So for some unknown reason, myself, my fiancé, and my parents are in Duluth, Minnesota (Never been, never even set foot in Murica). We are on the bridge in Duluth being touristy and all when I see Adam Young with Abbey on the bridge, getting photographed. I get all excited and Adam sees me freaking out, and I’m just like, “Wow, what are the odds we’d see the two of you here??” Abbey for some reason recognises me, and we’re all besties and they tell me they’re getting married the next day and I’m all like, “Oh sweet, Mal and I are getting married in 3 weeks!” Then we’re all chatting about wedding prep, turns out they’re marrying on the Duluth bridge, I’m all like, “that’s so cool!” and inside I’m dying with joy at meeting my hero and his girlfriend and then I woke up and all I could think was:
“DAMMIT WE DIDNT EVEN GO FOR COFFEE!!!!”
// Random thought: Grust is a major coffee and tea producing country. It’s mountainous with a subtropical/tropical climate (if we’re assuming that FE world works the same as the real world, and that there are no other continents south of Archanea), which is ideal for arabica coffees. Originally, I thought that the country would be more rocky, with scrubby moors similar to Scotland and Iceland, but in replaying Shadow Dragon, I noticed that the Grust maps have a lot of dense forests. Tea plants are probably grown in the northern part of the country where it’s a little cooler, while coffee trees are grown in the mountains around the capital in the south.
Flavor-wise, Grustian coffee tastes like cocoa and spice, with very light floral notes, and the high altitude at which it’s grown makes it a very complex coffee popular with nobles and royalty across Archanea and Valentia both.
Camus probably brings coffee beans with him as gifts to the royals that he meets.
i’m desperately hoping they ask me to come in late to work today bc 1) it’s gonna be dead and i’ll be bored and 2) i set out to write tiny codex-esque entries for the major factions/guilds this morning for the Infamous Novel Series and now i’ve got a dozen tabs open for military rank and structure and have written almost 3000 words on how the royal guard is organized for the capital city and i’m on a fucking roll i don’t want to stop
// it’s study break week at the university i guest lecture at, so i’ll be with the rest of the faculty, helping students, for the next two days. i’m here, but mutuals can yell at me ondis/cord in the meantime.