Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Kemmasandi, Sep 5, 2019.
This is 100% Accurate. XD
The idiot with a million sock accounts has another one. I'm legitimately amused, they just don't quit!
I am viscerally in love with this song, it's giving me shivers all up and down my back, I have not stopped laying it on repeat for two hours. :'D Te reo Maori is such a beautiful language.
Also it's really handy that The Old Guard fandom is happening now that I'm working on the vampire story, I'm getting a lot of useful resources and info out of them lmao. (The movie is really good, but I haven't managed to get into the fandom beyond lurking for interesting history. Booker is my fav for absolutely predictable reasons, in hindsight. They're all so good though sjhdgfhg)
Half-Vampire Protagonist has a name now - Noella. Vampire Hunter Boy is called Ainsley. Old Weirdo does not have a name yet because it turns out he's even older than I thought, his entry in my notes is still just a big ol ?????????
So now the rock magic is a thing from the Stone Age, because... Stone Age??? it's there in the name, I'm a dumbass. I'm picking the Neolithic for it to be developed more than a few helpful skills for hunter-gatherers to gather enough food, since the Neolithic is where farming and settlements start to happen. The vampires started happening about 9 or 10k years ago, lagging behind sedentism and warfare a little. There was an initial surge of source vampires made, some of which were more successful than others, and then it was discovered that source vampires could quite easily make other vampires, and humans collectively went "oh shit, let's maybe not do that." Humans were getting pretty good at killing each other by this stage, so they didn't really need the Sources that much and some of them were pretty hard to control anyway, so... file that away as an idea that wasn't so good. And then metal was discovered and we got even better at killing each other... but also lost broad familiarity with the rock magic in the process. It became a specialisation you had to work at, and for most people it was a specialisation that wasn't worth that much when the Hot New Thing was metal. :D But some people did work at it, and actually a lot of them got quite good. It was an effective counter to the vampires that were still running around, at least... and that's how the Vampire Hunters got started.
Old Weirdo is, as far as he knows, the only one of those original Sources left. He's not that sure about it because wew, that's a lot of years in the past now! But he's met a lot of people over the years and it's been a very long time since he's met anyone as old as he is. He's from somewhere around the Urals originally, and although he couldn't point it out on a map he could probably figure it out if he was there in person... but he hasn't been there in person in about 1500 years lmao. He's also notable for having been like three when he was turned into a Source, which adds to the Weirdness. The earlier you turn a child, the more powerful they'll be... but also the less able to control their own shit, emotionally and magically. Five is a better age if you want your Source to be capable of at least acting human, except if you go much older they start dying in the process. Most of the younger ones were killed for being absolutely batshit combative. Weirdo escaped the same fate because he got hooked on exploring the world and was able to channel his batshit-ness into something sorta productive. He's largely flown under the radar ever since, being more interested in Having New Experiences and Seeing New Places than like... conquering shit or kicking ppl's palaces in. He's also more skilled in the rock magic than your average vampire, and especially your average Source, for about the same reason.
Me: [diving back into yugioh fandom]
Me: ...what if crossover with the rock magic story???
it’s the end of the school year in three weeks and I’m in full “ogod What To Focus On pls” mode lmao
I handed in my project and I'm a little bit braindead for the moment. Still have to study for another week, but then it's exams and we're done!
[opens mouth, emits foghorn noises]
I found moosies in the supermarket today tho, which is a blast from the past. Used to buy those from the school tuckshop whenever i could scrape together a dollar or so on a hot day lol. Haven't seen them around since I graduated, which was fuckin 2011.
I also voted today! I meant to vote early but didn't get around to it until today. One of our TV channels has been taken over by the orange vote gremlin, it's just playing him and his dog accompanied by some Nice Music and a scrolly bar across the bottom with all sorts of shitpost material interspersed with exhortations to Go Vote. I hear u, orange man, dw - I voted. XD
I also want to put this here because I'm happy with it and I think I'm funny:
New BNHA OC. His name is Tatsuharu and he's a Professional Nuisance.
Can't believe I'm watching this on national TV
I have to screech about a couple of things pertaining to yesterday’s election, but they’re almost all good news. It was not just a landslide victory, it was a bloodbath, and the left wing won the night. Shit happened last night that has NEVER happened before, like fuckin Ilam going red skhgdfh. I was liveblogging it with my one and only kiwi friend and we were going absolutely feral on discord XDD
A bullet point list of things that were Awesome
Labour won 49.1 % of the party votes. Under MMP, this is pretty spectacular. I remember when National got 40-ish% a few years ago and we thought that was scary.
Labour won 18 new seats in parliament. NATIONAL LOST 21. ACT (right wing party) went from 1 MP total to 10. (I Don't Like ACT but I take solace in that they probably cannibalized a lot of right-wing voters from the Nats.) The Greens won an electorate seat for only the second time since they were founded in 1990. The Maori party are back in government, having won one of the Maori electorates again. (Taking it from Labour! That's impressive, in this election!)
That newly Green electorate seat is Auckland Central, which used to be a National seat. It was won by Chloe Swarbrick, who is pretty cool and also has been working her ass off on the ground. Labour and National's candidates were favoured above her, but she did it!!
The Maori party won in Waiariki, which is one of the Maori electoral seats and otherwise I don't really know anything about it. Labour was winning at first, then at one point they drew completely even, then the Maori party candidate pulled ahead. Party vote went to Labour tho, which is pretty typical.
NZ First and Winston are out! They were not particularly useful last term, aside from getting Labour into power in the first place. I'll miss Winston's burns, but that's about all.
Nick Smith is out of Nelson! Dude's held that seat for almost as long as I've been alive. It's gone Labour, which is impressive because Nelson is full of rich ppl and farmers.
Gerry Brownlee is out of Ilam! He's held that seat for almost as long as I've been alive as well! It's surprising, because Ilam has also got a lot of very rich ppl... but it's also Not, because Gerry Brownlee is one of the people who fucked up our earthquake recovery and a lot of people really really hate him. And yet, Ilam as an electorate has ALWAYS gone blue, as did its preceding electorate!
Even in many electorates which ultimately voted for National candidates, the party vote often went to Labour. That is a pretty strong message IMO.
A short list of things that were not Awesome
ACT got lots of party votes more than they usually do. I can respect David Seymour as a person but so many of their policies are just shit.
...that's about it tbh haha.
National has been thoroughly flamed, so hopefully they'll think better of trying the sort of trumpesque tactics they did in the future. Judith Collins still has her electorate seat, but her days as National leader are probably numbered. :D
I'm so relieved, man. I was expecting a Labour win but THIS is far beyond that.
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