So recently i started reading this manga Dungeon Meshi. I fucking love it.
there’s this group of adventures exploring a dungeon RPG style, you
know like go into the dungeon defeat the evil sorcerer kinda stuff. They
get pretty deep in it and they run into a dragon.
They could totally take it down except there was one problem…they ran out of food and were way too hungry to take it on. So…
got their asses handed to them. Their mage is casting their “get the
hell out of there” spell but the main characters sister get eaten by the
dragon. When he realizes what happen he wants to go back down on a
rescue mission, if they can get there before the dragon finishes
digesting her they can fix her up good as new. BUT there are problems,
the biggest one is
they broke yo. They dropped most of their loot
when they were dying. They got no money to buy supplies, no money to
replace the members that left, and not a lot of time to fix that
problem. So our three brave adventurers decide to go in on their own
with nothing but what they managed to have equipped. But how do they
solve the food problem?
YEP! THE MC TELLS THEM THEY ARE GONNA EAT
MONSTERS! But none of them have actually cooked or eaten monsters
before. So the MC is about to cook a giant scorpion when this dude shows
Meet Senshi, he has spent a decade in the mid part of the
dungeon cooking and eating monsters. He gets interested when he finally
meets some people who also want to eat monsters and decides to show them
how to cook.
He knows his shit. So in case you haven’t figured it out…
This is a cooking manga.
AND THUS THESE FOUR BRAVE AND HUNGRY ADVENTURES BEGIN THEIR MISSION TO DEFEAT THE DRAGON AND SAVE THE MC’S SISTER!
…I just love the idea about it. It was a one shot that became a series. Give it a read if you want.
but Gideon was unafraid. He drew his sword and turned to face the evil Sorcerer, ready to save the people he loved. This is the first book that my mother ever read to me. I used to tell her that when I grew up, I was going to be a strong, brave hero, just like Gideon in the book. Maybe you could grow up to be like him someday.
So, this little misadventure begins with my group doing the Village of Whitwick one shot (I was a player this time). We had been investigating around town and had found a place to stake out as well as been gifted a silver dagger (which had been promptly claimed by the sorcerer). We waited for quite some time until the thing we were trying to find snatched a child and ran to the nearby woods with it. Naturally, my self as a Halfling fighter and the others, a blood hunter, a ranger and the chaotic evil/stupid sorcerer began to give chase.
Our DM had the creature lure us into an ambush by chaining the child to what seemed to be a ritual rock, blood stains with the chains buried into the ground. The sorcerer begins trying to free the child as the rest of us fight off the creature. After a few failed attempts and a few rounds of combat, the sorcerer is out of ideas when the blood hunter shouts “The knife!”.
Anyone, literally anyone else would have thought ‘Oh, right! We think the knife will hurt it because it was gifted to us, so let’s use it!’. However, this sorcerer says “Right!” and proceeds to STAB THE CHILD IN THE HEART, MURDERING IT IN COLD BLOOD. She even decided to wipe the blade clean and hide it like nothing had happened. Not even the worst part, as after the creature ran our characters turned around asking how the hell this had happened, her excuse? “It was a sspppooookkkyyy gghhooossstttt.” She got a critical hit on her bluff check and we all failed, thus successfully pinning the murder of a helpless child on a non-existent, very spooky ghost.
I want a Kings AU fic where it follows the line of kings that were in the Let’s Plays a bit.
I want King Ryan and his ‘Queen’ Gavin. Something happens where Ryan is presumed to be missing or even dead. So Gavin takes over the kingdom and rules the land.
But maybe a few years later there’s talk of an evil sorcerer that’s just on the outskirts of the kingdom and soon he arrives and oh god it’s Ryan. But, under a spell of some sort. He takes back the crown from Gavin and makes him a slave or something like that.
But, Gavin knows that there’s something wrong with his husband and brakes the curse and yay happy husband kings again.
There would be so much angst. Like in the beginning when Ryan gets back Gavin’s just happy to see him back. At first he doesn’t see the big change in Ryan’s attitude but there’s emotional and maybe even physical abuse. Where Ryan is paranoid thinking that Gavin’s gonna take the crown back so maybe even sends him to the dungeons.
And when the curse breaks Ryan can’t believe what happened while he was under the curse and Gavin flinches and curls up into a ball when Ryan even raises his voice a little bit.
It takes a long time for things to be okay again. Cause angst.
Thank you, @tabihe and @farflungstars for reminding me of this with their ColdFlashWave unicorn AU circulating.
Mr. Crimson and I watched Stardust over Christmas and I was reminded how much I LOVE that movie, and couldn’t help thinking ColdFlash.
At first I thought Barry would be the star, and then I realized I was being ridiculous - Len is the star!
Henry Allen was adventurous in his youth and crossed the wall only to meet and fall in love with the captured Princess Nora, who he couldn’t save because she was the prisoner of the evil sorcerer Eobard. But nine months after their encounter, Henry was delivered a beautiful baby boy named Barry that he raised happily.
Now an adult, Barry is hopelessly in love with his best friend Iris - who happens to be in love with someone else, Eddie. And the problem is…Eddie is awesome. He’s a great guy, it’s just…Barry is the one who’s supposed to be with Iris! And he knows that if he can just prove his love to her, she’ll realize her mistake and be with him instead.
Only of course Barry never expresses his love, he pines from afar and tries to woo her quietly, which isn’t working at all. Until one night when they sneak out to watch the stars, Barry gathering the strength to finally confess his feelings, when they see a fallen star. Iris thinks it’s the most beautiful thing she’s ever seen, and Barry vows to get it for her. She tells him not to do anything dangerous, her birthday is months away, and the star fell on the other side of the WALL, but Barry decides to go anyway.
Len is Yvaine, the Fallen Star
Barry is Tristan Thorn
HR is Prince Primus, the nicer if more foolish of the king’s
Harry is Prince Septimus, the more serious of the twins
James Jesse is Ferdiland “Ferdy” the Fence, a
frequent client of Shakespeare
Sara is Captain Shakespeare of the Waverider, a famous
The Legends and Rogues are the pirates – Ray, Jax, Martin, Nate,
Amaya, Mark, Shawna, Hartley
Vandal Savage is Lamia, the Dark King of the Witches
Damien Darhk is Mormo, Vandal’s brother
Malcolm Merlin is Empusa, Vandal’s other brother
Henry Allen is Dunstan Thorn, Barry’s father
Iris is Victoria Forester, Barry’s best friend and crush
Eddie is Humphrey, Iris’s boyfriend
Rip is the Wall Guard
Nora is Princess Una, Barry’s mother and captive of the
witch Ditchwater Sal
Eobard is Ditchwater Sal
Kendra and Carter are hawks Vandal turns human
when faking the inn
Mick is the unicorn that rescues Yvaine, but in this story
he is a thief who stumbles upon Len chained to a tree and wants the diamond,
which Len is more than happy to give him, no stealing required, “just get me
out of here,” so Mick lets him go and travels with him to the inn. Mick tries
to help when Vandal attacks, but Barry and Len get away by candlelight, so Mick
hides and bides his time, only to eventually end up tracking them at the end to
help – and bringing the diamond that reacts to Barry when he touches it,
proving he’s the last heir.
The difference in this story is that when the king died, it was automatic that the gem would try to find the rightful heir, which, since Nora is older than her twin brothers HR and Harry, shot out the window trying to find her, but got confused by Eobard’s magic hiding Nora, and ended up knocking Len out of the sky instead. HR and Harry, who are not at all trying to kill each other, split up to find it. They gave up finding their sister alive years ago, but now they think she might be out there.
HR and Harry could both be killed like the princes in the story, or manage to survive. Either way, Nora and Henry end up becoming Queen and Prince Consort, while Barry and Len go out and have adventures with Mick, Sara, and the pirates, but eventually take over with Barry as king when the time comes.
They still end up going into the sky at the end of Barry’s life, where he is rejuvenated and reborn as a star to shine forever with Len.
The more I think about Anakin in the Opera House with Palpatine, the more frustrated I become with Anakin.
Not only did evil Sidious basically tell him outright that, “Yeah, I’m a Sith Lord who killed his former master,” with his “tale,” but he invites him to a ballet that LITERALLY depicts a young man being manipulated to choose dark (black swan) over light (white swan) by an evil sorcerer! Assuming that Squid Lake is a stand-in for Swan Lake.
Honestly, Anakin, you should have paid a bit more attention in your literary criticism and arts classes at the Temple. MAYBE YOU WOULD HAVE FIGURED IT OUT BEFORE EVERYTHING WENT TO HELL!
Arts and humanities education saves (Jedi) lives, people.