I imagine that if Aleck and Hazel had managed a normal first date she probably would have found him waiting awkwardly outside her uncle's place waiting for when he's supposed to pick her up. :P
Hazel: i'm almost ready!
Aleck: i'm definitely not already waiting outside! take your time!
Aleck: "You put a speaker under my bed and whispered weird shit into it in the middle of the night for a week."
Jo: "I honestly didn't think it'd take you that long to find it."
Aleck: "I thought I was going insane!"
tbh shoutout to Jo for keeping it up that long.
Q: Have you ever been pranked? If so, how well did you take it?
William: My brother always put garden snakes in my bed. After the third or fourth time, it lost all affect, but he kept doing it. I'd make it months with nothing, and then, when I least expected it, when I was almost asleep, something would slither up my leg.
Ceamath: I hate everything about that story.
William: He always caught the same ones, too. You'd think you wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but there was a very big difference between Alfred and Walter.
Ceamath: What was the difference?
William: Well, Walter bit and Alfred didn't. I also developed welts around Walter and not Alfred.
Ceamath: Might've been something to do with the biting.
William: It's possible. nods
Ceamath: It seems that you took it well, at least.
William: I did, yeah. He had a horrible fear of frogs and I'd leave them in his bed whenever he left a snake in mine.
Arial: Sounds right. You know, we had these two species of frogs where I grew up, and one was poisonous and one wasn't, and the only difference was the number of rings.
William: We definitely didn't have poisonous frogs.
Arial: I remember, there was one time, one of the boys almost died because he was dared to eat one and they didn't cook it correctly, and it was the poisonous species. They all claimed not to have realize, or they forgot which number of rings was correct, something like that.
Ceamath: Frankly, that's just irresponsible on his part.
William: We can prank you later, just to be sure you've had the experience.
Ceamath: I want neither snakes nor frogs in my life.
William: There's other ways to prank people.
Adaellae: Once I was pranked when I went into a room, and I came back out a couple minutes later, and a dozen people had appeared speaking another dialect. They insisted I had been transported.
Ceamath: Clearly, you hadn't, or we wouldn't have to deal with you now.
Id'en: When I was a young child, my brother gave me a blank book and told me the words were invisible and I needed to cast a certain spell to make them appear. I had almost forgotten it completely until a few years ago when I realized what had happened. I would say I took it well; I was mostly just confused.
@Shy_Not_Fly ah, thanks for the explanation! I can see why that would be a favorite holiday for someone lol
Forreal tho, enjoying soaps is very different to liking them in my book :P
Haris: This is true.
Maya: Do you enjoy them?
Maya: Oh. looks slightly saddened
Aden: I don't actually like dogs.
Aden: Yeah. It makes people a little upset to know. :/
Reyhan: I kinda like traditions, actually; it's a connection to your past and your family's past. Sure, some of them are bad, but as long as we hold onto the positive ones...
Lillian: That's an interesting point. pauses I think holding onto the positive ones is a good idea, where you can do it.
Maggie: (snerks) We'll still have the Christmas ads in October, though.
Q: What is the best part about your favourite holiday?
Maya: I get to be with my family all day! And make food with them! And eat it! ^_^
Haris: And then everyone complains for six hours about doing the dishes.
Maya: They... well, yeah, the kids do, but that's just what they do in general. >.>
Haris: My favorite part is probably seeing everyone else so happy.
Aden: My favorite holiday would have to be the Midnight Festival. I don't know the best part, exactly, but it's all a good deal of fun. Dancing and music and fireworks. It's definitely the liveliest holiday we celebrate.
Lilian: New Year is the only time we actually got time off, and my favorite part is definitely the dinner. I'm trying to convince Will that we need to go back for the New Year, just for the feast. nods My mother makes the best savory pies, too. So good. I can never make them the way she does.
Q: What do you think will be most challenging to write at the moment?
Fight scenes. Action scenes in general. I wrote Jo showing Seb how to sword fight this chapter and I had to do it with almost zero dialogue... It hurt. It physically hurts. >.>
Q: What are you most excited to write about at the moment?
The only easy part of life is Death.
That is the summary I have up for Chapter 11. Next chapter. That's all I can say for it right now, but I think it speaks for itself. >.>
Q: Do you have any ships or romance in your story? If not, which characters have your favorite (non-romantic) relationship?
That's a no-brainer. Jorry is life. I love them to bits. They infuriate me, but nonetheless. >.>
There are going to be more in upcoming Episodes too... Lena and Eldric should be interesting to write.
As far as non-romantic relationships go. I think... Jo and Seb have a really interesting connection building up this episode (hopefully is shows). Gabrielle and everyone is always interesting too. Heck, all of it is just my favorite part of writing. Makes up for the stupid action scenes.
Q: What's your favorite part of writing? The one that makes up for the stuff you really struggle with?
Aleck: "I didn't find anything that says people call making grass whistles 'grass blowing' so I guess that isn't a thing, then." He puts his phone away "And no. I would die. Anxiety would kill me." :|
Jo: "Doesn't it already do that anyway?"
Aleck: "Anxiety would kill me faster." >.>
Michael: nods I understand that. Also, are grass whistles a real thing? I've never actually seen anyone do it. :/
Jenna: Considering it was the Ionian Islands in the middle of summer and Mum had warned him before we went out... he probably should've known better. Maybe he thought years of Army service made him immune?
I'm assuming they still have long-sleeved uniforms in the future, so that's actually kinda fair lol
The fact that sounds plausible makes me lowkey sad. I'm sure your commissions were wonderful, Rus.
Michael: Can vouch for that. raises hand
Bless every writer who works on commission, tho, srsly x3
Izzy: (looks away) I haven't decided yet.
What things are you trying to decide between?
Q: Which of your talents would you say you're most proud of?
Rus: I can draw pretty well.
Nelly: I dunno :/
Benito: You speak like five languages.
Nelly: That's true.
Benito: You're very good at communicating with people, too.
Nelly: Not that great, but true.
Michael: I'm very talented at staying organized when everything is falling apart. nods
Benito: under breath are you? :/
Michael: I am. >.>
Q: How are you with finding positives in yourself?
Nelly: I'm not that great, but it's okay because Benito has a list in case I admit that out loud.
Benito: You have a lot. shrugs
Michael: I'm fine, I guess?
Rus: It depends on the day. Most days, not that good at it, but some days, really good at it. Today? Really good at it.
Benito: I like to think I have a balanced view of myself, in terms of seeing my negatives and positives.
Q: What are you most excited to write?
Well, considering I actually made progress on the first chapter of Iridescent today, I'm going to say, "as much of the story as I possibly can." I guess if you want me to be more specific on scenes (and just to pad this out a bit xD) I reeeeeally can't wait to write the last chapter/scene in the book, because I actually have plans for what happens then.
scurries off to hit my daily word-count
Q: What do you think will be most challenging to write at the moment?
fake fake news. Everyone knows that...gah, who am I kidding? How can I argue with your infallibly-well-reasoned friend?
Reading that reminded me of my friend's series, even though the era (it takes place over a loooong time) doesn't start until after medieval-era if I remember correctly. But yeah, essentially the setting is/was "Everything sucks. A lot. I mean it." Point being, I feel like you'd get along in that regard xD
i love it XD
I have read part of the wikipedia on this theory and it seems p interesting, actually. 10/10 would research again.
As for the latter, if you live in the mountain regions of the Southern kingdoms, you'll find that music has a more integral meaning to society. Traditionally, if one is lost high up, you can tell how far away you are from the nearest settlement (and which settlement it is) by the music they play. In the past, much in the way Britain established a curfew on lights during the Blitz to deterr/confuse night-flying bombers, mountain settlements would stop playing music in times of war/feud and hope any attackers got lost enough to either freeze to death or turn around and go back the way they came. If they could.
tfw you get lost in the mountains but the neighboring settlements are at war so you can't find anywhere to go
After going over previous posts regarding the three kingdoms, I had to laugh at myself because there were a couple of moments where I forgot while reading that North =/= Mountain kingdoms and South =/= Desert
that's such a mood lol
Q: Are there any notable events that occur once every so often in your world?
Occasionally (idk how often), you'll get two full moons or three moons in the sky at once. The three moons would be incredibly rare, and a huge deal. There would probably be huge celebrations, and each would likely be an omen. (I'd say full moons = good omen and three moons could go either way, depending on what's happening in the world.)
There is a volcanic mountain range North the Channel, but most of the volcanoes are dead (or... inactive, at least. Very few are actually extinct). The Othorns/Provincials (they share small portions of the range) know very well which of these are dead and which are active, and if a dead one goes off, it's an omen of bad things to come. How bad depends on how long it's been since the last time the volcano in question erupted. And if they keep accurate records on anything, it's the volcanoes.
I know it's somewhere around, I think on paper somewhere, but p sure there's a particular volcano that erupts so rarely it'd be an omen of a new dynasty to come. I think it was a volcano. It erupts early in Adrinne's reign and it's a huge deal.
They divide their calendar into separate millennium, so at the start of each new one they'd probably have massive celebrations. Possibly every century, as well. I... don't know why? hm. :/
Now that I'm sitting here, I'll bet you they have a lot of celebrations that aren't annual but are regular. Because these fools love their holidays. Tbf tho, their week is only 5 days long, and they don't really have days off or weekends like we do :P
There's not really any in D&D that come to mind, but literally the only areas with significant worldbuilding are the ones directly related to the plot or characters >.>
Q: How are the dead remembered in your world?
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