my first dnd campaign started heres how we did on our first game tonight lmao
we all met at a bar, “because it always starts in a bar” to quote the dm
our party is me (cowboy paladin), a cowboy fighter who was way tougher and had a way better cowboy accent than me and drove us around on his mule cart, a very vain drow elf sorcerer that made a fool of himself a couple times, a very friendly gnome that said we were his best friends after knowing us for five minutes and was generally tolerated, and a guy that did most of our damage with his badass sword
we all got fucking wasted the first five seconds bc nobody was comfortable enough with each other to actually roleplay yet
and then we sat at a bounty board and argued about which bounty to take and only decided once the drow elf has talked himself in a complete 180
we got like 3 miles out of town and then there was a giant octopus in the sky
the gnome was also riding on the cowboy fighter’s back most of the time btw, bc he got drunk after one beer and the fighter was the one to wake him up and become his first best friend
so the drow elf identifies this thing as “hentai” and the fighter immediately shoots a crossbow at it
roll initiative lmao
the gnome tries to make peace with the octopus by hugging a tentacle
i swoop in to save him from the other 7 tentacles about to smash him, miss with my attack, and the octopus yanks my sword away.
the gnome immediately turns around, pulls off some badass sword acrobatics and gets my sword back. Coney is having a rough day.
the fighter keeps shooting it with the crossbow until the octopus strikes back and one-shots him into the fuckin dirt and then grabs him up and just fucking inks everywhere.
the drow elf is on the outskirts of the ink cloud trying to get the ink stains out of his clothes
dm let everybody who cast a spell describe what it looked like and let the sword guy who finally killed the octopus describe his sick finishing move
i let the gnome and the sword guy sit for a minute trying to do medicine checks and cpr on the fighter before i pulled them out of the way and just healed him. bc i’m a paladin.
drow elf made not-bad calamari. i pulled a mysterious organ out of the octopus. the drow elf took off the octopus’ beak and put it on the gnome like a hat. then the guy playing the gnome mentioned he didn’t know what was meant by beak bc english isn’t his first language and dm sent a gross pic of an octopus beak for him. the sword guy took a tentacle and just put it in his bag.
then we decided to go home bc that was enough for us
on the way home we stopped by the beach and met a bear? made out of sand? and it let us pet him? so now we get to add that little mystery to our to-do list
we woke the mayor up and he met us in his underwear just so we could make him give us gold and tell us he didn’t know y f there was an octopus in the sky. we did some rlly bad persuasion checks so that he’d give the fighter 5 extra gold for almost dying.
we lvled up to lvl 2 wow
all in all it was pretty good. dm was pretty laidback and cool, but he was a little caught off guard bc we had originally planned to play tomorrow and not tonight so he didn’t have some of the shit ready. there were some fun bits but also some awkward silences. i needa get better at actually talking? like my guy has a really laidback personality but still i should actually say some shit more often yanno? but i think we just gotta get more comfortable with each other so we’ll see. also the i gotta fuck around with the program we’re using and figure out how to use it… i think i’m gonna multiclass as a bard too bc the fighter multiclassed as rogue so i’m gonna try to go the healing-protector route.
It still trips me out how some guys think keeping up a good consistent body hygiene ritual is “gay”. I remember asking a guy what he used to wash, exfoliate & moisturize his face with and he literally said “uh uh I ain’t with that gay shit” YA’LL. I was literally looking at him like….
I went through the photos from the False Killer Whale sighting (back in March), dug up the raw files and did some touch ups. I’ve looked at that batch of photos so often that I think I’ll be able to recognize individual whales if I ever see them again. This particular pod is known to venture into Orange County, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara waters in the spring time.
One of my favorite things to have happened in this hell of a year is my mom’s discovery of Grace and Frankie (during her visit) because it brought about this discussion:
Me: I love Lily Tomlin so much
My mom: me too
Me: and I love that she’s gay
Mom turns with her eyebrows raised as high as they’ll go: WHAT?!
Me: you really didn’t know Ma?
Mom: I had no idea. How could you keep this from me?
Me: Mom, I seriously thought you knew
Mom staring at lily on the screen and whispering: I really didn’t know.
Then she called me two weeks after she got home.
Mom: I’ve been watching Grace and Frankie again.
Mom: the thing with lily tomlin still trips me out. I can’t believe you kept it from me.
Me: mom I really thought you-
Mom: I mean how am I supposed to be a good advocate if I don’t know these things?
WE SAW THE RESTAURANT THEY SHOT MATT AND KAREN’S DATE AT!!!
I can’t believe I almost forgot to post this on tumblr!
Well my friends and I decided to hit up NYC for an afternoon and we went out to eat and watch the Upright Citizens Brigade and on our way we saw a nail salon on the other side of the street that did manicures for cheap so we went to it. Then on our way to the theater we passed by this restaurant that immediately reminded me of the one from Matt and Karen’s first date in Daredevil because well they had chilis hanging from the ceiling. I turn to my roommate and I didn’t know if she got that far into the season 2 so I went “isn’t this… Well… Ummm… This looks like… Eh…?” And she went “OMG THIS LOOKS LIKE THE ONE FROM THE DATE” (which means she’s saw the episode). So we freaked out and went into the restaurant and she asked the waiter if a show was shot here and he said “yes, Daredevil I believe” then the screaming and fangirling commenced. We took pics and legit couldn’t believe that at one point they were shooting one of our fave shows here. And to think that if we didn’t decide to get an impromptu manicure we wouldn’t have been on that side of the street and wouldn’t have seen the restaurant
We decided to get manicures that led us to see the restaurant where Karedevil went on their date
my ex and his girlfriend are moving to canada soon ! it’ll be so nice to be able to see them again, i see anthy sometimes bc she travels here for work but takeshi and i haven’t been in the same room since… 2009? it’s been so long, and even though they’ll be living a bit far from me i’ll still be able to make a trip out to see them every now and then as opposed to never ♥
The part that still trips me out is that to this day people still say Shinichi’s confession was ‘lackluster’ and ‘not direct enough’ without really taking in the cultural context here. It’s NORMAL to do indirect confessions, it’s why you see it so often in anime and manga, because normally confessions are indirect.
And the funny thing is that, by the standard of most people in Japan who read that chapter, Shinichi just fucking bullrushed that confession and was overly blunt about it (probably due to the circumstances of said confession)
something that still always trips me out is how strange ryebreads are when it comes to being against finery. like i’ve seen several posts that say their relationship lacks tension and is boring and it’s just like??? why does a relationship need to be tense to be good?? why do people need to have conflicts to be seen as “good together”?? also who says that they won’t have conflicts in their relationship just because it didn’t make a pivotal appearance in the movie???
It still trips me out that the comment section of Owl City’s Fireflies music video on youtube is a mass hoard of currently 11-16 year olds comments on how this song was their jam when they were 5-11 years old.
I mean, I wasn’t quite a grown folk yet myself (I was just around 15/16 at the time I first heard the song in 2009) but it just seems so crazy to me that people consider Fireflies and Adam as a part of their childhood.