Status Updates posted by Spren of Kindness
A Poem, for your evening. Morning. Whenever you see this.
Unbidden, I have many thoughts,
Have been given no voice,
With which to speak
Is this actually a poem? Is it just words that I hit the enter key on?
Anybody watching Foundation?
So. There's a lot going on for me IRL right now, and I'm freakin' emotionally exhausted. I'm gonna take a break. See y'all in a week or so.
And I'll get around to FOTT -2767 when I get back. Hopefully.
Excerpt from my ongoing Wheel of Time notes. Spoilers up through Towers of Midnight. Question I have that I don't want to get lost if I end up posting all of these notes when I finish the series.Spoiler
Also, Boundless. His story suddenly made so much heartbreaking sense from less than two pages, which reminds me: For the most part, I haven’t really noticed where Robert Jordan’s writing leaves off and Brandon Sanderson’s picks up for the last two books. I’m curious: do we know who came up with Boundless’s history? I feel like it had to have been planned from his introduction. But at the same time, something about that scene made me think of Sanderson for some reason.
I'm almost done with the series, aah! I'm hoping to get A Memory of Light tomorrow!
Hello, there's a Wheel of Time trailer, and I am Enthused.Spoiler
I thought pretty much everything looked great, and I'm especially excited to see the hair and costume designs in more detail. And also, there are some really great shots in the trailer that might just replace my LOTR Prime Valinor image Chromebook wallpaper.
I'm also excited to see the fight scenes, especially the ones with channeling!
No critiquing on this SU please, I'm just happy and easily entertained by things I'm enthusiastic about.
Have you ever walked right into a trap because you trust someone too much?
I'm so freaking gullible.
Gosh darn it.
Well, I'm out. Be back on Friday!
Oh, my braces are killing me. This had better be worth it.
On the plus side, I managed to read a lot of Knife of Dreams while I was in the waiting room.
Temperature: Heat Wave 2: Electric Boogaloo
Air quality: Awful
Me: Time to scrapbook!
Why am I making this update? Number one, to say how much I appreciate Ted Nasmith and Alan Lee's art for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. Their work is incredible.
Second, there's a Russian rock opera based on events from the Silmarillion, and I need to share that. Finrod Zong It's an hour forty minutes long, and in Russian (duh), but it's great. You should check it out.Spoiler
If anyone actually watches it, please tell me what you think.
Hey, does anyone know of books that have the plot 'we crashed in the wilderness and we need to work together to survive'? Also post-apocalyptic fiction that's about people building a community together? If you do, I'd love to hear about 'em.
dune trailer Dune trailer DUNE TRAILER!
Guys, I went shopping today, and I got two - two - natural fiber blouses! For under ten dollars! No idea what the skirt is made out of, though. The label's in Chinese.
Happy early Fourth of July to everyone, yes, even my neighbors who are setting off fireworks so loud I can feel them in my chest cavity.
I forgot how much this place starts sounding like a war zone when this day rolls around.
Everyone say thank you to the Mongols for Fourth of July fireworks!
By everyone I mean the US people... Unless others want to as well, I won't stop you.Spoiler
If you weren't aware the Mongols were the ones who spread gunpowder from China (who had been keeping it a secret) to the rest of the world.
Hi, guys! I'm back! Tanned, tired, and not really ready for heat, but here we go, whoo boy.
Well, as good a time as any to do this, I guess. (She says as she procrastinates packing.)
I think some of you already know, but this is my official goodbye-for-now for the next week. I might swing by on mobile, but I might not have time to.
So, I'll see you then. *hugs*
*stirring bagpipe music*
Well, here we are.
2,481 posts. Five RP characters.
One year ago, when I put a shoe on my head and yodeled poorly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Now, I'm so glad I signed up.
I came for the book discussion, I stayed for the amazing people.
Okay, let's get into the shoutouts!
@Channelknight Fadran, you're amazing. RPing with you has been awesome. I've smiled, I've cried, I've laughed myself silly. You're incredible.
@Condensation, you're the best. I love the conversations we have.
@DramaQueen, I know we don't talk a lot, and you aren't on that much, but you're awesome!
@Matrim's Dice, you're super cool! I love RPing with you! (Craven and Martin climbing trees needs to come back. *ninja emoji*)
@Truthwatcher at the Rim, if you see this, that means you logged in. Excellent!
I know that's not even close to everyone, and I wish my brain had enough space and all the words needed to give everyone a shoutout. It's honestly crazy that I don't, I never expected that so many people would see the nonsense I post and decide that they want to see more of it. That's just... wild.
Yeah, I don't really know what else to say. Just that all of you are amazing, and I can't wait to see what the next year brings.
Okay, I've been sitting on this for almost a week, and I need to get it out.
Last week, I woke up in a cold sweat after a nightmare. This itself is rare because I rarely dream, and it's even more rare that I have nightmares.
What was my nightmare, you ask? Take those creatures from A Quiet Place. I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard a lot about it and seen a few clips. Now, combine those with the character design of Venom, the symbiote. Again, haven't seen it, I just saw some promos. Finally, make the whole thing look like a six-foot-tall Gollum from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. Got that nice and meshed into your brain matter? Let's keep going.
This creature that my subconscious came up with can sense motion, and has super speed. The only way to avoid it is to be dead silent and not move a muscle. It can't see you unless you move and make noise.
My dream started out with me roaming through a sunny, mountain forest. And it ended with me frozen in place, dead silent, as a motion-sensing Vollum creature slunk around me, waiting for me to move so it could kill me.
And then I woke up.
Someone comfort me?
Sooooooooo *walks in with a pizza to a room on fire, people screaming*
I'm not a negative person. I like to think I'm pretty chill.
I genuinely don't have any idea what is going on, and I'm not sure I like it.
Oh, I'll come around to it. But hole-ee woe, that came out of left field.
Bonus reaction to friends:Spoiler
Ooh, I'm a sentient awakened object!
What kind of object would you all say I am?
If your sibling says that they aren't a barbarian (maximum amounts of drama, gesturing, facial expression), how do you respond?
I know the answer, but I want to confirm.
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...kay but is there?
Yes, there is.
The Mongols are awesome.
They were just nomadic pastoralists who were really good at using composite bows and riding horses and established what was basically the largest land empire ever. They fixed up the Silk Roads and promoted trade and made it super safe, and also gathered together some of the best artisans and scholars and stuff to help them run their empire.
They killed a lot of people very violently, but only if they didn't submit to their rule. News of that spread which encouraged people to surrender. So now we remember them for doing violent and terrible things when they actually didn't do that too often.