@stardreamerl0ve and I were talking about how Essek was going to need a new name, now. many new names, probably. leaving the Dynasty means leaving his Den means leaving his right to the name Thelyss behind.
it’s lucky that the first time someone calls him Essek Thelyss again, after that, it’s the Nein. lucky that he corrects them, that he’s just Essek now. and Jester says, don’t you want another name? what are you going to call yourself?
he doesn’t need a second name if he doesn’t want it, Fjord says.
well, okay, Jester says. but you could pick another name, right? if there’s one that sounds good!
thank you, Jester, Essek says. but it’s not about how it sounds.
what is it about, friend? caleb asks.
essek thinks about talking around it. thinks that they would let him. but he is tired, and he says, you have a den name to tell people who you belong to, who you are a part of. and I am not, anymore, so maybe it is better I don’t have one.
but you’re one of us, Veth says. so you have to have one.
have mine! Jester says. you can have mine!
or mine, Veth offers. and Caduceus offers. and Yasha. and Beau, although she prefaces it with my family kind of sucks but. Caleb’s name is made up, too, just Caleb’s, but he offers it anyway with the knowledge that it once might have been meaningless but it isn’t now. even Fjord offers the name he doesn’t use, because there is a family that does who follows the same path Fjord follows, and Essek might have a use for it. Kingsley offers Tealeaf, if Essek wants it, if he would like to have brothers again.
Essek lives for a long time, under many different names. Essek uses them all.
he is a Lavorre, for a while, and a Clay, and a Brenatto, and a Stone . he’s a Tealeaf, well down the line when no one’s going to associate him with the pirate. He’s Nydoorin, several times, and Lionett too, by the time people associate the name only with Beauregard and not with her family. and Widogast. He is Widogast first, and again, and every five or six decades or so, when he wants to remember, or when he intends to do something that he thinks Caleb would especially approve of. there are a lot more spells that begin with Widogast’s, well beyond Caleb’s lifetime. Essek credits Caleb with them all.
The way that I would describe DSMP right now is honestly…a bit like August 2020 DSMP?
You had that one BIG big event with the L’manburg War that sorta set everything up for the future, now a bunch of people are all settling down around one area just outside Las Nevadas having smaller-scale territorial rivalries and lighthearted competition. You even had Fundy and Tubbo spying on each other like Jack Manifold or Eret spying on L’manburg
Everyone’s sorta waiting for the “main plot” to continue from that big event – in August everyone was wondering when the Disc War would continue, ‘cause it kept kinda sparking up with Skeppy but then fizzled out before it could grow into an all-out war? L’manburg faded into the background and it was mostly about the discs again
So you’d have occasional “big story days” where that would happen (like the Hamilton performance or the Railway Skirmish), but for the most part, in between then, it was a pretty chill time with more one-off comedic bits. You’d have chaos and conflict one day and the very next, Tommy and Dream would pause their war to start a religion together.
Some of the comedic bits would last for multiple days like the cartel or the nuclear war bunker they did karaoke in, some of the bits were one-offs that never took off like the Showbiz Business (rip), but there were a ton of people interacting on the server and everyone was just having a lot of fun in between wars
You had flavors on L’manroof, you had the drug park, you had the phantom membrane heist, just like nowadays you have the pickle pit, the 3-hour turtle soap opera romance, DreamXD’s heads, pig George, etc. etc.
I think L’Sandburg was the big spark of this, ‘cause that’s what really brought all that activity to Foolish’s summer home that’s continued for a month and and a half now. But now you’ve got both Foolish’s summer home and the area around Las Nevadas full of activity
It’s really fun!
I think a lot of people, especially newer viewers, aren’t really used to this kind of tone tbh? since a lot of S3 has been split into either Really Heavy Lore Streams or chill building streams that are completely out of character with not a lot in between. It’s been a while since it’s been like this to this extent. Even Purpled and Fundy are getting back into it with Las Nevadas, lore-stream-allergic Tubbo’s gotten involved with the outpost, etc.
It’s just some good vibes, you know? and I kinda just wanted to put it into words
I mean…I’m just saying…
The whole server’s invited to Quackity’s casino opening 👀
#The election arc is 100% my favorite arc #And quackity’s whole storyline is looking rad as fuck #dsmp
it’s NOT a prosthetic, but some sort of princess mononoke-style curse mark with some bracer over it
Link is wearing the Same Outfit that corpse Ganon was wearing 👀
in the shot where Link is fighting the Talus with the bokoblin fort attatched, his fingers aren’t black yet, which means that scene is probably from a cold open, so we’ll be getting SOME gameplay before Zelda goes potentially MIA :’)
#i am so fucking pumped you don’t understand #Botw
i’m convinced every single fucking dream smp fan is either an ex phannie or ex voltron watcher. or even both. every single one.
OR HOMESTUCK READER. CAN’T FORGET YOU MOTHERFUCKERS
honorable mentions: undertale and fnaf enjoyers, sanders sides, eddsworld, hamilton, unus annus, achievement hunter, jacksepticeye, markiplier, and steven universe watchers. have a seat at the table of shame.
p. put a finger down challenge
#it got WORSE WHAT THE FUCK #OP I NEED YOU TO STOP CALLING ME OUT #dsmp
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#still one of my favorite momments in campaign 2 just AaaAAA MATT'S ACTING IS SO GOODDD #critical role
Of all the ways to travel in fantasy and historical novels, there are two favoured ones: horses and ships. But I covered the horses already so here we have some ship terminology and kinds of ships.
Common Boat Terms
Aft/Stern - The back of a ship.
Bow - The bow is the front part of the ship, the pointy part or the place where Kate Winslet stood on in Titanic.
Port - The left side of the ship
Starboard - The right side of the ship
Windward - The wind the direction is blowing.
Hull- outside of the ship
Leeward - Or sometimes called the lee. This is the opposite direction of the wind is blowing
Boom - A horizontal pole extending from the base of the main mast. It adjusted toward the wind direction in order to harness the wind for the sails.
Rudder - The rudder is a flat piece of wood below the ship, used to steer the ship. It is connected to the wheel of the ship.
Tacking - A common sailing maneuver that involves turning the bow through the wind, to change the wind direction from one side of the ship to the other, making the boom move.
Underway- This is when the ship is moving
Astern- The ship is moving backwards
Amidships- Middle of the boat
Topside- when you move from the lower decks to the upper deck
Compartments of the ship
Most ships would have compartments inside the hull and underneath the deck.
Cabins- most war ships and merchant ships would only have one or two main cabin occupied by the captain and higher crew.
Galley- The kitchen on board the ship. The galley would be fitted with tables and cabinets. Galleys were built in such a way that they were more resistant to the heaving of the ship. Most galleys were built with special stoves to stop people from colliding with them and things from spilling out of pots and pans.
Wardroom- some ships are built with a common room for the crew. The wardroom acted as a common room as well as a dining room. It would usually be conjoined with the galley.
Sick Bay- is the compartment of the ship that is given over to the injured and sick. The sick bay would hold the medicines and medical devices and would often be under lock and key.
Hold- This will be the largest compartment in the ship were the cargo or the ship’s weapons.
Crew and Positions aboard the Ship
When we think of captains we imagine them as blackhearted slave drivers (something akin to managers in the customer service industry) but on further research you will find that is not true. There are two kinds of Captains you find in history. Pirate captains and Legitimate Captains. Pirate captains were elected by their merit in battle and dedication to the crew. They were considered equal to the crew, only taking full charge during raids and battles. In the Navy or any legal-bound ship, captains were selected by rank and wealth. There was no equality between captain and crew as in pirate ships. Legal ships were Capitalists and the Pirates were Democratic.
First Mate is the captain’s deputy. They act as captain when the captain cannot. This was mainly seen in Navies and merchant ships as Pirates usually placed their quartermaster as their deputies.
The Quartermaster was in charge of ensuring that the ship ran smoothly, rather like the ship’s HR manager. The Quartermaster was in charge of supplies and had certain powers such as being able to punish the crew for minor infractions.
These were officers in charge of piloting the ship. They would have to be educated enough to read a map and was a much desired position because it was a fair paying job. Pirates usually kidnapped sailing masters from ships they attacked to use aboard their own ships.
Gunners were the overseers of any many qualified to load and fire guns. They were in charge of aiming cannons and making sure the crew were safely using guns. Most the guns were loaded by young boys called powder monkeys.
Boatswains or junior officers would act as supervisors, watching over the crew as they did their duties. If things were not going well they reported to the captain or quartermaster to punish the crew.
Surgeons handled any diseases and wounds. Since being at sea limited the amount of medicine available. Most ship’s surgeons were forced to cut off limbs to avoid infection pike gangrene. Surgeons may not always be found on ships. Cooks or carpenters were often pressed to do amputations: meat was meat and cutting was cutting.
All ships needed somebody to cook. Navies and merchant ships would often have trained cooks while on pirate ships it was just a crewmember who was handy in the kitchen.
Kinds of Ship
(Not a complete list, may post more later.)
Brig- A brig is the ship that one most thinks of when you think of a ship. The brig is a large vessel, set with a pair of square-rigged masts. Brigs were fast ships and highly maneuverable. They were used as merchant ships and warships.
Galley- The galley is propelled via oars. The hull is long and slender and most of them featured larger sails. Galleys often were rowed by slaves and used in war.
Galleon- Galleons were large ships, built with multiple decks, carrying three or more masts with square raised stern. The Galleon was usually rigged with square sails on the fore-mast and main-masts.
Caravel- The caravel was a small ship with triangular sails, famed for its manoeuvrability and speed.
Longship- The longships were the ships of the Vikings. They were slender ships, narrow. They were able to keep afloat in shallow waters as well as the deep sea. Longships were able to reverse quickly, a very important skill. The longship was a warship, a raider’s ship propelled by oars.
Carrack- the carrack was a large ship, often built with mass cargo holds making the most popular ship to go on long voyages on. The carrack had three or four masts.
Cog- This ship was a large vessel, the hull wide and large. The ship is propelled by a great single sail flown from a tall mast.
Junk- The junk or Chinese junk was a kind of coastal or river ship used as merchant ships, pleasure ships and sometimes houseboats. They are small ships and made with battened sails rather resembling wings.
Trireme- the trireme was a slender ship set with three banks of oars pulled by one man each. The trireme had a concave hull and usually had an underwater ram at the prow of the ship.
That witch hasn’t said a single word but im calling it now - Himbo.
Also yes move in together, platonically or romantically doesn’t matter, I’d watch the hell out of that wlw mlm solidarity fantasy sitcom anyway.
A fair maiden knocks on the goth lady’s door and says she’s here to find love.
The goth sighs, points across the road and says, “Witch is over there. He doesn’t do love potions because consent but he might be able to make you prettier, although 90% of the time it turns out the spell didn’t do anything but make you more confident.”
The maiden blushes and sheepishly explains that she knows he’s the witch, she just talked to him and he sent her over here.
Goth looks over her shoulder to see the himbo witch standing outside his house giving her a grin and a double thumbs up.