Ok for a while I’d had it established that mainly, SH was kinda Verity + Synth and Arkturuse was kinda Esteem + Faith so that kinda suggested the guardians bosses/curators (dammit OFF, every other time I want to call them guardians now XD) should follow the “powers of two” rule almost everything else seems to, but there were only 3 of them and that seemed a little weird
Then I realised, Dark Teapot is the fourth one
SH = V + S + U + N
Ark = Es + Ft + D + Cl
Ai = W + P + I + Cp + Fr
DTP = M + Fn + Et + R
It’s weird because he doesn’t really have an organisation/place like the other three do, he just kind of wanders around
I also haven’t really decided if he’s affiliated with Serval or not because he probably would have run into them at one point but I don’t see him as thinking about them a lot. It may be that he knows them but doesn’t really like them all that well for some reason.
(Serval’s a demiguy, like malexai or something; I said “they” because saying “he” would have been confusing. I actually haven’t figured out enough about Serval to figure out their actual choice of pronoun.)
Currently this is more accurate:
SH = V + S + R + N
Ark = Es + Ft + Fn + Cl
Ai = W + P + I + Cp + Fr
DTP = M + U + Et + D
Also Dark Teapot does have a place, the Saucer Nexus. :p
Huh, I guess quixotic is pretty much the perfect way to describe Arkturuse
I think I said once he was the kind of guy to ‘dream the impossible dream’ but it seems like there’s actually a stronger parallel in that Don Quixote was much like Arkturuse not just super idealistic but to some degree just a bit crazy and out of touch with reality
Praise be to Haru of the heavens The beaked defender of this sphere For to Him I owe all I have wrought below The height of which none will ever near!
I’m Arkturuse Miraharu A bird much like a darkened swan Between my worldly wits and this unfailing team We could carve towers to the dawn
Some may call me prideful and bombastic But is that not all just a part of being grand? A person of my quality should escalate Until the skies rain tears of sand
Hail Haru of the desert skies (An example for all) Hail Him above the jess (Yet I fear I may fall) Hail Haru of all-seeing eyes (Though I crow and I cheep) Which I do not possess (Deep within I just weep)
My doormat spells the name of Haru A falcon rests upon my head My faith spans greater than this boundless void And that’s quite a thing to be said!
This is like my new favourite song :p It gets stuck in my head pretty regularly yet I don’t even care.
Because it’s so Spanish and fanciful it really makes me think of Arkturuse and Mega-Mierundaro. Like, if Arkturuse were for whatever reason dragged into an RPG battle, particularly if you had to control him, part of this would be like the perfect background music. :p (I’m… most likely not going to use that format in Stablehand itself ever though.)
By the way this is movement 2 of the piece but I looked up movement 1 and it wasn’t anywhere near as good so… yeah. :p
Ok, this is kind of a big one. We’re talking practically two months, so there’s a lot of stuff that happened in that time.
A bunch of this stuff is also kind of both scraps and good stuff at the same time, too, so I’ll make separate posts to further explain things where that applies.
My friends and I had for a short while had a patchwork roleplay over Skype, which I made a number of doodles for. Anyway, this was one in which I drew two different forms Yanha assumed in the roleplay.
I’m thinking attunements might kind of represent a little bit where the character is in character development, but with again, a kind of branching, nonlinear path to them. Kinda like, well, evolution stages. XD
If that were the case things would actually fit together pretty well because
SH = attributes, what you are; he’s kind of focused on the present and looking at things objectively
Arkturuse = attunements, what you were; he’s kind of obsessed with history (albeit largely history he inadvertently made up) and old-fashioned romanticised attitudes
Aiyalam = attitudes, what you will be; he’s kind of focused on the future inasmuch as he wants to change it and make it more chaotic (and when you think about it, in reality the 2nd law of thermodynamics would seem to say chaos IS the future XD)
That… actually works pretty well honestly.
Again, I did the evolution stages thing with attitudes. :p
The association of bosses with mechanics is still fairly current though.
Hmm, makes me wonder if Dark Teapot has a mechanic though…
This is quite literally my music program! And also quite literally the trumpet part for Arkturuse’s theme, though all you’re seeing right here is the first stanza. (It’s written in ABC notation.)
jEdit, plus a huge macro I call libretto.bsh (I’m thinking of making it into a plugin later once I figure out how) and some short shell scripts. The part I bracketed in green are the buttons I added to jEdit that do libretto stuff. From left to right: play abcpart, play full midi, make score,