Genji- laughs aloud at your response but leaves you on read if he has nothing to add. Doesn’t see an issue with this.
Doomfist- rarely and only when he’s got something important to say. Generally prefers to FaceTime. When he does text, it’s clear and to the point.
McCree- “I’m ur huckleberry 😘🤠 lol. Sent from my iPhone”
Pharah- Promptly and with perfect grammar. When she is sarcastic, people worry she is being serious and that they’ve angered her.
Reaper- if you had plans at 6:00 and you’re one minute late, instead of waiting a few minutes or texting you “ETA?” he just sends an angry selfie with the place you’re supposed to meet in the background and the Snapchat overlay reading “6:01” over it
Soldier: 76- still somehow has a phone plan where texts cost 15 cents apiece. Left you a voicemail that you definitely didn’t listen to. Gets mad when nobody listens to his voicemails. When someone suggests he get a phone plan with unlimited texting, he goes on a rant about how he doesn’t need it and people should just check their voicemails more often
Sombra: screenshots every conversation just in case. Half of her messages are screenshots of other messages. Nobody can reach her unless she wants to be reached because all of her messages always come from a different number.
Tracer- often sends one-word texts that require the recipient to call her for clarification. For example: “Beatles?? 😰”
Bastion- texts exclusively in emoji
Hanzo- similar to Genji but he just sends back “lol” as an acknowledgement that he has received and read the text, regardless of the appropriate tone.
Junkrat- phone is broken, has no one to text. If someone needs to contact him they do it through Roadhog.
Widowmaker- lurks in the Talon group text. Responds only when she has something to say. If she’s got a problem with you she’ll send you a vague but menacing “we need to talk” message and then switch off her phone for 14 hours so that by the time she follows up you’ve had several panic attacks and are willing to do whatever she says to avoid being in trouble. Do not be friends with Widowmaker.
Mei- double texts but is anxious about double texting. If you send her something that made you think of her she’ll respond along the lines of “awh!! cute!! 😊 thank you so much for sharing this!!”
Torbjörn- his last 30 texts are a back and forth with his wife. “On my way home. Do we need anything from the store?” “Nope.”
D.Va- sometimes gets distracted and forgets to text people back, but when she is texting, she hits “send” about 14 times before she finishes a complete thought. A series of texts from D.Va might start out “Okay” “So” “I’ve got to tell you” “did I mention what my dad said today?”
Orisa- you know that one person in the group chat who’s younger than everyone else? That’s Orisa
Reinhardt- all caps all the time. He will send you a meme followed by “HAHAHAHAHA” and then sign it “REINHARDT WILHELM”
Roadhog- sends menacing and unclear texts like “meet me in front of target in 30 minutes. we will leave without you.” which doesn’t really tell you whether he’s threatening to leave without you if you’re late or informing you that he will not be giving you a ride home from target and you should arrange your own transportation.
Winston- sends you links to 9-minute videos on YouTube
Zarya- sends context-free nonsense like “hey everyone settle a debate which finger would you choose to lose if you had to choose one finger?” and if people ask her “what the hell” she responds “))))”
Ana- sends Fareeha a cartoon where the little cartoon lady is rolling her eyes and saying “don’t even LOOK at me until I’ve had my morning coffee!!” and captions it “made me think of you!! xxx your mother Ana Amari”
Lucio- this is who D.Va was texting with earlier, and he’s very responsive to everyone’s stories. He also owns that Jackbox party game and regularly invites everyone to play. It’s always fun. A group chat with Lucio is always very active.
Mercy- incredibly passive aggressive. Refuses to engage in a text conversation unless the other person initiated it and therefore never really texts.
Symmetra- prefers texting to talking. Never makes a typo. Will respond to a text with “K.” and doesn’t always realize this comes across as “I am upset with you,” which was not her intent.
Zenyatta- this is the guy you text for advice or to vent. He’s 100% in your corner, he never takes the stranger’s side, and if you start out “ugh you’re not gonna believe what happened,” he’ll respond “👀”
I’m? So angry on @steveaoki and his teams’ account. Like. They have been working their butts off for this single. Steve has been mentioning it as much as he can, and his team has been using it as much as possible. So the fact that The Late Late Show is trying to use Louis’ name to promote the single (meanwhile his fans have done more than his team has for this single) is so gross.
I want a hashtag with Louis and Steve TOGETHER, if not one for Steve alone if you’re going to make the host make one without Steve. The false idea that Louis’ fanbase is just here to blindly promote whatever he does needs to be squashed. We have continued to support this song and promotion cycle because Steve and his team have made us feel like we are being recognized and loved for the effort we put forward.
The fact that The Late Late Show has been naive enough to think that it has been a blind following is insulting to us as fans and Steve and his team as people. I’m so angry right now.
When Sheen and his soon-to-be-future-ex-wife ran into Trump at dinner shortly before their wedding, Trump apologized for being unable to attend. Sheen graciously accepted the apology, especially since Trump hadn’t been invited in the first place. Trump insisted on making up for his busy schedule with a super swanky wedding gift: He removed his (as he described them) “platinum, diamond Harry Winston” cuff links and gave them to Sheen like it was nothing. Because that’s exactly what it was.
Six months later, Sheen had the items appraised and discovered they were made of cheap pewter, and the “diamonds” were cubic zirconia. Trump had been so proud of his shitty fake jewelry he had even stamped his name across it.
This blatant bait and switch is apparently a go-to gift-giving tactic of Trump’s. Roy Cohn had been Trump’s lawyer and trusted advisor for years, seeing to everything from prenuptial agreements to huge real estate deals. After one such questionable deal, Trump insisted on rewarding his faithful lawyer with some diamond cuff links … which, again, turned out to be fake and totally worthless. Man, this guy is good at lying to people. We’re starting to think he should run for office.
O. Winston Link and the Norfolk and Western railway project
O. Winston Link was an American photographer who captured the dying days of steam trains in an rapidly developing America. Taken in Virginia from 1956 to 1960, his series documents the last steam trains on the Norfolk and Western railway line, which was fully converted to diesel by 1960.
Link almost exclusively photographed after sunset, believing that the contrast between the night sky and the stream produced by the trains was more exciting and dramatic than a daytime scene. A pioneer of nighttime photography, he would set up elaborate lighting rigs, developing new and innovative uses of flash bulbs in order to photograph the large scenes. He explained “I can’t move the sun — and it’s always in the wrong place — and I can’t even move the tracks, so I had to create my own environment through lighting."
These dynamic, created environments juxtapose the old fashioned steam engine with images of young people enjoying the conveniences of modern life. The billowing steam is often reminiscent of a fog of nostalgia falling over the scene, forming a veil of former glories.
Link’s elaborate staging has inspired contemporary photographers such as Jeff Wall and Gregory Crewdson.