Kobold King

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About Kobold King

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    [laughing like a loon]
  • Birthday November 6

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    Sciences, especially zoology. At times he has kept a birding journal of the avian species he has encountered.

    Books; fiction-wise, he prefers speculative fiction from great authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Robert Heinlein, James White, and H. G. Wells.

    Marvelous movies and television programs such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Doctor Who."

    Space. Spaaaaaace.

    Delusionally referring to himself in the third person.

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  1. I've had a lot of sore throats but I think this one might be the sorest I've ever had. I can barely even talk.
  2. "So for this setting, Kobold, I'm going for a sort of 1920s/1930s aesthetic in a fantasy world-"


    "...yeah, there could be rigid airships, but also some other stereotypical features of the era, you know, like flappers-"


    "...yeah, maybe, and maybe something with Prohibition and the Mob-"


    "...ahem, and maybe have some fantasy versions of famous individuals of the era..."

    "Ooh, actually, you know which individual definitely needs to have a representative in this fantasy world?"



    1. Kaymyth


      Man, there's an article I shared on Facebook a few days back that would make you so very happy. (There's a company considering trying to reinstate international cargo transport via zeppelin.)

    2. Kobold King

      Kobold King


    3. Slowswift


      For real though. It's 2019. Time to try again with zeppelins and do it right this time.

  3. Idea: deliberately fracturing your psyche into multiple personalities so each fragment can learn a different kind of magic. (Assuming different kinds of magic are best suited to different personality types, as is often the case in fantasy.)

    1. Nathrangking



  4. Given one of the rules of the SCP canon is "There is no canon," even different articles on the site can have radically different power levels. It's why it annoys me when people post "Who Would Win" threads with the Foundation. Without a canon specified, no "Who Would Win" question has an answer.
  5. Decent healing powers fit to make motivators out of are apparently pretty rare, since Knighthawk in Book 3 puts a lot of emphasis on how badly he wants a sample of Prof's DNA so he can possibly heal his wife. While there are probably a decent number of Reckoners cells with some sort of Epic technology, chances are that they don't have access to healing. If they do, it's undoubtedly a far inferior version to what Prof can gift that won't be healing any mortal wounds.
  6. Poll: would you be afraid of a supervillain if his "costume" was just a cardboard box he put over his head. If not, what if he's drawn a crude smiley face in marker on the front of the box. If not, what if there are no eye holes in the box because his powers allow him to perfectly sense everything within a mile radius of him without need for his other senses. If still not, what if he can choose to disintegrate anything around him into black dust at will. If still not, what if underneath his box he's actually a whirling, stirring mass of black dust in the rough shape of the human he once was before he disintegrated himself, now only clinging to life by sheer force of will and desire to crumble everything else in the world.

    If still not, please help me, because Box has been in my head all week and I'm scared.

    1. Kidpen


      *proceeds to have constant nightmares even though I'm awake*

  7. Me too. Looking forward to it, though. Vague spoiler threads on various websites tend to have some pretty hyped up titles I don't understand.
  8. Concept: superhero setting where absolutely nobody cares about elections and politics because the government is far too stretched thin to enact new policies or change existing ones, and electing the president is largely just deciding which politician is going to be kidnapped by Captain Doomsday and held ransom for two hundred billion dollars.

    A few years back a whopping ten percent of the population showed up to the polls, but this all turned out to be part of a scheme by the nefarious villain Gerrymander and no one has bothered to so much as listen to a political podcast since then.

  9. Watching my Archive Of Our Own account like a hawk today because I have 665 total kudos and I need to be there if the number goes up by one.

    1. Slowswift


      I guess things are always the same no matter the platform, eh? :P 

  10. It's not so much that I look at my old writing and cringe so much as I look at my old writing and wish I still had a quarter of the confidence to write such things without berating myself and deleting the word document.

    1. Seonid


      Right?  Why is it that we lose confidence with age?

    2. Kobold King

      Kobold King

      Maybe it's because we've now read enough that we have a clearer idea of what we want our prose to look like, which far surpasses whatever prose we actually have in the doc.

      At least in our heads, anyway.

  11. It's sad that it died down, but I also think it's really nice that so many of us are still around and that we all remember the collab so vividly, with several of us exporting our favorites OCs to newer pastures. I can't say that about every creative writing project I've ever been a part of.
  12. The plans at the time kind of petered out and I don't think it's going to happen.
  13. Me trying to follow a conversation about a superhero web serial I've never read: