Daily sketch May 28, 2014. The Boy Wonder.
Daily sketch May 28, 2014. The Boy Wonder.
Well, whatever happened with Mako, I’m glad it hasn’t come between us. I’ve never had a girlfriend to hang out with and talk to before.
going overseas for a few weeks, which means I’m not going to be able to scour my dashboard from top to bottom, soo holla if you need me.
I’m not going to drop off the face of the earth since my queue is still just shy of 200, but a lot of that is 40k unrelated stuff so expect more dredd, homestuck, misc, idk. Or I might over-blog 40k in spurts to make up for it.
Edit: HAHAHAHA thanks to a spectacular cock up on my part, I am waiting in the airport at 2 am on my phone, having missed my flight. I didint even pack my laptop so Im now stuck on tumblr mobile for three weeks. Bugger that. I fucking despise tumblr mobile fuck me. So maybe less blogging than i originally thought then. At least I grabbed deathmasques on the way out, but i am not going to type shit on this samsung brick
edit edit: actually the second edit is from a day and a half ago. Sfter struggling with tagging every post for 10 min, ill let you knpw if i give up on that .
Title: 40K Tactics: Astra Militarum - Nork Deddog
Date: July 31, 2014 at 10:00AM
Skulls for the Skull Throne!
i can’t help but look at the way his legs are all splayed out and snicker a little
God damn it pournival can you take ANYTHING serious
People that take 40k seriously are about as fun as the only black templar at a Slaaneshi stripjoint for some Librarian’s birthday party
It took me a minute to have all that information organized….
But agreed. I think.
Couldn’t resist. Figured it was only right what with all the Khorne-holing.
Dem Ultramarines at his feet…
Musta been one hell of a night.
Doesn’t look like Ultramarines. Doesnt look like any chapter I know of.
I think they’re Ultramarine Sternguard Veterans.
Then no wonder they lost, Sternguards shouldn’t be in CQC!
…his crotch has a face and it is screaming.
Stardust the Super Wizard is terrifying.
season 3 is among us
what do you mean this isnt her canon body type
i think the problem with eridan and feferi is that basically everyone has felt the pain of an unrequited crush on a dear friend, but a lot less people have been in the suffocating and terrifying position of playing emotional support system to a dangerous and unstable guy, year in and year out, hoping they grow up and watching as they never do they just keep making threats to keep you too scared to dump them, but they love you, they need you, you make them a better person, you make them, they can’t do it without you, don’t leave. don’t ever leave. they don’t know what they’d do if you left. something bad. so don’t.
so like, a ton of people, by thirteen or fourteen, have felt eridan’s pain. it’s easy to be really sympathetic to him! it’s awful and sick and humiliating to need someone who doesn’t want you, it’s genuinely one of the worst feelings.
but a lot less people, and mostly girls, and mostly around late adolescence or early adulthood, have gone through feferi’s situation and come out the other side. and some girls never get out of that situation. some girls die in it. feferi died in it. she was brave and kind and ambitious and wanted the best for people, and she got shot for being her own person instead of her ex’s.
so like, just saying, that is seriously a factor that needs to be considered about feferi and eridan’s relationship. that is something you need to think about before you say eridan was the misunderstood victim of their relationship. it sucks to love someone who doesn’t love you back. but it sucks harder to hold on to that someone until they break from it.
DAMMIT IT IM VRISKA
stained glass pt.2
It’s interesting that Alternian culture still values monogamous matespritship and kismesissitude when their practical priorities are necessarily FIND SOMEONE TO BANG RIGHT NOW OR YOU DIE and most of the adults are part of a military fleet and probably have very little choice about where they go, when the go there, or who they go with. It seems like it would be common for forces to be reshuffled to a more efficient arrangement, and whoops! your quadrants are still alive, but they’re on another ship now, and you’ll never see them again.
This leads me into wondering about the purpose of death-by-drone for failure to contribute. Those are lives which could be productively expended expanding the empire or entertaining highbloods, so why throw them away like this? Is it that important to extort contributions from everyone? Why? Is the species undergoing some sort of genetic crisis?
And then I wander into wondering about how crazy the Condesce was, while ruling Alternia. I’m sure after hundreds of sweeps alone on a dead flagship and who knows how much longer with Lord English, the Batterwitch is not sane. Earlier? I don’t know.
I figured the kids made their contributions before Ascension, though, and then maybe not at all afterwards, so the drones only had to function on-planet.
But ok one thing I find interesting is how many fics assume the Alternian military would have to function like the modern human military—when Alternians have thousands of years of technological development on us plus a significantly different social structure and value system. So it’s the general assumption that once the kids get drafted they’ll be divided up randomly and shipped off wherever their talents might lie in squadrons and ships full of strangers, right? But Earth military functions like that because we figure people will just make new friends, and romance doesn’t even factor into it.
While human tribes and villages and clans would all obviously field warriors that all knew each other and were related, most organized, imperialistic militaries through human history didn’t have any focus on keeping together friends or even family, much less lovers. Also like we have only just this last century really had actual computers to keep track of personel assignments, much less make any suggestions about who might be best suited to work with who. I think a lot of that kind of calculation is still done by people? And enlisted men are really expected to make friends wherever they’re assigned to. Whatever bonds they had before the military are, by necessity, irrelevant.
But Alternians have biotechnology that breeds bats to keep track of LARP scores, so computational power isn’t a factor here, and they absolutely value romance, and they have four times as many bonds to value, so they’d have the motive to write programs to keep track of who’s with who. I think it’d be totally possible, even plausible, for trolls to sort new conscripts by friendgroup and relationship status, or even for young trolls to build their own battleships with their friends and partners and show up to the front with a squadron already composed. Why not? Maybe every ship has a crew of friends and enemies who all chose their own careers with an eye towards what their future ship might need from them. Maybe that’s where the Alternian word for ‘shipping’ comes from: because ships actually ship out together. That’d be really fun.