I had a dream that I… uh… became Garfield But the weird thing about it was that I had only become Garfield in the future, due to some decision I had made in the past. It was some kind of karmic punishment or something.
I wasted zero time figuring out how to get back to the past and break the Garfield curse, which was apparently accomplished by retreating to the cat bed in the far room and sitting in it. …At least, that’s what I really hoped would work. After a few attempts I figured out how to shrink to a small size along with the bed.
I had a dream I was searching for css coding help on google.
I ended up on this wiki page that was some kind of css tricks wiki, which was showing how to use css to render a second shape inside a shape you already had, assuming that you wanted to render a second outline a pixel or two inside a shape you already had so you could have a shape with a double outline. That wasn’t quite what I wanted, but fortunately they’d boiled it down to just a simple ‘draw a shape, the second one has nothing to do with the first one’.
In Nassak’s story, there’s kinda this little exposition sequence that tells the story of how Vergoszya oppressed Mazzul, and it’s kinda supposed to evoke the style of a Bible story a little bit. It’s in draft like most story things in Stablehand but the gist of it (or the important part) is this
People (to monster snakes, desperately): What can we do to keep you out?
Vergo: You must build walls. Many, many walls. All over. Through everything. Separating everyone from everything and blocking everyone from everybody, so high that they even block out the sun. Make a tower of walls. A tower of towers of walls.Vergo: When you have put walls around everyone and everything, we will not breach them.
But of course the snakes are gonna come back anyway using the walls as an aid to corner the people
It just occurred to me today
They promise they’re not gonna break the walls but that doesn’t at all stop them from coming in over the walls
What if when they were invading, there were just these dark clouds of Portent hanging over the city and Portensilisks very literally rained out of them from the sky
So for a long time I had this idea of the “flaredrakeicorn” and the idea Mega-Mierundaro/Arkturuse would have two Accessories that each represented Xai and Zed but I never really had them designed. It is now time to fix that.
Arkturuse’s Accessories are made of these mythical animals:
flaredrakeicorn: Es – AEX (flardraco) / U – TEZ (phoenix) / W – ATX (unicorn) / V – ATZ (griffin thing)
kamaileopard: Ft – AEZ (leijon) / Fn – TEX (cœlailurus) / M – TTZ (kamaileo) / S –
So every so often, just playing around, I’d assign attributes to characters from popular things (or sometimes less popular) that distinctly weren’t Stablehand, to try to get a better feel for how the attribute system worked.
I made a pretty decent handful of those posts. But they weren’t really collected anywhere. And I realised one day, that’d make it pretty hard to find any of them at a moment’s notice if anybody actually wanted to know what attribute I assigned a character. So, I decided to undertake the task of putting them all in one post by story/series and date (because my view of attributes changes and that might be useful to have).
Undertale very accidentally gave me a stablehand idea
Me: Isn’t it weird that Sans can bleed when he doesn’t have blood
Me: Where does that blood come from anyway
Me: …From the Plane of Edge, of course!!
Me: That sounds like a legit thing Stars Reims would be familiar with
Me: If it weren’t called something that obvious, maybe more like, “The Plane of Mood”
The Plane of Mood is probably a subsection (aka “sphere”) of the Aether, concerned with Ruin. Its central locale would probably have like all this churning bloodlike fluid with globs oozing around like a giant blood lava lamp
Makes me realise, Ruin’s association with blood is probably cause Ruin stays Envira like Esteem. I think I’m gonna stick with that format like I did on the quiz, that each of the UD atts is exactly the same attunes as its directed counterpart except for Direction (as opposed to opposite attunes from the directed counterpart).
Me: I could have tea, or I could have herbal tea
Me: Herbal not-even-really-tea? While writing the Dark Teapot guidebook? That would be a sacrilege
Me: This faerie looks kinda like a Telefang monster
Me: …it would be fucking hilarious if faeries invented cell phones in this world
Me: Considering that they’re basically evil, if people knew where these phones were coming from they’d probably not want to use them
Me: ‘nope nope this supposed ‘mobile telephone’ as you call it is probably possessed’
Ok so it’d been the case for a while I was thinking the “old” place(s) of Fantasy and Faith (before the “neo” ones, Salvare and Techanopia) were situated somewhere around Vvaghras, and Ariana was born and raised in one of them at some point. I also sorta knew I wanted to have this ethnic group called the Saout, whose name are kind of a play on “Nords” (like North/South), but didn’t quiiiite know where they came from. The FantaFaith place(s) in south Mitrokh seemed like a good candidate, but I still didn’t know where that was.
Today I was thinking, the thing with Remėx the Avian is I like the overall premise but I’d kinda lost interest in the main character and not known where to go.
It occurred to me that it was kinda like, my brain half wanted to treat Remėx as a fursona but half was like ‘what the fuck this fursona is totally unfitting’, and while another differently-divided half of my brain was like ‘um this doesn’t matter because Remėx isn’t supposed to be a fursona anyway’, that weird little dissonance had made me not sure how to interact with the character