Things that you need to remember to understand the vast majority of European history:
Britain and France’s foreign policies towards one another was essentially a mutual fuck you
Russia is big and cold
(On a related point: invading Russia doesn’t work because Winter™️)
The Pope loves a good crusade
There were a lot of treaties of ‘Perpetual Peace’ that totally worked (lol)
Trying to maintain the ✨balance of power ✨ pretty much always led to war
German wasn’t Germany until quite recently but when Germany became Germany it made everyone a bit nervous
Italy also wasn’t Italy until pretty recently
The French love a revolution
They also love a republic but aren't great at keeping one around
Napoleon (the first one) was a Bitch and messed everything up
Standard British answer to any reasonable request: ✨no ✨
War is the answer to everything cause who doesn’t love a good war?
The Holy Roman Empire wasn’t the Roman Empire but they liked to tell themselves that it was
The Habsburgs liked to be in charge
😍 m o n e y 😍
Britain liked ships
Spain also liked ships
So did the Portuguese
The Spanish were very Catholic (but the Spanish Inquisition were actually expected)
Basically all the royals were related (*haemophilia has entered the chat*)
England and Scotland were Not Friends but France and Scotland were (which equaled Major Problems)
The Dutch were 💰rich 💰and everyone wanted a bit of it
Religion was a *bit* of an issue
✨ feudalism ✨
Everyone want to be the Romans 2.0
You could making a drinking game out of all the French Wars of Religion
Everyone found the Ottomons a little bit scary (cause they were *gasps and screams of horror* not Christian)
There has been more than one defenestrations in Prague
Poland Lithuania was not very Lithuanian
British policy to land/important cultural item/anything that they come across: ✨finders keepers ✨
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ppl over on the Bird App tweeting about how the mechanisms are unkindly ignoring fan demand for more content: hello. guys. are you aware that these are Human People whose student band went on for almost decade and like. best will in the world and I'm glad they made as much content as they did but they stopped for a reason, and that reason was, among other things, that being 30 is very different to being 20 and they all have jobs, commitments, other projects and many of them have moved to other parts of the country. Some of them are still creating Mechanisms work, some are creating other works, some are doing different stuff that's not publicly consumable, but none of them are beholden to keep living in the shadow of their 19 year old selves because You Want More Content like??????? That's A Human Person??????
look. peek behind the curtain. DTTM was in the works for several years specifically because with people's lives pulling them in so many directions it was increasingly hard to find times and places where it was feasible to get all of the band members in the same place with enough energy to think creatively. There was never going to be another full album not because they don't care but because unless you can make music full time professionally it is incredibly hard to find time and space to consistently get together 9 people living in 4 different cities to write and produce complex music like??? they're human People with lives and even if any of them made enough money to live off from the band it would still be A Lot to ask people to keep making the same music for the same audience their entire careers that they were making when they were still at uni.
for real it's not a personal attack on you that there's no more Mechanisms music. sometimes that's just how life is. however much you'd like more. "they're not listening to fan demand!!!!!" they're HUMAN PEOPLE WITH LIVES not machines you put fan demand into until music falls out.
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I read some fic and now you all have to listen to me ramble about the small things I want to change or make happen in TOAverse.
This might be an unpopular opinion but I actually believe of all the places for Meg to settle after TOA, it's not at the Cistern. Also, considering she watched her origjnal home burn down there, it's not reallllly the best place to heal your trauma from your dead dad, ya know? You can be strong and confront your past, but you don't need to constantly confront it all the time. I get the poetry of building something new out of the ashes, but from a mental standpoint, it's just...you need brains of titanium not to feel some sort of residual pain from that horrible incident where you lost your home. Besides it being her original home, she doesn't have any friends there. Sure, she has her plants, but she can make plants anywhere. What can truely make it home, if the people she cares about aren't there? And I don't agree with her living with her Nero siblings, because they still likely hold toxic behaviours and as cruel as it might sound, it's not Meg's responsibility to help them. Meg is a kid, she deserves to live a happy life and act her age.
Now onto Apollo. Same logic, he's not responsible for fixing his siblings or his dad. He may be a god, but he's also a person too. His relationship with the other gods may get better, but what about him? Who's gonna care about him bro? As someone once said, Apollo literally has horrible PTSD. How's he going to heal from that alone, feeling like he doesn't belong with the gods but also feeling the world of demigods is not his place? I'm gonna scream this. APOLLO NEEDS A HOME. HE LITERALLY NEEDS ONE. EVERY SINGLE BOOK HE WANTED A HOME. A HOME WHERE HE CAN FINALLY BE LOVED.
Ok. Moving on...(as you can I tell I feel rather strongly about this)
If Meg and Apollo look for a home, they should look for one together, because they found the family they were looking for in each other.
And I personally would love to see them settle at the Waystation. Why? Because the waystation is a place for stray demigods, Jo and Emmie know how to take care of trauma and they welcome anyone, regardless of background. It's a place where Lit, a former antagonist, found an accepting home and a place where your history is not more important than your current actions. And who needs to see that right now? Apollo. Who's self esteem is so low it's literally dragging behind him. Furthermore, Jo was one of the only people who actually took care of Apollo and cared about his emotional state. She's like a parental figure. And Meg can plant whatever she wants in the rooftop garden. Leo also lives there! They had a good dynamic in TDP. (Also Apollo still wants to learn that Valdezinator) Think about all the friends Apollo made there, he saved the griffins, he helped Lit find a new path, and he helped protect the waystation. People there don't see him as a god, they see him as a person.
TLDR: Apollo and Meg are family. They need a home together. They need some parental figures who understand trauma. They need friends. They need warmth and safety. Hence. Waystation.
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N.I.L. doodles challenge :)
Inspired by the Walls doodle challenge by @hazzabeeforlou.
Just make a lil doodle of each of the Nobody is listening tracks based on the lyrics or the feelings behind them, it can get as abstract as you want and you can approach it however you like.
Feel free to do it and tag me or tag it as #z3doodles. I’m tagging @canyon-sunshine, @quelsentiment, @can-angels-fall-in-love, @liamisthesun, @chrysopon, @essercipertuttienonperse, @tightropezayn, @tomlinsno, @divorcedzouis, @icarusgf in case some of you want to <3.
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I’ve been meaning to get into the smaller streamers!! I just joined the fandom and their lore looks so cool, would you be willing to give me some vids to start with?? Also Micheal broke in???? When did that happen :o
YES of course!
(I added Wiki links for each of the characters as it adds info I can't find clips for)
Hannah has done two committed lore streams, here and here. She has also largely been involved in the egg conflict. (Wiki)
Ponk has done a few lore streams, including their stream from today which you can watch here! I'd say the most barebones of their lore is the destruction of their relationship with Sam. They've also been very, very involved in the egg conflict. (Wiki)
Connor doesn't have much committed lore. He's made it clear that while he's not opposed to being in lore, he knows that's not what his audience wants and that if he's going to do it it'll mostly be on other people's streams! He's done this video and has also been in Charlie's video! He's also known for canonizing SMPLive. There's a lot of his stuff I can't find so I'd recommend reading up on his journal on the Wiki. (Wiki)
And yes Michael has attempted to break into the prison! While I don't think this is technically canon I'm manifesting it to be. I know Michael is unsure how or if he's going to do lore anytime soon so we'll see where it leads but this is what we know so far! (Wiki)
HBomb doesn't have much lore either. Most of it has either been on Fundy or Niki's streams (I can't find clips Sadge) but he's also in Ponk's vod from today! (Wiki)
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