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Bard Week: Musical Puzzles

Here are some puzzles and challenges that rely on music made for those special bards in your campaign!

The Gibbering Obelisk

A small obelisk with many mouths sings a dissonant tone. When a musician finds the right note, they can make the dissonant sound into a harmonious chord and solve the puzzle. Have the bard make a Performance check to see how good their ears are for this. You could have the dissonant note change each time it is harmonized, and solve the puzzle on the third successful check, and reset on a failed check.

Definitely Not Zelda

In a very Lost Woods scenario, the players are travelling through identical rooms and have become lost in a looping illusion; only able to escape by traversing the correct sequence of doorways. The players hear a short lick from a doorway, but they are not sure which one, as it came and went so quickly. The bard can mimic the musical phrase with a successful Performance check or by acting it out. When the phrase is successfully mimicked, the lick will play again. Hopefully this time the PCs were listening! By going back and forth with the unseen musician, the players can follow it out of the trap.

The Conductor

A prop puzzle in which players each have a one-note instrument (whistle, chime, drum, horn, etc.) that plays a different note, perhaps with a number attached to it. Signify this in the dungeon with instruments mounted on pedestals or something (so it requires more than one person to solve the puzzle). Searching the room or decoding a message reveals the correct order to play the notes in. The bard can read the music properly and leads the players (out-of-game) in the performance by pointing or calling out each note in turn as the other players respond by playing their note. This is easier said than done, as my family has tried this a few times using the toys from themed Christmas crackers

Walk this Way

A tiled room has different letters on each tile, each no higher than G, hinting that they are musical notes. A looping song is being sung from a Magic Mouth or a ghost somewhere in the room, with a distinct pause to indicate the start and end of the tune. The tiles must be stepped on in the correct order to cross the room safely and unlock the door. If a tile is stepped on incorrectly or out of order it will produce a painful electric shock for the person stepping on it. The bard can figure out the starting note and can make Performance checks to get hints on how many steps higher or lower the next note in the sequence is. The key is to estimate the next note based on the previous note. I would stay away from sharps and flats, here; the simpler the better.

Play for Us

There are a four stone doors in an echoing chamber. Each door has a relief of a human upon it, each with a different expression. One is angry, one is solemn, one is happy, and one appears scared or surprised. A short poem (perhaps found earlier, or maybe simply in the room) hints that you must sing or play a song appropriate for the audience; “four friends came to hear four songs” or something like that. The bard must improvise a song (you can have the actual player do so, or just have them make a Performance check) that evokes the emotion shown by a door. When this is done, it will open the door with the bust that enjoys the song the most. Perhaps the busts animate when the players sing or play.

Folk Tunes

A riddle requires the players to sing or play a “traditional” elven/dwarven/gnomish/folk song in the campaign universe. The bard must make a History check to remember such a song from their travels. Alternatively, the players could return to an appropriate town to seek out the answer if the bard fails this check. Regardless, the bard is able to perform the song and solve the puzzle.

mrgrgr-unacceptable  asked:

What do you think is Revali's favorite food or maybe just a Revali related food? I'm planning a BotW themed party, and I wanted to have a food for each Champion.

Now that’s an interesting question! I wish I had more time to really think out a proper answer, but just off-hand I imagine Revali would be a big fan of Pistachios. The name sounds fancy/eccentric, they’re often one of the most popular foods at parties, and his beak is perfect for cracking open even the most resistant shells (making him even more valuable).

(a really childish alternative is that he’d enjoy any food that you can decorate with icing, IE Toaster Strudels or generic holiday cookies…anything he could proceed to make copies of his face on.)

For some reason, I can’t shake the thought that his favorite drink would be Ramune. Something about the whole process of opening it + the clinking ball inside would catch his attention in a way that both infuriates and greatly amuses him.

trcelyne  asked:

I totally agree with your statement about TP!Link. But my question is: since Link and Ganondorf have beast forms, why has Zelda kept her human form while being in the Twilight? (Or maybe she has a beast form, but like you, I haven't played the game in a long while)

This is the post that brought about this ask

This is a very good question and one that has no canon answer, at least as far as I know. However, after thinking about it I was able to form one possibility within my mind. First of all, we have to keep in mind that Ganondorf having a beast form is nothing new, regardless of whether he’s in the Twilight or not. Ganon has been around since the very first loz game and he can symbolize pure power. What is new, is that Link has a beast form (or at least it was new back when TP first came out). Not counting the amiibo function of wolf Link joining you on your journey in BotW (which I’m going to mention again later), we have yet to see any type of beast form for Link return. However, even though he lacks a beast form in his own game, we see OoT!Link as the Hero’s Shade take on the shape of a golden wolf, and as I mentioned before he has nothing to do with the Twilight as far as we know.

As a result, this makes it a little difficult to understand exactly why Link got a beast form in the first place. However, (and bear in mind I’m definitely not the best person to ask when it comes to this, but here we go~), in Japanese mythology and whatnot, unlike a lot of western ones, I believe wolves are seen as being creatures worthy of worship since they were often depended on to protect crops from other wild animals. There were also charms and talismans with wolf symbols on them because it was believed to offer protection in various situations. Considering Zelda games are made in Japan, it’s not unlikely that they had thoughts like this in mind when deciding what to make Link transform into in the first place. This goes back to Wolf Link being an optional companion in BotW. He helps you hunt and fight, similar to the roles wolves had in Japanese mythology. Of course, there are many different views on wolves depending on the cultures you look at. For example, in many, wolves are often symbols for warriors and causing destruction. There’s also the whole “lone wolf” mindset and how the life of a hero can be very lonely. There’s a lot that can be possible, and as I said, I’m not an expert (or even an amateur) on it.

Anyway, because of this, it could be the goddesses wanted Link to take on a shape worthy of a hero. A shape seen as reliable and even ferocious when need be. A wolf. Of course, there are issues with this if we just look at the worshiping nature of it as most NPCs make it no secret they’re terrified of Link in his wolf form, but it could be argued that, like real life, regardless of mythology most people probably wouldn’t want a wolf in the wild coming anywhere near them. So, it could be possible ancient views of wolves in TP!Hyrule mirror those of real life. Or even that no one in Hyrule is used to seeing wolves as I’m pretty sure that guy who sells you lantern oil (not that anyone actually buys it) comments on wolves being rare in the area. Possibly a stretch, but I thought it was an interesting idea. Anyway, here’s a pic of something Midna will say if you talk to her at some point during the Dark Beast Ganon fight.

“Sacred” because he’s Link and obvious connection to the gods because he’s the chosen hero and all that good stuff, but also “sacred” being put next to “beast” is just kind of interesting to me because, again, of a lot of different mythology involving views on wolves (though I’m probably definitely reading too much into it XD Just thought I’d share this pic anyway though ^.^ since I took the time to take it >_>)

Also, there’s the whole Twilight Prophecy which, no doubt, has something to do with it. The problem is, that’s all we get out of that: is that it’s a prophecy. There’s nothing else about it as far as the Twilight is concerned (at least as far as I can remember).

Now for Zelda herself and the question you actually asked XD Why doesn’t she have any beast form in TP and doesn’t turn into a spirit? Well, let me start with the fact that in our first meeting with her she tells us, “without light, the people became as spirits” when explaining how the Twilight shifts the forms of most anyone and anything within it.

As we see later in our second meeting with her, she has the Triforce of Wisdom already. Not only considering the fact that Zelda is Hylia reincarnated over and over again, as we learn in SS, but we’ve also seen numerous times throughout the series how the powers Zelda tends to have as a result of the Triforce of Wisdom (or just the fact of being a goddess lol) are very light filled. So, it stands to reason that she still has “light” aka the Triforce of Wisdom/Hylia, thus having protection from being turned into a spirit. But, one could also argue that Link should receive similar protection from the Triforce of Courage, allowing him to remain in his human form. However, remember everything I said about the gods wanting to shape him into a form they see fit for such an adventure. Link’s the chosen hero and they make sure to tell you that quite often throughout the events of TP XD When it comes right down to it, I guess what I’m trying to say is: maybe the goddesses just saw no reason to give her an alternate form? But she and Link are both able to keep a physical form, whether beast or not, due to being chosen by the gods.

Sorry if I didn’t give a satisfactory answer, and there’s of course a chance that this is not the reason at all. But there is a chance that it could be ;D Anyway, if anyone else has any theories as to why Zelda doesn’t have any beast form like Link and Ganondorf in Twilight Princess, give it a shot ^-^

anonymous asked:

i'm so glad to hear that you passed!!

ME FUCKING TOO,,, to explain basically on mondays i had an elective class at 8:30 am that was 2 hours and then my typography class (the class i almost failed) at 4:30,,,, that’s 6 hours of waiting at school because I don’t have a car,, so most of the time I would go to my first class, and then not go to the second or I’d alternate when I could because I really didn’t wanna sit at school for 6 hours. But my first class counted on attendance while my other course that’s part of my program doesn’t so I would go to the first class more,,,

Anyways that’s the reason I almost failed, so ultimately it was my fault (ALSO BC I HAD NO CLUE I WAS PICKING A FUCKING ELECTIVE CLASS AT 830″ but the prof IS SO BAD WITH GIVING OUT MARKS,,,, like I only got my marks for all of my assignments now, so I had no way to change anything. So I failed one of my assignments and I didn’t even have a chance to correct it,,, 


excitableplasticrabbits  asked:

Do you think you could elaborate or point me in the direction of what "social difficulties" may look like within autism? Especially "alternative" symptoms because of being afab or gifted or having comorbid neurodivergencies.

I actually wrote a thing breaking down the DSM criteria for autism and giving examples of how someone could meet each criteria! The full article can be found here, but I’ve put the part relating to social difficulties beneath the cut. Be aware that it includes language from the DSM which is rather ableist but the examples are in more inclusive language. If this doesn’t answer your question, please send in another ask and we’d be happy to help!


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anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you could guide me and give me tips on things I should do to strengthen my muscles but still keep my skinny form (as in be strong but not gain muscle build up from it)? I'm sore your answer might end up being ballet (feel free to send video links bc I suck!) but I'm looking for maybe something alternative?

Bulking up is usually not ideal for figure skating, and many work out routines are designed for that. So you sometimes have to create your own. Ballet is definitely a good resource, but if you’d rather do other things then core exercises, leg lifts and wall sits, running, some weight-lifting, but don’t put too much emphasis on it. In term of weight-lifting, try lifting lighter for more repetitions instead of trying to lift the maximum amount of weight you can. 

Rinks or someone at the rink will sometimes offer a strength and core class for figure skaters, so ask around and see if there’s one available. Yoga and Pilates are also extremely helpful with both strength and flexibility. 

invisibleraven  asked:

So do you think they forgot that HR is supposed to be using tech to hide that he is identical to wanted killer EoWells in the future or do they find some way to explain that away and if so how? Because the 2024 version of HR was clearly HR and not the image of his assistant that he's been using. Or do you think they were just lazy, assumed we forgot about it and figured they could get away with it? I'd be interested to hear what you think.

I suspect that if you were able to corner the writers, they wouldn’t have an immediate response, AKA they forgot.  However, for the sake of internal consistency, several potential explanations arise.

Maybe after seven years of paranormal activity, it’s become well-known in Central City that there are other Earths and subsequently doppelgangers.  Maybe Central City has accepted Wells’ “doppelganger,” a lookalike who bears no actual relation to the original H. Wells (that would be the thought; they wouldn’t realize they were right on the money).  Or maybe people think that HR is an honest-to-God clone of the original H. Wells.  Stranger things have certainly happened in this city of the impossible.

21taes  asked:

spring flowers, messy buns (-etudeslune)

hi alli!! ✨

spring flowers: already answered!

messy buns: if you could dye your hair any colour, what would it be?
i mean in an alternate universe where i could pull off such a colour i would love to dye my hair a cool colour like grey or rose gold but in reality i’d probably just stick to dyeing it brown?? idk if it’ll ever happen though bc i quite like having black hair heh

send me an aesthetic ask! 🥀

xianvar  asked:

Hi there, idk you can help me but you seem like my most likely bet: I'm working on a YoI Fanfic, and I cannot, for the life of me, remember if YoI takes place in 14/15 or 15/16, because both those seasons have had a GPF in Barcelona. Do you know where the Grand Prix of Tears took place? Or do you have any more clue which of those season YoI took place in? I'd super appreciate it if you could help me out!

Add on to my previous ask: I have found a ‘trivia’ comment on the wikia that says the GPF before which Vicchan died was in Sochi, but the year after had its GPF in Fukoka… I’m officially confused now


Okay, the Grand Prix of Tears was in Sochi but most fans I’ve seen seem to agree YOI covers 15/16. True it’s not consistent but since YOI also takes place in an Alternate Universe devoid of homophobia there is a certain flexibility in the locations and dates of various competitions. So I would say use your best judgement and what makes sense to you :)

anonymous asked:

I think depressed Barry is from the alternate timeline after our Barry FP'd. The Barry that we saw the first two seasons was probably before that. Then again, the possibilities are limitless and Cisco could see different timelines, ones that exist, ones that no longer exist or one that doesn't exist yet. Convoluted, I know.

There are too many Barrys. Some of them have got to go. I only hold one photo in my hands, the Barry in this photo will go on to become the Fastest Man Alive and get to be blessed enough to marry Iris West, the other Barrys will be eliminated and must immediately return to the Speedforce for the rest of eternity. 

anonymous asked:

Hey you don't have to answer this but do you know if there's a good alternative to Judeo-Christian? That's the term I was taught in my college history class but if there is a better one I'd like to know, I tried googling it and couldn't find much so if you know of any good resources or something easier to find on google i would really appreciate it.

tbh just name the religion you’re talking about. if you’re talking about something pertaining to christianity, say christian. if it’s explicitly jewish say jewish. if it could be jewish, christian, or muslim, say abrahamic. “judeo-christian,” though, is not a thing, and just serves to otherize muslims.

anonymous asked:

In Reminder to Sleep, Orochimaru's curse seal is an implant that forcibly snaps the collar bone as it goes in, I think. And I'd bet that all those little white snakes making up the giant snake he's become are pieces of an AI he's become. Maybe destructive analysis of his own brain to make the pattern? But what does the implant /do/? What could it do, in this AU?

… is the collar bone snapping functional or there for a reason? Is that what the curse seal does in canon?! Dang, I missed that detail.

I think it’s probably a virus that can corrupt cybernetics or the connection between organic and normal implants. I mean, why mess with success, right? It’s basically what the curse seal does in canon.

Although I don’t think Orochimaru would feature much in this AU, given that Remember To Sleep is a Shikako and Naruto centric story and, this is weird to say, but I think Orochimaru would be more successful in this AU than he was in the shinobi world.

As a character/person, his motivation was to become immortal so that he could reunite with his parents when they reincarnate. So creating the strongest body via experimenting on bloodlines and such all ties back to that. Him being discovered and run out of Konoha is because he violated the village’s philosophy/culture–I’m not saying he would have been accepted in any other of the big five villages (Cloud does want more bloodlines, and Mist at that time wasn’t exactly smiles and cupcakes) but that’s more a problem of a politics? Basically what I’m saying is that the circumstances were unfavorable for Orochimaru’s personality and goals.

In a world of AI and robotics and cybernetics, he doesn’t need to push as hard to achieve his goals. Yes, he probably does unethical experimentation, but it’s not as comparatively extreme in this ‘verse, it’s a situation better suited for him.

Also, he’s not going after Sasuke in particular since he’s not the last Uchiha in this ‘verse anymore so… he wouldn’t have that same relationship to the Lucky Sevens. Maybe instead it would lean against the Minato v Orochimaru rivalry for Hokage sort of thing–not, necessarily, that there is a Hokage role that they both competed for, but that they were both working in the same field (advanced AIs/androids) and they were constantly one-upping each other.

Maybe Orochimaru is the morally sketchy figure who knows some piece of information otherwise lost to the world, but won’t tell them unless they do him a favor?

rahelauillces  asked:

Bubble bath and Perfume?

Bubble bath: answered here!

perfume: if you could make your own signature fragrance, what would it smell like?

Aymeric frowns a little.  “Well,” he says slowly, “I suppose I am not educated enough on the subject to give a good answer, but… I like scents such as cedar and sage- and wildflowers.”  He smiles and shrugs.  “I fear you’d wind up smelling like a forest if you put such a thing on.  Then again… perhaps that’s not a bad thing, given the alternatives.”

atmrobber  asked:

slides in fan favorite on a piece of paper - u know what to do.

@atmrobber || send “fan favorite” for who i’d pick as a new fc or an alternative fc for your muse ; ; NO LONGER ACCEPTING ! !

are you trying to kill me ? you know nobody but wentworth could’ve pulled len off so perfectly . i picked ALEXANDER SKARSGARD based off the prime earth art of captain cold ? he’s got the squarish features … and the evil look …

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We all know that the only way to get better at anything is by practicing. But the question for the Project Diva games is HOW should you practice? What should you do to enhance what you get out of your play time, in order to see real improvement? This guide will be answering that question!

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