basically Kit Harington was born to play Jon Snow. he knows nothing.
Happened to my cousin. his birth dad died when he was a baby and my aunt remarried. they called him by his middle name with his stepdad’s surname. caused a semi-large identity crisis when he finally got out the paperwork in his mid twenties. he ended up legally changing his name, very symbolic.
Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you.
this is so true though. it’s been years since i got away from my abuser, almost a decade. and when i go about my life i don’t remember most of it, not feeling-memory. words like “survivor of physical and sexual abuse” can slide weightless off my tongue. then something jolts my memory and i’m right back there, gagging on the sick feeling in my stomach, chewing air as i try to speak words i never learned. or, my mind is still here but my body remembers, punching back, punching hard, shouting no one hurts me again!
my memory is a dragon guarding my tower. maybe scarred and wounded. maybe clumsy and misguided. definitely a monster. my monster. protecting me when possible and warning me when not.
WHAT DO YOU AMERICANS MEAN WHEN A SHOW IS ON AT LIKE FUCKIN “8/7c” WHAT IS THAT????
We never switched over to metric timekeeping. The c stands for “Caw”, referring to how many times a majestic eagle has flown overhead and cawed that day. Sometimes the eagles are feeling sluggish, so the show could be on after either the 7th or 8th caw.
i… i don’t understand. Are you trying to say your TVs only have one number for all the time slots? but then like…
are you trying to tell me that your entire country fits into the same time zone? is that even possible?
…is it a country-sized country? It’s not, is it.
(in all seriousness though, it means 8 in the eastern time zone [the one with new york in it] and 7 in the central time zone [the one with chicago in it]. we also have mountain, pacific, alaskan, and hawai’ian time zones.)
I saw this earlier w/ a response that said: “Skyrim: YES” and that’s also my response.
Borderlands 2. Great, and I have Handsome Jack stalking me with his witty psychopathic repartee. I’d stick around but I have to rescue Roland or some shit.
But hey, at least I have 239 keys with which to gear myself up from the magic box, right?
EDF 2025. If I get a Wing Diver kit and a Laser Chainsaw, I should be fine. If I’m wholly unarmed, then I’m a civilian and those seem to be invulnerable so I just need to run flailing out of the level, right?
Star Trek Online. So… I might be okay? I mean, I assume they have way better mental health treatments in the 25th century, and life aboard a starship would be cool, so… yeah :)
Minecraft, but a server running mods with more generous and forgiving rules.
Sims 3. My active neighborhood has lots of nice community areas and the only ghosts there died of old age. So I’m actually doing very well as long as Chickenscratch doesn’t boot my laptop up. And even then I’d get to come back and haunt him.
Tea leaves collected from Boston harbor the morning after the Boston Tea Party.
“Tea that was gathered up on the Shore of Dorchester Neck on the morning after the destruction of the three Cargos at Boston December 17, 1773.”
i’m so pleased that this means someone during the event was like “yeah this is probably gonna be historically interesting” and just ran out there with, like, what, a net? some cloth? fishing around in the fucking bay to collect tea to put in a bottle? you go, buddy
Good job, anonymous 18th century person. Your commitment to historic preservation pleases me.
I’m telling this story again b/c fuck it but anyways I was playing D&D and one of my friends went “brown bear brown bear what do you see” and on cue three of us turn to him and like, death metal screech “ALLLL”.
The dude goes completely pale faced. I saw true horror in his eyes.
He didn’t know the joke.
So apparently dude just had three of his best friends demonically screech at him for no goddamn reason.
I do not think I will ever cause that level of sheer terror and confusion ever again in my life.