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Justin and Griffin McElroy’s Best Polygon Game Overviews

[not “best” in terms of giving good game overviews, “best” in terms of McElroy hilarity]

Who’s Your Daddy? - it’s a game where one player is a baby trying to kill themselves by drinking bleach, drowning in bathtubs, etc. while the dad tries to baby proof the house and keep the baby alive. hilarity ensues.

I Expect You To Die - Griffin is a little tipsy and he makes Justin tell him how to play the game, while occasionally actively working against him (Justin is frustrated and charmed by turns).

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 - Griffin tries to do some car maintenance with Justin on commentary. Griffin doesn’t know how cars work and after a while they stop caring about repairing the cars and it becomes a small mob operation? it’s very fun.

American Truck Simulator - Griffin is bad at being a truck driver. the way they play this one reminds me of monster factory. “Wow, it only costs you $250 to drive the wrong way down the highway! I think for that kind of thrill it’s a-worth it!”

Rust - Griffin and Justin wander around Rust and have some great interactions with other people in the game

Girl’s Club - Griffin is very distressed by the game’s sexism, Justin has a great time picking his dream dates, and dream boys.

Catlateral Damage - this one…is a trip. it’s 23 minutes long and over the course of the video Justin realizes that Griffin is attempting to hold him hostage by refusing to end the video and it becomes a wild battle of wills.

Spooky’s House of Jumpscares - Justin isn’t in this one, but you get to hear Griffin get a little spooked. it involves scared laughter and many distressed “alright. so- alright”s

i hate it when senile old ppl try to drive because they’ll be out here with like, two cataracts and a hearing aid doing whatever they want on the road just assuming everyone around them will be able to deal with them driving over curbs, swerving turns 40mph into parking lots, and going the wrong direction down one way streets because they couldn’t read the sign

When Chasing Love (NSFW 18+)

A/N: Hiii, this is like my first ever Stuart fic. I’ve technically done one with the Hoes a while back but this is my first individual one. The title of this was based off a poem by Michael Faudet that is the bases for this fic. I want to thank @writing-obrien as usual for being my biggest motivator and helper, but I’m also going to thank her for any future help she will undoubtly lend me. This is really different than I’ve written before, but it was the best way I could think to give a good perspective from all sides instead of one. I also wanted to try this style of writing out, because I do plan on writing a Styida fic at some point. I hope you guys like this and thank you all for being wonderfully beautiful people.

Warning: Public Fingering and Alcohol Abuse (Because again, they’re drunk.)

Word Count: 3847

Originally posted by prettiestcaptain

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actual real life study tips

Okay, so I see a lot of “how to make cute note” etc. etc. tips on here and while aesthetically appealing notes totally help some people, there’s way more to being studious and productive than spending hours writing or rewriting your notes! Personally, I get by just as well on functional notes as those that I’ve doodled, dotted, and dashed into oblivion– in terms of decoration, it’s best that you do you. I used to be a pretty awful student, and note taking guides did jack squat to help me. So my 4.0 and messy notes are here to give the advice that they can–  here are some study tips absent of frills and squiggly lines– how shit gets done. 

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Teaser Cards

@markrosewater recently answered an ask about teaser cards in sets and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What I’m referring to as a teaser card is a card the makes reference to something that’s in the pipeline but which hasn’t been printed yet. It’s a card (or cards) that will come in a later set or block.

I believe there’s a right and a wrong way to do these. Read on to see how Wizards blew it in the past and find out if Hour of Devastation will repeat the failure or deliver on the promise.

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me before reading syren: angie doesn’t write sep having ptsd at all and i hate it!! come on, angie, what’s up????

me after reading syren: I Was Wrong And I’m Sorry Angela

When you think someone’s super chill and cool then you go onto their blog and see what their tags say on certain things and you

On Gem Navi and Blockhead

I think I figured out why I don’t like Gem Navi/Aquamarine and Blockhead/Topaz’s designs. It’s simple really. They aren’t original in the slightest. Blockhead literally looks like Jasper with a buzzcut, a nose, and gems for ears, and she even takes the whole “fusion that can pass as a single gem” thing from Garnet. And Gem Navi is arguably worse in this regard, being a combination of Lapis’ water wings and color scheme (seriously, why not use blue and green, or even a turquoise color?), and Peridot’s stature and, if the leak is to be believed, personality. Navi is literally just a Lapis with gremlinitis and a wand that raided the wardrobe of Veronica Sawyer from Heathers. And that’s why I don’t care about them as much as say, Bismuth, the Rubies, Centipeetle, or Jasper. They have nothing new to offer us, no new concepts, aside from maybe that weird thing Topaz is doing to store humans in her body in a leaked screenshot. Other than that, that’s it, and I generally don’t find them interesting simply because they are just bootlegged versions of Jasper and a combination of Lapis and Peridot, but without any of the charm. We’ll see if that changes, but for now, I am more excited to see Pearl and Garnet’s sandcastle than I am for these two, aside from the rare unintentional funny moment. (Blockhead leaning in from the corner anyone? Hilarious)

anonymous asked:

So that new Hanzo skin reveals that he's got a shimada brand mark on his right upper arm, could we have a fic of him telling his s/o how he got it? (that boy needs loves)

You sat on the bed, watching Hanzo brush through his hair. It shimmered under his ministrations and your heart ached with how beautiful he was. He raised an eyebrow and you just smiled at him, not wanting him to take it the wrong way.

He sat down on the bed and you leant against his shoulder, your hand instinctively going to rub the Shimada emblem on his arm. You had been curious about it but you didn’t want to push his boundaries, knowing he would tell you if he wanted to.

“You’ve never asked about it,” he said and you shook your head.

“I figured you’d tell me if you wanted to.”

“It’s not that great of a story,” he said and you just pressed a kiss against his cheek.

“It’s about you,” you said, “It’s the best story in the world.”

He was always surprised about how much you cared about him, not really finding himself worthy of it. He shoved that warmth down and he just rested your forehead against yours.

“I got it when I came of age,” he said, his eyes closing as he remembered the pain and the smell of burning flesh.

“There was a ceremony,” he said, “a sombre thing and then they heated up the brand.”

“Oh God,” you said, horrified, “How old were you.”

“About ten or eleven?” he thought, not really knowing the answer.

“Why?” you asked, absolutely disgusted they would put a child through that.

“To solidify my claim as the heir,” he said, in such a matter of fact tone you felt like crying.

“I’m sorry,” you said and he just shrugged.

“You didn’t do anything.”

“I’m sorry that you had to go through that,” you expanded and he just squeezed your hand in return, feeling better in just confiding.

anonymous asked:

How do ambulances get through insane amounts of traffic? Like, Los Angeles/New York/Houston-Texas-at-rush-hour-gridlock-on-IH-10-with-shoulder-lanes-full-of-debris traffic? Especially with patients in critical condition who maybe weren't in critical enough condition to justify a helicopter ride. Do ambulances ever have to go off-road or hop curbs if the shoulders are too messy to drive on?

The short answer is, we get stuck in traffic like everybody else. Medics and EMTs will do our best to get around traffic, but if it’s gridlocked, it’s gridlocked. Nobody can move over because there’s no space to move over.

Also, there’s a phenomenon that will repeatedly happen where 99% of the people pull to the right and one idiot pulls over to the left, completely blocking our way, and then get very confused when we keep hitting the air horn telling them to just move forward. It’s extremely frustrating. I actually asked for a reassignment away from my city center in part because driving lights and sirens in bumper-to-bumper traffic was making me tense and agitated all the time. (I then transferred to a high-crime, low-income area and my patients’ acuity stresses me out, so it’s a trade-off…)

Generally speaking, when traffic is that bad I personally try to stick to large streets (where there might be more room), and especially to two-way streets without a physical divider, because I can zig and zag across the double yellow to make use of road space.

There’s actually an interesting mindset shift. Before EMS, I thought of a double yellow as a wall. Now I simply see it as paint on the road, a suggestion that I am not bound to (if I need to get somewhere while at work). Similarly, we can go the wrong way down a one-way street if we need to.

Highways can sometimes be better than surface streets, because if there is a shoulder, we can abuse it; even if it’s a half-lane shoulder on the left side of the road, we can generally get people in the left lane to squeeze closer to cars in the middle lane and give us enough room to invent a lane on the far left. But that’s not always possible, especially on elevated highways that were built on the cheap with limited (or no) shoulders.

As for surface street driving, sidewalks may seem like a good idea, but they’re usually rife with obstacles like telephone poles, lampposts, street trees, or pedestrians. Street signs that a car would slip right under might smack an ambulance as it goes past; the same with awnings and overhangs.

So typically we simply do what we have to do, put our heads down, push as much as we can, accept what we cannot change. The medic attending the patient will do what they can for them, and often times for critically ill people we try to get a second unit (so that two medics can take care of the patient while an EMT from a separate crew drives the vehicle).

One thing to understand about critical patients dying en route to hospitals: most of them were going to die anyway, no matter what we did. We’ll do what we can for them, but in the end many were beyond saving to begin with, no matter how quickly they got to a hospital.And it can be extremely frustrating to have someone crash on you, even if you know they’re going t

I hope this helps your storytelling!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


Like many people, I wasn’t really happy with what happened between Alec and Magnus in 2x07. They deserved more. More conversations, more intimacy, and more (screen)time. Magnus especially deserved to be heard more. 

Never fear, as usual fandom provided, and like many people, I’ve been reading coda, episode tags, and lots of fix-its.

Below, you can find my favorites, to tide you over until the new episode arrives. If you’re looking for even more fic recs, you can find all my shadowhunter bookmarks here and my tumblr fic rec tag here.


So Quite New by succor

Alec proposes sex. Magnus is emphatically on board with this plan.

Lapse by sailec | @sailec

Magnus trips a little over his own feet as Alec backs him further into the bedroom, making their hold on each other tighten. For a moment it’s impossible not to get lost in it, not to open his mouth for Alec’s tongue and grab at the back of his shirt, allowing Alec’s big hands to hold him steady while he kisses him deeper.

“Wait,” Magnus says and finally breaks away, the two of them still standing so close he can feel Alec’s breathing, the way it’s gone heavy. He closes his eyes, the tips of Alec’s fingers playing with the hair at the nape of his neck, and the want in his body curses the words that come next. “We should – wait.”

Of Laughter and Lima Beans by ACGfics | @ameliacgormley

This seems to have come out of nowhere. One moment they’re making their first tentative forays into heavy necking and light petting and suddenly Alec is talking about “the next step.”

‘I think we’re pole-vaulting over a few steps here, my dear.’

The sudden leap shows. The energy in these kisses is all wrong. Thoroughly pleasant and full of potential, yes. Absolutely. Without a doubt. But still wrong. Not since he charged the wrong way down the aisle at his own wedding has Alec kissed Magnus like this, as though afraid that if he doesn’t keep plunging ahead, he’ll falter and turn back.

Maybe that was necessary at the wedding. For Alec to stop his life mid-course and veer off in an entirely new direction took tremendous courage and one hell of a leap of faith. Magnus knows that. He’ll be eternally grateful that the leap carried Alexander in his direction.

But sex between them shouldn’t be something Alec needs to psyche himself up for.

shine a light by ithilien22 | @ithilien-writes

The last time Magnus let someone in, it nearly destroyed him. He’s not sure if he can do it again.

If It’s What You Want by oncethrown | @oncethrown

They both know that there’s something special between them. They both know that being vulnerable can open you up to amazing things some times.

Sex, though.

It never goes the way you imagined.

Magnus knows that. Alec doesn’t.

Warm In Your Light by RedOrchid | @actuallyredorchid

It’s far too easy, letting himself be swept away.

Anafase by rikke_leonhart | @rikkeleonhart

There are different kinds of want and they are learning them together. A conversation that should have been had.

look. baze-kicking-ass-to-avenge-someone-injuring-chirrut is great. A+. love it. will read all of it. but baze-kicking-ass-to-avenge-any-member-of-rogue-one? sign me the fuck up. im here. put me on the mailing list. baze beating someone up cuz they looked at bodhi the wrong way. baze throwing down with someone who talked down to jyn. baze showing up to defend k2so. p l e a se