Wednesday, April 16, 2014

((Okay, so I got my blackout curtain done even though I miscalculated somewhere and made it a couple inches too narrow and my thumb is sore as a result of fighting to get pins to go into the material, but I have it done and up for tomorrow. On that note, tomorrow my presence is probably going to be weird. Because I have to work at my current job from 7:30-1:00am and then work at my new job at 3am thursday, I’m probably going to be on for a little bit early afternoon, before I attempt to sleep, and then I’m going to try to be up a few hours before I have to go to work so that I can hang out a little with y’all.

Anyway, I’m heading to bed. Goodnight all. Pleasant dreams.))

The Friend of your Enemy

nobodyintheshadow:

lady-in-the-bayou:

justiceisanoncorrosivemetal:

[It takes some serious effort not to at least stomp on Nobody the moment the stuffed little bastard shows up. Instead, he settles for glaring balefully at the demon.] The ‘hero’ thing is what brings me here. You’re going to help me find Alexi.

The doll hissed and growled angrily at the demon. Pointing at the demon frustrated. He had been trying to get help. What had the demon been doing. In the eyes of Diffamo the demon hadn’t been doing anything. Now he has help and he’s not going to let the demon fuck it up. He walked up to the demon and smacked his fabric face, Glaring best one could with button eyes.

"No, that’s the other way around YOU are going to help ME save Alexi." Nobody huffed annoyed, crossing his tiny arms on his chest. "I got already two people but you will also be useful." he looked to Diffamo, ignoring the hissing. "My gratitude for saving me the bother of going and finding him."

He was unsure about Huginn, the Raven was pretty pissed at him, he still had to contact him again. But Alixon had agreed to help him out. This will be truly interesting collaboration. 

[Wayne gives the tiny jerk an unimpressed look. As if he’s going to follow orders from Nobody? How about no.] And why should I help you? You’re just a stupid stuffed doll right now. Finding two other people to listen to you doesn’t impress me at all, especially if they are foolish enough to listen to you.

AU After All This Time

dark-blue-mondays:

justiceisanoncorrosivemetal:

dark-blue-mondays:

justiceisanoncorrosivemetal:

Harrison… [The other man has a lot of good points, enough to chip at the wall he’s build up. Wayne closes his eyes a takes a deep breathe, steeling himself so that he can speak without allowing himself to cry.] Harrison, you don’t understand. Last time we broke up, I was certain that it was because I was meant to be alone and that wasn’t helped by the fact that things didn’t work out with another blue man. I don’t know that I will be able to handle another break up. I put a crater in the beach after you broke up with me last time, what would I do if I’m finally given enough proof that I’m meant to be alone for the rest of my life? I don’t know which sort of haunted future is worse, never knowing what could have been or knowing what can never be.

[He finally opens his eyes, meeting the blue man’s eyes with his own sad, self-hating ones.] I can fake it for the rest of the city, but I’m not healthy, Harrison. If there’s one thing us running into one another has done, it’s made me see that. Maybe I really should get back into therapy, but until then, I really don’t think I’d be good for you.

"Did you ever think that maybe I’d be good for you?" Harrison retorted, a bit more forcefully than he intends.  Wayne isn’t the only one biting back tears.  A considerable part of him is saying to give up so he can retreat with some of his dignity intact.  But like any blue man he’s stubborn….

"Wayne, I can’t promise you forever, but I can tell you that for all the people I’ve fucked and all the relationships barely entered, you’re the one I can’t get out of my mind.  You in all your glory, with your styled hair, your amazing body, your kind open personality and god I love when you blush it drives me insane…” Harrison whispered. “I used to lay awake in the terrible lumpy beds in rehab missing your arms around me until I cried myself to sleep.  I was a fool to ever let you go.  If you need time, I can wait.  Give you time to see a therapist.  But Wayne, I don’t want to let you go again.”   

Okay, now he was pleading, wasn’t he? What was wrong with him?  Harrison was never like this, but he’d never felt like this either. It hurt, God it hurt.

[Some part of him doubts Harrison’s words, wondering, if the other man had missed him so much, how could Mr. Drake have went that long without contacting him? He’s not sure at all that he could have done so if their roles had been reversed. But Harrison’s description of him, that does mean a lot. There’s just so much to all of this, so much to process on both sides of things, that there’s no way Wayne can make up his mind right now.]

[The therapist, though that offers him both time to sort himself out and the time to see how genuine things are. And a therapist, at least may be able to prevent him from doing something stupid if things don’t work out. That, is perhaps the most deciding factor.] If you’re willing to wait, then I’m willing to try.

Harrison’s expression softens and now it’s really difficult not to cry. “You’re worth waiting for,” he says hoarsely.  God, he wants to pull Wayne close and kiss him.   His strong jaw and delicate eyelids.  He wants to kiss away the pain and self-denial.  But he promised slow.  Making out in a coffee shop is not slow.  

"Maybe I could call you sometime?  See how you’re doing?  As a friend," he added hastily.  

[Wayne reaches out and grasps Harrison’s hand, running his thumb over the back of it. He hasn’t been one for touch since his original breakdown, but he can manage this small gesture just fine.] I would be okay with that. And we can hang out too sometimes. I just… I need to be sure that I’m not going to be bad for you before we really get into anything.

dark-blue-mondays asked: [TXT MSG: I'm so sorry love but something's come up at work. I have no idea when I'll be home. Eat dinner without me and know I love you]

[Wayne sighs at that. Well, there goes his plans. Harrison will likely be home too late and be too tired for such things. Oh well.]

[Text] I love you too. Be safe and give ‘em hell.

Lost: Piroulines Tin of Markers

dani-kin:

thoughtful-raven:

So weekend before last, on Saturday (April 5th) at around 9 pm we went to Merry Annes on Neil Street in Champaign, IL. I had brought in my tin of markers to doodle with and as we were leaving I accidentally left them sitting on the table.

There were 36 Copic markers inside, a couple cheap mechanical pencils, two pink erasers, and two sepia tone Micron pens inside. I’ve called Merry Anne’s three times to be sure it wasn’t in lost and found and no dice. Someone has walked off with them.

I won’t lie, it was very valuable stuff totaling almost $200 in art supplies  and represented about 6 months worth of collecting, along with my birthday and Christmas present from my husband. 

If anyone has seen them, or knows someone who has, please send me an ask. I’d very much like to have them returned.

PLEASE reblog widely and help my friend find her markers!  No questions asked as long as we get them back!  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

((I’m going to go work on making some blackout curtains and get some other sewing done too for a bit. Be back later.))

dark-blue-mondays asked: Harrison's alarm goes off at 4am for a conference call with London, and he leans over to give Wayne a small kiss on the cheek before he gets out of bed. When the hero wakes up hours later, there is an enormous vase of blue and white flowers on the kitchen island. The note reads "I'd much rather be in bed with you baby, All my love, HD"

[Having only been in bed for about two hours, Wayne barely stirs with the alarm and the kiss. It means that he’s a little surprised to wake up later on his own to an empty bed. Once he goes into the kitchen for breakfast, though he can’t help but smile softly at his mate’s thoughtfulness. He’ll have to make sure that Harrison knows how much he appreciates it when the blue man comes home.]

dr-archeville:

hufflepuffsquee:

dangerous-ladies:

escortcube:

You will address me as Captain or Ma’am by Ryoko-demon

It is so exceptionally hard to pull off that cartoony look, but this chick like… knocked it out of the park. Perfection.

OH MY GOD THIS COSPLAYER 





seriously JUST BROWSE HER GALLERY

Hollywood: “But we can’t make the costumes look like they do in the comic books or cartoons!  It’s too unrealistic!”
Me: “Lies!”
Hollywood: “It won’t look right!”
Me: “LIES!”
Hollywood: “Fans demand realism!”
Me: "YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIIIEEESSS!!!!!"

dr-archeville:

hufflepuffsquee:

dangerous-ladies:

escortcube:

You will address me as Captain or Ma’am by Ryoko-demon

It is so exceptionally hard to pull off that cartoony look, but this chick like… knocked it out of the park. Perfection.

OH MY GOD THIS COSPLAYER 

Untouchable by Ryoko-demon

Just follow your heart by Ryoko-demon

Crazy winter by Ryoko-demon

Where are You, Pikachu? by Ryoko-demon

My ferngully by Ryoko-demon

seriously JUST BROWSE HER GALLERY

Hollywood: “But we can’t make the costumes look like they do in the comic books or cartoons!  It’s too unrealistic!”

Me: “Lies!”

Hollywood: “It won’t look right!”

Me: “LIES!”

Hollywood: “Fans demand realism!”

Me: "YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIIIEEESSS!!!!!"

AU After All This Time

dark-blue-mondays:

justiceisanoncorrosivemetal:

dark-blue-mondays:

justiceisanoncorrosivemetal:

[Frowning, he’s not sure how to say ‘no’ to that argument and that hopefully face. Yes, Harrison deserves another chance, but does he? What if this all blows up in his face again? What if this just ends up being further proof of why he’s meant to be alone? Or, worse yet, what if the blue man ends up like Rapunzel? There’s just so many things that can go wrong and he’s not sure that he’s strong enough to get through it if they do go wrong. The real question is, is he strong enough to turn his back on this chance and knowingly choose a future alone instead?] I don’t think that I’m going to be good for you.

"l’m willing to risk it.  I think you’ll be wonderful.  I already think you are wonderful," Harrison answered without thinking.  Perhaps a little sappy, but he was speaking from the heart now.  

"And if you’re not, then we’ll break up again.  But at least then we’ll know that it’s because we don’t work together and not because one or the other of us was too scared to take a chance," he pleads, his voice low and gentle.  "Last time I ran because I was scared.  Don’t make my mistake again Wayne, trust me, you don’t need another thing to haunt you."

Harrison… [The other man has a lot of good points, enough to chip at the wall he’s build up. Wayne closes his eyes a takes a deep breathe, steeling himself so that he can speak without allowing himself to cry.] Harrison, you don’t understand. Last time we broke up, I was certain that it was because I was meant to be alone and that wasn’t helped by the fact that things didn’t work out with another blue man. I don’t know that I will be able to handle another break up. I put a crater in the beach after you broke up with me last time, what would I do if I’m finally given enough proof that I’m meant to be alone for the rest of my life? I don’t know which sort of haunted future is worse, never knowing what could have been or knowing what can never be.

[He finally opens his eyes, meeting the blue man’s eyes with his own sad, self-hating ones.] I can fake it for the rest of the city, but I’m not healthy, Harrison. If there’s one thing us running into one another has done, it’s made me see that. Maybe I really should get back into therapy, but until then, I really don’t think I’d be good for you.

"Did you ever think that maybe I’d be good for you?" Harrison retorted, a bit more forcefully than he intends.  Wayne isn’t the only one biting back tears.  A considerable part of him is saying to give up so he can retreat with some of his dignity intact.  But like any blue man he’s stubborn….

"Wayne, I can’t promise you forever, but I can tell you that for all the people I’ve fucked and all the relationships barely entered, you’re the one I can’t get out of my mind.  You in all your glory, with your styled hair, your amazing body, your kind open personality and god I love when you blush it drives me insane…” Harrison whispered. “I used to lay awake in the terrible lumpy beds in rehab missing your arms around me until I cried myself to sleep.  I was a fool to ever let you go.  If you need time, I can wait.  Give you time to see a therapist.  But Wayne, I don’t want to let you go again.”   

Okay, now he was pleading, wasn’t he? What was wrong with him?  Harrison was never like this, but he’d never felt like this either. It hurt, God it hurt.

[Some part of him doubts Harrison’s words, wondering, if the other man had missed him so much, how could Mr. Drake have went that long without contacting him? He’s not sure at all that he could have done so if their roles had been reversed. But Harrison’s description of him, that does mean a lot. There’s just so much to all of this, so much to process on both sides of things, that there’s no way Wayne can make up his mind right now.]

[The therapist, though that offers him both time to sort himself out and the time to see how genuine things are. And a therapist, at least may be able to prevent him from doing something stupid if things don’t work out. That, is perhaps the most deciding factor.] If you’re willing to wait, then I’m willing to try.

btw new players (and veterans)

stigmarising:

Breeds:

Coatl dragons and WC dragons are gem scrolls. They’re a rare breed with a 35 day cooldown, and usually will be more expensive than the other dragons. Coatl prices are dropping like rocks, so there may be some good ones for under 100k.

Imperials are a Limited breed. There are no scrolls to make those dragons, but they’re also the top bred dragon on the site, and saturate the market. Their price still depends on colors and genes.

Skydancers are Uncommon. They’re kind of a medium price I guess, depending on colors and genes.

Pearlcatchers, Spirals, Ridgebacks and Snappers are Common. They’ll be kind of low in price, depending on colors and genes.

Tundras, Guardians, Faes and Mirrors are Plentiful dragons. They get RTB again the fastest of the dragon groups.

Genes:

Genes are important to the price of a dragon to some degree, but the Auction House is not always the best gauge for the price of a dragon. 

Iridescent, Shimmer and Circuit are gem genes. That means it costs money to actually put those genes on a dragon. Some of those dragons can be found for cheap, but on average, will cost more than the other genes.

Underbelly, Crackle and Gembond will up the price of most dragons, though Crackle Gembond is the most expensive tertiary gene.

Clown and Seraph seem to be the higher cost genes as far as the price of dragons that have those genes, while on the other hand, genes like Tiger, Stripes, Speckle and Freckle lag behind a bit.

Triple gene dragons will sell more (will cost more) than double gene or single gene or basic dragons in most cases. 

Color:

Color’s purely aesthetic but as a rule of thumb, doubles or triples cost more than other color combinations. Currently Lisa Frank style dragons are expensive to get because it’s a fad, and pastel type dragons might be more expensive than their ‘duller’ counterparts.

Level:

Sometimes people will sell their leveled dragons, and usually expect that the buyer will pay more to compensate for the time spent leveling it. I can pretty much guarantee that lv 15+ dragons will be expensive, even if they are Plentiful or Common.

Generation:

GENERATION ONE DRAGONS ARE EXPENSIVE. Even triple basic ones, because they are unrelated to other dragons on the site. Second generation dragons could sell for more too.

Selling your dragons:

You’ll all be hatching your first nests around the end of the week, so here are some pointers.

You guys will probably be producing dragons in ranges that haven’t been bred in a long time on Flight Rising. Veteran users might want to contact you about certain dragons.

Your best bet is to hold onto your hatchlings until they grow up (six days), because if someone is looking for a specific combo, they will have found it by then, and hopefully, contacted you!

The base price for hatchlings is often 5k, but you may be able to push that they are second generation dragons, and therefore unrelated to any breeding project that users have. Some people may call you for “upcharging,” but a Gen 2 is a Gen 2, and if it’s really the perfect dragon for a project, people will be willing to pay 10-15k for it. So veterans, DON’T YOU FUCKING UNDERCHARGE THE NEW PLAYERS.  That’s going to lead to the same shit economy we’ve been complaining about.