For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.

> Literal translation

Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”

Bird: “What’s wrong?”

Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”

Bird: “Okay, understood.”

Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]

Bird: “Okay, I understand!”

Owner: “Got it.”

> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.


This is really cute. I don’t really know what’s so off putting about it speaking Japanese though. Of course a “talking bird” can learn languages other than English.

Mechanics Post: Trahearne


So, a few of my longer and older followers might remember I made a habit of making mechanics posts during the CB events to discuss things that went on in game. Well, as time progressed, I did less and less of these because we understood more of the mechanics the more that we played.

I could make a WvW mechanics post, for example, but we all already know how WvW works at this point! (Besides, I’ve already done that, and repeating myself is uncool.)

However, although I was having some silly giggles when going through Trahearne’s tag on Tumblr, I also realised that a lot of people didn’t fundamentally understand why the response to his character in GW2 was so negative. Now this - this - is something I can definitely get a mechanics post out about!

So if anybody wants to hear a bit of logic as to why Trahearne’s character is generally so disliked amongst the community, please see past the read more. Also, don’t fear, this isn’t a let’s-bash-Treesus post. I’m not here to flame Trahearne, I’m here to explain his fundamental flaws! (Also, I’m not here to tell you that you can’t like Trahearne. Let’s face it, he’s hot for a salad, and it is absolutely a-okay if you think he has a good character and you liked him. Good on you! To be fair, after reading some of the Trahearne tag, I kind of like him, too.)

Without any further delay, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you:
TREEBUS: why we generally dislike him

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So, what did Areanet need to do to make you care then? Make you stand there doing nothing while Tranhearne fought all the risen? Would you have cared about the ritual then? Or would you have preferred that ritual involve the you and Trahearne fighting the risen together? You really must not play many video games to not care about what Trahearne was doing just because you had to protect him while he was doing it rather than actively participating. Protecting an NPC who is doing something important and can’t defend themselves while they concentrate is a pretty standard video game trope you know. I don’t see how no one could care when they’d been building up to that ritual since “A Light in the Darkness.”


I didn’t even wait for all the gifs to load before I reblogged this…

I squealed at that first gif.


Protect yourself from teargas. Palestinians send solidarity and advice to peaceful demonstrations facing police crackdown in Ferguson.


The Dragon’s Reach: Part 2 spoilers


I am thankful that I am here today to enjoy the company of such a girl as her.

Head Canon: The Avengers and Puppies


Random question: Which is the Avengers do you think would be most likely to bring home a box of orphan puppies? And what hilarity would ensue?

The amusing thing to me is that you think any one of the Avengers would be able to resist a box of puppies.  So let’s just go with the assumption that a single Avenger comes across a box of abandoned puppies labeled “Free.”  This is  in no way happening, but it’s a fun character study.

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Oh??? apparently I’m a Narcissist? 

here is the quiz if you want to take it 

I got a score of five…

Uuuh… I got a 0. XD;


I was playing Guild Wars 2 last night with a very special friend of mine, then I had this chat with an internet friend I know from Twitter. He was logging off to go play SWTOR. I really liked his reply when I was asking him not to say “raped”. Sadly, very often you only get crap back when you ask people not to do it.

The pic from the campaign can be found here:

That reminds me of when I got involved in a Taidha Covington fight the other day. After we’d busted the door down and dogpiled her, someone in the zerg jokingly called it “gang raping” her. Fortunately, a couple of other people spoke up to scold them for saying that. »;

Now, on the one hand I’d like to point out that the word rape just means “to violate” and doesn’t have to be sexual. On the other hand, the only legitimate non-sexual use of the word I can think of, is “rape of the lock” which describes forcibly cutting off someone else’s hair, usually as a way of humiliating them, which I hear can also be pretty traumatic in it’s own way. That plus the fact that almost no one uses it to mean anything other than the sexual definition anymore anyway means, using it to describe getting brutally beaten in a video game doesn’t really work. Just use “owned” or something like everyone else.