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A blog dedicated to the abnormal life of a normal manchild

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borderlands-confessions:

I still think about the first Borderlands a lot. I remember the joy and amazement I had playing it years ago. It makes me really sad when I see people saying it’s a terrible game and they skip it and only play 2/Pre-Sequel/Tales. Like, you don’t understand. I really immersed myself in the barren desert that was Pandora, how it felt like it really was just you and you ended up meeting some people along the way who’d help you, but only because it benefited them too, it always had that Mad Maxx kind of feel. People say it didn’t have a story or the ending sucked (which I agree the ending was disappointing, but that felt like the point which set up to Borderlands 2) Borderlands had plenty of story, it was just hidden away in the echo logs and quest text for the most part, not blatantly IN YOUR FACE OH MAN LOOK AT ALL THIS PLOT!!! I still remember finding the logs about Tannis for the first time, about how she was working with Dahl, how she hated Pandora and how her whole team ends up dead and her thoughts about it and just “Wow, that’s how you set up and make an interesting character”. Then the General Knoxx DLC where we first meet Athena, and Knoxx. And that amazing ECHO log with the two Crimson Lance soldiers and the rocky road Ice Cream. Just. Man. It just makes me sad people end up missing all that was good about the first game.

Screw the first game. It’s only good for console players and the games nowhere near as good as BL2. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to fight the Handsome Sorceror…

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hiddenskyrim:

It’s always the quiet ones…

Yep

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artofshiroginko:

Remembering that Episode 5 comes out this month and all I can imagine is Jack betraying you no matter which route you pick so I guess he’s just like 


Yeah I chose to become a power hungry Rhys who still cares about his friends but is basically Jacks bitch, and I actually did think he will betray me. Seems like it’s genuine though, I mean he doesn’t need me anymore but I am his number one fan!

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I’m with the elves on this one

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#selfie #photo #portrait #blackandwhite #profile (at Bridgewater State University)

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#morningwalk #sandisfield #MA (at Sandisfield, MA)

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I will make a great Dad 📓 (W/ Liam Mackay)

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When your phone is in the process of charging😟 #takesforever #phoneaddictsbelike

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Look who I found inside this Ford Motor Company car

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Misunderstanding… 😑💇🏽⌚️ w/ Jena Frumés

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#collegelife #profile #mindovermatter #bsulife #photo #vignette (at Durgin Hall)

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#bsulife #spring #ineedahaircut (at Miles DiNardo Hall)

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roseyblues:

Friend: “so what’s bionicle?”

Me: “Well you see…”

Me: takes deep breath

Me: “in the time before time there was a giant robot aka the great spirit aka mata nui aka the matora universe. the universe consisted of a vast ocean with many islands. there were many species on these islands but the most important ones were the matoran. matoran were peaceful villagers guided by the three virtues: unity duty and destiny. overseeing the matoran and also making rahi (basically animals) was the brotherhood of makuta. one day the brotherhood of makuta put down a rebellion by a group of warlords called the barraki who were planning to overthrow the great spirit. the brotherhood was intrigued by this idea and toyed with the idea of doing the same. meanwhile a group of toa (basically superheroes), suspecting the brotherhood was doing just that, were collecting info on them which they inscribed onto a key. the key was stolen by a skakdi named vezok while the toa were busy fighting off a bunch of frostelus. vezok was then captured by an organized group of mercenaries called the dark hunters and met up with five other skakdi who he would become teammates with and later escape the island with them. the only surviving member of the toa team who was a fire toa named lhikan who traveled util he came to metru nui and, along with some other toa including an air toa named nidiki, fight off the dark hunters who saugt to make metru nui one of their bases, though nidiki ended up a traitor and got mutated into a monster and was sent back with the dark hunters when they were driven away. now makuta teridax has usurped the brotherhood’s former leader, kidnapped metru nui’s leader turaga (basically smart old people) dume, stole his identity, picked the toa of metru nui off one by one by sending them on suicide missions, and sicked an evil plant of his own creation called morbuzahk on the city. lhikan is the only one left and knows a new team of toa must be formed. lhikan tranfers his toa power into six toa stones. the stars say that the matoran who know the locations of the great disks (basically mcguffins) are destined to be the new toa but lhikan decides to go against destiny and give the toa stones to six seemingly random matoran due to being mind controlled by teridax. unbeknownst to either, mata nui and a mysterious organization known as the order of mata nui set the whole thing up and the matoran lhikan chose were the destined ones all along. one of the disk-location-knowing matoran, acmou, is cornered by nidiki and his pal krekka and forced to get the great disks for him. acmou sets about setting traps for the other disk-location-knowing matoran. meanwhile the destined matoran have been given the toa stones and instructions to go to the great temple. they go there, become the toa metru, and rescue the disk-knowing matoran who reluctantly agree to help. the toa retrieve the disks and use them to defeat the evil plant. they also go to the lowest levels of the archives and nokama beats up three rahkshi (sons of makuta) all at once by herself which was cool but nothing important really happened. the toa go to the colliseum to claim their rightful places as the heroes of metru nui and fake turaga dume declares them criminals. the toa metru go on the run trying to find lhikan and discover their mask powers (except vakama) and vakama makes the mask of time out of the great disks on the way to doing so. when they find turaga lhikan he scolds them for wasting time and they all head to the coliseum. too late, though, as the matoran of metru nui have all been put into stasis and shoved into round canisters. makuta has also absorbed all the coliseum’s power source along with nidiki and krekka.this caused the great cataclysm which broke off half of an island called voya nui and it sank deep into the ocean. plenty of the matoran survived, though, because underwater plants that make air. vakama goes to fight makuta while the other toa make a boat. vakama tries to use the vahi (mask of time) but botches it and lhikan dies saving his sorry butt. vakama discovers his mask power and uses it to defeat makuta but the vahi falls into the ocean. the other toa metru show up and the team combines their powers to encase makuta in protodermis. they then flee the island on their boat in search of a new home. Along the way they run into whenua’s former coworker who tries to kill them which is cool but nothing important really happens except for acmou gets dropped because continuity with video games you guys. they make it to to their new home which is an island on top of giant robot universe’s face after running into a giant monster bred to kill toa called rahi nui dealing with a morbuzahk prototype named after the legendary karzahni who rules over the realm of karzahni which is kinda like hell but not really. they drop off the matoran canisters on the face-island and make a new boat from spare parts and karzahni stumps. once they get back to metru nui (and crash their boat) they discover the city has been taken over by makuta’s underlings, sidorak and roodaka and their army of giant evil spiders called visorak. they fight some crazy deadly malfunctioning vahki (basically robot cops), also krahka was there but doesn’t do anything important. the toa metru are captured by the visorak and turned into toa hordika (half rahi half toa) and get dropped off the colliseum. the hordika are saved by the rhaga. the rhaga were formerly the toa hagah who protected the brotherhood of makuta. when they caught on to the brotherhood’s scheme to overthrow mata nui and stole the mask of light along with lhikan’s keystone which the dark hunters had sold to the brotherhood and made a run for it. they escaped with both items but were mutated into rhaga (half rahkshi half turaga i guess) along the way by roodaka. the rhaga bring the hordika up to speed and tell them of a legendary rahi called keetongu who can cure them. the hordika snoop around metru nui for a while looking for ship parts. Vakama goes off on his own, gets captured by roodaka and is maybe-or-maybe-not mind controlled into betraying his team. vakama captures the rhaga, except the leader noric to show sidorak he’s legit. noric and the hordika minus vakama go off to find keetongu who offers to help fight the visorak. there’s a big battle and roodaka blasts keetongu off a wall and makes sidorak go to finish him off. keetongu kills sidorak. meanwhile matua has convinced vakama to not be evil and the visorak, kinda miffed at roodaka for backstabbing sidorak, are happy to leave when vakama frees them. the hordika blast roodaka with their elemetal powers which frees makuta from his protodermis prison becasue roodaka replaced her heartsone with part of said protodermis i guess. keetogu turn the hordika back to their old toa metru selves and they head back to face-island. vakama elects to go retrive the vahi from the ocean while the other toa see to getting all the matoran safely to face-islad. vakama finds the mask, discovers that even the smallest crack in said mask will screw up time, gets rammed by a waterspout, has the vahi stolen from him by a powerful being called voporak, and passes out. vakama wakes up in a vision constructed by makuta where he is a matoran and metru nui is still under attack by morbuzahk. at first he thinks it’s because of the mask of time but soon learns that’s not the case. meanwhile the shadowed one (leader of the dark hunters) has come to metru nui to avenge the loss of nidiki and krekka with his trusty sidekick sentrakh. makuta gives up trying to convince vakama of the alternate metru nui thing and demands he tell him where the vahi is or else. vakama doesn’t know where it is, though, and the two team up to go find it. vakama fights sentrahk. makuta fights the shadowed one. vakama grabs the mask of time out from under their noses. makuta pwn’s shadowed one and goes after vakama. they end up in the ta-metru protodermis reclamation yard and vakama threatens to smash the mask and ruin time if makuta doesn’t leave face-island alone. makuta agrees. makuta leaves the matoran and turaga of face-island, now named mata nui, in peace for 1 year and terrorizes them with mind controlled rahi for 999 more. six toa canisters wash up on the shore after that because takua did a thing, six new toa emerge from them and explore the island, team up to find masks they lose almost immediately and beat their shadow selves, fight some bohrok, become toa nuva and fight different bohrok, and do some other stuff that doesn’t matter. one day the matoran named takua stumbles upon the mask of light, the turaga who should already know what it is analyze it and announce that it’s a sign of the seventh toa’s arrival. takua makes his friend jaller look for it who drags him along anyway. they wander around mata nui for a while, get jumped by rahkshi, and jaller dies. takua dons the mask of light and becomes the seventh toa named takanuva because reasons. takanuva and makuta have an epic kolhii match, fall into a vat of energized protodermis, turn into one being, hold up the gate to metru nui, bring jaller back to life, get crushed by said gate, and then takanuva is immediately brought back by spotlights somehow. also there’s this subplot about the dark hunters declaring war on the brotherhood of makuta but that goes nowhere no one cares. the turaga bring the various toa and matoran back to metru nui and meet up with turaga dume. they gather the toa nuva and takanuva to tell them that mata nui is not just asleep but is dying and send the nuva off to voya nui to get the mask of life. the matoran are not told about any of this, jaller is mad about this, the matoran go on strike. jaller gets takanuva to spill the beans and they head off toward voya nui with some friends. meanwhile the toa nuva get to voya nui and fight piraka (the skakdi team) who have taken over the island under the pretense of being toa and are having the voya nui matoran drain the lava from the volcanoe where the mask of life is probably also they brainwashed the matoran with antidermis after they started asking too many questions but six escaped. they lose horribly and the piraka take their masks and tools then take them up the volcanoe to burn them up. jaller and friends go through an incurably dark cave and matoro feels someone grab his hand but when he comes out of the cave no one’s there which is creepy. kongu finds a seletu (mask of mind reading) the matoran come to an arch that trap them on the other side and won’t let takanuva through. takanuva opts to go back to metru nui and jaller and friends minus takanuva end up in the realm of karzahni where karzahni puts them to work tending a forge with hahli telling him all about the history of metru nui/mata nui. a matoran who’s been in karzahni for a long time tells them about six toa canisters just lying around and they grab hahli and escape. on the way to voya nui their canisters are zapped with lightning from the red star (magical space station or something i guess) and emerge as toa of the standard six elements but mixed with lightning power. toa nikila would find that unfair, were she still alive. meanwhile the toa nuva have escaped the piraka and have met up with the voya nui matoran resistance group and went to get their masks and took to confront the piraka again and they did pretty okay but then brutaka comes in and one hit ko’s them. see brutaka was a former member of the order of mata nui and partner to axonn but then he lost hope in mata nui and decided to grab the mask of life for himself. he was also at the beck and call of zaktan, leader of the piraka, because zaktan has this substance that brutaka wants because it makes him stronger. antidermis was makuta teridax’s essence that was just kinda floating around after he got that giant door dropped on him. zaktan gathered up the antidermis in a big crystal vat and became obsessed with getting the mask of life, dragging his team along with him. the toa nuva get locked up. jaller and friends minus takanuva who will now be called the toa inika not to be confused with ignika which is the name of the mask of life which is a plot point too cause that’s not confusing, meet up with with the voya nui matoran resistance group and they hook the toa up with protodermis launchers to un-brainwash the matoran. the inika fight the piraka a bunch and axonn was there too and the inika and piraka split up and go down under the volcanoe. they pass the guardians and the toa beat the seventh piraka who is half of the blue piraka that split off from him when they were messing around with makuta’s spear of fusion back when they were looting makuta’s lair by using a sphere that axonn gave them which freezes him in place and they are about to get the mask of life which chose matoro as its wielder because they held hands in the dark cave earlier. the mask flies away into the ocean and the toa inika give chase. the ignika sinks down to the underwater city of mahri nui and messes stuff up for a while. the toa swim around for a while and fight the barraki and get jumped by the piraka turned sea snakes and then axonn has the island of voya nui evacuated so it can sink down and rejoin mahri nui and matoro gets the mask and sacrifices himself so mata nui can live and also blinds a bunch of brotherhood of makuta members in karda nui somehow. karda nui is like the heart of the universe, hense the name, and the makuta there are enslaving the native av matoran with shadow leeches. over in mertu nui takanuva gets jumped by one such shadow leech and becomes a toa of twilight. the order of mata nui sends him to karda nui via dimensional rift but he takes a wrong turn and ends up in alternate metru nui where he accidentally snaps a crazy poweful toa of water in half. he makes it to karda nui to meet up with the toa nuva who have been fighting the makuta and gotten the keys to a sphere in the middle of karda nui called a cordex. they enter the cordex and awaken mata nui. also the ignika was a toa for a while i guess but who cares. the activation of the cordex causes a massive evergy storm and they fly out on sweet rides with xtreme names like xalara t9 and junk. they return to metru nui and throw a big party but it turns out that mata nui was taken over by makuta just as he was being awakened and mata nui was trapped in the ignika instead. makuta flings the ignika into space. the ignika lands in a distant land called bara magna and makes a new body. mata nui then meets up with some gladiator dudes called glatorian, fights some bad guys, assembles a new giant robot to inhabit and flies over to confront makuta. they fight for a bit and mata nui bashes makuta’s head into a planet and all the inhabitants of of the matoran universe leave the universe and mata nui goes back into the ignika and flies away.”

Friend:

Ahh the memories <3

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loriendesse:

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
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#alduin #worldeater #skyrim #dragon #wyvern #elderscrolls #throatoftheworld

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#larp #arpc #bsulife (at Bsu Dining Room R.C.C.)

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#collegelife (at Tillinghast Hall)

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Can anybody tell me why we couldn't care less about 90% of the people we meet in life? Maybe if we took a step back and realized the importance everyone's lives held, the world could be a better place.
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#skyrim #yolo #elderscrolls #bethesda #steam #virtuallife

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