WINDOWS 8 I’M GONNA RIP YOU A NEW ONE FOR RESTARTING WHILE I WAS AWAY AND CORRUPTING MY NANOWRIMO FILE
OHHH GOOD LORDY I’M GONNA FIND A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF BITCH IN ME JUST FOR YOU WHILE I GO BACK AND RESTORE MY FUCKED UP FILE
I feel so proud when friends tell me their parents like me. Like damn right they do, I am a delight.
ESTP: super attractive physically but it’s all downhill from there. never quite know what they’re going to do next but you can probably bet it will be irresponsible. somehow still lovable.
ESTJ: loud, logical, and get shit done — they are the warrior class of the life rpg. power stats make them unbeatable and if you encounter one, maybe just curl up and forfeit, to save time.
ESFP: giggly little shits. fun fun fun till her daddy takes the t-bird away. great for lifting your mood, not that great at lifting your credit score.
ESFJ: too appropriate, totally lacking in awkwardness. they’ll never forget your birthday, which will make you feel like shit when you constantly forget theirs.
ENTP: excellent companions if you enjoy people who instantly see through all your shit. very clever and very intuitive, you can’t fool them. i suggest you invest in other friends — ones you *can* fool.
ENTJ: impatient with people who make mistakes, namely, everyone. they’ll respect you if you stand up to them but why do that when you can run away instead. cuddle them and see what happens. i’m curious.
ENFP: too puppy to live. best suited for the profession of musical nanny. not advised for use around an open flame.
ENFJ: way too charming and capable, maybe they should stop making everyone else look bad. prone to making other people care about stuff they didn’t want to care about. so annoying.
ISTP: such butts. best suited for an apocalypse scenario, if no such scenario exists, they will create danger because they get bored. don’t encourage them, but don’t discourage them, as reverse psychology works too well.
ISTJ: low drama and low maintenance, best value at this price tier. best suited to actual human existence. least weird, which makes them kinda weird.
ISFP: squishy little darlings you might want to keep in your pocket, but please don’t or they will become forlorn. they notice everything, and it’s unnerving.
ISFJ: quietly and proudly do things for others. if you have a ring you need to deliver to mordor, take an ISFJ along with you for best results.
INTP: cute intergalactic spiders you want to hug and mistrust. prone to making you laugh but then days later you will wonder whether you were the butt of the joke.
INTJ: major dicks and kinda proud of it. prone to being right. prone to liking trance music way too much. all the ones i’ve ever met have been unexpectedly kinky. so i guess, expectedly.
INFP: they fall out of the sky and are raised by unicorns. if you feed one it will follow you home. they dissipate in water.
INFJ: chameleons appropriating your emotions and going quietly mad. prone to meltdowns and needing lots of naps.
things said in majority of movies:
- "I TRUSTED YOU!!"
- "she’s not just some girl!"
- "I should have told you this a long time ago."
- "I’m not a little girl anymore!!"
- "but I love him!!"
-“You’re giving up your dream!”
“No dad, I’m giving up YOUR dream.”
"I knew your father. He was a good man."
*girl walks downstairs*
Guy: Wow… you look… great.
walkmanboy said:I'm reading a Warhammer 40K novel (Gaunt's Ghosts) where an imperial commissar fights with a sword in his left hand and a pistol in his right. Is this at all a legitimate strategy? If it is I'd quite like to incorporate it into something I'm writing. Apologies if this has come up before, I'm new to the blog and am am going through your archive, great stuff!
Sort of. In the real world, you only see this in situations where combat is going to degenerate into melee anyway. The handgun is to open things, and then the combatants would switch off to their blades. Early modern boarding actions come to mind, though marines still expected to use their swords in close quarters as recently as the early 19th century.
This approach is more common in eras when firearms are difficult to reload in combat. Since you wouldn’t be able to reload before your opponent got into melee and started carving you up, why bother? Just pull a sword before you start.
Incidentally; if your character needs to reload, they need to put the sword away, reload, then get it back out. It’s doable (if someone else isn’t trying to stab them) but time consuming.
Incidentally, something you don’t see in 40k, that did occur, was rotating through multiple weapons rather than reloading. Blackbeard is infamous for (among many other things) carrying six loaded pistols into combat, and switching after each shot.
In 40k, a pistol and close combat weapon is a fairly common weapon choice for some factions, including the Imperial Guard. For Gaunt, the weapons are almost more badges of office than actual weapons. Commissars aren’t supposed to kill the enemies of the Imperium, they’re supposed to kill guardsmen that decide they’d rather run than go toe to toe with a Daemon, Carnifex or active Monolith.
One thing to note: Gaunt (and most of the characters in 40k) wield the close combat weapon in their dominant hand, with their pistol in their off hand. So, that’s a sword in his right hand, and a bolt pistol in his left. This is probably because it’s easier to operate a firearm with your off hand than a blade. I’d expect that setup follows over into the real world, but we’re dealing with a combat style that doesn’t have much of a place in the modern world, so I’m not entirely sure.
Also, some Chaos units are blade in left, pistol in right, but I’m just going to chalk that up to “they’re Chaos Marines, and we should all be thankful they’re not trying to kill us with a boombox from hell,” not that they found a way to make it work.
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