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Some of my Bloodborne Setting/Historical Period notes:
Running Water is a thing (the only evidence of this is the Research Building where we can find sinks)
Candles/Oil lamps/torches are the only light sources.
Fireplaces for heating.
No electricity. The ‘Blue Spark’ of the Darkbeasts is the only known form of electricity and is studied only by a very restricted group of hunters whose research was also considered pretty odd by the Healing church. The School of Mensis on the other hand, most likely welcomed Archibald’s experiments.
Astronomy is very advanced as hinted by the studies of Byrgenwerth and the Choir. (gigantic telescope in the lunarium, Astral clocktower.)
There is no plastic but natural rubbers were probably known and used.
Printing press. (Books everywhere and in multiple copies. We don’t see newspapers in-game, but it’s safe to assume they exist.)
Home delivery. (Blood is delivered to Yharnamites’ homes just like milk, possibly on a daily basis.)
Carriages and horses. There’s no train station in Yharnam. We see docks in the canal/sewers.
Steam power apparently isn’t used either. This is quite telling because all technological advancements were applied to weapons alone and not implemented in any way to make people’s lives more comfortable. Which makes a lot of sense, actually. When you have bigger problems such as gigantic stag-dogs roaming the streets, you can’t focus on house commodities.
Most guns need to be reloaded! The reason why our hunter doesn’t reload is probably just a gameplay mechanic since we see Gascoigne reload his gun (which is just like our gun, not a different model or an older version. He wields it paired with the hunter’s axe which, again, is exactly like ours.) So if you’re writing a story, make sure your characters reload their weapons :D
Positive effects of the Old Blood: enhances strength and resistance, most likely makes you taller and able to withstand attacks that would kill a normal human in just one hit. Basically, all Blood-users are like goddamn Marvel superheroes and even those not trained as hunters can be formidable foes.
I hope some of you guys may find these little observations of help ;)
“Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.”
“What is “real”? How do you define “real”?“
is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the
blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe
whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in
Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
“I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.”
you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you
were unable to wake from that dream, Neo? How would you know the
difference between the dream world and the real world? ”
“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire
life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what
it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.”
“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.”
“If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re
inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers,
lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save.
But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that
makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are
not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly
dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”“There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”
This song was featured on the 1975 album Wish You Were Here
The song describes the band’s disillusionment with the music industry as a money-making machine rather than a forum of artistic expression.
Gerald Scarfe created the music video, initially a backdrop film for when the band played the track on its 1977 In The Flesh tour. (Scarfe also did the animations in the movie The Wall)
The song was performed for the first time live on Pink Floyd’s 1977 “In The Flesh” tour (also known as the “Animals” tour. Gilmour and Waters shared lead vocals, although in initial performances, Gilmour sang on his own with some backing vocals by Waters.
The “In The Flesh” tour featured large inflatable puppets, as well as a pyrotechnic “waterfall”, and one of the biggest and most elaborate stages to date, including umbrella-like canopies that would raise from the stage to protect the band from the elements.
The track was built upon a basic throbbing sound made by an EMS VCS 3 followed by a one-repeat echo. On the original LP, the song segued from the first 5 parts of the suite “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and closed the first side.
On the CD pressings, especially the 1997 and 2000 remastered issues, it segues (although very faintly) to “Have A Cigar”. This segueing is a few seconds longer on the US version than the UK version.
David Gilmour admitted that he had trouble singing one line of the song; saying, “It was a line I just couldn’t reach, so we dropped the tape down half a semitone.” He sang the part, then the pitch of the vocals were raised to meet the rest of the song.