Me: It occurs to me while updating my charahub that I put both that Kate tended to be really bullshit and Ssivyin was the best at putting aside other people’s bullshit
Me: Unstoppable force vs immovable object
Me: It’d actually be a great dynamic
Me: Ssivyin just kinda incidentally gets their day interrupted by Kate doing something bullshit and just kinda decides, ok, you are going down. Ssiassi, you have full permission to go do whatever you want
Me: Not least because I don’t imagine Kate would believe fae are real so if she saw one indisputably next to Ssivyin she’d probably flip her shit
I was just thinking about how some palaeontology fans refer to intentionally inaccurate dinosaurs as “awesomebro” and then
I just kinda imagined this group of punkish people with terrorlizards stylishly soliciting you to “come join the awesome brotherhood” in the tone you’d say “come to the dark side”
I think that’s kind of a great and amusing name and also concept so I’m kinda thinking about adding it to Stablehand because I know they’d get into so many great shenanigans. The name sounds like some kind of secret society freemasons shit and I imagine people talking about them with a weird amount of respect while in the actual group they are just a bunch of losers who pull weird performance art to see what they can accomplish kinda.
For Kris there was a scene I’d always had in my head that I now realise should be a bit different
Kris quotes a bunch of facts about Fuchsia the Superpower and Kate is like how do you know all that, so Kris (after pulling it out of her flow-merge watch) holds up the first volume of a “historical fiction” comic about her, of which there are like 8 kinda thick volumes
So I actually just had a kind of brilliant idea for Kate
I was taking a shower today and kind of idly thinking about what I would do later, and I remembered the little “game” I made up one day of writing 200 word short stories about random drawings.
That made me think of another post I made about a similar “game” that never got acted on:
Art chain game where everyone assumes the previous picture is the cartoon stylised version of the character/creature and tries to create a “realistic” version23/02/16
(with a limited amount of time/detail so all the pictures stay at about the same level of stylisation and none of them goes way out of hand)
Suddenly it kind of dawned on me that one of my major life-changing realisations was that “realism”
I was just kind of thinking about Kris’s flow merge
Originally I imagined it just being a bracelet but like, what if it was a watch
A really fancy watch with tessellated crystally blue diamond shapes, like one of those fake rolex type things
(They probably make some fairly fancy watches in Aeterna given watches are the major product of Aeterna, Aeterna, so in one way it only makes sense for other places like Easboro to try to cash in on that by making vaguely similar fancy watches for cheaper)
I’m imagining her doing this stylised gesture of swinging her arm over and pressing down the face like a button like it’s Literally The 90s,
I was thinking about whether it made sense for Sanctuary City to be in Salvare or not, and actually I think it might make a lot of sense
Because think about it
We have this whole debate (or “debate” considering its civility) going on right now about refugees who are coincidentally from the one actual place where terrorists might be disguising themselves as refugees and America wouldn’t be massively overreacting to the risk of terrorism
If the Faith attribute is about accepting basically anybody, but also has “superpower” as one facet of it, it seems all too likely that this weird “superpower theatre”
So today I was just kind of idly thinking about Arkturuse and their song for some reason, sort of singing it while slightly thinking about how I’d improve it when the time came to redo it from lazily putting music to too many words into being an actual song more suiting of my prog rock type sensibilities
And that kinda made me briefly think about Stolen Heart and Aiyalam’s songs (which were incidentally in a similar state)
And then I just kinda on the spot started making up a NEW song for Aiyalam.
That kinda got me thinking about how my thoughts on the Synthesis attribute have changed very recently and how perhaps,
So as I’ve been programming Seven Heirs (Undertale tribute using the in-progress Stablehand engine) I’ve been learning some things about Stablehand/Sixteen Hues.
For 7h, I wanted to build a “Stablehand-style RPG-ish encounter system”, because RPG encounters are a big part of Undertale but I never thought about how one would work in Stablehand and thought that would be an interesting experiment. For reference, this is called the “Confrontation” system.
And I thought about how I was building it (or planning to), and realised, this pretty much illustrates exactly what attributes were/are supposed to be.
I got this silly idea one morning while using the restroom that if Kris can save Kate from a bad ending, she should totally be able to save everyone from a bad ending if you just go to a bit of extra effort to go back and find each of them
The idea was that, in addition to if you had done the Dio ending and then went to Kris’s story and manually saved her, Kris would also appear automatically if you’d got a sufficiently good ending for her previously, and then you went and were on the Dio ending for Kate
Because Kris is just that faithful to Kate
But honestly, if Faith is all about doing the impossible For Good and not being ashamed of being ridiculous Kris should totally be able to go save everyone from a bad ending if she puts her mind to it, not just Kate. :p
What’s already established about Kate is this: she’s academically excellent, having joined the “Sophius Academy for Sharps” two years earlier than most people enter. She’s kind of a jerk. Though she doesn’t have excessive confidence in her own abilities all the time, she looks down on other people who she sees as ‘not serious enough’ or ‘not cool/smart/capable enough’, and acts toward them with haughty superiority, giving herself more leeway for error than anyone else. She scoffs at the fantastical, preferring the realistic, though in this universe where so many crazy things happen, even she has a little more slack for what’s “realistic”