What do you think about tests and theories that "determine" your personality?
2020.09.03 03:53 hanselsbreadcrumbsWhat do you think about tests and theories that "determine" your personality?
Recently, I learned about the "Blood Type Personality Theory." In short, it is a very popular pseudoscientific theory that basically means that your blood type determines your personality. It may seem strange to you if, like me, had never heard of this before. But it's actually not that strange because the Internet loves "determining" your personality. So here is a casual read about some of these personality tests, theories, and beliefs. First off, just look at BuzzFeed. There are so many quizzes that can tell you what Disney Princess you are, or your favorite food will determine what personality you have. There is no science behind any of this, but that's not really necessary because it's just a fun little quiz to entertain you. You can agree or disagree with the result and share it with your friends. And if you get a result you don't like, it doesn't;t matter because you be whatever princess you want to be. Now moving on to something a little more serious, Hogwarts Houses. Now, if you've never read the books or watched the movies or do anything Harry Potter related, you might not care about your Hogwarts House. But when it comes to those in the HP fanbase, your House is very important to your identity. And because the Houses are not really created equal, so most would want to be a Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, therefore causing some Houses to be "better" than others. People who don't really bother with taking the quiz, will probably ask "Why do you care anyway?" But to those who find Harry Potter to be something they hold close to their heart, their House is something important to their identity and personality. If you have never taken a BuzzFeed quiz or the Sorting Hat quiz, all of this may seem like little things that don't have any impact on people's lives. But now consider the following: Astrology. There is your sign, your element, your horoscope, your love compatibility, and Mercury in retrograde. If I were to compare all of this to board games, BuzzFeed quizzes would be checkers, and Astrology would be fucking 4D chess or something. And astrology is a worldwide thing. For example, Astrology.com alone provides "daily horoscopes, online tarot readings, psychic readings, Chinese astrology, Vedic Astrology, Mayan Astrology, Numerology, etc." Cultures all over the world seem to think that your personality is determined by fate or the occult, or some divine celestial objects can predict the future. Now, this isn't to hate on astrology; rather, I was amazed at how many different forms of it all over the place. Also, you might find yourself to believe in some form of astrology or something similar. But another question is, what does BuzzFeed and Hogwarts Houses have anything to do with it. The thing is, while they may seem like they have no connection (my checkers to 4D chess comparison) they are actually quite similar when you consider this: They all "determine" your personality. Of course, they all do so in different ways. You can just take a few minutes to answer questions that tell you what personality you have. It's really straightforward because the questions basically ask you what personality you have. On the other hand, other personalities determining methods are predetermined. You are born on a certain month, or a certain year, you have a certain blood type, etc. Let's use the blood type personality theory as an example since it started this whole post. I'll compare it to Hogwarts Houses to show how they are similar. The blood types are A, B, O, and AB, and their traits are as follows: As are well-organized, Bs are selfish, Os are optimistic, and ABs are eccentric. Compare this to the four Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. Gryffindors are brave, Ravenclaws are smart, Slytherins are cunning, and Hufflepuffs are loyal. In the same way each blood-type has certain traits and quirks, so do Hogwarts Houses. But there is something they have in common that isn't so pleasant. While Hogwarts Houses is something J.K. Rowling came up with and wrote down on an aeroplane sick bag, it has become and important part of the fanbase. If you claim to be a HP fan but don't know your house, you're probably not a HP fan. On the other hand, Masahiko Nomi published papers in the 1970s that revived this theory originally published by Takeji Furukawa. Today, it is extremely popular in places like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. There are magazines, newspapers and television shows that feature horoscopes and relationship compatibilities. It is such an important aspect of the culture. And regardless of whether you believe in it or not, as long as it is talked about, its popularity and impact will increase. But while both Hogwarts Houses and Blood Type Theory have some similarities, the thing that really connects the two is how they both have negative types. Sure, whether a specific trait is a good thing or a bad thing is subjective. But the majority of people don't think that. If you're a Slytherin, you're in the same house as Voldemort so you're basically a evil, murderous villain. The exact same thing happens with blood types. While blood type B has positive traits, people focus on how the negative traits outweigh the good ones, so people with blood type B are seen as selfish. What is worse is that while you can lie about what house you got on the quiz, your blood-type is not something you choose. Not only that, not only can it impact a person's social life, it can affect one's career because job recruitment and school entrance exams have asked for people's blood types in applications. The main takeaway for me from all this is that people care a lot about personality and identity than they would like to admit. It is all trivial things that don't have a scientific basis or anything to back it up, but they become so popular because it's so easy to categorize people that way. And I guess I wasn't satisfied with it. If we categorize people the same way you categorize Pokemon by type, is any person truly unique and special, and do their traits and personality actually matter anymore? And if people still think the impact of categorizing people with labels isn't that big, just look at the some of the issues that plague humanity. We label people by race, sex, gender, religion, etc. When you take differences between people and decide you know what, this group is better than that other group, there is going to arguments and disagreements about it. It can be a little argument on the Internet but once it happens in the real world via bullying, discrimination, stereotypes, etc., it becomes an issue. And if media portrays differences between people as one is good and one is bad, we don't really take into account a person's actual personality and instead rely on factors that are pre-determined or don't really affect a person's character. Of course, it's not really fair to compare BuzzFeed quizzes to racism (I won't go to war with you if you are a different Disney Princess) but the point is that we shouldn't take these quizzes or theories too seriously and harass others for being different. We're all different and that's okay. All of these quizzes and theories can't really determine exactly what personality you have or predict your future. But it is fine to celebrate our differences. You can say your zodiac sign, Hogwarts House, blood type, etc. with confidence and be proud of your identity. Just remember that we're all humans with unique personalities so a quiz or belief shouldn't determine who you are, you determine who you are. But that's just what I think. Whether someone agrees or disagrees, it's a chance for me to learn more about all of this stuff. TFL;DR Personality quizzes and theories don't really determine a person's personality because everyone is different and unique.
2020.07.26 01:44 PACREG86Alexis Hall: What is all the fuss about?? Well, this post is for you!
So exciting news came in last week when u/failedsoapopera announced she had booked Alexis Hall to come visit with our sub for an AMA!! this Tuesday July 28th 4pm EST(US) But what if you have not had an opportunity or even an inclination to pickup one of his books? Why should you care?? Well I am here to testify that Alexis Hall is one of the most thoughtful, gifted, humorous, and just overall brilliant writers to ever contribute to the romance genre. Well that is a bold statement. YEP! it is, it really is, and it is a shame that I am not any of those things, because I cannot begin describe his writing in the articulate fashion it deserves. BUT what I can do is share some of the wonderful pearls and tidbits I have discovered scattered around the internet as I have been obsessively stalking err diligently researching the talented Mr. Hall. Let's start with the books: The Spires Series: Glitterland, Waiting For the Flood, For Real, Pansies Each book can absolutely be read as a stand-alone title, but as you work through them you will see some characters pop-up peripherally from other titles. Spires refers to the spires in/and around Oxford, and each book has some connection. All are m/m Contemporary. Glitterland and Pansies are nicely spicy/steamy; Waiting For the Flood, a novella, is kisses only/fade to black; and For Real is full steam/all the heat/BDSM and (edited) nominated won a RITA for best erotic title the year it was released. *n.b Glitterland's MC, Ash is a bipolar-depressed writer who also struggles with anxiety. The characterization of Ash may well be one of the most realistic and empathetic portrayals of BPD in a fictional character ever put to page, at least the best I've ever read!! And despite the weight of Ash's mental health challenges this is NOT a depressing book at all, Alexis Hall's writing is so deft and humorous and Ash's foil is the warm and charming Darian, Just go get Glitterland!!!! so so good! So a note about Alexis Hall and his website! there are so many lovely extras for you to find! click all the links!!! hello Bonus/deleted scenes! He has pinterest boards for some books, but not all. and play lists! ohh! His Glitterland play list is here! now I loved this sooo much I made my own fangirl Spires Inspired video Playlist and it is HERE! each song represents the feeling or a character or a specific scene in one of the Spires books AND BONUS POINTS for the first person who can find the now huge celebrity working as an extra in one of the videos (just try to spoiler tag your answer in case anyone behind you wants to give it a go!) Also for fans of Glitterland this explanation of the Nabble game Ash and Darian play! This interview with AJH, and Ash, and Darian, may be the most fun interview ever!! He has been blogging since 2013 and it is not just about his writing, there are musings on everything from Game of Thrones, to reviews of every Hugh Grant movie, to Star Trek TNG, and board games, and...well, if you fall under his spell, there is plenty to keep you reading and thinking and laughing for weeks! I just read my first AJH title, his debut, Glitterland (2013) a few weeks ago and I was completely blown away! It was recm'd by the lovely u/Pulka_Dotts and was my first m/m romance. And then his new book was released, one of the most anticipated Romancelandia summer reads: Boyfriend Material. And we started begging for the mods to get us an AMA with AJH!!! Boyfriend Material is m/m Contemporary Rom/Com with the comedy dialed up to 11!! Alexis Hall has described the book as his tribute/tip of his hat to Richard Curtis' rom/com movies, sooo that means if you loved Notting Hill, or Four Weddings and a Funeral, or Love Actually, or Bridget Jones' Diary, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!! it is the fake relationship trope, also opposites attract. It is simply one of the funniest romance novels ever published! and the love scenes are pretty much fade to black, so if you have not tried a m/m romance this is a lovely starting place. Boyfriend Material extras:fabulous texting tease from Instagram...The BEST!! Also that clever AJH surreptitiously came to Reddit and posted to AITA, one each as his characters, Luc and Oliver!! And ubiquitous Buzzfeed quiz to help determine if you are a Luc or an Oliver! Finally my fangirl playlist for Boyfriend Material with Richard Curtis nods and Tom Waits!! His Back-List continued:
there is also the Arden St. Ives trilogy which is a 50SoG pastiche, m/m 1 couple, 3 book arc, sweet college grad meets damaged mysterious Billionaire. its in my TBR, if anyone has read it, love to hear about it!!!
the standalone twisted Sherlock Holmes (Lovecraftian) witty fantasy novel released last fall: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter, which has a female Holmes-type MC and a trans-Watson, well reviewed by both KJ Charles and Lois McMaster Bujold
the Kate Kane Paranormal Investigator series, starts with Iron and Velvet which features the hard drinking, sexy, sarcastic lesbian PI Kate Kane navigating a London inhabited by vampires, werewolves and other paranormals. I have started this one, very tongue-in-cheek! the AJH humor is here and everyone wants Kate!! this Urban Fantasy series has 3 books to date with another title due this fall!!
the Prosperity-verse series Steampunk Victorian POC/queer characters, very well reviewed and currently in my TBR!! also garnered another rave from KJ Charles!
There are a few more titles, I will leave you something to discover on your own!! :) When Alexis Hall was working on getting his first romance novel published in 2013, he also started writing reviews as a way to introduce himself to the genre. These reviews, first at dear author, and later at AAR and other book blogging sites, are gold!!
post by AJH on AAR about handjobs and sexual intimacy between characters in romance novels
I'm going to stop now but honestly I could go on all night like this!! But we need to talk about his Twitter feed! it is NOT TO BE MISSED!! first of all, he is currently reading a chapter-a-day of Moby Dick and Tweeting it, yes it is hilarious and often thought provoking!! #quarantinemeishmael Then there was this incredible thread on thoughts on being a queer author of romance novels. And not to be missed, AJH riffs on Jolene!! don't skip this!! Finally, there is Duckie. If you happen upon his Instagram you will very quickly meet Duckie and here is the sweet and hilarious story from his blog of how Duckie found his forever home with AJH!! TL;DR: Alexis Hall is IT! He writes beautiful, witty, flawed human characters that ache and need and want! He is also an enthusiastic supporter of the romance genre and a thoughtful brilliant writer with a wicked sense of humor! Don't miss this! AMA Tuesday July 28th 4pm EST
2020.07.10 19:31 tragictofuHer father would have been the perfect pimp
I’m trying to remember when feeling exposed started being a bad thing. How much of who I am do I even feel comfortable revealing to myself. If ignorance is bliss, then my self-awareness process is orgasmic. Like the euphoria you run away from lest it remind you too much of your loneliness. To take yourself this seriously, you have to confuse being and pleasure. To use words (language) in any meaningful way, you have to confuse being and constructing. Observation destroys authenticity, in the same way the reality of the past is destroyed by time passing. Past was a sort of fiction in this way. I’m trying to remember what I had to forget for the sake of orgasm. Selective forgetting is the only way to cum, but your memory is the only way you can know yourself, or memory is the source of all of your identity. Forgetting is orgasmic, loneliness is orgasmic, self-awareness... and I express everything through pleasure. I guess as time passed, I forgot the part about taking love from others, I forgot all of my history about who and why I fuck. I compensate for this through the aimless pursuit of pleasure. When the coke high wears off, taco bell and a blunt in my brand-new porcelain tub. I think I deserve nice things but for some reason I don’t remember. Something about pleasure making me an unreliable narrator. I can’t even remember If I prefer two teabags or one, so I drink two cups of tea, three teabags in total. I know about me being afraid of love from a BuzzFeed quiz but I’m having trouble retrieving information about what repercussions my fear has on my approach to love and sex. Nor do I really understand the concept of repercussions. Because of all of this, I exist in the space between authenticity and fiction, with my identity consisting of cheesy gordita crunch, BuzzFeed quiz results, and whatever sensory information that time will soon destroy. I’m convinced that anything I write down on paper will disappear off of the page immediately and I have no reason to believe otherwise. To exist in this animal state of reflexive incompetence is as liberating as it is debilitating. I can easily do things like have sex with my family, and it’s my own personal belief that the most important consequence of contraceptive technology is its potential mitigating effect on the consequences of incest. Because I have never experienced the joy of taboo, having sex with my father is just like fucking any other man. After a while I get bored, so I break up with him via email. Shamelessness is not necessarily genetic but it its contagious in physical space. After I leave my father, he searches for another woman who will let him feed off of her shamelessness. Because of my condition, I have no relationship with grief. Being highly intelligent, I walk to 14th street and Avenue A and make seventy-five dollars prostituting myself. I use some of it to buy a sharp knife that I keep in my sock and I decide that my body can replace my father as income. Instead of sleeping on the street, I stay at the hotels that my tricks try to fuck me in. Usually, I just rob them with my knife without even taking off my pants. I am small and weak but the same shamelessness that attracts men to my body also makes them fear me. After a week of this I return to my father with 50 dollars in my pocket. Now that I’ve been prostituting, I can start to repay my debts to him. I find him in his house lying next to a dirty bathtub with bluegrass music playing from his cellphone. There are small blue pills scattered around him. Before even checking his pulse, I sit on the edge of the tub and light a cigarette. Then I take three blue pills off the floor and wash them back with the murky water from the bathtub faucet. The causes of death are shame, not being able to fuck me, and the fact that he has fucked me. If I hadn’t broken up with him or he had found another girl with no memory, he wouldn’t have needed to face what he had done. As the pills soaked into my body like a weighted blanket, I laid down next to his corpse with my arm wrapped around him. When I wake up, I’m on a farm in the south of France. It would be easy to find out how I got here but I don’t care, and I soon find that farming can be just as lucrative as prostituting. I start work as a Shepard on the same day. I live in a small room to the left of where the goats are kept. When my boss finds out I’ve been fucking the goats, he gifts me a pair of ski boots. If you put ski boots on a goat you can fuck them without getting kicked. It took two weeks until my boss fell in love with me and I had to leave the farm in the middle of the night to protect my body from him. Prostitutes make no money in France. Even though it is the first time I have ever been poor, I fit easily into the underbelly. My homelessness reinforces my condition, until eventually there is no separation between my skin and the world around me. You can only exist insofar as you are conscious of your own existence. I meet this girl and we fuck each-other every day in an abandoned apartment on the first floor of a building near Canal Saint-Martin. She tells me I am a Cancer and we construct my personality based on my chart. I find out that I am a woman (female) and come to learn about my history based on information that exists outside of myself that is, for the most part, unrelated to me. The illusory self-knowledge is better than nothing but because I am poor, I cannot actualize myself. The only feeling I can hold onto is her fingers in my cunt. If I existed, I would be an artist, but instead I am only a body. My body, who is a Cancer, moves on from the girl I was fucking in the abandoned building near the Canal. Holding onto the illusion of my identity, I take my knife out of my dirty sock and use it to draw a picture into my skin. The scar heals and disappears almost immediately after.
Apple / Spotify / Google / Stitcher / Overcast / Iheartradio / Breaker / Castbox-id2750398-id284540695?country=us) This week’s episode, we watched Tim Burton's first Batman film. We discuss comparisons with The Dark Knight, we learn internet reviewers HATE Burton, and we answer some trivia in Remixed version of Zach's Quiz. Shout out to Buzzfeed for this week's cocktail, The Bruce Wayne. Do you remember the first time you watched your favorite Hollywood movie? Our Friend, Cameron, hasn’t seen many beloved movies, so we’re aiming to change that. Each episode we pair a classic film with a signature cocktail, as we discuss our opinions, trivia, ratings, and much more. Instagram / Twitter
2020.07.07 15:47 imsosticky[COMEDY, MOVIES, REVIEWS] Cocktails & Classics Batman (1989)
NSFW - Language Apple / Spotify / Google / Stitcher / Overcast / Iheartradio / Breaker / Castbox-id2750398-id284540695?country=us) This week’s episode, we watched Tim Burton's first Batman film. We discuss comparisons with The Dark Knight, we learn internet reviewers HATE Burton, and we answer some trivia in Remixed version of Zach's Quiz. Shout out to Buzzfeed for this week's cocktail, The Bruce Wayne. Do you remember the first time you watched your favorite Hollywood movie? Our Friend, Cameron, hasn’t seen many beloved movies, so we’re aiming to change that. Each episode we pair a classic film with a signature cocktail, as we discuss our opinions, trivia, ratings, and much more. Instagram / Twitter
Hey so I've been wondering whether i'm a lesbian or bisexual for a long time now. This probably sounds stupid but how do you know? I've had crushes on both genders but have only had a real interest in one gal. I mean I don't really think taking the "Am I Gay" quiz from Buzz feed counts as a science so i'd love to know.
2020.05.28 18:00 rotsoilI live in a town called Beaver Falls and tonight I learned it has a horrible secret [Part 1]
“Hey, look! It’s Doodoo Pyle!” Before I could turn to see who was cackling, something hit my back hard. I stumbled, my feet catching on the uneven ground I was walking on. I fell face-first into the wet dirt. I looked up in time to see them riding away on their bikes and groaned. Of course. I had to be wearing a white t-shirt today. My mom was going to kill me. I sighed and pulled myself up, tried to wipe the dirt off my shirt, and continued on my way to school. It’s all I could do, really. With a name like Dewey Pyle, big ears that stuck out, and huge glasses, I was destined for a life of merciless teasing and bullying. And in a town as small as Beaver Falls, I was never going to escape it. Beaver Falls is an odd little town. With a population of under a thousand, we’re a bit behind the times, lucky to even have electricity. The phone lines only worked when they felt like it, access to the internet was rare, and hardly anyone had a cell phone because they almost never worked. We all blamed it on the rain. It was always raining in Beaver Falls. I’m just a kid, but I’ve never seen the sun shine here. It’s either pouring rain, drizzling, or thick grey clouds block out the whole sky. If you leave town, eventually you’ll see the sun. But most people don’t leave for long. They always come back. Those who do make it out and don’t come back are never heard from again. Every so often, you can hear yelling and screams from somewhere beyond the town. I’ve heard it my whole life. Sometimes people just stop and stare off in the direction of the screams, a solemn look on their faces. I’ve asked everyone I can about it, but they never give me an answer, just a sad look and tell me not to worry about it. And then there’s the beavers. I used to think they were a myth, just something parents used to scare their kids. “If you don’t behave I’m going to feed you to the beavers.” “If you lie the beavers are going to come get you.” “Bad kids go to see the beavers, is that what you want?” But as you get older, you start to realize the beavers are a lot like Santa. They don’t exist. Just something to keep the kids in line. Or, at least I thought so until I woke up last night. My watch read 3 am. My parents had gotten me a new digital watch last week for my birthday. It was the only thing I’d gotten and it probably cost more than my parents could afford, but I was really proud of it. The rain was really coming down, and a crack of thunder jolted me awake. I stared at the ceiling, waiting for sleep to overtake me again when I heard something clicking out in the street. I glanced toward my window, the curtains blowing in the wind. I listened hard, waiting to see if I could hear anything besides the sound of the rain pelting the house. I held my breath, half expecting a blood-curdling scream to cut through the night. Then I heard it again, and my heart dropped. A faint clicking noise, followed by the sound of something heavy being dragged. It was coming closer to the house. I tore out of bed and up to the window, straining to see what was making the noise. I was breathing too heavily to hear anything else. I felt on edge, every nerve of my being waiting. My heart pounded, and my eyes strained to see the slightest movement. But my heart stopped and my insides froze when I saw it. As something walked into the dim light of a streetlamp, I froze. It was huge and hairy. I blinked and rubbed my eyes, trying to see better but I had left my glasses on the nightstand. I raced back to my bed and pulled them on, but by the time I got back to the window it was too late. Whatever it was, it was gone now. “Mom! Mom!” I screamed. I was panicking now. It’s here, I thought. What if it attacked the house? Was it here to kill someone? Would it carry someone off? But my mom never came. I ran out of my room, down the hall, and into my parents’ room. My dad was snoring loudly, likely passed out with the help of his good friend Jack Daniels. “Mom! Mom, there’s something outside!” I whispered, shaking my mom. “Don’t wake your father,” she whispered, her words heavy with sleep. “It’s just the beavers.” She rolled onto her other side and dropped off to sleep again. I wandered back to my bed and sat on it. My head was buzzing with confusion. So much for that, I thought. Were they real? Did I really see a giant beaver? If they were real, then what did that mean? IFrom then on I looked at life a little differently. If the beavers were real, then what else was? Of course, none of my classmates believed me. There was only one school in Beaver Falls, and it was way outdated. It desperately needed repairs, it was overdue for a new roof and it leaked every time it rained. The desks were old and rickety and some of the textbooks were missing pages. We didn’t even have a schoolyard for recess. With all of the rain, there was no point. We spent our lunch and recess in the classroom. Every year you were stuck with the same kids, through every grade. All the students in each year fit in one room, and one teacher taught everything each class would need. They were tired and overworked, and from the state of it, so was the school. We were in 5th grade now. “No way, you’re crazy!” “They’re made up.” “What’s next, you believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny?” My classmates sneered at me. I hung my head and went back to my desk. It was raining, as usual, so we couldn’t go outside for recess. We were stuck in the same classroom all day. My classmates were so adamant though, had I imagined it? I was so enraptured in my thoughts about the night before and the beavers, that I’d missed most of the questions on the math quiz that day. Mrs. Wilson handed us our graded quizzes as we left for the day. She gave me a stern look, and a big red ‘F’ glared back at me from the paper. I sighed and started making my way home. “I’ve seen them too.” A voice startled me and I jumped, whirling around. There was a girl leaning against the school right outside the main entrance. She was tall and thin, red curly hair framing her face. She stared at me with cold, brown eyes. She was in my class. Her name was Mary Alice and there were rumors about her having an evil eye, but I didn’t know what that meant. I’d asked my mom once and she yelled at me for spreading rumors and gossiping about other people like a “yenta”. But her eye did look pretty bad. The skin around her left eye was gnarled and scarred. The eye itself was white and milky, contrasting her other eye, which was so brown it almost looked black. It made me shudder just thinking about it. No one knew for sure how it had gotten like that, and everyone was too afraid to ask, but the rumors were awful. “What?” I asked, not sure what she was talking about. The way she was staring at me made me uncomfortable. “The beavers. I’ve seen them too. My grandma said they come into town sometimes when they get hungry,” she said, pushing off from the wall and walking past me. She turned back and looked at me, tilting her head to the side. “Are you coming?” I just stared at her. She shrugged and continued walking. “W-wait!” I scrambled after her. “When did you see them?” “From time to time. They only come at night. My grandma said they used to live here but when humans started settling here they retreated to the forest. She said when they come into town, they’re looking for people who have been bad. They carry them off and they’re never seen again.” “Where do they go?” I asked. She didn’t answer, but the look she gave me turned my mouth dry. I swallowed hard. We walked in silence for a while, gravel and dirt crunching under our sneakers. It wasn’t raining, but thick clouds in the sky threatened a torrential downpour. I glanced at Mary Alice, wanting to ask her about something that was nagging me, but afraid of what her answer might be. “What?” she sighed, not even looking at me. Had she known I was staring at her? “Does...would your grandma know about the screaming?” I asked. It came out as more of a hoarse whisper. “She said it’s the bad people.” Mary Alice looked down, like she was trying to choose her words carefully. Her voice was quiet. “She said if you’re bad, the beavers come to get you. They carry you off and then they eat you. The screams are from people being eaten alive. They use your bones to build their dams.” I suddenly felt sick to my stomach. I wished I hadn’t asked. We walked in silence for the rest of the way. I wondered why she was even walking with me, but I didn’t want to ask. Mary Alice never talked to anyone. Mary Alice didn’t have any friends; everyone stayed away from her because of her evil eye. When my house came into view, in all it’s dilapidated glory, my heart sank. The house needed a lot of work, but Dad was always too drunk to fix it and he wouldn’t allow Mom to do anything. He said it was “man’s work” but then he just spent the afternoon passed out on the couch. Mom tried to call someone once to come to clean the gutters and it didn’t go well. And now, as we approached my house, I could see my dad was sitting on the porch with a bottle of whiskey in his hand. Even from where we were, I could see he had a mean look in his eyes. Mary Alice stopped when she saw him. I stopped too and looked at her curiously. I felt a little embarrassed about the state of my house and my father, but it was pretty common in Beaver Falls. Mary Alice was standing perfectly still; rigid, and tense. She squeezed her eyes shut and pressed her fingers to her temples. “Hey, are you okay?” I asked. “I-is that your dad?” She struggled to speak through clenched teeth. “Yeah, why?” “I… I gotta go,” she said simply. "Whatever happens, don't leave your room tonight. It’ll be over soon." Then she turned and walked back the way we had come. Her words hung heavy in the air. What did she mean? It occurred to me that Mary Alice lived on the other side of town. I looked back at my dad. There was a cold, hard look in his eyes. I fought the urge to turn and run and instead forced myself to walk closer to my house. Dad could be unpredictable when he drank, and I couldn’t remember a time when he didn’t have a bottle in his hand. Sometimes he just passed out and did nothing, other times he was cruel. Mom always sent me to my room when he was like that. But sometimes at night, I would hear him crying, telling my mom how sorry he was, begging her not to leave him. I wasn’t sure why we didn’t leave him to rot in this house. I asked my mom once, but all she said was I would understand when I was older. She had an odd look in her eye then, like she was hurt or something. I walked the rest of the way to the house, trying to ignore my father leering at me. I averted my eyes, but I could still feel his gaze on me. “Huh, that your girlfriend? A pussy like you, thought you were gay.” He took another swig of whiskey. I ignored him. “Hey! I’m talking to you, boy. You ought to show me some respect.” He grabbed at my leg as I continued up the steps to the front door, but missed and fell over, tumbling down the steps and landing on his back on the ground. Whiskey splashed all over the steps, the ground, and my dad. He sputtered as I looked at him. He was pathetic. “You little shit! You fucking waste of space! Get back here!” He let out a string of curses as I went inside. My mom was in the kitchen washing the dishes. “Just ignore him, Dewey,” she said, folding me into a hug. She pulled back and looked at me. “Why don’t you go to your room? I’ll bring you something to eat later. Best to just stay out of his way.” I nodded and retreated to my room, shutting the door behind me. I spent so much time here, sometimes it felt like a prison, but it was the place I was safest from my dad. I sat at my desk and started on my homework. It wasn’t long until I was bored and looking for something else to do. I pulled a comic book from my bookshelf and started reading that instead. I lost track of how many hours passed. The sound of something crashing somewhere in the house broke my concentration. I looked outside to see the sun had already set. Muffled yelling brought my attention back to whatever was happening in the house. I got up from my bed and crept to the door, pressing my ear to the crack between it and the doorframe. I wanted to open the door and see what was going on, but Mary Alice’s warning echoed in my head “Laughing at his drunk old dad? Who does he think he is? Little fucking f*g.” My dad was in another drunken rage, slamming things and yelling at my mom. There was a pause and my mom spoke quietly, trying to calm him. I couldn’t hear what she said. “I don’t care! I never wanted him in the first place! He’s a fucking freak!” There was a crash as my dad threw something and it shattered. More hushed words from my mom, and then my dad stomped down the hall towards my room. Instinctively, I grabbed my desk chair and shoved it under the doorknob. I rushed back toward my bed and slid under it just as my dad’s boots stopped at my door. I clamped my hand over my mouth, trying to quiet my breathing. My heart raced as I watched the doorknob twist and turn. Then the door shook as my dad slammed his fist on it. I knew if he got the door open, I would be in trouble. “Alan, stop it!” my mom screamed. There was a crack and then his assault on the door continued. I watched the chair in horror, but it held fast. “I’m gonna kill him!” my dad roared. I squeezed my eyes shut and covered my ears, trying to block out the yelling and the banging. It was hours before I moved, but the house was silent by then. My watch beeped, indicating it was 11 pm. I had been messing around with the watch right after I had gotten it and programmed it to let me know when it got to that hour, but as much as I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to get it to stop doing that. I crawled out of my hiding place and removed the chair, carefully setting it back at my desk. I opened my door as quietly as I could. The house was dark, except for the light from the kitchen spilling into the hallway. I tiptoed my way there, careful not to step in places where I knew the floor would creak. I found my mom standing at the sink drinking a glass of whiskey. “Mom?” I whispered. My voice shook and my heart stopped as she turned to look at me. Red marks wrapped around her neck and a bruise was forming around one of her eyes. “It’s okay, he’s not here,” she said, setting her glass on the counter. She looked disappointed and tired. “Are you hungry?” I nodded. “It’s going to be better around here, Dewey. I-I’ll talk to him. I’ll make sure he understands he can’t act like that anymore, or he’ll have to leave, okay?” She pulled a plate from the cabinet and started making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I sat at the table, unsure of what to say. The silence was heavy around us while she made the sandwich. She cut the crust off and slid the place in front of me. I took a huge bite. I was ravenous. “He didn’t mean it, you know. What he said.” My mom looked at me sadly. “Yes he did,” I said in a small voice. She sighed and took a gulp from her glass. She didn’t say anything else. I finished my sandwich, my mom gave me a hug and a kiss, and sent me off to bed. In the morning, my dad still hadn’t come home. The bruise around my mom’s eye had turned a deep purple. She set a bowl of cereal down for me at the table when I came into the kitchen. It was Friday, but I wasn’t in a good mood. After last night’s events, I wasn’t looking forward to another weekend my dad would spend drunk. “Does it hurt?” I asked. She just shook her head. “Hey, you haven’t mentioned Martin lately, are you two still friends?” I nodded. Martin was a kid my age, and I guess he was the closest thing I had to a friend, but he could get annoying sometimes. He always had to be right, and he loved to remind people that he was asthmatic, so he never wanted to play games, but he was also the biggest weenie I’d ever met. “Why don’t you two have a sleepover? It’s been a while since you hung out,” my mom suggested. A sleepover might not be a bad idea, it would get me away from my Dad. No rain that morning, just a grey sky. I got to school early and was surprised to see Mary Alice waiting to greet me. “Did you do your homework last night?” she asked, but there was a look in her eyes like she already knew the answer. I shook my head. “I didn’t think so. Here.” She pulled her own homework out of her backpack and handed it to me. I looked at her, dumbfounded. “You’re letting me copy yours?” “Sure,” she said, and then she turned and walked off. I sat down on a bench and got to work quickly. “Dewey! Was that Mary Alice?” I looked up to see Martin had come over. “Yeah, she’s letting me copy her homework. Rough night.” “You know she has the evil eye though, right?” Martin looked panicked as he sat down. “Yeah, but what does that even mean?” “I… don’t know. Melanie said if she looks at you with it she can put a curse on you! And Tyler said it means her eye is going to rot and fall out of her head! Chris said it means her grandma’s a witch and she put a spell on Mary Alice when she was still in her mom’s stomach and now Mary Alice can see the dead!” Martin was talking frantically, causing him to breathe heavily. “Do you really think all that’s true?” I put my pencil down and looked at him carefully. “Don’t you think if any of that is true, something would have happened by now?” “Well… I….” Martin scrambled for an explanation but came up blank. “Seriously man, don’t believe everything you hear. Sure, it looks bad, but you’ve got your own crap to worry about, with your dad and all.” That shut Martin up. The bell rang and I rushed to copy a few more answers before shuffling the papers up and passing them back to Mary Alice as we entered the school. The rest of the day flew by. “Hey, my mom wants to know if we can have a sleepover tonight,” I asked Martin as we exited the school. The sky was still grey, but a light drizzle was coming down. “I’m sure my mom will be fine with it,” he said. We both knew “sleepover” was code for “Can you watch my kid for a night? I need a break”. “Sleepover, huh? Maybe I’ll crash it,” Mary Alice remarked as she joined us. Martin immediately went pale. I chuckled. “You can’t come to a boys’ sleepover, you’re a girl!” “I don’t have to sleep over, but I can still come over.” She stared at me with cold, unyielding eyes. I could see Martin shaking his head adamantly. “We can go looking for the beavers.” “What?” Martin and I both said in unison. We stopped in our tracks. My stomach clenched with dread. “The beavers. We can get proof they’re real. I got a camera last Christmas, we can take pictures of them and prove they really do exist and they’re not just made up. And then those guys at school will stop making fun of you! You guys wanna come to my house today?” Mary Alice said it so casually like we were gonna go to the store to get some pop. “Dewey! We can’t go to her house! Her grandma’s a witch!” Martin hissed in my ear. Mary Alice whirled around and glared at us. “Really? You of all people should know better than to spread rumors.” Her voice was ice cold, and Martin turned beet red. “Sure, we’ll come,” I said, trying to smooth out the tension in the air. “Well, I’ll come.” And that was how we found ourselves at the door to the witch’s lair. Part 2Part 3
I'm almost completely sure I'm INXX. Over the past few years, I've seen and taken the 16personalities test a few times and always gotten INFP. It wasn't until recently though that I realized it was more than just a glorified BuzzFeed quiz, and I didn't even realize what the letter were for until then either. I had no idea that it was a whole community, and I would always just be like, "huh I'm a Mediator, cool," and then forget about it. When I started to really get into MBTI recently though, I've been questioning whether or not I'm really an INFP, especially since I'm starting to learn that 16personalities is not a very reliable MBTI test. I've taken it a lot more times since I started getting into MBTI, and the last 3 times I got INFJ. Though I had at first considered being INFJ and then dismissed it, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I am. My main confusion is with whether I'm INFP or INTP. I'm pretty sure I'm not INTJ, but most of what I know about INTJ's comes from 16personalities and, like I mentioned earlier, it's not exactly reliable (I know the test isn't reliable, I'm not sure about the descriptions though). Sorry for the long background, but if anyone can help me determine my type, I would be very grateful! So here's the template questions: • How old are you? What's your gender? Give us a general description of yourself. - I don't want to be too specific, but I am a female on the younger - mid teen range. I've always been pretty quiet and a bookworm. I'll go between barely reading when I don't have any books I'm very interested in, to reading all day every day when I've found a book that I'm really interested in. When I was younger, I would usually read during recess and hang out with my friends during lunch. My reasoning was that, "recess is short anyways, and we don't do much during then, so I might as well read as much as I can." It got to the point that my mom took my book away. I still sometimes read during brunch if I have a book that I really like. Sorry for rambling, just something I thought might help. • Is there a medical diagnosis that may impact your mental stability somehow? - I don't have any medical diagnosis. I suspect that I may have OCD, but since I haven't been officially diagnosed, I don't want to make any assumptions. • Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it? - I have not had any kind of religious or structured influence. Neither of my parents are very religious so I never had any strong religious beliefs. • What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not? - I am a student. I say I don't like school, but the grass is always greener, and currently in quarantine, I want to go back. As much as I can get bored in certain classes, it helps me maintain friendships with people I don't really talk to outside of school but still enjoy being around and talking to. School also gives me social interaction without me having to go out of my way to be social • If you had to spend an entire weekend by yourself, how would you feel? Would you feel lonely or refreshed? - It kind of depends. Most of the time I would feel refreshed. I can very easily spend an entire weekend by myself, I would enjoy it in fact. However, if I had just spent the last three weekends alone and had not hung out with any of my friends outside of school for just as long, I would probably feel a bit lonely. • What kinds of activities do you prefer? Do you like, and are you good at sports? Do you enjoy any other outdoor or indoor activities? - I have never liked sports very much. I've done a few sports in my lifetime, and most of the time I didn't enjoy it. I don't like the competitive aspect. I want to do sports for fun, and I don't like competing in sports. So the kinds of sports where the entire goal and most of the time is spent to practice for competitions aren't my favorite thing. I did horse back riding for a few years and I liked it because it was fun. I quit once I started losing interest because it felt like I had to start competing or taking it more seriously, but I didn't like the competitions and just wanted to do it for fun, and also I didn't like my instructor. • How curious are you? Do you have more ideas then you can execute? What are your curiosities about? What are your ideas about - is it environmental or conceptual, and can you please elaborate? - I'm a very curious person and I have a lot of ideas. Yes, far too many to execute. My curiosities mostly lie in how the brain works, psychology and neurology alike. How do dreams work? How do people think? What is the full extent of our brain and how does it work? That sort of stuff and more. My ideas are often about that, art related things, or basically anything. I like to theorize and hear about theories, especially scientific ones as long as I understand what they are talking about. • Would you enjoy taking on a leadership position? Do you think you would be good at it? What would your leadership style be? - In group projects, I sometimes like to lead, but mostly I don't, but not really? I'm not sure how to describe it. I often give people instructions and am very active in keeping the group running, but I also don't want to be the one people look to for guidance all the time. In terms of a workplace, I probably wouldn't want to be the leader of a team. • Are you coordinated? Why do you feel as if you are or are not? Do you enjoy working with your hands in some form? Describe your activity? - I don't really know how to answer the "are you coordinated?" part of this question. I do enjoy working with my hands in some form. Woodworking, metalworking, glass blowing, sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting, and the like have always interested me. My main activity is theater and drawing/painting. • Are you artistic? If yes, describe your art? If you are not particular artistic but can appreciate art please likewise describe what forums of art you enjoy. Please explain your answer. - I am very artistic. I like to draw and paint, mostly with watercolors. I think it's a fun challenge to try and get better at watercoloring. The beauty of watercolor is that it isn't necessarily supposed to be neat. It looks incredible when it is, but there's also a unique beauty about the slight messiness of watercolor. I want to try and improve at mastering that aspect of watercoloring. • What's your opinion about the past, present, and future? How do you deal with them? - I overthink the past. Far too often I'll find myself thinking, "why did I say that?" about small, unimportant conversations. Heck, I used to get stressed about the tone in which someone would say, "thank you." Thankfully I've mostly moved past that level of overthinking, but occasionally I'll find myself worrying if I sounded too disinterested in the way I said, "good bye." For the present, I like to live in it. I don't like having everything structured out perfectly, so I'm not a fan of organized days. I know what I need to get done, and I just like to live life. In terms of the future, I have plans for it. I have a sort of system of my realistic goals, ideal goals, and dream goals. I want to go to college and study psychology and neurology, and get a job in that field. I want to do research on the human brain, but I also wouldn't mind being a therapist. I used to want to be a freelance comic artist, but I realized that it would be incredibly difficult to make a living from that. So if I get a good paying opportunity to work in that field, I'll probably take it. But if I don't, I'll probably do freelance artwork on the side, mostly as a hobby rather than a job. • How do you act when others request your help to do something (anything)? If you would decide to help them, why would you do so? - My first instinct is to help them. If I do decide to help them, I do so because why not? If they need my help and I have no reason not to help them, I might as well help them, it's also common courtesy. • Do you need logical consistency in your life? - I'm not entirely sure what this question means, but yes, I do need some level of logical consistency in my life. • How important is efficiency and productivity to you? - I have a pretty bad work ethic honestly. I'm a bad procrastinator. Productivity is important to me, I'm just bad at it. Efficiency is more important to me. I want things to be efficient most of the time. If there's an easier, faster way that something can be done that produces the same or similar results, then that method should be used. • Do you control others, even if indirectly? How and why do you do that? - I don't know if I control others indirectly. I don't think I do though. I'm usually in the background. • What are your hobbies? Why do you like them? - My hobbies are art and theater. I like them because I've always been drawn to them for some reason. I don't entirely know why. I like color and expression and stories, so I guess that's why I like art and theater. • What is your learning style? What kind of learning environments do you struggle with most? Why do you like/struggle with these learning styles? Do you prefer classes involving memorization, logic, creativity, or your physical senses? - I prefer to learn through interactive classes or by teaching myself. I don't like memorization because it doesn't let me really understand a subject. Memorization just teaches me how to do something, not why that something is done in that way, if that makes any sense. I like to be able to understand both the how and the why of a subject because in doing so, I can apply that knowledge to more subjects or to different sub topics within the subject. If I'm not teaching myself, I prefer interactive classes because it allows me to really learn and understand the subject. Hands on learning works well for me in certain classes, such as science, but in others it doesn't do much. Just in general, I don't like to be told how to something and then expected to do it, I want to know the logic behind it and why it's done like that. I'll also add how I feel about certain classes just in case it matters: I like history most of the time because it's a story, I like science because I like to understand things, I like English because I like writing and can express myself much better through it than I can through speaking, I don't really like math because when I understand it I find it boring, and when I don't understand it I start to get stressed about it really easily. I'm also getting interested in computer science. • How good are you at strategizing? Do you easily break up projects into manageable tasks? Or do you have a tendency to wing projects and improvise as you go? - It depends. For bigger projects I'll break them up into general categories of tasks. For smaller projects I tend to improvise as I go. I don't usually have a strict plan to stick to though. I'm strategic, but I don't plan out every little detai. • What are your aspirations in life, professionally and personally? - I have mentioned my professional aspirations in earlier questions, so I'll go straight to my personal aspirations. I want to be more outgoing and have less fear of what other people think of me. It's pretty hard for me to initiate conversations most of the time, so I definitely want to get better at that. In general, I want to get better at socializing naturally. • What are your fears? What makes you uncomfortable? What do you hate? Why? - Simpler fears I have are of spiders and the dark. The biggest ones though are of being forgotten by my friends, that no one actually likes me, and that maybe I deserve to have no one like me. Things that make me uncomfortable are, well, a lot of things. I'll say that I hate things sometimes, but I don't really, genuinely feel hate for many things. I do feel ridiculous amounts of hatred and anger sometimes in the entitled parents subreddits though lol. • What do the "highs" in your life look like? - When I'm happy most of the time, when I don't have much internal conflict, and I have something to regularly look forward to. • What do the "lows" in your life look like? - When I'm constantly worrying and doubting myself. • How attached are you to reality? Do you daydream often, or do you pay attention to what's around you? If you do daydream, are you aware of your surroundings while you do so? - I daydream very often. I don't go a single day without daydreaming or zoning out. All too often in boring classes I'll completely go into my head and not notice anything for a bit. I'm attached to reality, but it's more like I'm attached to a very long rope that tethers me to reality. I rarely break that rope, but I'm often on the edges of its length. • Imagine you are alone in a blank, empty room. There is nothing for you to do and no one to talk to. What do you think about? - I think about anything. But if I were to be in a blank, empty room, I would probably wonder why I was there, how I was there, who put me there, and how do I get out. • How long do you take to make an important decision? And do you change your mind once you've made it? - I don't think I've made enough important decisions in my life to entirely know, but I can be pretty indecisive sometimes. • How long do you take to process your emotions? How important are emotions in your life? - Sometimes I'll sit myself down in my room and process my emotions. Usually I'll have to give myself a somewhat aggressive pep talk to really process my emotions and let go of some of them. My emotions are very important to me. But they can sometimes be very bothersome. It gets tiring to be constantly overthinking everything and wondering if people actually like me and whether or not I'm actually that good of a person. • Do you ever catch yourself agreeing with others just to appease them and keep the conversation going? How often? Why? - Not really agreeing, but just avoiding the topic. Some of my friends say some stuff I believe is wrong to say, but they haven't listened to me in the past, so I just won't say anything and move on with the conversation to avoid pointless conflict. • Do you break rules often? Do you think authority should be challenged, or that they know better? If you do break rules, why? - I don't often break the rules. Once I did something to spite a small, silly school rule, but I don't intentionally break the ruled. I believe that authority should be challenged if they have proven that they don't know better. I want to add something about how I socialize because there weren't many questions about that here and I think that it might help? I like to be around people and to socialize, but it tires me out and I'm just generally really bad at it. I definitely like my time alone, but I'm perfectly happy to spend time with other people if it's not for too long. Talking just doesn't come naturally to me. The best way I can describe it is that when someone talks to me, there's a deck of cards inside my head. Each card has a word on it to put together a response, but I have a hard time putting those cards together in time. Because of this, I think that I can sometimes appear to be disinterested in a conversation just because my responses seem dull or forced. It's the same, if not worse, when texting. I love to talk to people, but I just kinda suck at it. Also, I'm a pretty private person. I feel a lot of emotions very deeply, but I am still logical, creating systems in my head and constantly working to rationalize and sort out my emotions. I don't express many of my emotions outwardly. If anything, I think I sometimes have a somewhat hard time expressing how I feel outwardly. I worry that I can come off an disinterested about someone's achievement when in reality I'm happy for them, or that I don't appreciate a gift, when I really do truly enjoy it and am grateful for it. Certain things just feel more forced for me. Sorry for this being so long and that I rambled so much! And I'm also sorry if none of this made sense, it's like 1:30 right now so my writing isn't at its best. Thank you if you read the entire thing or even any part of it at all. If you have any clarifying questions or want me to shorten something for you, please don't hesitate to ask, I'll be happy to answer! Thank you and have a good day!
2020.03.03 21:11 dootingdailyEugenia and her family (a comprehensive list)
This is a list of all the times Eugenia interacts with or talks about her family in her youtube videos. If it is italicized that means it's in her words (or a shortened version of her words), not mine. Otherwise it is me explaining what's happening in the video. I will add notes in parenthesis for anything that needs additional explanation. Some things might not be outright related to her family specifically but are implied to be or are in general points of interest. If any videos do not have any particular points of interest and are basically just what the title of the video is, I will not have any notes added to it. Anything from her streams will be added at the bottom of this list since I have no way of knowing when exactly they happened. If you are wondering why I am doing this(aside from the fact that I have the time to do this while I'm working), it is because I believe Jaclyn Glenn, Eva Demuro, Frank Gioia, Jessie paege, and David Micheal Frank. I believe them when they say she is in immediate danger from her family, and that her family has a script they feed to the police whenever a wellness check is called. I also don't think that group of people is prone to lying about something like this, and although Frank and Jessie did not publicly speak about it, they were involved with getting her help and I would assume if they disagreed with Jaclyn they either would not still be friends or I think we would have heard something about it because it is a serious accusation to make. I also don't think any of us really know the level of abuse that happens in that house either, even Jaclyn and Co, although I think they have a much better idea than most of us do. There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of theories about everything for a long time and while I don't think this list will completely piece things together, hopefully it will prove to anyone who has any doubt that something very wrong is happening in that household. Jaclyn said it was important to keep heat on the mother. That is what I am doing. Please let me know if anything is misplaced, incorrect or if you know the appropriate or approximate date. Some of this may be written in a confusing way, so please ask for clarification if you're having a hard time understanding it. Sorry for how long this is going to be, I will be trying to make this as concise as I can.
"Draw my life" (now deleted) - 6/19/13 - For the first year of her life her mother kept her in a car seat and she was always trying to look around and wonder how to get out. She also didn't sleep much as a baby. In elementary school her teachers told her mom that she was too obsessed with Bratz dolls and suggested she take riding lessons instead. Her mom got her more bratz dolls instead. Her mom took her all over the place; the bahamas, pittsburg, las vegas to see the Jonas Brothers concerts. She also went to New York a lot and loved the city. She missed school 'here and there' for it but didn't like school. She once had a counselor say he wanted to be a father figure to her and she thought it was weird and creepy. She liked to shop a lot more than be at school and she got into modeling and then got into younow, then youtube. Her mom and her were very close and not in an incest way.
"Ask Eugenia" - 3/23/13 - She goes to disneyworld a lot, but it's entirely because of her brother because he is obsessed with disney. Her biggest inspiration is her mom because she is an amazing person. She is currently living in new york.
"How to be annoying" (now deleted) - 7/5/13 - Eugenia's brother is shown dancing outside, on a public sidewalk, twice during the video. He's also shown mimicking trying to braid a stranger's hair.
"Christmas in July" - 7/12/13 - Eugenia walks around downtown in Greenwich CT with high heels, a tank top, short shorts and a santa hat on. Her mom or possibly father films her going up to people to tell them Merry Christmas and to ask them if they are excited about Christmas. Most of them seem uncomfortable and don't want to respond to her. She is clearly very underweight and it's also July. It comes off very much so like she's just harassing people and filming them when they don't want to be filmed.
"Bothering People at the Beach" - 8/2/13 - Her mom or possibly her dad films her talking to people at the Beach. She is wearing very similar clothing to the previous video, but without the hat or shoes. Some of the interactions; she asks a family if she can join their day at the beach and the dad says 'No...Sorry....It's a private family day...", the family is visibly confused. Then she approaches a mother and son, and the mother says to eugenia "You know, you look very-" and the film cuts, and then it zooms in on the boys face while the mother is talking and the boy looks disgusted/upset/angry, this is the only interaction that is cut during the middle of an interaction. She then goes up to an older man (approximately 50) and asks if he's single, he pauses and then looks to the camera and smiles in a confused and irritated way, and then says no his wife is over by the parking lot. She then tells him to check out her dating website called Eugenia Dating and if he has any single friends, to tell them to look it up. She then goes up to three women and asks them if they are looking for anyone to date, and they say no and that they are at the beach with their kids. She then asks if their kids are looking to date and that she has a younger department on her website if they are interested in starting to date. One of the mothers looks visibly angry and the other two look confused. There are several more encounters with people who are uncomfortable and don't know how to respond with a lot of them staring directly at whoever is recording. At the end of the video Eugenia says she pissed a lot of people off and got yelled at a few times but did this for her fans. Side note that throughout the video you can hear the person behind the camera laugh.
"My First Time" - 8/23/13 - Her first kiss was with two guys at a hotel. They asked her to come to a party and she didn't want to say no and then they both started to kiss her even though she didn't want to. Then her mom came in and said "Okay, we're going"
"Crazy Obsessed Disney Fan" - 11/6/13 - She mocks being a really crazed and obsessed disney fan (her mom and brother are obsessed with disney)
"Why parents are annoying" (deleted video) - 11/29/13 - Eugenia references different things that annoy her about her parents. Notable from this video is that Eugenia says her parents don't like her spending all her time in her room on the internet. Also, her parents will often come into her room without knocking. She also mentions rape in reference to when it's okay to swear at someone.
"Awkward Situations" - 2/24/14 - She talks about awkward situations. Some are; when her mom wants to go to playlist (I think this is the first time we see the mom). When she is sitting alone in her room and she looks and sees her brother is staring at her. And when her dad asks her where she's going in life and she don't know how to answer.
"I'm a crazy person" - 5/5/14 - She went to the hospital for a pain in her side. When she got there they tried to do an ultrasound and couldn't find her uterus or ovaries. She also has been having weird dreams because of things that happened to her recently, dreams about police coming into the house with guns, and her dog raping her.
"My Insane Family Members" - 5/12/14 - Her family is insane and creepy. Her dad doesn't remember her birthday or her brothers birthday but possibly knows her moms birthday. Her grandma calls to say happy birthday or happy [holiday] when it's not even that day. Her brother loves disney so they go to disney a lot. Her grandma is obsessed with hannah montana and wanted to see it on tour and her grandma cried when eugenia's mom wouldn't buy her (grandma) a hannah montana ticket. She only really sees her grandma in terms of family members outside of her brother, mom, and dad. A couple of times she has seen her aunt and uncle and they always tell her to leave the internet because it's bad for her. Whenever her aunt and uncle go on vacations they go and 'tour' grocery stores. Her grandma's front door lock is broken and has been for years so she just puts a chair infront of the door. Her grandma also calls the police and fire department and asks them pointless questions like what the weather forecast is or the directions to get somewhere. Her mom freaks out a lot and screams when she thinks she lost a credit card or receipt, even though it's always in her purse. Her dad read all the twilight books and loved them, even the sexual one.
"Things that annoy me" - 7/28/14 - She doesn't like when people barge into her room without telling her. She doesn't like when people are really mad and start yelling at her and blaming her for things that have nothing to do with her. When she's on her phone and people are looking over her shoulder and seeing what she's doing.
"Weird dreams" - 8/18/14 - A dog raped her in a dream, her legs were open and instead of trying to close them she would try to jump up to stop the dog from getting inside her but it didn't work. She has a lot of dreams where she dies or is killed. She had a dream where her parents got into a fight and she took her moms side and her mom warned her that her dad has anger issues and to be careful, and then her dad pushed her off the eiffel tower and killed her. Her mom told her they needed to go on a necrophilia ride at an amusement park. She has lots of dreams of her teeth falling out.
"Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS" - 8/23/14 - She is wearing a croptop and short shorts. Her mom pours the ice water on her and laughs while Eugenia screams.
"Why School Sucks" - 9/1/14 - Kids who were popular in school and graduate aren't usually very successful later in life. Most things you learn in school don't apply to real life. Uniforms suck. Teachers are mean. (Eugenia dropped out of school her freshman year)
"Talking about random things" - 11/3/14 - She is in florida on vacation at disney. There was a disney halloween party and her brother desperately wanted her to be penelope from wreck-it ralph and she didn't really want to be but did it anyways.
"I got new underwear and teeth" - 5/18/15 - She went to new york because she had to 'do something' and while she was there her mom went shopping and bought her a bunch of stuff and told her to open it on camera. The things she opens are; 3 clear plastic drawers, an oil diffuser, an incense burner and incense (she is confused about all of these and is concerned about the incense because it requires fire to start it). She also opens a bag with one of those windup chattering teeth toys. Last she opens a victoria's secret bag that has 2 bras, 5 lace thongs, and two pairs of leggings. She is relieved when she gets to the leggings that they aren't more thongs.
"Crazy apple store experience with my dad" - 12/28/15 - She talks about how she went to the apple store with her dad and her dad didn't know how anything worked despite having an iphone. She says when she was younger, before she had her own appleID, she used her dads.
"Lost in Disney World" - 1/8/16 - She is walking by herself around Disney. She shows stuff at the store but mentions she didn't bring any money with her. Later her mom calls her and tells her she can't go to the magic kingdom because disney is "on high alert" and she needs to go back to the hotel and Eugenia doesn't know what she's talking about because everything seems fine. She tries to go on the monorail but her mom tells her she can't, it's dangerous and she has to walk back.
"Making my mom emo" - 1/25/16
"My mom turns me preppy" - 2/8/16
"Turning my dog emo" - 2/20/16
"My mom turns me into a disney princess" - 3/21/16
"Teaching my mom how to dab" - 4/11/16
"Turning my mom into shrek" - 4/25/16
"Creepy princess Fiona transformation with my mom" - 4/28/16
"I ruined my mom's birthday"- 5/28/16 - She goes to the store with her mom on her mom's birthday. Her mom is buying flowers because she loves flowers. At the end of the video Eugenia is standing in the parking lot and says she ruined her moms birthday because as they were leaving the flowers fell out of the cart and broke and apparently her mom freaked out and blamed Eugenia for it even though she says she wasn't anywhere near them when they fell and that her mom was currently back in the store to try and exchange them.
"My house is haunted" - 7/6/16 - She tells the story of a guy mostly dressed in red randomly coming in the house when she was 3 years old, and yelling at him to "get out". Eugenia's mom says no such guy existed. (In streams, I believe she said this guy, dressed in a "drummer boy" outfit, actually came into her room, not just the house)
"Making my mom anime transformation" - 7/10/16 - She turns her mom into Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul. In the beginning her mom says she's not wearing the jacket for the outfit because it's 93 out, she mentions that's okay for Eugenia to wear a jacket but not the kind of weather for her to wear one in. At one point while Eugenia is putting white facepaint on her mom, her mom says 'I could go to a halloween party as jack skellington. well...maybe not me, but you could....i could go as the boogeyman though"
"Text pranking my mom with Justin Beiber's 'sorry' lyrics" - Her mom thinks she's suicidal or drunk from the texts or thinks something happened to buzz. She then calls her mom and her mom is freaking out, and then Eugenia tells her it's all a joke and her mom laughs and says 'you got me' (it's hard to tell if her mom genuinely knew this was happening or not. imo it did seem pre-planned)
"Apartment Tour" - 11/21/16 - Video tour of Eugenia's first California residence. Eugenia rementions family keeping the temperature low and the ac is on a lot. Says also how her brother makes her leave her room early in the morning regularly so he can use her bathroom to get ready for college (she said in streams there's another bathroom he could use, but he likes using hers better). He also leaves his clothes on her floor and plays video games in the room when she's not there. He takes his video game system out of the room when he's not using the tv (showing he possibly doesn't like Eugenia using his stuff). She also can't film the whole apartment because her brother is there (and her mom) and that he doesn't like ever being on camera.
"I was kidnapped storytime" - 12/23/16 - She talks about how someone tipped the police that she was kidnapped by her parents when she was 15, brainwashed, and is being held hostage. She mentions that she has been "swatted" before and her door is still broken from when that happened.
"My grandma does my voice over" - 1/8/17
"Doing my moms makeup" - 1/26/17
"Teaching my mom internet slang" - 3/30/17 - Eugenia is in the hallway with her mom and teaches her internet slang. Something of note in this video is a key left in a bedroom doorknob to the right of the screen.
"Try on haul dog edition" - 4/23/17 - Eugenia and her mom are in the same hallway as the internet slang video. They are both wearing different clothes. The key is still in the doorknob.
"Doing my grandma's makeup" - 7/1/17
"Playing with a ouija board with my mom" - 7/8/17
"Teaching my grandma internet slang" - 7/19/17
"Curling my hair with a wand" - 8/2/17 - In the background you can hear someone say "I WANT THE MONEY" (Eugenia has said in her streams it's her grandma wanting money from a "lost purse" the family believes doesn't exist(the tone of the voice sounds much closer to her mom, I would say, however). People also believe they hear "You're Gonna Kill Her" prior to the "I WANT THE MONEY" audio, but it's hard to make out. Eugenia's facial expressions in this video also seem to indicate nervousness on her part.)
"I can't believe I'm this stupid" - 8/8/17 - Eugenia's mom gives her a quiz on some common knowledge type questions. Eugenia gets some easy questions wrong, but at the end of the video mom says she's satisfied with Eugenia's performance.
"Going to disneyland for halloween" - 9/26/17 - Eugenia says she practically lives in disneyworld because her brother loves disney. You can see her brother and mom in the reflection of the window behind Eugenia. They are both standing on the sidewalk looking like they are waiting for a bus to pick them up. The brother is swaying back and forth.
"My mom buys my halloween costume" - 10/27/17
"Dressing my mom up for halloween" - 10/29/17
"My dog tries on halloween costumes" - 10/31/17
"My mom buys my outfits" - 11/7/17
"Mad libs with my mom" - 11/21/17
"My mom does my hair" - 11/25/17
"73 questions with Eugenia cooney vogue parody" - 11/29/17 - Eugenia is at the Hyatt in Anaheim (where she stays when she goes to disney) with her mom. Her mom 'interviews' her and asks her questions that Eugenia doesn't know how to answer like "where do you see yourself in 10 years". Eugenia struggles to answer most of the questions and tries to give the easiest answers possible. Her mom sounds like she's in some kind of light-hearted but detached state of mind.
"Jeffree Star holiday collection 2017 try on with my mom" - 12/14/17
"What I got for christmas 2017" - 12/26/17 - She says most of the stuff she is showing she bought for herself because she doesn't like to ask for things for christmas.
"Using Tinder with my grandma" - 1/4/18
"Trying on different face masks" - 1/28/18 - Her mom tries on face masks with her.
"Switching lives with my mom" - 4/11/18 - They dress as each other and then go to the store. Her mom makes a comment (pretending to be Eugenia) that she's always cold. Then later Eugenia tries to take an empty garbage bin from the street back to the house and can barely do it. Her mom laughs while filming her.
"I can't believe this happened" - 4/22/18 - She goes shopping with her mom. In a thrift store her mom finds a bikini to try on and Eugenia tries it on in the middle of the store. People stare. Her mom silently films her.
"There's nothing I can do" - 8/17/18 - Her mom silently films her while she tries to throw a basketball and a football. She can barely do either.
"Full face using my mom's makeup" - 9/14/18 - When she applies her moms concealer it makes her look orange. At first her mom laughs but then says she's like malibu barbie.
"Shopping in boston" - 1/8/19 - While she tries on clothes in the dressing room you can see right before she cuts it that her mom is handing her more clothes to try on in between each outfit. Towards the end of the video it seems like something happened because her mom looks distraught as they walk to the next store. Then at the very end of the video Eugenia says she's gonna try and get an uber back, giving the impression her mom left her there. Eugenia seems upset but detached.
"Shopping spree for under $100!" - 1/13/19 - Eugenia's mom appears. Later she talks about her home thermostat being set at cool 67 degrees and not being able to sleep because of it. Eugenia's eyes also look very tired.
Eugenia tells her mom someone called her Skeleton Queen and she asks her mom what she thinks. Her mom kinda chuckles and says "yeah, it fits"
Eugenia is in a hotel room streaming and says she has to go because "person" is here (her brother). Her mom can be heard in the background yelling "WHERE IS MY PURSE". While Eugenia is saying goodbye her mom tells her to hurry up and get off.
When someone sends police to her house her dad tells her there's 4 cops downstairs that want to talk to her right now. Her dad sounds pissed off.
It's Eugenia's birthday and her dad comes in while she's streaming and says she looks good and doesn't look a day over 14. Eugenia laughs nervously. When her dad first walks in she seems to warn him that she's live
Her dad opens the door and pops his head in and asks her how her foot is doing. She says "Wh-why do you think something is wrong with my foot?" He says, "You hurt yourself when you-you came of your-" Eugenia looks back at the camera before turning back to her dad and saying, "...No I didn't hurt myself" and he says "Oh, are you filming?" She says, "I'm on younow" and he says "You look good" she says thanks and then he says he doesnt want to disturb her and then leaves.
From a little over 3 weeks ago (early February), Eugenia's mom telling Eugenia to order something cheaper, then saying nevermind. A demonstration of Eugenia and her mom being tight with their money.
At one point when she was younger her brother pushed her down a short flight of stairs and then he told their mom she pushed him down the stairs. He bruised himself somehow and it looked like she did it so she got in trouble and got locked in her room. Years later her mom knows Eugenia is telling the truth.
In her CT home, Eugenia tells a story of how she has to sleep on the sofa due to her brother sleeping on a sofa that Eugenia's mom usually sleeps on, and the mom thus using Eugenia's bed. Eugenia also tells story of how her parents haven't slept in the same bed for a long time.
She moved to LA so her brother could go to school for animation.
Her brother drew her as a (what appears to be naked) Bratz doll.
In December, 2012, Eugenia's dad was caught drunk driving in a vehicle with heavy front damage and riding on its rim.
4-7-12, One of numerous prank call streams where Eugenia mentions turtle rape and continues sexual prank call with a 14 year old while she is nearing 18 years old
3-3-15, Eugenia said on her twitter that her brother asked if she posts nudes on snapchat
7-10-13 Eugenia makes a tweet saying "These lights are legit starting to creep me out. Like I hope I'm not gonna be abducted. WHAT IF THE ALIENS RAPE ME OR SOMETHING?!"
3-3-15, Eugenia tweets "My brother just asked me if I post nudes on snapchat omg XD"
Eugenia's brother still has a public tumblr which he hasn't used since March of 2015. He goes by the same name on there as he does on twitter and instagram (which are private). It shows he's into A LOT of the same stuff Eugenia likes (Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Hero 6, PowerPuff Girls, Spongebob, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon).
Eugenia is now taking acting classes at her home that her mom signed her up for.
I will likely continue to edit/add to this as I slowly comb through videos again for anything I missed. Huge thank you to u/MissHannahMinxFan201 for helping fill in a lot of the blanks and for adding some information I wasn't even aware of!!
2020.02.11 21:57 calmingchillsWhat Glossier Product Are You!?
Hi everyone!! I made this quiz for a marketing course exploring BuzzFeed as a medium (obviously I'm not gaining anything financial or whatever from this). I would love if you guys could check it out. Let me know if you think it is accurate or have any other feedback!! I'm Cloud Paint. :) The quiz is essentially choosing different aspects of a Valentine's Day brunch and then you get your result!! https://bzfd.it/379wChr
2020.01.23 12:42 smcadamNorthlands Session 34. Bears and Boreas
This session the players were: Felix, fallen human Paladin seeking to kill Thor. Bjorn, cheerful dwarven fighter, called on for apparently stealing the name. Ruko, Tabaxi Kensei Monk, invested in fortune and glory. Strong, temporarily, an Air Genasi Storm Sorceress with a love of animals. Where we’d left off we were concluding some downtime before the party ventured to encounter Bjorn Kongur, the Bear King, and so Strong during her eight weeks continued to try and track down and feed the pegasus they had released from the dungeon. Given the year is now entering December, the abundance of food did draw the Pegasus to roam near their keep, but still refused to be her pet. On december 21st, the shortest day of the year, as predicted, a messenger arrives to guide them- he is a full armoured knight riding a bear with a strange echoing voice. Not quite trusting him, Felix sidles up, and realizes that the rider, the knight is basically a scarecrow- the Bear is the sentient one, the one in charge. Still, he wants it to be kept secret, and they oblige, heading off with him to some local woods through the thick snow where he begins to lead them through game trails. And past a tree they recognize. And past it again, half an hour later. They’re going in circles, but it seems to work eventually, as they begin to see red leaves through the fir trees, the buzzing of bees and maple trees. Somehow they find themselves approaching an autumnal crag, with all manner of strange fey around- humanoid bearfolk, tiny pixies and sprites, glamorous eladrin and other stranger beings. The weirdest is called Nuckelavvee, a skinless humanoid grated out of the back of a skinless horse who growls at them as they pass. In the centre of it all, they’re lead to Bjorn Kongur, the Bear King himself, a huge man swathed in furs with clawed hands, yellow eyes and a crown of mistletoe, sitting on a throne of branches eating a pot of honey. He welcomes them happily enough, and explains the reasons for their summons- their half elf followers disturbed some of his beehives while fighting other fey and giants on their mission, and so he’s kept half of them as hostages. The hostages do seem in good spirits, rather drunk and remarking that it has been a hell of a week, despite it being eight weeks since they were captured. He also orders Bjorn to give up the name- the dwarf, the groundling is clearly not a bear, and so unworthy of having bjorn for a name- he’s not even the hairiest member of the party. When he refuses, the King invites them to take part in some games, some trials, to win back their half elf followers from the rivals who would dearly love to slay them. It seems that a number of Wild Hunt, evil fey, had battled the half elves, but have also been held here in the Bear Kings hospitality until the half elves leaders came to handle the dispute. Plus, maybe Bjorn can prove himself worthy of his name? They agree and enjoy a great meal, all roasted meat and ale, though Felix avoids eating anything, fearing stories of fairies, and Bjorn drinks nothing. Then the King explains that he will tell them of Five Trials- games of Guts, of Strength, of Speed, of Voice and of Mind. Guts and Speed are one man challenges, while the others are team based. They decide to begin with Guts while they’re here and it its revealed to be a drinking contest of some of the most potent spirits the Bear King has- Bjorn, still sober, is sent up from the GOATs, while a goat-man, a drunkard faun is sent up on behalf of the Wild Hunters. While some go down better than others, the mead makes Bjorn feel slow and groggy, the Faun is burned by some vodka, the two actually manage to finish all their drinks and fall unconscious together at the same time. The Bear King laughs at their sleeping forms and calls up another member of each team for a tiebreaker as he pulls a small vial of something from his robes- this time Felix stands up, facing a huge six legged centaur begin, and each take a sip of this new concoction. It is delicious , weighty and strong, and Felix enjoys it, while his opponent abruptly turns into a polar bear cub. One victory for the GOATs. Strong, ever an animal lover, asks to try the strange potion too, and turns into a bear cub too. Next comes the Trial of Speed, where Ruko steps up and facing him is a tiny blue Quickling from the Hunt. The Bear King gestures to a path around his glade, and explains they must be the first to complete three laps without leaving the track, then they begin. Now, Ruko is bloody fast, he can average around 150 ft a round, but the Quickling is obscene. It darts forwards, giggles, taunts him, and then runs further ahead again. And it seems that its not the only competitor- Felix notices some other Wild Hunters moving off to other stages in the track, and catches the Nuckelavee trying to heft a log across the path. He offers to help, and shoves the horrid skinless monster with the log, but Ruko finds himself having to jump by and navigate other obstacles- an old lady crossing the path, a pair of Bearfolk apparently moving a pane of glass across it, and the drunkard faun sloshing oil over one stage. Felix takes advantage of the last, and waits there until the Quickling is approaching, before taunting the faun into headbutting him. As soon as he does, a Hellish Rebuke is unleashed, and what was simply oil combusts into an inferno, catapulting the charred form of the Quickling out of running. Without his opponent, its easy for Ruko to finish. His foes are furious- how dare he almost kill their Quickling, but Felix points out that noone ever said it was illegal, and the Faun did attack him first. A second victory for the GOATs. Third, a team game, comes the Trial of Strength where both parties are shown into two identical caverns. Both hold a horrendous mutated giant, a Formorian, captured during its raids on the forest, and the Bear Kings game is simple- kill your enemy before the other team kills theirs. Both teams crush them in two rounds. Despite Strong still being an adorable little bearcub. Another draw, another tie, the Bear King growls, wondering how to resolve this one, when a voice perks up from the Wild Hunters. “We triumph in the Trial of Wits.” “Alright then, two victories for the Hunters, two victories for the GOATs.” Felix is outraged, immediately demanding to know what the hell that was, but the bear King simply explains- he said he would tell them of five Trials, but that didn’t mean there were just five. The Trial of Wits was a challenge to realize there was a secret trial, and say you had won it- it is the Wisdom portion of this game, compared to the constitution, dexterity, and strength they’ve now cleared. The GOATs claim their score is three one nonetheless. Next is the Trial of Voice, which is hardly in character- the teams are given cards with words on them, like Winter, Giant, Bear, and the like, and have a minute for their allies to guess the word based only on the noises they make, not acting or words. I’ve got to admit, this is a fun little party game called Soundliscious I got over Christmas, and I had intended for them to have two performance checks they could roll if they didnt want to do it, but they crushed them so well we did an extra round of harder words just for fun. Turns out DnD players are pretty good at sound effects. The other Hunters did not do quite so well, the Nuckelavee just roared for every card, and so they didn’t beat the GOATs perfect score. Goats have three victories, hunters only two. Or Four-One in Felix’s head. Last, and simply for fun given their triumph, comes the Trial of Mind which is a quiz conducted by a familiar figure. Eirwyn was a Snow Maiden, a half Fey woman they once rescued from some hags, who was unable to feel anything, and so her neutral attitude makes her a rather cold quizmistress. All of the questions are about their adventures, but its late and they begin to get them wrong, but discover some crucial details as she corrects them. For one thing, the date is now the 31st of the December, almost the 1st of January thanks to feywild time shenganigans. Secondly, the Bear King needed to finish this tonight for he falls into hibernation afterwards, and a new King of Winter takes control. Thirdly, said King of Winter is Boreas, the North Wind, Eirwyns father. The party, despite failing the quiz, immediately rush, realizing they need to get out of here before a new, worse archfey takes control at midnight, and dash back through the falling Autumn leaves to the Bear King where he’s beginning to doze on his throne. He congratulates them, it was a very amusing evening and they proved their worth- so much so that he is happy to bless Bjorn to keep his name, and awards them with six large enchanted healing pots of honey as well as a strange box. They thank him, and feel a chill in the air as snow begins to fall. Their half elves, somewhat drunk, and rounded up and the expanded crew dash out of the withering glade as they see the Bear King fall asleep, and a horned figure running through the air, leading an Aurora. That’s the last time they look back. Bjorn flies, Ruko dashes, Felix hurries, Strong returns to herself, and through tree, bramble and leaves they finally burst out of the forest, out into thick feet of snow, overlooking their Keep in the distance. With a small headcount, they’re missing two half elves, but most have been rescued, and are disappointed to realize they missed their own new years night party. The box of Bees doesnt improve their mood, but they have triumphed again, and a near year dawns. Not entirely on time, given we played this on the 15th January, but close enough.
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2019.12.29 23:24 Galactica98Want to write a novel, any suggestion would help.
This is my first time posting and I really want to improve my story writing. I would love to hear any feedback WARNING: IT'S LONG first 10 pages of what I wrote so far. For the past couple of nights my sleep has been very disturbed. Whole weekend my neighbor’s dog barking kept me awake. Sometimes I feel like the dog has visions of something, it keeps barking around 3 in the morning every time. Even though we live in a safe neighborhood, with no crime and intruders. Last night my test anxiety kept me up for most part of the night. I have this big exam coming up and want to do my best. After all good grades will get me to my desired job. Anyways I think I can sleep well tonight and wake up early to attend my classes. I live 20 mins away from campus, so I must wake up an hour before class to catch the bus. Dorm was not my interest which is why I live in a small home close to campus. I made my bed and made my bag ready for tomorrow morning. I’m the type of guy who keeps everything prepared before time to avoid forgetting items. When I was growing up my father would always do this before work, which is what I imitate now. I would say that it has helped me in life, it makes me look organized and responsible. It was getting late and I pulled the sheets over myself while resting my head on the pillow to go to sleep. The moment I went to bed I don’t remember anything and fell into deep sleep stage by completely skipping REM. To be honest I can’t even remember any dreams from last night, I was in some deep sleep. In the morning when I woke up and looked at my phone it was already 9:00. At that moment I felt as if the ground below me had vanished and I fell face down. I can’t believe it I overslept my class was at 8:00. These things would panic me a lot since I never miss any class and have an obsession of being punctual. Back in high school I won prizes for perfect attendance for two years. My eyes couldn’t believe the time and my heart started pumping rapidly. In a panic situation I got up from my bed and grabbed my clothes to get ready, so I didn’t miss the other class at ten. When I made it to the bus stop, it came to my knowledge that the bus was not going to be there before 9:45. Currently it was 9:15 and if I remember my weather forecast, it was about time for rain to start pouring. “Could this day get any worse.” I frowned and looked toward the ash grey sky with helplessness. In that moment of distress an idea struck my mind. What if I called uber and it would take 20 mins to reach campus? Meaning it would be safe enough for me to attend my class, and not get soaked out in rain. The uber came in 5 mins and I sat inside an old rusted van the color of khaki, which was covered in residue of wet dirt. The van inside had a bad odor and it looked as if a tornado came inside the van. The driver had items all over his vehicle, seemed like a person who didn’t care much about being organized. If I had enough money to afford a car, I would keep it fresh and never let dirt get on it. Seriously unorganized people are just a mess; I mean how do they live every day. At least being in the van was better than being soaked waiting for bus. Fortunately, I made it on time to class and sat next to my friend. Susan was a nice friend of mine we had taken some classes together last year and she is also in my Latin class. Latin was the class I missed today and was hoping I didn’t miss too much. Susan was kind of like me who wouldn’t miss classes, so I asked her about it. “Hey! Was there anything important in Latin today?” Susan smiled at me and after staring into my eyes she replied with hesitance. “I’m sorry Adam you missed the surprise test. I was worried that you would not come today.” When she told me that I couldn’t understand what to say, how was I having such a rough day. What did I do wrong to deserve this? I am a dedicated student who doesn’t miss classes. I just want to enter business to start earning money to get luxurious items, travel exotic places and have a mansion. I couldn’t focus the entire time in lecture and kept thinking about my failure at life, and how will I achieve my dream. At the end of class after saying goodbye to Susan, I went to café for feeding myself since I didn’t have breakfast today. Roughly an hour later I went to my other class, and after that I had a club meeting to attend. Everything seemed normal and boring as usual. My mind kept wandering to the fact that today’s morning was very rough. Whenever I thought about my morning the only thing, I would do was take a huge sigh, and look down. I felt super miserable, especially knowing the fact that I’m the only child and my parents have tremendous expectations from me. All these thoughts sometimes put a lot of burden on my shoulders, I’m barely 20 and already feeling a myriad of responsibilities. It was around 4:00 and I decided to head home after a long day at college, just to catch up on some chores at home. I started walking down the street to the bus stop, in hope of catching the bus on time to take me home. Even though it was pouring in the morning, by the afternoon it was bright sunny. Summer days were coming to end with fall just around the corner. It was the month of September and it has been mild not too hot. I was satisfied to stand at bus stop in a nice weather. A minute later my peripheral vision caught something approaching me from the right side. I turned my head facing east to see who it was, to my surprise it was a cute girl walking towards me. The girl stopped next to me and positioned her body towards me. When I took a fresh look at her, I recognized her from my Econ class. She had beautiful hair the color of chocolate, and properly straightened. Her grey eyes were unique with bluish taint resembling pieces of nickel. She had a breathtaking smile which would turn any grief into joy. In courtesy I reciprocated her gesture and smiled at her. In my mind I kept thinking that there is no way this cute girl will talk to me, or she is probably taken. I stand no chance in making her impressed she is out of my league, and I have close to no prior experience in relationships. Suddenly during my train of thoughts, the girl confidently initiated the conversations “My name is Alicia. We are in the same Econ class of Professor Justin. I see you are not a talking person.” I was not anticipating anything like this to happen, a girl leading the conversation. I chuckled and went to introduce myself. “Ha-ha, no it’s not like that. I’ve seen you before in class my name is Adam. Nice to meet you. Where are you heading if you don’t mind me asking?” It was a coincidence that she was heading home also, but in a different town. During this encounter I was making sure to be confident and ace those icebreaker conditions. She was cute, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t come out as a creep. I just kept telling myself to give my best shot because there is nothing to lose. Bus approached the stop, and me being a gentleman I allowed her to enter first. The bus was crowded, so I decided to stand and let Alicia sit down. The moment let her sit down she turned polite and said. “We can sit together I will scoot over for you.” When she said that it made me enter this euphoric feeling, my heart was skipping beats and I just didn’t want the moment to end. Now not only did I meet a cute girl, but also found good company. I sat next to her and we had a nice long conversation about our lives. This whole time when I was talking to her she would keep smiling and her eyes never left sight of me. She would speak in such a soft way that it made the environment so peaceful. There were many people on the bus, but it felt like it was just us two focusing on each other. That bus ride was the best moment of my whole day. It felt like she was the cure to my sadness, the type of girl who can make me comfortable and happy. I’ve never felt this strange emotion when someone makes truly makes your day glorious. My stop was approaching and before leaving I asked for her number and without any delay, she typed it on my phone. It was time I departed, and she was going to stay a little longer. She said goodbye and I thanked her for being a great company and waved at her. The feelings I had were too wild, she was a perfect girl who made me feel joyful. My heart was still pumping vigorously as if I ran marathon before getting off the bus. On my walk to the house I kept thinking of her beautiful face and her pleasant personality. I looked up to the sky and smiled thinking that I should be grateful for this day. I should be thanking God for sending an amazing girl who I met today. Now I had forgotten that I had a rough day, or I missed a test. I was like life is supposed to be enjoyed not stressed about meaningless things. Things will come and go let me just enjoy these small beautiful moments, and I probably will be feeling restless the before I meet her again. Around 5:30 I entered my home it took me longer to get back home because I had some grocery items to pick up. By the time I opened the door my eyes caught sight of the dinning table and I saw Jason sitting on the chair. Jason was my room mate he was a chill dude who is an old friend of mine. Jason and I met each other last year in a class, and we both immediately felt a connection. Our friends refer to us as the non-biological brothers. Both of us treat each other like a sibling and honestly Jason should get more credit than I do. He has always been like a brother to me, helped give me guidance and emotional support in rough times. I remember around Christmas time last year my sister was at the hospital and the doctor told us that she is diagnosed with early stage of blood cancer. I was mentally and emotionally very devastated to hear the news, knowing the fact that my sister is my only sibling best friend in this world. I’ve spent many years with her, and she always made me feel special. During these times of sorrow when me and my family were in severe grief, I got a call from Jason, saying he wants to meet us. I remember on December 27th Justin drove 2 hours to get to my house and spent the whole day being support for us. Fortunately, my sister has been making good progress and she is battling cancer well. Honestly, I can never reciprocate what Justin has done for me and my family, and he is an angel to many others also. Justin was wearing his usual pjs and his blue Golden State shirt. He was staring at his phone and then he turned his eyes towards me and replied with a smile. “Sup dude, how was your day?” “You know bro same old how about you?” Jason replied with a casual gesture and told me that nothing much took place. For a second I felt like telling him about who I met today, but then I felt embarrassed to share it. I just wanted to keep it a secret and enjoy it myself, so I chose to avoid sharing the highlight of my day with Jason. Also, I had a weird feeling that if I told Jason about Alicia he would get interested and try to make a move on her. I knew it was too early, but I wanted to be possessive about Alicia. She is my special girl and I want to make it official before telling someone. I was unloading the grocery bags when I heard Jason say, “Any reason why you have that smile on your face?” If I were to name a superpower Jason had it would be that he could read emotions. His academic intention is to study Chemical Engineering, but I think he has a minor in telepathy. I would get nervous when I first met him, but overtime I got used to it and learned to on poker face. In order to avoid the situation, I just told him that a professor complemented my work today. Luckily Jason was not the type of person who would interrogate and become a detective to solve mysteries, so he simple nodded to my reply and resumed doing his thing. I went to my room after eating a sandwich and started working on my assignments. Without even noticing it was already 11:15 and I was getting sleepy, so I decided to close everything and went to bed. Somehow, I was physically tired, but I was mentally really relaxed and my mind kept drifting to the girl. The encounter with Alicia kept playing repeatedly around one in the morning I finally fell asleep and woke up on time to make it to my class on normal time. The day was Wednesday, and I did have my econ class today around noon. I was excited that maybe I will see Alicia again and talk to her about her plans this weekend. The moment I was about to enter the lecture room I heard a soft voice behind me say, “Hi Adam! I see you are very punctual to class.” I looked behind and saw the beautiful face of Alicia smiling at me. If tomorrow she looked cute, then today she looked breathtaking. My gosh she had make-up on, and it was matching her clothes. I gave her a chuckle and told her that being punctual is my priority, we both entered the lecture hall and sat in the middle of the room. During the lecture I was focused on the professor and didn’t say a word to Alicia, because when it’s time to be focused I don’t like getting distracted. To my surprise Alicia looked dedicated with her studies and kept taking notes. I was happy to see that she is very similar to me, so after lecture I started talking to her and gave her an offer to hang out sometime. “Sure! Where would you like to go out?” she said. Honestly, I was not expecting her to say something like that because I’ve never taken a girl out before, so without any experience I said the ice cream place. Without a pause she agreed with me and happily accepted it. On side note I was really worried she might refuse the idea, and a girl like her would want something lavish and romantic to please her. Lucky for me she accepted my humble offer and seemed happy. After that she went to her other classes I went to my classes. Rest of that day went well mainly because I got hyped from asking out a girl for first time and it worked. I don’t even remember how long I had a smirk on my face that day, since the only thing I could focus on was her saying yes. On my way back home, I sat on the bus near the window, and gazed the moving traffic outside. In my mind I kept pondering on the thought of being comfortable enough to call Alicia my girlfriend. There is something she likes about me, which is why she felt the urge to initiate the first interaction and now wants to go out with me. I was feeling a sense of pride in myself and believed that I was invincible enough to win her and amuse her with my looks and personality. Before Alicia there was nobody who praised me or made me feel special. The girls I would meet before her would simply friendzone me and never wanted to do anything special together. I was beginning to feel that Alicia entering my life is a good way for me to improve myself. Previously I was never that bold and confident in striking up conversations with a girl. I feel tranquil around her and I do my best to make her feel comfortable around me. Even though when I talk to her one can see her cheeks turn into pink roses, she starts blushing in my presence. On top of all that having Alicia around will be a good way to groom me and help me become a better man. The time was around six when I reached home and found out that Jason was not home today. Usually Jason would be home prior to me unless he had an evening exam. I walked into the kitchen, dropped my bag on the carpet and started making myself some food. I pulled out a box of lasagna and decided to make it for both of us, so Jason didn’t have to worry about making something when he came back. I enjoyed my lasagna in solitude missing Jason’s company. Our home is small, and it feels lonely when nobody is talking. While I was chewing on the warm cooked lasagna my mind started thinking about how beautiful it would be to have Alicia around. She would be an amazing company to have at a moment like this, her pretty face with the smile, and soft voice would make me really enjoy the moment. “Ahh! One day Adam, one day this will become reality.” Just a minute later I heard someone unlock the door and entered Jason. I was excited to see him finally get back home. “Where were you?” I asked to which he replied in an apologetic way as if he owed me something. “Sorry dude I had to run to the bank, so I could get some cash out. You know tomorrow there is this charity drive for orphans, and I wanted to donate some cash for the kids to but their favorite toys.” “That’s an amazing cause you are donating for.” I replied. Like I mentioned, Jason is a selfless person who will go out of his way to make someone’s day. I know that I can never become as good as Jason, but he would feel happy whenever I did something kind. People like Jason are rare in universe, who are selfless and have a smile on their face no matter what. I was wiping my mouth with a napkin after having my dinner when I saw Jason get excited to see lasagna on table. I let him know that I made extra for him, and he thanked me for being considerate friend. At the back of mind, I started thinking that doing small things makes Jason content, he never has high expectations nor lavish requests from others. While Jason was savoring the warm cooked lasagna, I went to my room and started working on my assignments. The first midterm exams were just around the corner, and I was in desperate situation of turning things around. Specially after the recent light of events where I my surprise quiz. I just need to let that leave my mind and start with new focus for this semester. Moments before going to bed I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth while my phone was being charged. After cleansing my mouth from toothpaste residue, I grabbed my towel and put it up against my mouth to dry my face. I had all the mint flavor occupied in my mouth which made my breath fresh, I was about to pull the charger out when I heard a strong buzz. For a second it made me astonished to receive a message late at night, but when I glanced at phone screen it made me leap in excitement. Alicia sent me a text asking if I was doing something important? Honestly, I was never expecting a girl to initiate with the first text, despite that I only met her a few days ago. I was in a tumultuous state of mind, but mostly happy to finally find a girl who maybe likes me. After 5 minutes of pondering on the idea that Alicia is slightly taking interest in me, I finally decided to respond her back. “No! but why do you ask.” I texted, to which she replied in a heartbeat “Just wanted to chat for a while.” The text conversation kept going back and forth just sharing about our day, and I gave her some good laugh here and there. One could confidently say that both of us started developing some chemistry, and maybe the feelings were mutual. Alicia has a charming/extrovert personality plus the beautiful looks. Therefore, I don’t want to lose her and kept chatting with her until one in the morning. She is my special person, and if there is a girl who I want to spend my life with. Hands down without a doubt I would love to spend my entire life with Alicia. Some people have a secret habit, but for me I have a secret obsession to be in love with Alicia. I went to bed and had a sound sleep, but thankfully didn’t oversleep. My first-class today was Latin, and Susan was sitting next to me. I just casually greeted her and focused on what professor was teaching. I don’t want to get distracted, so I can get the grades I want and succeed at life. Susan was the type of girl who didn’t really care about her looks, I have never seen a stroke of makeup on her. She only spent time studying, scribbling notes and asking people questions regarding exams. I agree that education is vital, but at least treat yourself properly. How can you expect someone to like you if you don’t even care about how you look? When I saw Susan in class she looked as if she got out of bed and didn’t even bother changing clothes. On the contrary you can tell that Alicia dedicates time on her aesthetics, she puts decent makeup has a good taste in dressing and takes care of her body. With that being said she also has college on top of work to deal with, but still finds time to make herself look appealing. Those are the type of girls I want to spend time with, who care for themselves. Just like how wise people say, “If you can’t care for yourself how do you expect another person to care for you.” Anyways after class Susan walked to me and insisted that before the exam we should study together. Currently I didn’t want to spend any time with another chic, unless it was Alicia. Back of mind I had the fear that somehow Alicia will catch me with another girl and dump me. On top of that my irrational behavior would make Alicia upset which I don’t intend on doing. “Sue! that’s a wonderful proposal, but I can’t commit to that.” I did feel bad saying this to her but being an adult does mean that you make appropriate decisions. When she heard me say no her eyes rolled down and her face had a look of disdain. She was and still will be my close friend but spending time with her can put jeopardize my situation with Alicia. Besides I never had any feelings for Susan which is why I never hung out with her. She gathered some strength and darted her pupils towards me, straightened her torso and spoke in vociferous tone to me. “Suit yourself I can find someone else to study with.” Her response did sound bitter, because she had anticipated that I would accept her request. She was in return expecting me to join her to study together, but I couldn’t please her. We both went on through our normal day and I forgot about this scene by the end of day. Most likely she had also forgotten about this episode by now. Plus, I just refused to study with her not a big deal, a ton of people flake it. Susan was a mature girl who didn’t let her emotions control her minds, and she only focused on her goals in life. By evening when I reached home, I wasn’t surprised to find out that Jason wasn’t home, because he had the charity drive. I decided that it would be a good time for me to call my sister and chat with her. Ever since last Christmas she has responded well to cancer, but emotionally she puts on a poker face. Meaning people never actually know how she is feeling.
2019.10.24 19:00 Thanatoast1843Gambit, a Comedy. Or, a Solo Beginners Guide to Ranked Competitive Easter Egg Hunting.
Gambit, a Comedy of Errors. Or, A Solo Beginners Guide to Competitive Easter Egg Hunts. So you want to be bad guys huh? Well ol’ toasty is back to let you in on a few secrets. Gambit is a far cry from the crucible, it's the real lawless frontier of destiny, and everyone's got a price on their head. So let's get to it. (Before I go any further I would like to clearly point out that this is not a “how to fix gambit” post).
Ch 1: No Country For Old Dads
If you forget this I will take a bath with my jötunn plugged into the socket The rules of both gambit modes are simple; Kill waves of ads to spawn motes, collect the motes, run back to the bank in the middle to deposit, sabotage the other team, summon the primeval and kill it first. Regular gambit is a “best of three “ game mode, with easier ads, less frequent invasions and a tiebreaker round that immediately begins at the boss phase. Gambit prime Is the single round version. There are four optional armor sets you can unlock that will place you into designated rolls and provide buffs to you and your team. The primeval phase is divided into timed dps phases, kill the 3 envoys where they spawn to begin each new damage phase. Due to the lack of balance changes, I wouldn't suggest dipping into gambit if you want a stress-free grind or are sick of the meta, also LIGHT LEVEL MATTERS IN GAMBIT FOR PVP LIKE IRON BANNER Roleplay In regular gambit there are two main roles, invader and bottoms. Ok in all seriousness it's invader and ad clear.
Ad clear is what everyone is supposed to be while not invading. You go to your 9-5, kill aliens all shift, maintain finances by collecting and depositing motes, remove blockers from the establishment, and send some back because you’re the employee keeping the establishment running. If an Invader arrives, fight back unless you have too many motes. Since this is a solo guide I will stress the fact that you need a viable weapon and strategy to defend against invaders. I will go more in-depth later.
Invaders, your job is to ruin everyone’s day. Before a primeval is summoned your number one priority is to hunt down players with motes. When all else fails you stop them from getting to the bank. When the enemy summons their primeval your priority is to restore the primeval’s health by killing guardians.
Gambit Prime has 4 roles with the armor unlocked, which you get from doing the reckoning and the weekly helmet bounties from drifter.
Reaper, your job is to slaughter the enemies of humanity who thought they’d be home in time for space Christmas. With all the perks unlocked you can debuff yellow bar enemies/high-value targets, mark them for your team, provide green ammo for your team on killing sprees, recharge your grenades faster, and make motes that last longer.
Sentry, if its made of interdimensional goop, shuts down the bank, or rhymes with debater, go out of your way and kill it. With all perks unlocked: killing regular enemies will give you a one-hit buff against taken, damaging an invader marks them for everyone else (like OEM or tether), standing near the bank heals you, and standing in the pool of light during the primeval phase will boost team stats.
Invader, we get it, you do Crossfit, drive a lifted truck, and slept with the mom of every kid you match online, but can you walk the walk? Your job is the same as regular gambit but with a “few” added bonuses. With all perks unlocked: kinetic and energy weapons reload over time while invading, you have an even better overshield, gain stacks of bonus damage back on your side by killing guardians, and most importantly, completely lock the enemy bank by invading and drain motes while standing near it (hint hint bubble bros).
Collector, pick up those motes like you’re a teenager and mom is coming upstairs to check if you‘ve cleaned up. While it is tempting to go for giant blockers DO NOT do so unless your teammates graduated top of their class in the navy seals, instead focus on banking when it will inconvenience the enemy team the most, more on that later. With the full armor unlocked you can: drop a small percentage of motes on death, gain an overshield by picking up 5 motes, gain special and kinetic ammo anytime you bank, and summon a giant blocker with 20 motes.
If you don't have any armor you are ad clear, you can be an invader if nobody with the bright neon-red glowing invader armor is present on your team. If its an emergency anyone can hop through or the invader has been unsuccessful the majority of the game, give them at least two tries. Additionally, if someone has the bright white collector armor PLEASE let them collect motes first, it's literally their job. Know thy enemy as thine knows thy recipe to kraft mac n cheese Gambit features all enemy races in the game, if they were actually coordinated and played to the strengths and weaknesses of each unit, and are bound to certain “rules”
To progress the game you must kill every or almost every ad that spawns in a wave, radar is your best friend here.
In regular gambit enemy unit composition changes each round.
Blockers do not travel far from the bank but can still map you.
If one team really starts falling behind, shiny enemies worth 5 motes will begin to spawn, these are pathetically weak and are worth a small free blocker.
In regular gambit, a high-value target will spawn sometime during one of the rounds. In Gambit Prime a high-value target will always spawn sometime during the match. Word of caution for gambit prime, if you so much as think too loud around the high-value target you will be rewarded a reaper synth, If you don’t want a reaper synth don’t hurt it whatsoever.
Geography class Relax, I’m not going to be testing you on the 50 states and capitals, this’ll be easy as a BuzzFeed quiz. All the maps are briefly explained in this handy google docs sheet.
CH 2 Professionals Have Standards
Now comes the real meat for my vault hoarders. Depending on your role you will need to prepare differently. But the golden rule here is that this is a SOLO player guide, which means get ready to be that single parent juggling everything. Going Commando Your goal for every build as a solo player is to carry your team by covering all of your bases: Ad clear, guardian bullying, and boss phase. You achieve this by balancing all 3 weapon slots, your subclass and having the capability to engage at long distance and close quarters. Another personal tip from me to you is to give either your primary or special weapon the dual purpose of killing invaders. An example of a well-rounded build without exotic weapons, or going into specifics may look like this.
Warlock: Kinetic Pulse, energy shotgun, LMG, middle tree stormcaller.
Hunter: Kinetic Sniper, energy handcannon, heavy grenade launcher top tree nightstalker.
Titan: Kinetic handcannon, energy sniper, heavy grenade launcher, top tree striker.
Also, here are some Specific builds that I have used or seen work well.
Warlock: Go figure pulse rifle, The Long Goodbye energy sniper, Anarchy GL, Crown of Tempests exotic helmet, Top tree stormcaller.
Gambit prime Collector hunter: Imperial Decree kinetic shotgun, Jötunn exotic fusion rifle, wendigo gl3 grenade launcher, St0mp33s/ Orpheus Rigs, Top tree nightstalker.
Titan: Izanagi’s burden exotic sniper rifle, kindled orchid hand cannon, wendigo gl3, insurmountable skullfort exotic helmet, Top tree striker.
The part where I crush your hopes and dreams Gambit has such a skewed meta that a lot of players would rather not stay in the mode for too long. For classic mix 6 stack warriors, the experience will feel right at home. If you plan on invading remember that this game mode is still 90% PvE, so suck it up and equip something to kill ads. let's dive into what are the most viable options as of writing. Also, try to pick something that can work in a raid. Primary Weapons
Pulse rifles: aggressive frame (4 burst) pulse rifles are ok, outbreak perfected is good since it can do just about everything except file taxes, bad juju for fast super.
SMG's: Huckleberry, riskrunner in some scenarios, recluse, ReClUsE, R E C L U S E.
Handcannons, kindled orchid, curated nation of beasts, spare rations/ midnight coup. Honorable mentions are rampage-dragonfly trust and malfeasance.
Scout rifles: Polaris Lance or if you’re desperate, any legendary that kills faster than 1 redbar every leap year.
Auto rifles??? Ok fine, choose either a bullet hose or slow but hard-hitting variant, pick sweet business if you want to flex.
Bows: Le Monarque, take your butter sandwich or leave it.
Sidearms: not even rat king will save you.
Fighting lion: it can work, but if you miss you reduce your efficiency drastically. Even Wei Ning would prefer you used regular punches.
Shotguns: All the shotguns with 1-2 punch; One Small Step, Last Man Standing, Emperor’s Courtesy, Prophet of Doom. All shotguns with trench barrel also work: Imperial Decree, Threat Level, IKELOS_SG_v1.0.1 .
Fusion rifles: Loaded question, Telesto, and Jötunn. Many people don’t like using Jötunn out of principle, but the problem is that it works whether you like it or not.
Grenade launchers: M O U N T A I N T O P.
Arbalest, It can work but keep in mind that the enemy invader might be a human aimbot so be warned.
Eriana’s vow, it’s ok, but will suffer immensely at long distances such as invasions or primeval phase.
Trace rifles: Haha very funny, unless it's Prometheus lens or divinity.
LMGs: Hammerhead is a classic in this slot, Fixed Odds is not too shabby either, and of course Thunderlord. If you use an LMG for dps I will pop a screeb pimple and make you drink it without milk.
Swords: These would be top tier BUT, stomp mechanics exist in the game, so be cautious. For Titans and Hunters both class exclusive swords open up wonderful high damage builds, for warlocks, I suggest farming strykers sure hand. Both exotic swords can put in work during invasions especially worldline zero.
Grenade Launchers: Love and Death, Anarchy, The prospector. Wendigo gl3 is a good substitute for a poor 150 rpm grenade launcher roll. Spike grenades= good.
Let me gush about anarchy real fast. This gun can kill a primeval with 2 shots if done perfectly, Its ammo economy is absolutely bananas. And the best part is it does all its damage by itself letting you multitask.
Rocket launchers: Truth, any legendary with tracking. These only exist for one purpose, to smite enemy guardians.
Linear fusion rifles: A thousand voices if you have it. Crooked Fang is the only real legendary option.
Exotic shotguns: tractor cannon, it's great ad clear, envoy clear, debuffs big targets, and if you are tired of invaders channel your inner titan and hold w.
Exotic snipers: Whisper of the Worm. Xol has been grumpy ever since he went on the keto diet, help him out a little.
Leviathan’s breath: Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh, I guess it can boop invaders around?
Power ammo spawns near your bank in two locations at set intervals of 2 minutes, with the first brick spawning at 1 minute into the match.
Power ammo can drop from enemies, usually one brick per round in regular gambit, and once or twice in gambit prime. Use ammo finders for more drops.
There is an unspoken rule to reserve power ammo for invaders. If the invader chooses to not use the power ammo it's usually free game.
Ch 3 Banging Knuckles
Now that we’ve covered the basics of the game mode and what to bring to the fight, let's dig into the main course, strategy LiStEn Up GoOd PeOpLe Of ThE cItY Please please pleeeeaaassseeeee turn the dialogue up. Drifter will tell you just about everything that's going on including but not limited to
Where the enemy waves are spawning.
When there are blockers.
That you’re a snitch.
When your portal is open, and if someone has entered it.
If a high-value target has spawned.
When you have enough motes to summon the primeval.
WHEN YOU HAVE ENOUGH MOTES TO SUMMON THE PRIMEVAL FOR THE SAKE OF WHAT IS GOOD AND PURE IN A WORLD WITH WEEBS AND FURRIES IN IT.
When to begin dps in gambit prime.
A fistful of motes Motes are the heart and soul of gambit. First off there is a hierarchy to mote collecting;
Anyone with a nearly maxed out mote limit
Collectors in gambit prime
People who slide after motes when everyone else is 1 away.
Additionally, motes have a limited lifespan and will despawn after a short period of time, this will be indicated by increasingly faster flashes of light so be mindful. Just like real-life economics, your goal is to screw over the competition. Collect motes in multiples of 5, and deposit them at the bank. This will spawn taken enemies on the other side that prevent them from depositing their motes. Blockers also come in different varieties.
5 motes, small blocker. This spawns a weak taken goblin that will shield any taken enemy near the bank. These are most useful with other blockers or if the other team summoned their primeval first. More often than not you will send a small blocker because you are in a panic.
10 motes, medium blocker. I have an axe to grind with these captain cinnamon toast fucks. If taken captains were people they would kick every dog, drop every baby, and disconnect your life support to recharge their kindle. They teleport approximately every 5 Planck seconds, spam their vegemite ball, and melt you with enough dps that Datto wants to recruit one for his next world’s first attempt. In short, send as many of these as possible before the primeval race begins.
15 motes, large blocker. This spawns a beefy taken knight that is an absolute nightmare with back up. These knights will kill you in a few shots and rain down enough fire and fury to make the Vietnam War look like a candlelit vigil. If the enemy team has summoned their primeval send as many of these as possible, it will force the other team to hide in spawn or seriously commit to clearing your blockers before dealing with the boss.
20 motes, Giant blocker, gambit prime only. Only collectors with the max aura can summon a giant blocker. These are… disappointing to say the least. The giant blocker’s only real utility is to deploy a “darkness” tether that acts much like the nightstalker tether and might trap your opponents. Unfortunately, they are like the Hulk from Avengers: Endgame, too passive. If you need to summon these for a bounty, try to avoid doing so if your teammates are less than stellar or you don’t like fighting invaders. If you lose 20 motes that is almost equivalent to the number of motes necessary to open the invasion portal for your team (25).
The timing of when to bank motes is perhaps the most important take away I can give.
At the top middle of your screen, there is a meter divided into increments of 25 that displays the number of motes both teams have picked up (light grey), and the number of motes currently deposited (colored).
Every 25 motes deposited will give the respective team an invasion opportunity, and at max meter, it will summon the primeval.
In a perfect world where every show gets a season 2, you want to keep the grey bar as small as possible to minimize the risk of being set back irreparably.
But the name of the game is Gambit, a gamble, and there are a few tricks to improve your odds.
Your goal at the very start of the game is to reach 25 motes before the other team. At this phase send mostly medium and small blockers. You will need 5 small blockers by themselves or ideally, 1 small blocker and 2 medium blockers. The latter option will force the enemy team to burn more resources and waste time.
When your invader is doing their thing, send as many medium and big blockers as possible. Unless the enemy team are C&B torture enthusiasts, they will not attempt to clear the bank during the invasion.
After the first invasion, a good time to bank is in between enemy waves, try to make it a habit to visit the bank if it is directly on the way to the next zone.
Anytime that the enemy's light grey bar is very full and you have 5+ motes BANK IMMEDIATELY, this is 1929 and the stock market is about to come crashing down like a warsat on blueberries.
When drifter tells you that you can summon a primeval.
Once again when drifter tells you to, B A N K T H E F U C K I N G M O T E S. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 mote or 14, just bank them. Bungie pays Todd Haberkorn good money to continually remind everyone that they can literally win the game then and there.
If you have to finish bounties by collecting motes, please consider playing one more match of gambit out of respect for your teammates that also have bounties and quests and are relying on you to be a team player. And guess what, if you summon the primeval faster, the game ends faster, the less grind you have to do.
Taking out the trash The ad clear portion of gambit is the most straightforward element and can be broken down into enemy race facts, ammo economy, and super economy. You will fight all enemy races in gambit except for nightmares. Enemies in gambit will be much more difficult than usual and are more akin to raid difficulty.
Fallen, main damage is arc/solar, will spawn enemies with arc and void shields. Watch out for invisible marauders, and servitors will constantly do the big succ.
Cabal, main damage is solaarc, will spawn enemies with solar and arc shields. No drop pods but kill turrets ASAP.
Hive, main damage is void/ solar, spawn enemies with arc and solar shields. Wizards and shriekers are a menace so be warned.
Vex, main damage is void/ solar, spawn enemies with void shields. Minotaurs, cyclops’, and hobgoblins, enough said.
Scorn, all damage types, all shield types. Fuck gambit scorn with a cactus: the totems will ruin your day, the screebs will ruin your day, everything exists to ruin your day. In short, don’t rush in like an idiot, be methodical.
Your special and heavy ammo are incredibly valuable resources that need to be managed carefully.
Try to save special ammo for Invaders, orange bar enemies, blockers, and beefier red enemies such as knights, captains, minotaurs, etc.
Try to use heavy ammo exclusively for primeval dps and fighting the invader. Use it to clear the bank in emergencies
If you use an entire rocket on a thrall, not even satan wants you anymore.
Supers should be mainly used for ad clear or boss dps, and are the easiest way a team can snowball.
Kill as many trash ads as possible to make orbs of light to begin a super chain.
At the start of later rounds it is usually a good idea to wait briefly lest you and a teammate both accidentally activate supers at the same time ruining the chain.
Your choice of subclass and super should be entirely dependant on PVE. The pvp portion is important, but too brief.
The Wild Hunt Gambit wouldn’t be gambit without invasions now, would it? Invasions are arguably the most important moments in a match. An effective invasion can literally undo half a team’s progress and allow the other to snowball to victory. Invaders this one’s for you. Today’s forecast is...
If your team’s light grey bar is about to touch, is touching, or just barely passes the 25 mote mark, start running back. This is because your team is carrying or about to carry enough motes to open the portal if they bank. Pay attention to your own motes because you might have enough to open it yourself.
There will be a text and audio prompt when your portal is ready.
D O N O T C A M P T H E P O R T A L. No sympathy here, If you pay attention to the meter then you won't have to worry about your teammates getting there first.
If someone else is portal camping but you care about winning, there really isn't anything you can do except go back to killing ads, try to send a polite message if possible, and report them if necessary. Alternatively, titans can yeet them out of the way but you didn’t hear that from me.
Bank your mote, reload your weapons, check all your ability meters, and decide if you’re using your super or not.
Its ok not to be the dedicated invader, we are here to support you coming out to us as a team player. It doesn’t make you any less cowardly a hunter, wimpy a warlock, or any dumber as a titan. You are all so brave and we love you just the way you are.
You have 30 seconds per invasion. You will be given wallhacks in the form of a name tag over the head that indicates how many motes they are currently carrying.
This is a bakery, the blueberry muffins all cost the same but you want the biggest one. Go after the guardians with the most motes first.
If you at least prevent any motes from being deposited during your invasion, you increase your chances of winning despite the 1 inch/ 2.5 cm you lose on your internet schlong or lady-schlong.
Some guardians like to hide, some like to rush to the bank, others will fight back.
Some guardian hiding spots actually benefit you since they are dead ends, that being said, be prepared to greet the barrel of a hot metal .45.
Always assume the entire enemy team is trained in guerilla warfare.
Use portals to cover distance quickly, give a surprise from behind, or a quick escape.
More likely than not the enemy team will use heavy and special ammo to fight you, fight back with extreme prejudice and overkill.
During the primeval phase everyone is fair game, and 99.99% of teams will stay in spawn. If you can't kill them, force them to hide.
In regular gambit your portal opens every 15 seconds during the enemy team’s primeval phase after your first invasion during this phase. That being said, DO NOT immediately use the first invasion portal. Wait until they start damaging the boss. You will need to guesstimate and start booking it when they are about 5-10 seconds away from doing so, (this comes with experience).
In gambit prime I am 99% sure the invasion portal will open automatically when they start killing envoys, once again you will need to time your invasion carefully.
As a continuation to my last two points, the best invasion is timed exactly when they begin dps. A good team will wait for you to leave before starting dps so don’t get there early.
Oh? You’re approaching me? Alright, bottoms it's your turn. Invaders think they’re hot shit because “drifter loves me most since I’m emo and kill guardians with heavy ammo”, I’m here to tell you that they’re dead wrong. You are not trapped on your side with an invader, they’re trapped on your side with you. Somethings wrong I can feel it The first step to successfully repel a bitch ass invader is to know when they’re coming and how to manage your motes. Thankfully the meter and dialogue box tells you almost everything.
Be mindful of your mote count at all times, check after every collecting spree.
When the enemy team’s grey bar is very close to or has passed a 25 mote interval they will be invading soon.
When the text prompt says “enemy invasion portal active” run to the bank if possible, take in your immediate surroundings, or pick where to hide.
If a family reunion of blockers has begun at your bank, an invader is probably next.
Current objective: Survive During an invasion, you have proper two choices, hide with your massive mote collection, or fight back. Alternatively, you can deny yourself entry into a good afterlife by continuing to collect motes. Let's start by getting a general idea of how to survive.
The invader will spawn in either left, middle, or right and NEVER spawn where the ads are, (unless the timing of the ads and invader are too close, in this case, the invader will spawn in either of the opposite areas to the side in which you just finished clearing ads).
TL;DR- When an invader spawns you have about a 50% chance of guessing which side they are.
Where your teammates die is indicated by a skull that appears on your HUD. Additionally, you will be told what weapon the invader used. I know this will be hard for titans and hunters, but you can put two and two together and estimate how far the invader was from them.
Many invaders use the exact same perches and vantage points.
If you have 8+ motes I suggest hiding. Get out of the open immediately, find cover, and ideally, an area where you can force the invader into a beneficial line of sight/bottleneck AND has an escape route.
~15 motes. OH SHIT WHAT ARE YOU DOING! RUN BITCH RUNNNNN!!! Try to hide in the most remote location with escape routes. Ideally, try to make it into spawn, it is a dead-end but takes more time and its harder for the invader to get there unnoticed...
If there are portals, use them to bamboozle tunnel-visioned invaders. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve hopped into the drill portal on the Nessus map and clapped hardscopers. Furthermore, If an invader is in the middle you can constantly hop between portals to confuse them until they pick a side, then you make a mad dash for safety.
Thot patrol This is where the fun begins. Most invaders are forced to hoard heavy ammo and are given wallhacks because if they didn’t, THEY’D be the ones in constant danger. Let's get ready to cyberbully.
Treat invasions somewhat like the crucible. Apes together strong, team shoot even stronger.
Always assume the invader has the firepower and precision of Bakengangsta one pill away from overdosing on Adderall.
That being said, using your super just to shut down the invader can save the day, just have a plan b for ad clear or dps.
If you are being melted, running back to cover is only a temporary solution, you will need to re-evaluate the situation again.
Arm yourself with a long-range primary or energy weapon. Pulse rifles, scout rifles, and sniper rifles are all great picks.
Any weapon with tracking works wonders as long as you don't sit down, lay out a picnic blanket and wait for the projectile to reach its destination.
Fight power ammo with power ammo, they have wallhacks so the Geneva Convention no longer applies.
Use the portals to your advantage. You want the invader to feel like they are fighting Rambo, The Predator, Jaguar Paw, and Kevin McCallister all at once.
Endgame So you finally made it to the primeval phase, this is where the real gunfight begins. Both game modes have different mechanics but follow the same principles.
Kill the big taken boss first to win.
Kill the envoys to weaken the primeval or begin dps.
Enemy invasion portal instantly opens when you summon your primeval.
Defend yourself from any ads that spawn.
The Primeval gets weaker over time with a debuff known as “Primeval Slayer”
Invasions are now much more frequent.
Any deaths during an enemy invasion will heal your primeval, feel free to kill yourself after.
Killing both envoys will instantly give you Primeval Slayer x2. It is highly recommended to use one super to kill the envoys quickly. They will not respawn.
If the game continues to round 3, you will start at the primeval phase and have instant super, your super will also recharge much faster during this tie-breaker round, heavy ammo will stay the same but 1 brick will be available at the start.
once the first enemy invasion begins, they will have their usual 30 seconds to invade BUT they will be able to invade again in 15 SECONDS.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack don’t let your guard down you prick.
To begin dps you will need to kill 3 envoys, 1 of each flavor.
When you start killing envoys the enemy invasion portal will open.
Once the 3rd envoy the dps phase begins and a well of light will spawn, stand in it for increased damage, but be careful it DOES NOT heal you...
The portal will open every minute and ten seconds if you do absolutely nothing and the invader walks through. I wasn’t able to test whether or not killing the first or last envoy triggers the enemy’s next invasion since I was testing solo. But invasions In the primeval phase are triggered by your team’s progress so congrats on doing well, you get a free detriment as your reward, stickers are in the gift shop.
Minutes to Midnight The primeval isn't a strike boss that you can melt in half a second with a feather, you can still melt it in half a second like everything else in the game but you need to plan accordingly.
In regular gambit 99.99% of players will fight the primeval from spawn or right in front of it because it usually has the best cover AND is facing all 3 zones an invader can spawn in.
In gambit prime the invader will spawn where there are no envoys or the pool of light.
Once you have around 2x Primeval slayer is a good time to start using heavy and super.
Apply buffs and debuffs if possible or if your team hasn’t used up through all their supers and heavy ammo like teenagers blow through their first paycheck.
CH 4 TL;DR and Closing Thoughts
This was a doozy to write and didn’t leave much room for humor without having to write an entire encyclopedia. I’ll make a sacrifice to my dark god, the American Psychological Association (APA), and give a brief summary of the most important points.
Do what's best for the team, not everyone has to be the hero nor are you entitled to anything.
Be mindful of the meter, dialogue, and what drifter tells you.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Bring a good all-around build.
I love gambit a lot and I’m a little disheartened to see it in its current state. I encourage new players to experiment through trial and error to find a fun and effective build. When you find a strategy that consistently pumps out good results, go absolutely ham with it. Veteran players, correct me where I’m wrong so I can make edits and give some of your own tips and tricks. Be notorious! Edit 1: completely forgot about swords, whoops!
2019.10.01 11:45 tafferlingOCtober 2019 - Give your Original Characters some time in the spotlight!
Hejsan! Your friendly neighbourhood Taff here.
Welcome to OCtober!
Can we call this a tradition now? This is year three in which you allow me to run OCtober for you and I feel both honoured and excited. For the newcomers: During OCtober I'm calling forth all Fan Fiction writers that bring Original Characters to the table. The ones that stand in the spotlight. The ones that drive the story forward right alongside, or even instead, of an established cast. The Self Inserts. The spotlight villains. The love interest of the hero that brightens their day. Original work is more than welcome. We'll start with an introduction thread in which you're encouraged to show us the stories that feature them and tell us about them. Bring their music. Art of them. Tell us what inspired you to write them as you did. How you went about naming them. What colour of socks they wear. Anything. Gush about them. Ramble about them. And we'll be here to welcome them with open arms. Each week I'll bring you 2 to 3 prompts and you're welcome to do as many as you'd like or even combine them if you want.
Don't come in here to tell us you don't like Original Characters. This is not the place for you. Shoo.
You get a ticket for two major OCs in the introductions thread.
Original Characters only (had to make that clear again) - If they exists by name in an Extended Universe, they are not considered as Original Characters created by you.
You are welcome to write about different OCs in each prompt, though it will be difficult for the readers to keep up with so many new faces.
Prompt fills can be anywhere from 100 words to 6000 words, but keep in mind that the longer it is, the less likely we will be able to engage with all of the responses.
Prompt fill ratings are not restricted - but anything Explicit / R for explicit sexual or violent content / 18+ will need to be bagged and tagged and cannot be posted in the thread directly. Link to it.
Mingle with the rest of your fellow writers!
...and maybe your OCs can mingle amongst each other too. Who knows, we might get some new ships out of this, for all I know.
Structure of thread:
I will post a reply here to begin with introductions. All OC introductions need to go into that child thread.
The main thread will be updated with prompts each week (Tuesdays). Chuck your replies in here anytime you want!
I'll post a quick "NEW THING!" post when the main thread gets updated which will have a handy link to this one.
Prompt fills can be written on any site and linked back, or written straight in here.
To make it easy to find entries, use a format as a header such as:
Prompt Group #1 01 Character Building Name of Character
Very important final rules:
Prompt Group #1, October 1st
Don't forget to introduce your OC(s) to us! The introduction thread is right heeeere (click).
01 Character Building
Your original character is about to join a Dungeon and Dragons campaign (or RPG of your choice) and are building their character. Class. Race. Background story. Stats. Write this any way you want. Have them talk about to someone, have someone quiz them, have them just start playing- or go ahead and mock up a character sheet for them!
They overcome an obstacle of sorts, regardless if it's a physical one or not. Could be an emotional one. Could be a literal mountain. How do they do it and how does it feel?
Prompt Group #2, October 8th
Second week! Woo!
03 A Day in the Shoes of...
Original Prompt: Your character swaps places with their antagonist/villain and sees their life. Their every day struggles (if they have any). Their family. Their friends. Do they experience their motivations? What do they learn? I'm not talking about spying on them here to get an advantage, but of seeing intimidate details of their lives. Do they hate them even more after? Do they realize things they would have never thought possible? Alternative: A proper good old body swap with a villain or antagonist and trying not to get found out.
Third week! So many prompts! Please don't forget to read your fellow writer's amazing entries and share in the excitement about our original characters.
Your characters as a child~ Their upbringing. Their innoncent years. Their beginning before it all.
06 Poetry/Quote prompt.
W\*e may pass violets for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.* - Bernard Williams
This'll be a little different, as it doesn't involve actual prose. For this bonus exercises we want to see a personality test. Any personality test. Do you have one that you enjoy squeezing your characters through? Share the test with us and share the results. (Even if that's "What Pokemon Are You?" from BuzzFeed.)
Prompt Group #4, October 22nd
Last week! :D
07 This is fine.
[click] Or maybe it isn't. It probably isn't, to be fair. They missed the bus. They forgot an anniversary (an important one). They are late to a test or forgot to study. The whole damn world is on fire. How do they deal with things going wrong?
06 Holiday / Festivities
Here, have an excuse to write a Halloween themed fic, if you were still needing one. Though it doesn't need to be Halloween, can be anything, really. Like their favourite ever holiday or festival in their original world, or Easter or someone's Birthday. I'd like to aks you to make sure they get to have fun, but we all know that good things not often happen to our OCs. I do have hopes though.
????? This is the last week. I couldn't really come up with a bonus that would do it justice. So I think I will leave it out and let you ... like ... link your fan fics and tell us anything you still wanna tell us about your wonderful characters. And then I'll have to sit down for the rest of the week and read. I still got a lot to catch up on and I hope there will be more entries piling into my inbox.
As usual, any typos and grammar mistakes are made with tons of love. Questions? Go ahead and ask. In here or in my DMs, tots up to you :D /Taff
2019.09.29 13:58 WarmSilverFlameNow that we've seen all of Party Pack 6's games in action, what does everyone think?
My thoughts: Trivia Murder Party 2: Phenomenal. The first game was one of Jackbox's best, but this completely blows the OG away. The minigames are incredibly numerous and creative, the gift items are way more interesting than playing Fingers for the billionth time, and the long monologues on the scoreboard are a thing of the past (which really brought the original to an unnecessary halt at times). They really outdid themselves with this. Role Models: This was one I was skeptical of originally, but my opinion has done a complete 180° after actually seeing it being played. It would've been easy to just make it a stupid BuzzFeed-esque personality quiz and call it a day, but it's the attention to detail in the mechanics that really brings it together. Also, the game's art is gorgeous. Joke Boat: I don't really have a lot to say about this one. If you have funny friends, you're probably going to have a good time, just like with Quiplash. The morbidly depressed host is a great touch. Dictionarium: This one I'm a bit cautious about. There's really nothing wrong with the game itself, but it seems like you need creative players on their A-game to really make it shine, and that can be a bit of a tall order on a Friday night when everyone wants to just unwind and relax. I'll reserve final judgment until I actually play it, but this probably won't be one in heavy rotation for me, sadly. Push the Button: The other instant classic in this pack. My friends and I often play hours of heated Fakin' It in one sitting, and we especially love the final round of that game. To see that transformed into an entire hidden identity game? That's an absolute dream. Tl;dr: On the whole, this is looking to be a pretty solid pack, and I'm really excited to play it, especially TMP2 and Push the Button.
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