context- our GM would always take the backstories we write for characters into consideration of making events. I was playing an 18 year old wizard with over 100 years of knowledge, and access to the realm of anti-magic.
Entire party is walking through a forest.
GM: Alright [me] I want you to do a perception check real quick.
ME: alright… (gets nat 20)
GM: alright, you spot a small wooden wand with a Fire Quartz fused to the end.
Me: Detect magic!
GM: It contains a fireball spell that can destroy a moon.
at this point of the campaign i was sick of playing with this party because we were all OP in some way. Me being able to deny magic, for example.
Me: I POINT IT AT THE GROUND AND CAST THE SPELL! (Rolls a nat 1) DAMN IT!
GM: You somehow miss the ground and blow up the moon. The wand shatters in your hand and you lose a finger.
sometimes I remember dirk and jake accidentally adopted every remaining consort creature and I have to stop whatever I’m doing and just grin like how many times a day do you think some nakkodile makes off with dirk’s shades or some salamander gang tumbles in and fills their workshop w/bubbles, how many times per week does jake wake up and find his closet ransacked and a bunch of turtles wearing his shorts on their heads while they eat his guns (they’re delicious)
Aquarius, the Moon ascends from atop Capricorn’s mountain to join blue and futuristic
skies. The Moon is far away from home, and she’s never been to Aquarius’ airy
territory before. Up here, winds blow in unusual currents, and the Moon feels uncomfortable
electrical chains running everywhere and connecting herself to all of humanity.
Moon people have an emotional need to feel original and innovative,
distinguishing themselves from other people by the manner they nurture others
and by what they feel. It is not unusual for Aquarius Moon people to find that
they somehow don’t belong to their family, to their home or to any kind of
group they’re in. The Moon is highly receptive, and so, in Aquarius, she becomes
able to receive and understand subtle electrical circuits propagating through
the air, blessing the individual with an especial gift to learn quickly, grasping
hidden information from the air and, from that, creating unexpected kinds of
knowledge that other people might find hard to understand because of its
complexity. The individual feels great care for human kind, and thus has an
instinctual need to nurture the collective through their ability to offer
knowledge and experimental solutions for worldly problems. These people are
blessed with the ability to emotionally see the world through kaleidoscopic
lenses, and the way they nurture others never ceases to surprise us.
emotional structure here is unique, those with an Aquarius Moon unconsciously
change their habits whenever they feel they’re resembling someone else in their
lives. They are eccentric, and their feelings radically change over time,
changing their ways, style and belief systems. This is maybe a reflection of
the unconventional home and family they had as children. The maternal figure
might have been friendly and tolerant; someone who took the time to teach the
child how big the world can be and how different people can be too, although
this placement does not favour emotional nurturing and warmth, for Aquarius’
air is cold and blue. Encouraged to be inventive and liberal at infancy,
Aquarius Moon adults have a broad and universal view of the world, understanding
deeply the mechanics behind the functioning of societies as a whole.
the Moon’s primary instincts, the Aquarius Moon holds no grudges and is a
freedom-lover, for she is a servant of the future now. It should be important to
find balance between these two poles, achieving the emotional security to live
in the present time and to be true to one’s emotions, even though these
feelings may be quite erratic or disorganized. The Aquarius Moon individual may
also feel drawn to big groups of people, where they usually assume important
and influential positions, acquiring great popularity and social valorization over
The Moon is
up in the skies, filtrating Aquarius’ electrical shocks and pouring refreshing
waters of revolutionary feelings and inventions on humanity’s forehead. The
Earth is moist with reforming ideas; humanitarian flowers blossom in Spring.
Aries Moon: give them their space to blow up and rant..and then go get ice cream or something. making them feel accepted despite their intense emotions is how you comfort them.
Taurus Moon: let them know they’re safe and will be okay, bring them things like some chocolate and their favorite movie. making them feel at home is how you comfort them.
Gemini Moon: just listen to them ramble on about it. talking your ear off and getting it out makes these guys feel a lot lighter and better. making them feel heard is how you comfort them.
Cancer Moon: hold them close and let them know you’re never going to leave. making them feel nurtured is how you comfort them.
Leo Moon: tell them how amazing they are and that they can get through this. making them feel good about themselves is how you comfort them.
Virgo Moon: give them advice, help them make a plan to fix whatever is wrong or heal from it. making them feel organized in the chaos is how you comfort them.
Libra Moon: tell them to let it out and talk to you. similar to gemini moon but they may need some gentle prodding as they don’t like to bother others with their emotions. making them feel open is how you comfort them.
Scorpio Moon: be there, show that you understand and will never leave. let them come to you and always hear them out with no judgement. making them feel understood is how you comfort them.
Sagittarius Moon: take them on a long drive or hike. explore with them. remind them that there is more to life than whatever has them feeling down. making them feel free is how you comfort them.
Capricorn Moon: tell them you believe in them and remind them of their strength. point out that whatever is hurting them is simply another hurdle to jump over in their journey. making them feel in control is how you comfort them.
Aquarius Moon: help them find a hobby to try or something new to learn about. send them funny pictures and get them laughing. making them feel distracted is how you comfort them.
Pisces Moon: remind them of the good times and talk about how much better things will get. pull them out of the negative feelings and fill them with positivity. help them fantasize about new things to come. making them feel optimistic for the future is how you comfort them.
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Star vs. The Forces of Evil Episodes In One Sentence
Star Comes to Earth: Princess Cinnamon Roll that Could Kill you comes to earth and meets Misunderstood safe kid.
Party With a Pony: Spoopy Wardens hunt for the glitter pony while Star gets ice for Marco’s sweaty back.
Matchmaker: In which we learn it was probably a bad idea to give Star the wand in the first place.
School Spirit: Star misunderstands football and Marco tries to get Ferguson to blow his whistle not in that way.
Monster Arm: “Not my bowels! I love my bowels!”
The Other Exchange Student: Star is jealous of the meatball man from Bakersfieldville.
Cheer Up Star: “It’s supposed to be ironic!”
Quest Buy: Very accurate depiction of what it is like to work in retail.
Diaz Family Vacation: Both Marco and Star see new sides of their dads but that’s not necessarily a good thing
Brittney’s Party: Star and Marco party with someone who hates them while Ludo hijacks a bus
Mewberty: Star gets horny and snares boys in her web but not in that way
Pixtopia: Marco messed up and Alfonso marries Ferguson’s rebound
Lobster Claws: “… You can’t eat children.” “Really? Not even the annoying ones?”
Sleep Spell: “Camera Phooone!”
Blood Moon Ball: We’re suppose to ship them now, right?
Fortune Cookies: Love is never the answer kids
Freeze Day: Father Time offers Star and Marco some mud before riding away on his wheel-mobile pulled by giant time-hamsters I am not making this up.
Royal Pain: King Santa Claus destroy mini-golf
St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses: Princess Prison sure is a nightma–OH MY GOD ARE THOSE CLUBS?!
Mewnipendence Day: No wonder monsters hate Mewmans so much.
The Banagic Wand: Star still doesn’t get Earth and like all of us, Marco is always hungry.
Interdemensional Field Trip: Miss Skullnick fears the “Big Change” while Marco sends Jackie cat memes
Marco Grows a Beard: Ludo is out, Toffee is in, and Marco will probbaly be terrified of beards forever
Storm the Castle: “SURPRISE!”
My New Wand!: DIP DOOOWN
Ludo in the Wild: Wait, since when did Ludo become badass?
Mr. Candle Cares: “Star and I have recently become smooch buddies… On the lips.”
Red Belt: Marco searches for a meaning in life and Star searches for hammer.
Star on Wheels: *epic remix of Marco saying Star is in trouble*
Fetch: Marco can’t open juice and Star runs away from her problems and sending thank you cards
Star vs. Echo Creek: Star gets high and destroys a police car
Wand to Wand: Both Ludo and Star are terrible at magic also major ship tease
Starstruck: Star and her idol Sailor Super Saiyan destroy a park and Marco is 100002% done with this shit
Camping Trip: King Butterfly has a mid-life crisis and tries to control an eagle
Starsitting: They’re gonna be great parents some day.
On the Job: Buff Dad is best dad and buff babies are adorable
Goblin Dogs: “You might think this line is long, but listen to my goblin song!~”
By the Book: Ludo and Star still suck at magic and Glossaryck is a bigger troll than Alex Hirsch
Game of Flags: Queen has no patience and legs.
Girls’ Day Out: Janna is back and is still awesome btw
Sleepover: “TRUTH! STAR HAS A CRUSH ON MA–” *cube gets crushed*
Gift of the Card: R.I.P. Rasticore Chaosus Disastorvayne… He couldn’ get his fucking chainsaw to work
Friendenemies: Star becomes one with Christmas tree while Tom and Marco go on a date and sing a romantic pop ballad.
Is Mystery: Meatfork is apparently a family name and Ludo is really starting to freak me out tbh
Hungry Larry: “He’s still hungry…”
Spider with a Top Hat: He tries and he is awesome and that’s all that matters
Into the Wand: SPAAAAADESS!!!
Pizza Thing: Marco is OCD about mushroom and Pony Head buys skinny jeans
Page Turner: Glossaryck is awesome and how did Moon miss Lizard-Loki in the orb?!
Naysaya: Tomco friendship confirmed and Marco finally asks out Jackie while Star the supportive noodle armed friend cheers on
Bon Bon the Birthday Clown: Starco fans cry, Jarco fans rejoice, and Ludo now has the book god dammit Nefcy
Raid the Cave: Glossaryck is the true neutral asshole.
Trickstar: Weird Al is a treasure and I’ll mes up anyone who makes Marco cry!
Baby: *glances around nervously* So… Star is similar to Eclipsa, huh? *Nervous laughter* Great…
Running With Scissors: Marco gets a new edition to his shipping harem and she is so cute!!!!!!
Mathmagic: Don’t worry Star, I can’t math either.
The Bounce Lounge: Marco is definitely the mom friend.
Crystal Clear: The Chancellor guy is amazing and Rhombulus just needs a hug and wAS THAT ECLIPSA IN THE BACKGROUND?
The Hard Way: “SURPRISE!” 2.0
Collateral Damage: Marco how do you not know what a possum is?
Just Friends: I’m fine! *blows up sign to prove just how fine I am*
Face the Music: Moon=Badass, Star=Why?, River=Loving Husband, Marco=Shocked, and we got to meet Ludo’s family so pretty cool episode overall.
Star Crushed: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH–remember when we though Bon Bon the Birthday Clown was the end of the world?–AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
Neal Stephenson can be a divisive writer – his science is, indeed, merciless, but some readers feel it can overwhelm his storytelling. Our reviewer Jason Sheehan has some choice thoughts:
“The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason.”
That’s the beginning of Neal Stephenson’s newest epic,Seveneves. And in terms of opening hooks, it’s up there. I mean, he isn’t destroying L.A. or merely reducing some single nation to slag. No, Stephenson goes old-school mad scientist — straight for the pulp main vein and buried Saturday morning memories of Thundarr the Barbarian still ticking along in the heads of his audience, and blows up the moon.
But then, this is a Neal Stephenson book (a modernStephenson book, meaning post-Snow Crash/Diamond Age and, therefore, kind of post-fun) which means that the world as presented, moon or no moon, isn’t really the same as ours anyway. It’s a drier world, a rigidly mapped and exhaustively cataloged one where the first 565 pages read less like the script for an awesome moon-wrecking Michael Bay blow-em-up than a primer on global disaster preparedness.
Still, he says,
While most hard science fiction writers would concern themselves solely with explaining something like how their star destroyers make the jump to light speed, Stephenson is discussing (likely for 20 pages) how to keep the janitors on the Death Star from getting osteoporosis. His science is merciless. Hard like diamonds, and murderous in the extreme. Where most hard SF really means “a bunch of ray guns, then some talk about wormholes,” he plays with hard ballistics, hard genetics, hard sociology. And what thrills me, is that he makes it interesting. That he makes life and death in space about actual life and death — about the million things that will kill you and the two or three things that really smart people can do to stay alive.