I don’t know how much you have heard wherever you are about what’s going on in jolly old Europe but this chap Grindelwald has been making a lot of noise since you have been away.
Charismatic blighter, but the Ministry doesn’t like him and nor does the International Confederation.
He has upset a few of the big wheels and he’s gone underground. I have been chosen to go away and ferret him out. ___te the chance to be picked, actually, because the whole ___ment want to be on this case and it’s taken some ___ hard work to reach this status.
___ wishing you well - wherever you are. ___ whatever beastly quests you are undertaking!
// so i just watched the video for gatekeeper galio’s special interactions today and when i got to his taunt for an enemy azir, i had to pause because i was floored.
// first half of it is, verbatim, “where do you think your soldiers go after they disappear”.
// let’s think about this for a moment. unless it’s simply an allusion to how they dissolve and go underground when their time is up (in which case wow rito that’s hella shallow for an insult that comes off pretty scathing), this implies that his soldiers are not just sand.
// if his soldiers are just sand, they will have no business going down to hell (or whatever rito’s version of hell is, tl;dr that’s where gatekeeper galio lives). sand structures shouldn’t have souls, and referencing GT galio’s taunt to orianna (”you wanna have a soul? you sure about that?”) it’s probably a requirement for things to have souls for them to go down below.
// this raises the question as to what he actually did to make his soldiers. one explanation would be that he’s actually raising the dead. however it seems to be temporary (at least in-game), and he either doesn’t or cannot give them enough agency to act on their own.
// after i got this far my mind first went to necromancy, but then i thought about his other feats.
// he raised an entire dead capital from the barren grounds. he made rivers that haven’t flowed for thousands of years fill up with fresh water again. if rito had included descriptions of grass or flowers or whatever growing where he stepped, it would become a full on fairytale stuff.
// thanks to this single voice line from GT galio there’s a chance that canon azir has power over life. and by life i don’t just mean things with souls - i’m talking about the power to invite life itself into something that had none, both actively (soldiers) and passively (capital, rivers).
// and just like that, suddenly the quote nasus gave us to conclude the first shurima lore update makes a lot more sense. that “azir can save us all”. now tell me that isn’t mind-blowing.
“TiK ToK,” she told me, was written to be more nuanced and more definitively ironic at first. But her producers and co-writers on the song, Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco, had to keep her image in mind. She says of Dr. Luke: “I remember specifically him saying: ‘Make it more dumb. Make it more stupid. Make it more simple, just dumb.’ ” She tried, joking around with some lyrics she found silly. “I was like, O.K., ‘Boys try to touch my junk. Going to get crunk. Everybody getting drunk,’ or whatever, and he was like, ‘Perfect.’ ”
The problem was, she said, there was no balance. Every song was a song about partying, and yes, that was who she was, Kesha says that was definitely who she was, but she’s a real person having a complete human experience, and she wanted her album to reflect that. “To this day, I’ve never released a single that’s a true ballad, and I feel like those are the songs that balance out the perception of you, because you can be a fun girl. You can go and have a crazy night out, but you also, as a human being, have vulnerable emotions. You have love.”
When the album was released, Kesha says, she was surprised that people criticized her for singing about the same things that her heroes, Bob Dylan and the Beastie Boys and Iggy Pop and Fugazi and Johnny Cash, had always been celebrated for. She thinks of the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)” as the soul sister of “TiK ToK.” “You know, when I first came out, I was saying I want to even the playing field. I’m a superfeminist. I am an ultra-till-the-day-I-die feminist, and I am allowed to do, and say, and participate in all the activities that men can do, and they get celebrated for it. And women get chastised for it.” It soon became clear that people thought she was something she truly wasn’t. They didn’t get that the dollar sign in her name was ironic — that it was not an image, but a kind of comment on image.
The hastily-edited pilot episode of my Bethesda analysis/criticism podcast, Looks Bad, Todd. My guest for this episode is @randamhajile, and we’re discussing Fallout 3. The audio quality leaves something to be desired, but I promise to get better recording equipment soon.
If you’d like to be a guest, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking for anyone passionate about Fallout or TES who wants to come shoot the breeze about these settings. This podcast will be available on youtube in the coming days.
Hero of Kvatch, Silvanus, defending Martin Septim at the Siege of Kvatch.
The [Daedroth] came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep [Niben Sea]. […] And there lay the rider distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail: And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.
edited; original from The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord Byron
Balmung! Hoping that tumblr page for my character will help me find more RP contacts and in-game friends. Feel free to poke me in-game or share this post. RP info below the image! (may be editing info later)
Server : Balmung
Name : Vi’sano Fylhara
Race : Miqo’te mix
Gender : Male
Age : Late twenties
Sexual orientation : Unknown
Relationship status : Single
RP style and what I’m looking for:
I write both long and short replies depending on situation and RP partner(s) present. But rarely anything longer than one chat entry.
I prefer roleplay group of 1-5 characters. Bigger RP events often get me confused and makes it harder for me to focus on my own RP because I like to read all RP I see around me even if they don’t interact with my character directly. So it makes me slow. I’m not against events, but may need a poke in /tell if it seems I might have miss something directed to me.
Open to all themes, be it tavern, romance, dark, … But those expecting only sexual RP/ERP should not waste time on Sano, he doesn’t do casual one nighters. I don’t mind random/casual RP but hoping to find some long term contacts and relationships of every type. Never know what happens later.
General appearance : Tall and dark. Usually with comfortable clothes, no heavy armor. His teal eyes may seem piercing and intimidating at first, after time appear softer and gentler when around friends. Scars etc : Fully clothed you would not be able to see any bigger scars/marks on him. Just few tiny ones.
Other : Keeps his body in shape for battle but rarely seen carrying any weapons. Avoids getting into physical fights, but does not run from them…