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"There is No War in Ba Sing Se."

I’d like to think that my country
is more than a thousand-year-old map
that changes hands whenever someone wills it
(like someone actually owns it).
I’d like to think that my country
is full of kind-hearted men
and women, who would tell me
that I’ve built my home accordingly.
I’m an upstanding citizen.

I’d like to think that my country
would make me proud that I am proud
that it is my country.
An archipelago it may be
but we are united — truly united;
there is no room for anarchy.
The people here are like family.
We spread only goodwill and compassion
amongst our fellow men.
Our justice system is not blind! It is just,
and human rights are human rights
(we don’t make excuses for such).
People don’t get raped in my country,
and criminals get help because
we believe wholeheartedly that
people can turn their lives around.

To be brutally honest with you, foreigner,
there is no war in my country,
(just like there was no war in Ba Sing Se).
Conflicts just don’t happen here;
they just don't— that’s the way it is.
People here live correctly; we
never make mistakes. So please,
leave your meddling outside the borders
leave your questions back at your homes.
Because as for me, I’d like to think
that there is nothing wrong with my country.
There is nothing wrong with my home,
and there is nothing wrong with me.
There is no war in the Philippines.
There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

— A. P.

thealmightyscrub  asked:

New Mystery is a lot better balanced on normal/hard. Maniac and above are only difficult because of ridiculous stat inflation. (Also I think the reason FE12 is generally well-received is it pioneered a lot of things that would make FE13 popular, and incorporated various features from the series into an already popular game)

I playing the Maniac, the last “fair” difficulty without a specialized set. And it’s a pain in the ass. I feel like NM took all the maps from Old Mystery and gave it new mechanics without realizing how it changes the dynamic of the game. 

Think of it as Egoraptor’s video on Castlevania & Super Castlevania. Functionally the same but completely ignoring how the new mechanics change everything. 

Anyway, FE12 has a quality of life stuff which is fine. The more I play the less I like Kris. 


Map of Scotland

Drawn in a fantasy Lord of Rings / The Hobbit style.

Some people wondered if I was selling prints for this or would sell the original files. Id rather just share it and people can do what they want with it from there. 

Below you can find a link to download the original PNG file, since Tumblr compresses images quite heavily. It’s relatively low resolution but still, if you do print this let me know, I’d love to see how it looks!

If you’re curious about how it was made or the kinds of tools and resources used, I’ve written a little overview on Medium which you can read here:

My assessment of the Power Rangers
  • Jason: troubled cinnamon roll, too young to be having an existential crisis
  • Kimberly: sassy boss ass bitch with a mean streak
  • Zac: caring and crazy son of a gun
  • Trini: smol angry lesbian bean
  • Billy: protect my son at all costs