world-of-steam

Episode 9- (please)

Yuuri skates the best free program of his life.

Viktor calls him from Japan, and Yuuri answers during the kiss and cry.

Viktor’s streaming it from the onsen with Yuuri’s family, since he knows he won’t make it back to Russia in time.

Maccachin’s okay, and together they celebrate as Yuuri gets (another) personal best and wins the Rostelecom Cup.

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Here it is, our brand new holiday cover featuring Zero!

Here to brighten the Yulemas season, our automatons bring you a cover of Bing Crosby’s “A Marshmallow World”.

You can find our announcement of Zero and some farewell words from Sam Luke (Hatchworth) here on our previous post: http://officialsteampoweredgiraffe.tumblr.com/post/154670547261/whats-next-for-steam-powered-giraffe-in-2017

Seasonal Seasonings!

okay fuck off disney channel

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Another batch of requests for people on Reddit! (and the last for now)

Steam Towers, Iceland

The area of Hverir is incredibly geothermally active, so much so that ghostly towers of steam and gas rise from bodies of water and mud as they boil. Combined with the Northern Lights, this place looks like an alien world.

Reasons Why You Should Buy The Secret World During the Steam Sale
  • You like worlds with lots of LORE? We got lots of lore narrated by motherfucking BEES
  • Motherfucking INTERESTING WELL WRITTEN LGBT (ALL FOUR) characters
  • Quests with PUZZLES and RESEARCH
  • An MMO that can be played SOLO
  • Play with WHATEVER WEAPONS YOU WANT Want to be a badass with a SWORD and MOTHERFUCKIN HAMMER? Sure! BLOOD MAGIC and SHOTGUNS? Go for it. ELEMENTAL MAGIC and your FISTS? Why not. Wanna HEAL PEOPLE WITH BULLETS? That’s ASSAULT RIFLE 
  • You’re never locked into any weapons or playstyle? Bored of pistols? Start putting points in CHAOS MAGIC
  • YOU WANT RP? SO MANY RP OPPORTUNITIES in-game, forum, Twitter, Tumblr, in-character radiostation. you name it, there’s probably a community for it.
  • PERSONALITY TYPE all your OCs and favorite characters as the different factions
  • Do you like dressing up your OCs in a variety of outfits? DRESS HOWEVER YOU WANT with plenty of options available for in game currency. Want nice businesswear? Sure. Leather? Yep T-shirt and jeans? Dozens of shirts to pick from! FLAMING HORSE MASK AND A LAB COAT? ….We got that too.
  • FEMALE CLOTHING THAT’S ACTUAL CLOTHES. (sexy option available but vastly outnumbered by normal female clothing
  • LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR NOT BASED AROUND TENTACLES AND CTHULU
  • ALSO TENTACLES
  • PUNCH CTHULU IN THE DICK LIKE A BOSS
  • So many LAUGHS IN THE FACE OF SHEER HORROR
  • THE BEST COMMUNITY that LOVES HELPING NEW PLAYERS 
  • (seriously, we’ll help you through anything just please buy this game)
  • ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

If you’re interested, I HIGHLY recommend the Ultimate Edition as it’s got a ton of quality extra content now that’s well worth the extra $10

In the plush comfort of Harry King’s boardroom, all mahogany and brass and extremely attentive waiters, Lord Vetinari said, “Tell me, Mister Simnel, could your engine go all the way to, let us say, somewhere like Uberwald?‘
—  Terry Pratchett, “Raising Steam”
(’But can I use this to go visit my vampire girlfriend?’–Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, immediately after being shown the world’s very first steam train.)

✩ = our favorites

The Begrudging Starbucks AU.The world is winter and steamed milk and creamy espresso shots. The world is a never ending queue. The world is a Starbucks logo and a pink-cheeked smile from Niall and a bored scowl from Zayn and the world is Louis watching his best mate, Liam, fall in love with their newest customer, Harry. Who may or may not be in love with Louis. The world is cruel.

“So,” Louis asks dragging out the vowel sound and raising an eyebrow. “Heard you wanted a tattoo?”
“Oh! Um….Yeah.” Pebbles stutters his voice huskier than Louis anticipated from his first word and appearance. “This!” He exclaims, holding out the drawing in his hand.
It’s a sketch of a large butterfly in shades of black and grey.
Or an AU where Harry works in a coffee shop and Louis works in a tattoo shop. Chance encounters bring them together and they go from there.

“Gracie loves faeries, don’t you, little love?” Louis asks, cutting through Harry’s thoughts, and she spares a glance over her shoulder at her father, nodding quickly before looking back at the house and touching it with gentle fingers.
Harry looks up at him, and they share a small smile, Louis making him feel warm, warm, warm. “This is her house, and it’s my favorite thing in my shop,” Harry explains, and Louis crouches slightly so he can see it better.
“’S beautiful,” he murmurs, and Harry smiles appreciatively at him.
Harry looks at Gracie again, blonde hair falling into her face as she inspects the glittery house, and he instinctively tucks her hair back behind her ear. “I’ve never seen the faerie,” he says to her softly, “but sometimes, when it’s very quiet, I can feel her.” He closes his eyes, taking in a breath, just sitting like that for a few seconds for the effect. “That’s how I know she’s watching over me.”
Or, the one where Louis has a quiet little girl, Harry has a toy shop with a magic faerie house, and they were made to fall in love.

Louis was pretty sure that a nerd who plays Scrabble as a hobby could only be boredom personified. Harry proved him utterly wrong. 

Louis never expected himself to fall in love again, especially at a coffeeshop of all places. 

In which Harry likes to start puzzles, and Louis likes to finish them

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