hello I'm from seattle and I can confirm that it is super cryptic and shit, but specifically pike place market, bc I've been there a lot in my life and I could get super lost if I just wandered. there's a few shops there that are definitely run by cryptids and sometimes when I go there, I'll go through a back alley and end up in a completely different part of the city. it's nice but also a little disconcerting. there's also a garden plaza thing somewhere that almost nobody knows about. cryptic
I have been to the Magical Pikes Place Market and it is 10000% a major cryptid stronghold!
ALL of the fish markets are owned by the Selkie cartel, and a shit-ton of their non-human business takes place out of the back of the Pikes Place Fish Market stand.
Rachel The Pig is definitely one of the Small Gods of the area, and usually a Kind and Generous being, and patting the nose/dropping a couple coins in will in fact bring good luck. Behaving poorly to her will get your ass and wallet cursed.
Billy, on the other hand, is Not To Be Trusted.
There’s some mer-run businesses on the actual waterfront, but they and the Selkies are almost never on good terms and those are regularly sabotaged.
Lately the elves have been trying to muscle in, and the large lower-fey community that operates out of there has been pushing back- Don’t go into the alleys after dark if you don’t want to get mixed up with a gnomish street gang.
They’re vicious little shits.
very dangerous in close quarters.
The Trolls have a “muscle-for-hire” business that fronts as an Organic veggie shop. They have some of the best root vegetables in Seattle and almost don’t need the muscle business.
but the urge to whack a dude over the head with a club dies hard.
Very Dangerous In Any Quarters
Most of the specialty Butcher shops that sell “Long Pig” are in Pike’s Place.
Not Selling “Long Pig” to the human foodies is a very important and difficult skill.
Marion’s vamp buddy Ivan runs one, and has fucked up before becuase “how was I supposed to know THAT was a human? Really??”
hey here’s some things about owl city beyond the meme, this is just a kind of summary/introduction thing.
owl city is actually not a band, it’s just this guy called Adam young!
fireflies is from his album ocean eyes, but he has serval other albums! my fave song owl city song is from ocean eyes, or the deluxe version, the song if my heart was a house. other great songs from ocean eyes are cave in, the bird and the worm, hello Seattle and vanilla twilight
all things bright and beautiful is quite similar to and is my fave album. kamikaze, angels and plant life are some great songs!
the midsummer station and mobile orchestra are the two latest and these are not as popular as his older ones cause they are quite different, but I like them. some highlights are verge, bird with a broken wing, silhouette and take it all away.
of June and maybe I’m dreaming are his two oldest albums and they have less upbeat music but there’s a lot of this dreamy feeling people love about his music in it! some personal faves are rainbow veins, the saltwater room, super honeymoon, dear Vienna, swimming in Miami and designer skyline
but we are far from done! some other notable owl city works:
his three Christmas songs, peppermint winter, kiss me babe it’s Christmas time and humbug! all of them are great, my fave is peppermint winter but humbug is really fun and is about holiday shopping anxiety.
his so ultraviolet is one of my fave things ever produced by owl city. it’s fantastic. beautiful times is one of my all time fave songs, wolf bite and up all night are also fantastic songs.
his most recent song, not all heroes wear capes, is about his dad and he made it for Father’s Day! not my fave but I still like it.
he recently released a cover of waving through a window from dear Evan Hansen and I think it’s great!
there’s also owl city songs not released, beautiful mystery, bombshell blonde, etc ect
however, Adam doesn’t stop at owl city!
he’s also known for sky sailing, another one man thing where he has released one album called an airplane carried me to bed. it’s, amazing. there’s no other words. it’s beautiful, a little different from his owl city things but it’s fantastic and one of my all time fave album.
the Adam young project is a thing he did during 2016. he released one album once a month from February and onwards. he did “movie soundtracks” for historical events and it’s one of my fave things ever! it’s all instrumental and it’s wonderful. it’s so worth a listen!
outside this there’s a lot of things he has done/been involved in like: port blue, swimming with dolphins, Windsor Airlift, Aquarium, Dolphin Park, The Grizzly, Insect Airport, Seagull Orchestra and many more!