Hello there all! :D I’m back at home from school (finally! ha ha ha!) and I’m back with a vengeance with another fic for, you guessed it, Gravity Falls! This was a spur-of-the-moment fic that was originally supposed to be a drabble … which it is now, decidedly, not. Ha ha ha - what’s self control? XD
After months of persistence on both sides, the resident mages finally accepted that there would be no keeping little blonde orphan Aimee from coming to call on her friends Oni and Glace, and thankfully, it seemed allowing her to do so kept her from troubling them for the most part. She had few other reasons to come, and so long as she and they saw eye to eye on this, they would have little to say about it. It wasn’t like they could stop her, anyroad, try as they might.
Few were the days when Glace felt well enough to leave his bunk, let alone the infirmary tucked within the Conjurers’ guild.
Their adventures could never be planned in advance, and relied upon day by day changes and the hopes that the better moments were not so far between. He dozed in a bony heap until the door was flung open. Startled though he was, no one else would ever arrive with the force of a windstorm.
After some coaxing, he pushed himself to his feet and tested his legs, then scrubbed his face and threw on a shirt and a swimmingly too-large cloak to follow her out. This mid-sun was sunny, and neither too warm, nor too cool. Spring had gifted them nearly a moon early with mildness and green, and the first pips of gold and violet color decorated the edge of a pond within clear view of the Carline Canopy’s water wheel. None of them were ready to pick, for the buds hadn’t yawned out to full grace yet, but it was a favored spot when fortune favored their excursions.
Glace sat back in the warmth of a sunny patch and watched, without understanding, his dear friend’s fascination with things that wriggle. Tadpoles and frogs, earth worms, and her attempts to fish with them tied to a thread on a stick, with no hook at the end. What he did understand about it was that he, too, had been a thing from under the earth, and she enjoyed him just as much as the other dirt dwellers. For that, he could find no fault in her amusement.
Originally for NeoGAF’s Game & Prints club this piece is now, due to
sad circumstances, a tribute to the passing of Nintendo’s President
Satoru Iwata. Thank you for the wonderful childhood memories. He had a
huge hand in shaping Earthbound.
platypus - what’s a fond memory you have from your childhood?
Um tbh my memory sucks, but my fondest memories are of playing in the bush at the back of our property (Australian woods or whatever you call it) kind of solo. I would pack a backpack a bag with fruit and rope (why rope??? idk i made a grappling hook once and it broke the first time I used it lmao). I would take my toy pikachu and just built forts and climb trees.
Wait I remembered a specific thing, ok so out the back there was a pond, it was a good 500 meters from the house, and one time I crossed it and found a little garden covered in flowers and lush grass, it looked like the most luscious little garden with vines hanging down and purple flowers everywhere.
I was astounded because I’d never seen it before, as I was looking around I found an old broken scooter next to a fence. it was a razor scooter and my friend was always bragging about how they had one, so I took it. The next day I came back and there was a basketball. I got suspicious so I looked over the fence and saw someones backyard, I threw the ball back over and when it landed this huge dog came running out, I got scared and fell of the fence right onto a rock which had been covered by the grass, I bruised my ankle and hobbled back home.
I kept the scooter, the handlebars needed fixing and it was pretty rusted, I’m pretty sure I still have it actually. I played there a few more times. I made such a big deal out of it being ‘my secret garden’ that when I told my little sister I made her wear a blindfold there and back so she couldn’t find it haha.
Sorry you had a bad day at school :( here's a question for you: Do you have a favorite childhood memory?
My memory is better at remembering useless facts than memories so I’m gonna try…
I think my favourite memory is when I was about 7 or 8 me and my family (mum, sister, stepdad and 2 stepsisters) went on holiday to the Isle of Wight, this was the first proper holiday I had been on or at least the furthest I had been and although we had to drive for ages, we then got on a ferry and (me having never been on a boat before) I liked the calmness of the sea. We eventually got to the Caravan park we were staying at for 2 weeks though. There is a place in the Isle of Wight called the needles and there is a massive chairlift going down a cliff to the beach and me and my stepdad were the only people that wanted to go on it so we did, whilst everyone else took the stairs and the view of the sea was amazing.
Bonus piece of info : The year after that we went back to the Isle of Wight and I convinced my mum to go on the chairlift and we sat in the 2012 Olympic torchbearer’s chairlift
So that’s the best memory that I can think of right now (:
Aww man! There are some cute pre-battle quote for Anna DLC! Like, Hinoka used to dislike cold and snow until that day she finally reunited with Kamui again in that one place with pilled up snow (chapter 4, I think?), and now Hinoka loves both cold and snow thanks to that memory. Looking at snow makes Marx remembering their childhood days where he used to have snowball fights with Kamui and the others on the Northern Fort. Camilla mentioning how the Nohrian siblings used to make the snow statue of theirself inside Kamui’s room to keep them company, and how Kamui cried when the statues kept on melting so that they asked both Felicia and Flora to stop these statues from melting.
Also, apparently Takumi dislikes cold especially since it numbs his fingers during archery (meanwhile Leon seems to dislike heat according to the Beach DLC since he got sunburned easily). Takumi used to like playing inside a snow hut, though (so did Hinata; bet they played together! ), even if he always thought that he’d definitely die the moment the hut suddenly collapsed on him. To make it more amusing, Hinata’s quote will mention how he once heard someone shouting from inside a pile of collapsed snow hut, though he thought that he may probably have imagined it….Bet my money on that it was Takumi’s voice lol!
things i wanna say to people i know that were born under each sign (pisces point of view)
lmao asshole i know you secretly admire me and lowkey wish you could be more like me. i don't know why you think taking your anger out on innocent people is okay, cause it really isn't. don't forget i was your first real friend.
i love you. thank you for the childhood memories and showing me love. thank you for giving me money and alcohol.
lol i could say so many bad things about you :) first off, i know your hate for me comes from a place of jealousy. it's very obvious. being fake is NOT something you should be proud of. faking your way through life won't get you anywhere and neither will being mean to innocent people. valuing my education and getting happy over having good grades is a completely normal thing and it doesn't make me a nerd, but then again you wouldn't know that. one last thing; i lowkey appreciate the fact that you like my jokes, phrases and sarcastic comments but please stop repeating them to people and claiming as your own :-)
remember when you had a life and stopped making bitchy comments about mine? lmao. we used to be best friends and you'd always point out how you talk shit behind everyone else's back but never behind mine. good times :-) also, i especially don't care about YOU calling me a nerd lmao
i admire you so much, mummy. you're so strong and even though you went through so many bad times, you were able to brush it off and stay strong and proud. you're SO practical and you can easily adapt to change. i love how brave you are.
people hate you because of your ability to be good at EVERYTHING. i really admire you but i can't figure you out.
you care about me so much and you always stick up for me and i love you. you were ALWAYS here for me and i miss being able to run to you whenever it gets hard, that's the downside of moving away. i miss you. i'm really sorry because i pissed you off so much when i was a kid. thank you for always pushing be to be the best i can be.
i don't wanna say anything bad about you because you still mean a lot to me. i was always here for you. i always helped you. i'm a very good friend to you and i know you can't deny that. you know you can be yourself with me yet you chose to treat me like trash along with aries, gemini and cancer. tbh i think you hate me cause i can form my own opinions and you just jump the bandwagon.
you're so annoying but i love you. you're really kind and i'm sorry that i lose my temper so quickly with you.
i know you planned to have me in your future and i'm sorry for giving up and messing it up. you're way too possessive and controlling and mean at times and i cannot deal with that anymore. i feel like you have the need to always be better in everything than i am. also, i'm so glad that i was able to make you more confident and more honest.
you intimidate me. you say what i'm thinking but am too scared to say. i really admire you.
i really like you but i really feel like you don't like me??? even though i lowkey know you actually do like me?? you're really sweet and kind and cute.
these are the things i wanna say to certain people i know that were born under each sign. in no way do i think everyone under a certain sign is like those people.)
I grew up watching the original Star Trek (and TNG of course, but that’s neither here nor there right now). Watching those reruns were some of the only happy memories I had with my father… so I guess today I’m having a hard time cheering up. Once I hook my dvd player back up, I think I know exactly what i’ll watch while I’m drawing tonight.
The world has suffered a great loss in the Nintendo community, and my inner child’s heart still breaks. He gave many gamers and even artists joy and inspiration in what he loved to do best through his job.
Thank you for building my childhood memories, growing up with me, giving me inspiration, and bringing happiness to this world for all of your fans up until the very end.
You will be heavily missed Satoru Iwata but never forgotten.