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Now that's one way to bargain

[ Context : Our Dragonborn Paladin, Tabaxi Ranger and Half elf rogue are in a blacksmiths workshop. Our paladin is trying to bargain on the price of the sword ]

Dragonborn Paladin : 100 gold? Make it 40.

Tabaxi : ( interupts ) 10 gold.

DM : The blacksmith shakes his head, he didn’t enjoy that joke

[ party thinks for a while ]

Half elf : 40 gold and I’ll blow him

DM : The blacksmith agrees instantly

anonymous asked:

Just curiously, you don't post a lot about Sprousehart. Do you not ship them?

okay i’ve gotten a few of these questions and just…..not answered them, because tbh i think this is a wrought discussion at times. but this day has been so friggin weird, so why not lmao 

i don’t ship them in the sense that i don’t think the language translates—as in, that just doesn’t fall under my definition of the word. i don’t expect anyone else to think this way, and again, just speaking for myself; i’m really not trying to start a debate tonight. 

shipping, to me, is about the story being told by writers, and/or crew, and/or actors; it’s exploring character, metaphor, etc. it’s a specific type of engagement with modern forms of storytelling, whereas cole and lili are not telling us a story. they’re just living their lives. 

i’m hardly the first person to bring up respecting privacy, but i think everyone has to be careful about not analyzing real people that they don’t know in the same way we analyze characters, because it’s very easy to cross a boundary that way—which is where i think language distinctions come in handy! 

am i rooting for them? sure! from all i’ve seen, they do seem to be together and obviously i am hoping they’re happy!! particularly because they’re involved with a ship couple i personally like, but like regardless as well, because they both seem like great people and it’s nice they’ve found support in one another.

but beyond that, beyond an abstract woo from somewhere the back of the room, i’m pretty much just here for the meta/fic/analysis side of things. :)