wildwildwasteland

wildwildwasteland  asked:

"Make a note of this; Dishonour on you, dishonour on your cow!" for the mulan prompts

not quite the quote and i doubt this is what you thought youd get @wildwildwasteland but i like it :-)

Joshua circled the chieftain slowly.

Normally he’d waste no time in dispatching anyone who stood against the will of Ed- Caesar, but the Woodsmen had put up quite the fight, enough that if he could convince their leader to join willingly before the majority of the Legion forces arrived, he would allow it.

“Dishonor.” The bound man cut in, just as the Legate opened his mouth to speak.

What?” He hissed, intending to silence him.

“You do your people a great dishonor, Mr. Graham.” Joshua strode over to the chief and slammed his foot into his chest, knocking him to the ground and the wind from his lungs.

“You think you know anything of me? My people would lay down and die for me, if only I ask.”

“I know how far you have fallen from grace, and how far you will fall before you can rise again.” He shifted more of his weight on to the straining chest beneath him. “I know your people will open their arms to you and pull you free of that which clings to you.” The chieftains voice was scarcely a breath.

Leaning forward until he heard a crack, Joshua lowered himself to whisper to the man.

“I have pulled myself from irrelevance to serve a great cause.” He righted himself slowly.

Blood on his lips, he shook his head, disappointed, and spoke again. “Bleeding, burning dishonor on you-” Joshua brought his heel down hard. “Dishonor on your cow.” He gasped, red dripping down his chin.

“There is not a thing on God’s green Earth that could stop Caesar.” The dying man suddenly smiled, yellow and red, like he knew how the joke ended.

“You.”

A moment later, Joshua shook the viscera off his boot to greet the approaching cohort.

How I Write Meme

Tagged by @wildwildwasteland! Thank you! <3

Is there a snack you like to eat while writing? Better question - is there a snack I ever don’t like to eat? :P

What time of day do you like to write? I usually write late at night, like last thing before bed; I find it easier to concentrate on things at night time.

Where do you write? Sitting on my bed.

How often do you write a new thing? I usually like to concentrate on one thing at a time and finish one project before starting another. If I have a clear idea of a scene for a future project, though, I make sure to write it down so I don’t forget.

Do you listen to music when you write? Usually not, unless the song is a good fit for the scene, otherwise it can be too distracting.

Paper or Laptop? I like to write my stories down on paper first, then edit them as I type them up. I don’t know why; maybe I’ve just written too many essays on the computer to find it inspiring, lol.

Do you have a special pre-writing ritual? Finish anything else I need to do today so it’s not nagging at the back of my mind when I’m trying to write.

What do you do to get into the writing? Daydream, mostly.

Do you have a reward system for word counts? My reward is the sweet, sweet validation I get from that hit count/kudos count/comments/bookmarks :P

Is there anything else about your writing process that your readers don’t know? I have a whole heap of scrawled, frequently revised, incomprehensible chapter plans. Notes include “dan Ulysses ur biceps” and “And then they do the sex”.

I tag @caesarslegion, @powerfisto, @professorwillynilly, @randamhajile, and @turianosauruswrex if any of you are interested!

ONE WORD DESCRIPTIONS

Tagged by @instishoot! Thanks!

Where is your phone? Dead..
Your hair? Messy.
Your dad? Overseas.
Your other half? Nonexistent.
Your favourite food? Chocolate.
Your dream last night? Unremembered.
Your favourite drink? Cocoa.
Fear? Myself.
Favourite shoes? Boots.
Favourite way to relax? Games.
Your mood? Sick.
I love? Dogs.
Where were you last night? Here.
Something that you aren’t? Calm.
Muffins? Chocolate.
Wish list item? Hug.
Where you grew up? Melbourne.
Last thing you did Cough.
What are you wearing right now? Pajamas.
Something you hate? Cruelty.
Your pets? Perfect.
Friends? Wonderful.
Life? Continuing.
Regrets? Many.
Missing someone? Yes.

@mackerelandsquid @alexandra-again @turianosauruswrex @randamhajile @professorwillynilly @wildwildwasteland @rigil-kentauris if any of you wanna do this

How I write meme

I was tagged by @wildwildwasteland!

Is there a snack you like to eat while writing? i chew gum a lot, but i have a hard time eating-eating while writing (or…doing anything but eating and maybe scrolling tumblr, honestly. Gross Hands, not enough lap, etc)

What time of day do you usually write? whenever, really, but historically: “mid-morning”, while in between Doing Stuff (like in the truck between jobs), and late night

Where do you write? in my wonderful and perfect and heavenly recliner, bc thats where i do 90% of everything anyway

How often do you write a new thing? ive been doing a lot more longfic, but in general im Making Shit every day, even if its just shitty little doodles. when im in The Mood i can usually crank out 5-9k/week, fwiw

Do you listen to music while you write? absolutely. cant focus without it

Paper or Laptop? laptop, unless im like….in class or SUPER hard up or something

Do you have a special pre-writing ritual? nope. sometimes ill dig around to rope someone into doing a writing sprint with me but thats as close as it gets

What do you do to get into the writing? i mean….nothing? it just happens. chew over an idea, sometimes

Do you have a reward system for word counts? rewards dont work on me for…literally anything. habit works better

Is there anything else about your writing process that your readers don’t know? i cant overly-plan for whatever im writing, because it saps my interest in writing stuff. i can outline longfic, but it tends to be in broad strokes–the current lucy fic has some pretty stellar bullet points, like “siri writes a letter” “defense meeting” “well fuck theres MORE poisoned towns” and “goodbye caesar”. in general i cant like…outline out a specific scene is more specific notes than that unless im already writing it out like a real story. this is something im having to work on combating with LWDTM, actually, bc my page scripts fall into some of the same problems as overly-specific outlines

ill tag @anneapocalypse @chocochipbiscuit @placentalmammal and @a-very-powerful-creampuff

Ghouls

The following is a follow up to a questioned I Answered for @wildwildwasteland.

In Fallout I have always been fascinated by the lore. So I always read every source I could in game. Especially terminals.
The following is based on that and on the official wiki.

Ghouls in Fallout are largely based on what the 1950s knew about radiation and belived would occur go humans. Such as mutations (which we see in pre-war depictions of Vault Boy being irritated. He grows am extra appendage).

In Fallout when a Human is exposed to large amounts of radiation they are rapidly mutated into a ghoul. Mostly only really die from other factors. Such as physical damage to the body like a Nuclear heat blast or debris. Which is why most ghouls come from humans that were exposed to radiation who were protected from physical damage somehow. Like those in Necropolis (A Failed Vault) or were in the metro system taking shelter). And most new ghouls come from exploring irradiate places. However not everyone becomes a ghoul. It appears to be largely triggered by your own actions like taking radaway and radx whilst still being irradiated or consuming irradiated food. Slowly exposing your body to radiation. By our science of today we know that such things would cause thyroid or stomach cancer.)

Ghouls differ from us mostly because their DNA has been altered. It regenerates faster and gives them their long lives. Making them resistant to disease, injury and death. Radiation even heals them.

Physically they resemble zombies. Their ears and nose are long gone because ghoulification means soft tissues fall apart such as cartilage and tendons. Which is why ghouls experience arthritic pain in their joints. Their skin is flaking and falling off due to it dying. But because of their regenerative properties they have what one could argue as a type of psoriasis. Whilst not an immune disorder this type is purely because their DNA and bodies are regenerating and repairing at such a rate that their skin is continuously flaking.

The damage to soft tissue is also why they have such rough voices. The larynx is damaged.
Realistically female ghouls should be fairly flat chested and the males would lack genitalia bulges. The penis and memory glands would of degenerated. However it can be argued that due to the regenerative properties these organs and tissues remain largely intact.


There is a downside. Due to the process they can be time bombs. Eventually the brain degenerates over time. Turning them feral. This has largely been insinuated to be due to some form of brain damage or trauma. Such as a blow to the head or preexisting damage prior to ghoulification.
Many ghouls live long productive lives and don’t become feral. Others do. Radiation exposure can accelerate the process. Suggesting that ghouls living in places with higher rad counts are more likely to become feral. And it suggests that while radiation heals them it still has ionising effects on brain tissue and nurons.

I hope any of my followers find this helpful. If you notice mistakes then by all means please feel free to reblog and add your comments. I welcome all to a good discussion on the science of fallout.
But bare in mind that the theory of ghouls being a product of the FEV and Radiation is no longer considered canon.

wildwildwasteland replied to your post “Nothing pisses me off in this country more then the anti-native racism…”

One of the worst things about it is that Canadians seem to think being racist against native people somehow doesn’t count as racism? I honestly do not understand.

People act like its ok because they think natives deserve it.

They hear false, racist stereotypes so often that they believe them to be true, and this justifies this behaviour further in their minds, normalizing it.

I’ve seen people that do everything possible to fight against anti black racism, islamophobia, etc and at the same time will openly hate natives.

This country has a big racism problem and it really needs to confront it.

wildwildwasteland replied to your post:tried out the fo4 survival mode, really prefer the…

I was worried about this. From what I’ve heard about it they seemed so focused on making it hard that they forgot that hardcore mainly just added to the immersion…

yeah like, i just, ok:

  • need to eat, drink, sleep
  • can get sick
  • lowered carryweight
  • nerfed companion carryweight too
  • no fast travel
  • no markers on the HUD compass except for ur quest/personal markers
  • no saving

this is an excessive number of things to change all at once and without any way to customize it

hardcore in fnv was fun bc  had to eat and sleep and drink water, but like

this is ridiculous and unfun

wildwildwasteland  asked:

Gosh I get nervous sending prompts but would you draw my Sole Survivor? (maybe giving dogmeat a piggyback ride or something? doesn't really matter tho). I'm not sure what details you need to draw but she's tall (nearly 6ft), looks like she probably could lift a car, covered in scars, mid brown skintone with short black hair, dark eye bags/makeup. :3

here you go! She was a lot of fun to draw

wildwildwasteland  asked:

Personally I always assumed the mannequins were just there as a fun reference to the ones in I Am Legend, since the Fallout series is full of pop culture references and such. (I can always envision some wastelander putting them there for the same reason Will Smith does in the movie as well, to sort of play through an imaginary normal life with mannequin pals)

Okay, this is the second time someone brings up I Am Legend, and I have no idea what this is. My knowledge of pop culture is very lacking, to say the least.

But wow, this wastelander was really diligent if he managed to decorate a whole town. I’m still going with the crack theory that it’s this raider that made noises while leaving his group. Why the hell not.

wildwildwasteland  asked:

You're smile looks really sweet and genuine. I always look like I'm under duress when I'm smiling for photos. If I posted any of my smiling selfies online the police would show up thinking that a serial killer was tauntingly posting photos of his hostage on social media.

LOL I highly doubt you’d get that reaction. I always feel under duress getting my picture taken, I’m not sure why. 

And thank you =]

wildwildwasteland  asked:

also I'm definitely never gonna get over the image of me bringing a cake to a grave to apologize I'm gonna be sure to share that with the bf ;)

i feel like that’s something i’d do honestly

“Sorry i got u killed but here is a cake oh u cant eat it well can’t let it go to waste” *begins eating cake with bare hands*