Ranboo started playing night in the woods and I knew immediately I had to make this!!
omg,,,wait, ranboo is playing my favorite game ever? 🥺
i relate so much to mae and angus and just !!!
i’ve been watching phil all day so i’m gonna sit tight for now, but that vod is gonna be such a comfort stream, i just know it
So, because I’m a research fanatic, I requested informational material about Woodberry Forest School, which was the inspiration for Aglionby.
Books I Read in 2021
#38 - A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson
Mount TBR: 36/100
Rating: 1/5 stars
Everything I have to say about this book is negative, but somehow I feel that's appropriate, as nearly everything Bryson has to say in the book is negative.
He doesn't really seem to like or even get along with his primary hiking companion. He meets a few stand-up people along the way--other hikers or the proprietors of charming guesthouses and such--but seems to encounter horrible people far more often, and to spend far more time describing those meetings, because they're presumably funnier or more interesting. He rants about rangers, about the park service, about the engineering corps. At times he comes off like an angry environmentalist who wants to be a Mountain Man, but shows himself at every opportunity diving right back into the arms of consumerism quite gleefully.
Other reviewers who like this book better claim that's the joke, that he's an amateur with lofty ambitions who is including himself in all of this idealistic mockery. But I never got the joke. I never laughed at all reading this, not once. Bryson's presumed self-deprecation never seemed as deliberate or biting as the attacks he made on his companion, or the laughably over- or under-prepared hikers he met, or whichever public service organization had piqued his ire at the moment. Honestly, those aspects of the book just read to me like he was a bully. Tone matters, and I appreciate snark, but this wasn't snark to me, it was just plain mean.
In addition, reading this book more than twenty years after its publication makes his attitude towards technology, given near the end, seem silly and quaint. I have no idea how cellular service is on the AT these days, but that story at the very end of the book, when he and Katz get separated overnight? Probably could have been cleared up pretty quickly with cell phones. Instead he spends a few pages talking about all the ridiculous calls for "help" people had made with their shiny newfangled gizmos, but never once mentions any anecdotes about how having ready communication may have saved someone's life--and I refuse to believe that even then, when cell phones weren't an everyday item as they are now, that literally no one had ever called for help when they actually needed it. But mentioning those stories would undercut his "technology is bad, nature is good" narrative...
I think it's time I stop reading Bryson's books, because with each one, I like them less and less.
Strolling and pondering. Featuring the River Mersey.
I’m so excited that Ranboo is playing Night in the Woods because it’s my favorite game. And on the one hand, I’d love people to play it for themselves so they can have their own experience of it, and also I am intimately familiar with the fact that not everyone can buy and play games for themselves. NitW became my favorite game after I watched Jacksepticeye play it and I only last Fall played it for myself (and in fact got distracted and never finished it... oops).
When I first watched Jack play, I was 13/14 and I was just fascinated by the art and just learning that I liked things with eldritch horror elements. But now after 5ish years, and dropping out of college after 3 months and having to live with my parents, and feeling like my life is going nowhere, AND understanding the elements of anti-capitalism in the game, it means so much more to me
I’m so excited for more people to love this game!!!
La magie des bois
MONTH OF MAE ~ Bombshell!
Oh they gay
Some piece of shit left this puppy in the woods to die. My friend found him and it's my birthday so I adopted him. His name is Darnell Bozo and he's mine now.
A/N: Some headcanons requested by an anon long ago (like a really long time ago). Sorry this took so long for me to get to but the prompt is how Adler and Woods would react to your asshole ex approaching you again. I also included a bit of Mason because why the hell not?
Warnings: Strong language, mentions of assault, abusive relationships, intoxication
🚬 Adler definitely wouldn’t outright fight them, nor call your ex any names, at least to their face. He’s learned it’s a hell of a lot scarier when he’s acting calm and collected, despite how much Adler truly hates them for what they did to you.
🚬 When the ex decides to approach and make some smart-ass comments, Adler has to prevent himself from going apeshit. After all, a lawsuit or a murder trial wouldn’t look very good on his records.
🚬 "I suggest you back off.” Adler would say coolly, lighting a cigarette as you would cling to his shoulder. Although you didn’t appreciate his stoic front and preferred his softer, emotional side, you knew that responding with any sort of emotion probably wasn’t advisable.
🚬 “What are you going to do about it?” Oh. That pissed off Adler even more, apparently your ex had a death wish. Adler stood up, his body only a foot away from your ex’s, and he seemed to tower over them, even if the two are comparable in height. It’s all about the glare.
🚬 “Y’know, I used to work in the CIA. I knew someone exactly like you. Cheated on their partner, hit them, called them names.” Adler paused, taking a drag of his cigarette before tossing it onto the ground while maintaining a nonchalant front. “They disappeared awhile back. No one ever found their body.”
🚬 Adler’s unspoken threat to literally kill the man was heard loud and clear. The ex would back off with their tail between their legs. “You didn’t have to threaten to murder them!” You scolded, lightly jabbing his shoulder.
🚬 “They were bothering me. They’re an asshole anyways.” A small smile tugs at the corner of his lips. “Now come here.” Adler opens his arms, prompting a kiss from you.
💥 Now Woods would surely throw a few swings at your asshole ex. You’d be at a bar, Woods was ~very~ intoxicated when you pointed at your ex who also happened to be there. He had heard the stories and all but to see the person. Oh boy.
💥 He’d side eye the ex the entire time, but wouldn’t start anything unless provoked. So, when your ex notices you and approaches, Woods possessively grabs your hand, gripping it tight to try and ward the person off. It doesn’t work, however.
💥 “Didn’t think you had it in ya, Y/N. Never thought you’d get over me, everyone thought I had broken you.” They’d chuckle, a cruel grin on their face. “But I didn’t think the dude would be so.. old.” They side-eyed Woods, and that was all the provocation the man needed.
💥 They didn’t even have time to react before Woods had sucker punched them in the face, leaving a satisfying bloody nose that would most definitely bruise later on. As if that wasn’t enough, Woods grabbed them by the collar, slamming them into the bar. “I’ll show you old!!” Woods snarled, raising his fist once more.
💥 "Frank! Enough!” You pulled him back. “I think they got the point.” You were admittedly a bit angry that Woods was about to put your ex-lover in a hospital. Not because they didn’t deserve it, but you didn’t want Woods to be charged with assault, neither of you could afford the lawyer or the legal fees.
💥 You drove him back to your place, as you weren’t drinking that night, in an angry silence. “Y’know they deserved that, right?” Woods finally broke the quiet as he slurred, a smile plastered on his face as he seemed to ignore the fact that you were fuming.
💥 “Yes, Frank...” You trailed off, rubbing your temples as you put the car in park. “But were you even thinking when you pulled that stunt?”
💥 “Yeah. Thinking about all the shit they did to you.” He shoot you a cocky grin and a chuckle. “I’m sorry baby, let me make it up to you, mmkay?” Woods said, going to place sloppy, open-mouthed kisses all over your neck, knowing you’d melt like putty and be forced to forgive him.
💥 “You’re insufferable.” You quipped, giggling as you gladly took Woods up on his offer. (Might make this one a fic ngl)
Bonus! Alex Mason
💯 Like Adler, I can’t really see him outright physically fighting your ex, not without a hell of a lot of provoking on your ex’s part. He’s trying to lose that temper of his and to actually be that pretty chill dude everyone thinks he is, even if the ex is a giant asshole and he hates everything they did to you.
💯 Would opt to ignore the person at first, maybe not giving them the attention that your ex so desperately sought. However, if that wouldn’t work, he’d issue a few warnings.
💯 "You might wanna go away, before this gets ugly.” Mason will warn, he doesn’t want to go apeshit, but might just do so if they keep it up.
💯 “What the fuck are you going to do about it?” Your ex snarls, and that temper Mason has that he tries so desperately to hide is unleashed.
💯 He delivers solid blow to their cheek, one that was sure to bruise soon enough. That was just the warning too.
💯 Mason is that kind of lover who’s like “Don’t fuck with my S/O or I will ruin your life.” in my opinion. He absolutely hates the hell that you’ve been put through because of that person and he kind of loses it for a moment.
💯 Y’know, the kind of lose it where he gets that look in his eye and actually becomes somewhat scary. Sure Woods and Adler might’ve threatened much worse but Mason is scary because he’ll actually act on his impulse once provoked enough.
💯 But if you put yourself in the middle he’ll immediately soften up and realize that he kind of just blacked out in his fit of rage. Sometimes he gets so angry he doesn’t understand what he’s really doing until someone he loves brings him out of it. (That’s also why Woods is kind of his crutch)
💯 “Oh God I’m so sorry, baby.” He’ll say once the ex leaves and the dust settles down. “I didn’t mean for that to happen.”
💯 “Hey, it’s okay.” You give him that gentle smile and he can’t help but return it and embrace you into his arms.
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