe they kill the raiding goblins and get a nice party at the local boozer for it, but when the army rolls into town the next day and almost puts it to the sword, the diplomacy check the party leader makes attempting to convince them not to is going to be one they remember forever. Don’t be afraid to have realistic forces of thousands camped just around the bend, but allow some flexibility in the parties dealings. This is pre-cellphone camera, there’s no reason that killing a few soldiers is going to put the party on KOS without a little identification first.

2 - It’s the Antidote to Game Stagnation

Let’s face it, your party expects to win. Many campaigns have reached the point where the party is rolling through challenge after challenge, waiting to critically fail two rolls in a roll and have their party die. Basically, you’re playing yahtzee with funny voices, except the chances of losing are 20*20-bonuses. Being rendered powerless (or all-but-powerless) is the cure for those doldrums. You have to be very careful with this, and take steps to predict hopeless charges that Lawful Goodies feel obligated (but not entertained) to perform. Say the party fails that diplomacy roll. Say the roll would never have helped at all. Say all the little rural NPCs the party met are put to the sword. Let them do what they can, let them save who they will, but there is only so much that three to five people can do. Fighting a losing battle can make for some of the most interesting and difficult choices a PC is ever going to make. Say the party defeats a priest of an evil god who had set up shop in town, everyone thanks them, hip hip hooray, all that. The next town they get to, a bustling city even, has fallen to that god hard, and a long time ago. There are temples to the God of Bad Happenings there like there are Waffle Houses here, only these Waffle Houses know what you did. Having massive stage conflicts let’s you fuck over the party in real time. And that’s a good thing.

3 - They Let You Do Literally Anything

By definition, these impossibly huge conflicts are the number one way to shake up a setting, and that let’s you do whatever you need on the fly. Say you had a write-up for a conflict with the guards in the next town, and it was integral to letting your party meet up with the next contact. Say that the pizzas have just arrives, you’re settling into things, and suddenly the party wizard comes up with a peaceful solution you never thought of. Your choices here are either give up your tenderly, lovingly written quest or Railroad And Out. If you’ve got something huge going on in the world around you, you always have a third option. Nothing allows for emergency roster additions, story twists, and, yes, even deus ex machina, as some overarching conflict that the party could never hope to fully be aware of in all it’s intricacies. 

What do you think? Is it still not worth it to take agency away from a player? Do you run with Big and Bigger Bads? What about the gods thing? Is that too big? Is there a point where story becomes more setting than story?