Cloudmarsh

basedpidgeot:

given my follower count and the number of days in a year its way more than reasonable to assume that it’s one of your birthdays today

happy birthday whoever you are

lordoftheinternet:

some thoughts are so private that you only share them with a therapist or 17,000 people on the internet

tristansisolda:

I’m so incredibly relieved that Gambit have secured their spot in the LCS.
Congratulations on the 5th place. Next season will be better. 
#believe #russianoverlords

tristansisolda:

I’m so incredibly relieved that Gambit have secured their spot in the LCS.

Congratulations on the 5th place. Next season will be better.

#believe #russianoverlords

broadlybrazen:

genebeanbelcher:

kindness is cooler than being a jerk. i like kind people way more than i like people who are butts, even though probably people who are butts have their own reasons for being a butt and it’s not like anyone is a butt 24/7 like sometimes you’re just off, yanno? sometimes i have been a butt. i am often a butt. where was i going with this. idk

YES

i hate it when people equate being kind with being boring - kindness is hard, it requires emotional work and energy even when it’s relatively easy, and it’s often not easy at all

being kind =/= being nice; niceness has its uses, but being nice has nothing to do with ethics and everything to do with delicate social balancing. niceness is about not rocking the boat, smoothing things over, niceness can be brutal in its determination to sweep past inconveniences; you can be unjust and unfair and still manage a veneer of “niceness”; nice does not require kind, or vice versa

(I’ve met plenty of people who wouldn’t lift a finger to help you if you needed it but they observed all the social niceties when stepping aside, and it was somehow excusable that they were unkind at the core because they were nice about it; conversely I know people who are blunt and caustic who would help, every time, people who might not manage nice but would always, always try to be kind)

kindness requires exertion of the heart and soul, kindness will fucking cost you (and you might willingly pay, but there’s still a price, it doesn’t come easy or free), and that is really fucking difficult, why do people undersell it?

i’m not talking about flashy movie battles against supervillains, either; i’m talking about the cumulative effect of all the little things, the hundred small conscientious ways in which people take up stewardship and accountability for their communities, the quiet unglamorous tasks to minister unto others

i am so sick of our cultural obsession with brooding self-absorbed jerks; they’re not clever or cute and those stories don’t do shit for me, they don’t give me hope or strength or help, they just make me want to give up and not bother

but people who keep trying, who want to be as good as they know how (even if they sometimes suck at it), they give me hope

they’re fighting, too, but it’s not brooding antihero nihilism; it’s so much more interesting than that

kindness in the face of all the bad things is a giant glowing fuck you, it’s defiance in the darkness, it means looking at all the bullshit in the world and still deciding to love wholly and generously and ferociously

that stubborn furious struggle is so fucking fascinating

IT IS PUNK TO BE KIND

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

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Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

Oh yay, new posts in the Myst tag!

Fog, Nightclub, OCs, random music…

wellroundedcharacter:

Fun fact: due to the Wheely Engberg incident in Uru Live, I have actually never played Myst V all the way through. The bahro set off my anxiety too much. Thankfully, I found a Let’s Play to watch/listen to.

Yeah, the Bahro are super creepy even if you don’t know what they’re capable of. It took me a long time to get comfortable with them, and that was without knowing any of the Uru Live stuff. Glad you found a less stressful way to experience the game!

alahmnat:

stoneshipmapper:

“Recreate any Game/Film/Album cover using ONLY Clipart and Comic Sans”


The surreal clip that will become your world.

invertedpixel:

Uru Ages Beyond Myst: Eder Tehren (Tefoonet’ahn) Concept.Before and after. Built up the initial geometry and roughly textured in Blender then screencapped into Photoshop and built up.
Eder Tehren was a garden Age that was retooled into a memorial Age for fallen explorers hence the name Tefoonet’ahn which means Place of Memorial. The D’ni on the stone in the foreground is just random letters representing the name of one of the fallen.

invertedpixel:

Uru Ages Beyond Myst: Eder Tehren (Tefoonet’ahn) Concept.

Before and after. Built up the initial geometry and roughly textured in Blender then screencapped into Photoshop and built up.

Eder Tehren was a garden Age that was retooled into a memorial Age for fallen explorers hence the name Tefoonet’ahn which means Place of Memorial. The D’ni on the stone in the foreground is just random letters representing the name of one of the fallen.