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elucubrarea year ago
there is an argument that Cinderella's glass slippers result from a confusion between French "vair", fur, and "verre," glass.聽
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wild-west-wind9 months ago
what's the most fun (meal/dish/whatever) you've made recently?
This is a very silly answer:
I made a Tagine the other day with Cauliflower, and a bunch of other stuff. It was great. When I made it I served it with rice, but I was running low on long grain rice, so I ran out of leftovers of that before I did the tagine.
Desperate for any starch to eat it with, I made french fries and ate a big batch of tagine fries. It was so silly but it made me feel so happy and ridiculous.
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astriiformes9 months ago
38 and 81 for the DnD asks! 鉁
38 - What treasure/item/artifact that your character has collected during the adventure is the most important to them?
Erwyn has a little penannular-style cloak pin that was given to him by Bramble, a 13 year-old sorceress that we helped out in one of the earlier arcs of the campaign. She gave it to him because after he died for the first time, in order to resurrect him the party (who were very low-level at the time) ended up needing her help harnessing a powerful source of wild magic she was tied to in order to bring him back. Some of the same wild magic ended up getting channeled into him during to process, and she was thrilled when he started exhibiting wild magic surges of his own, saying they were tied together now.聽
The reason he treasures it so much, though, is that pin itself has the ability to cast Sending to its twin -- which Bramble has -- once a day, and she asked him to keep sending messages to her and her twin sister even after the party had to leave. For Erwyn, who has a complicated relationship with the idea of family, it was pretty emotional for him to hear her to go on about how he was kind of like a brother to her now, and to be given such a heartfelt gift from someone who wanted to stay in touch.
(And as a fun fact, my DM made me a replica of the pin as a gift! At the time she and I were long-distance friends and it was a pretty emotional present for me to receive, too!)
81 - What does your character鈥檚 name represent to them? (Or: why as a player did you choose your character鈥檚 name?)
Ha! Well!聽
A piece of worldbuilding that my DM and I came up with for the elves in our setting -- expanding off of some lore that鈥檚 in the handbook already -- is that elves, who come of age at 100, choose their adult names at the same time, having previously gone by childhood nicknames. That much is already D&D聽 鈥渃anon,鈥 but the part we emphasized/added is that, since we use Quenya for Elvish in our setting, adult names all have actual meanings in Elvish, chosen to represent something the elf feels is important about themselves, whereas childhood names are all nonsense syllables. Culturally it鈥檚 a nod to the fact that the elves are still pretty fae -- they believe names have a lot of power, and that it would be inappropriate for a parent to give their child a聽鈥渞eal鈥 name, since no one else should determine something that important about you.
All that to say, Erwyn鈥檚 name isn鈥檛 Elvish! I haven鈥檛 delved into his motivations much in-campaign so I won鈥檛 share them here either, but he鈥檚 still going by his childhood name, even though he鈥檚 123 and came of age a while ago. There are assorted reasons in-universe an elf might not have an adult name in Elvish, but needless to say, it鈥檚 pretty unusual.
(And out of universe, people always laugh when I make this confession because it鈥檚 not obvious at first, but: Erwyn鈥檚 name, childhood or not, is an homage/nod to Steve Irwin, because I thought it would be appropriate for a ranger character)
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elucubrare8 months ago
favorite constellation?
Orion! for many sentimental reasons but also because it's the only non-Dipper one I can reliably recognize.聽
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wild-west-wind7 months ago
72: When the Chips are Down from Hadestown
Wherein our heroine succumbs to peer pressure by choosing to die.
send me a number between 1 and 100 and i鈥檒l tell u what that song is on my playlist
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aceteling2 years ago
sun and daydream? :)
thanks!!! :D
sun; favorite season
humm, early/late summer tbh
daydream; best memory?
probably some relaxing times I鈥檝e had during summer vacations when there were no worries ;p
send me some pretty asks
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elucubrare9 months ago
The Saint, the Sword, and the Spaceship
this is really silly - the beginning of it is actually on Ao3 and the summary is聽
Cleopatra VII has, with the help of aliens, figured out how to locate a spaceship outside of time. With the help of Lucrezia Borgia, inter alias, she runs a rescue service for women throughout history.
There are some solid jokes but I need a real plot, which is hard.聽
There is a blinding white flash. When Jeanne can see again, the castle is gone. Instead she and the woman are standing in front of a large plate glass window that looks out on the stars. A small blonde woman is waiting for them.
"Cleopatra, I see you got out of there without blowing anything up," she says.
"I'm sure Jeanne wouldn't have appreciated it."
Jeanne looks at the darkhaired woman dumbfoundedly.
Cleopatra bows. "Cleopatra VII Philopater, at your service."
"But aren't you supposed to be beautiful?"
"Aren't you supposed to be a witch?"
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elucubrare7 months ago
cross-country travel: road trip or taking a train?
100% road trip! I love driving, and I love taking weird detours, and setting my own pace - when i drove cross country with my parents on the way to a speedskating meet, we stopped in Idaho and took a little hike & found a hot spring, which was a magical moment
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