NOTES/WARNINGS: I had started writing this a few weeks ago, but was not sure if I would share it, then this imagine happened. It is not entirely along the lines of the imagine, but similar enough to make me want to post it under this.
Actual warning There are a few people that seem to be losing their collective shit at this imagine, but all I will say is that I am not going to “romanticise” slavery. I do not go into certain areas with my fics, and anyone who knows my work knows that.
Every day was both monotonous and a steep learning curve simultaneously. Some things never altered, you got up, got washed and dressed, then you ate breakfast, and at night, you ate dinner, spoke to Anna and Mya for a while, then collapsed exhausted into bed, but in the intervening hours, life was hard and hectic. It would appear you had the curse of being able to be good at most every aspect and in every area of the palace. Years of being in charge of the upkeep of your father’s home meant you knew how to deal with any household issue, so you had most every head of section wanting you in theirs. Anna had been requested very quickly in dining area staff for when her training was completed. Mya had been banished from the kitchens within the same morning of first going to them but seemed to be most likely set to be sent to care for the children that would visit the palace. She had the demeanour for them, meaning she was adored by any child she encountered.
I wish I knew what book inspired me to write this in my journal in 2009
in that slightly sickening headspace of the just-post-book.
You know the one. You read a book that is devestatingly good, and it’s over and you move on… or not. I am supremely glad I had computer stuff to distract me today, because otherwise I think I’d be tearing into walls.
It wasn’t just good, it was dark and good. I feel skinned alive, and wrung out.
And some of us feel inspired. Which could be good. Could be bad.
God it’s coming back, and reforming, shifting, sliding. I’m on the outside, skittering along my own skin, as inside, inside quakes.
The murky pool down there, opening up and up, cresting, rising, solidifying from all my internal seepage, all the wayside, disused, the idle waiting drops of blood and shit and pus, the heart beats the guts churn, filthy, ancient, decrepit. And what is born?
Relief. Sweet-smelling god of reformation.
Oh, Briar, you monster. Who thought you, of all, you the blind, the wicked, the almost-forgotten, who thought you would be my muse?
Could you please do a maid of life classpect analysis? I'd really like to see your take on it
TO BE A MAID MEANS TO BE A VIRGIN, A YOUNG UNMARRIED WOMAN (FROM MAIDEN) AND WAS USED IN THE PAST BOTH TOWARD MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE - WHICH
SURVIVED FURTHER ON IN THE SOCIAL DEMAND OF HOUSEMAIDS AND BUTLERS STAYING
VIRGINAL/UNMARRIED. MAIDS ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH SERVITUDE IN HOUSEHOLD
AND TO PEOPLE OF NOBLE BIRTH, BUT ALSO TO FIGHTING MATRIARCHAL TRIBES, LIKE
AMAZONS. IN HOMESTUCK, MAIDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ACT OF CREATING THROUGH ASPECT
FOR THE OBJECTIVE THEY WORK FOR.
THIS INCLUDES SERVING THEIR ASPECT FOR
THE SAKE OF FIXING THE MESS THAT WAS CREATED IN THE GROUP/TEAM THEY WORK WITH,
OFTEN THROUGH THE DRASTIC MEANS AND LENGTHY TASKS.
THAT’S WHY MAIDS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE
TEAM AND THE SESSION, AS WITHOUT THEM, THE ASPECT OF EXISTENCE THEY SERVE (AND
THEY’RE NOT TO CREATE) BECOMES PATHETIC AND MISERABLE FOR THE REST OF THE GROUP
(FOR EXAMPLE, THREE YEARS SPENT ON THE METEOR WERE AWFUL FOR EVERYONE WHO WAS
IN THERE, BECAUSE ARADIA WASN’T AROUND).
MAIDS ALSO TEND TO CREATE SUCH PROBLEMS
FOR THE GROUP AS THEY OFTEN GO MISSING/HAVE TENDENCY TO BE GONE/HAVE HIGHER
RISK OF DYING/BEING TARGETED
BUT THEY DO IT FOR A GOOD CAUSE,
BECAUSE, JUST AS KNIGHTS, THEY TEND TO WEAPONIZE THEIR ASPECT, EVEN IF IN MORE
MAIDS ALSO TEND TO HAVE A TENDENCY TO
SLEUTHE AROUND FOR THINGS THEY’RE CURIOUS ABOUT, WHICH ALSO CAN BE A CAUSE OF
IN CASE OF APPEARANCE OF THE LORD CLASS
IN THE SESSION, MAIDS OF THE RESPECTIVE ASPECT TEND TO EITHER YEARN SERVITUDE,
END UP IN SERVITUDE OR TRY TO BREAK OUT OF UNWILLING SERVITUDE IMPOSED ON THEM
BY THE SAID LORD.
MAIDS ALSO WOULD HAVE A LOT OF ASPECT TO
USE ONCE THEY’D GODTIER.
ASPECT OF LIFE HAS TO DO WITH LITERAL LIFE AS IN EXISTENCE,
CULTIVATION OF IT, POSSIBLE REVIVAL, CONTINUITY OF IT OR ALSO LACK OF IT AS
LIFE IS INEVITABLE TIED WITH EVENTUAL END OF IT, WHICH MEANS DEATH (HOWEVER,
NOT AS MUCH AS TIME AND DOOM ASPECTS) BUT ALSO TRANSISTION (LIKE BETWEEN DEAD AND
LIVING SELVES OR INTO GODTIERS) AND EVEN “ANOTHER LIFE” (LIKE DREAMBUBBLES OR
ALTERNATE FORM OF LEADING A LIFE LIKE ON BEFORUS/ALPHA SESSION OR ALTERNIA/BETA
SESSION DUE SCRATCH).
THE MAID OF LIFE WOULD
create LIFE/EXISTENCE or would just make their team more LIVELY. They either would serve LIFE to the party members or they would search for LIFE, LIKE SIGNS OF LIFE WHICH WOULD BE PULSE, BREATHING, WARMTH OF SKIN etc. Maid of LIFE would vanish and it would make “LIFE” miserable - so, everyone else would feel like their “LIVING/LIVELY” moments are awful. They’d also use LIFE to fight with, mostly in passive way (so, to stop something from happening by REVIVING/MAKING IT LIVELY instead of fighting with the said LIFE).
WE ALREADY HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF MAID OF LIFE IN THE COMIC AS IT’S THE MAIN TITLE OF JANE
WHO, ONCE SHE GOES TRICKSTER, SHOWS CAPABILITIES OF CREATING LIFE (IN WHICH SHE COVERS HALF OF HER PLANET WITH IN THE MATTER OF SECONDS), AND ONCE SHE GOES GODTIER, SHE CAN ALSO REVIVE THE DEAD (ALBEIT, ONLY ONCE).