the prince of pages

The third time this happened, Damen said, “Shall I make a face at the ones you don’t like, or is it enough to just look like a barbarian?”

“Shut up,” said Laurent, calmly.

—  Captive Prince, C.S. Pacat
2

I…love this whole scene so much, I love them so much, I love this whole movie so much

this is part of a featurette that can be found HERE! Thank you kohl’s (randomly??) giving some good footage of the ending <3

For a Rage player to ascend

I saw a post recently on how after going godtier you are filled with your aspect, that it changes you.

So I’m doing that now with Rage

You find the mundane excruciating. You have no interest in this, why are you doing it? Repetitive duties, paperwork, the activities that don’t interest you become torture

You never get anxiety again
You lose all of your phobias
Those just… aren’t worth your time anymore

You love more. You have never loved your passions more than before. You care so much it hurts, you feel your soul drag away from your body when leaving loved ones or hobbies.
You hate more. You don’t act out any more than usual, but you can feel something dark and powerful inside of you.

You start to notice your veins. They feel warmer than they should be. When you first feel anger you feel lava ignite inside of you. Molten liquid flows through your veins and you feel it burning.
But it doesn’t hurt.
It sure does hurt anyone that touches you. People get second degree burns if they grab you when you are aggressive.

You don’t realize it at first, but when you are swept into a rage you become a storm. When you grit your teeth and growl and seethe thunder echoes from you.
When you clench your fist purple wisps start floating around it. There’s sparks of electricity as you attempt to suppress your anger.

You notice your stressed breathing isn’t quite the same. It’s heavier, thicker. Trails of smoke float from the corners of your mouth with each exhale. It’s like you are a machine and the fire inside of you refuses to go up or burn out.

When you are alone at night you take a deep, relaxed sigh in an attempt to destress. You notice glints of flames in the dark. You exhale embers.

And that’s what it’s like for Rage players after they ascend

An analysis on Prince Adam

The marriage between Adam’s parents has never been a particularly happy one. His father is greedy and selfish and payed little to no attention to his wife and child. The marriage is an arranged one, not made for happiness. Adam’s mother is fierce and loves her son into oblivion. Whenever The Prince gets angry (he has a horrible temper) she nurtures her son who always gets scared when his father yells at him. To make him feel better she holds lavish dinners and balls to distract him from his father’s anger. Adam, of course, also has the servants who help The Princess in raising the boy as his friends. He considers them family. But when his mother dies from a long sickness he loses his whole life. His father, now having more control of his heir, keeps him at his side at all times, trying to make him into the son he wants. God forbid he disappoints him. When he returns from lessons or simply spending time with his father with a new bruise forming his friends bow their heads in shame and say nothing. The Prince feels betrayed by the ones who were supposed to be his protectors, his family, his only friends. His father’s words start to get to him. He’s useless, too soft to rule, too forgiving. He’ll never be enough. From this stems his distaste for other people than himself. He’s learnt the lesson the hard way. No one will ever love you but yourself. For years no one touches him but his father, and those moments are when he is terrified. Simply a brush or look makes him crawl inside his walls and hide in fear.

Keep reading

Classpect Phrases

I was in my discord chat, and someone said something that sent my brain into classpecting. I started writing simple phrases for what each class does with their aspect.

Muse: “Blank(s) is very very weak, but I understand everything about it/them, and I have to use it/them to create and raise an army against a common foe. Blank(s) will do everything in its/their power to help me succeed.”
Lord: “Nobody else can Handle Blank(s) Like I can, so I have to take absolute control, despite Blank(s) being incredibly powerful, and have always been against me, trying to stop me.”
Page: “I learned I dont have enough Blank(s), so I have to build it/them from scratch.”
Knight: “Blank(s) is/are something I hate about myself, so I put on a mask of (opposite of Blank) to keep people from knowing I have Blank(s)”
Seer: “I know a lot about Blank(s), but I have to keep myself from being distracted by (The opposite of Blank.) In order to grow and become useful.”
Mage: “Blank(s) is a/are bitch(es), but I am learning to make them/it my bitch(es).”
Sylph: “Blank(s) is/are dying, and I have always understood how it/they work(s), I have to save it/them.”
Maid: “I have to work backwards against Blank(s) to build more of it. Blank(s) will have to be fixed for this to work, but Blank(s) is working against me too.”
Bard: "Blank(s) have/has always abused me, and I have grown calloused and hateful of it, but it will soon explode in a magnificent way in myself.”
Prince: “There has always been so much Blank(s) around me I have begun destroying it wherever it shows up, but I had to learn that everyone needs a little bit of Blank(s)”
Rouge: “I always gave everyone all my Blank(s), But I have to learn it’s okay to take some Blank(s) for myself.”
Theif: “I have a natural thirst for Blank(s) and will always strive to get more, however, I had to learn not to starve my allies of Blank(s), so It doesn’t come to harm them.“
Heir: “Blank(s) has always been a large part of my life, and I always understood it/them, but I have to help it/them grow in others, because Blank(s) needs to help us grow.”
Witch: “I have grown up underneath a great being of Blank(s), however, the basis of Blank(s) needs to change in order for anyone to have a chance to survive, and I have to change it/them.”

What each class’s aspect means for the session:

I’m not completely certain on all of there, but as near as I can tell:

The Heir represents what the story of the session is ultimately about.

The Prince represents something the session has too much of.

The Knight represents something the session doesn’t have enough of.

The Bard represents the greatest challenge the session will face.

The Witch represents what the players hope to gain by playing the game.

The Page represents what their end reward will be.

Not as certain for Thief, Rogue, Seer, Mage, Maid, or Slyph, but my tentative guesses are:

The Seer represents how the group will attempt to reach their end goal.

The Maid represents outside forces that will influence the session or the pre-session.

The Rogue represents what resources the group will use.

Why Dave and Jake should totally be friends
  • Dave would 100% love Jake’s fuckin vocabulary, and, knowing Dave he’d probably pick up some of it too, which would be hilarious. 
  • Dave puts on an ironic facade while Jake puts on an adventurer facade, they both use their facades to hide their insecurities and act cocky, they’d be able to relate to each other.  
  • Dave’s “I don’t want to be a hero, the idea of heroism is corrupt for me, but I guess I am one anyway” and Jake’s “I want to be a hero like the ones I see in movies, but I always fall short” contrast each other and they could probably help each other with that.
  • Both have had very simmular cases of physical abuse (Bro and Brobot) with clear visual parallels through the comic (See [S] Dave: Strife and [S] Prince of Heart: Rise up. And the couple pages and logs after that)
  • Not to mention issues with Dirk/Bro they could talk about and help each other out with. 
  • They could also make fun of Dirk, in a friendly/brotherly way of course. “Haha fuckin’ weeb”. 
  • Both were very isolated.
  • Both have hilarious and odd metaphors or terms that they say, even if no one else totally gets them.
  • Jake loves Alpha Dave’s SB&HJ movies, he’d probably love to read Dave’s comics, it’s something they could jam about. 
  • Jake’s shitty movie taste combined with the probably hundreds of shitty romcom movies Dave has watched with his boyfriend. 
  • Dave would still watch Jake’s shitty movies, even though Dave would enjoy them ironically, unlike Jake.
  • Jake is a huge crybaby while Dave tends to keep it all in (Though, not as much so for Dave after the RetJohn and dating Karkat), they could probably find a good balance. 
  • Both of them have some kind of PTSD or at least show signs of it.

Laurent said, ‘What do you think of Jord?’

'I like him,’ said Damen. 'You should be pleased with him. He was the right choice for Captain.’

There was an unhurried pause. Aside from the sounds Damen made when he picked up a vambrace, the tent was quiet.

'No,’ said Laurent. 'You were.’

—  Prince’s Gambit, C.S. Pacat