"hey so what was fall of 2020 like?"
"hey so what was fall of 2020 like?"
ii cant listen to we’ve got history by the garages because every single time i forget that the sax plays the lick
I was thinking about Library Thursday, when we started uncovering so much about Blaseball Before, discovering that there was a first Parker, that Parker might have caused the end of the first Blaseball league... by killing all of the teams. I was thinking about how we know there was a reset because it was revealed in the library.
And then I remembered that The Discipline Era is also in the Library. Ruby Tuesday is chronicled, as well as Jaylen’s return. We haven’t seen yet, but I bet the Peace and Prosperity Era and Expansion Era are in there now too.
And this makes me feel like this is a pretty good indication that the Gamma Era will be a full reset. That is to say, same teams, but new players for each team. This all speculation, of course, but it feels like a good indication that we’re moving on. I know that’ll be rough for some, but I’m excited at the idea of a clean slate.
thinking about my own lore for release and the impacts the end of the world would have on released players right now
Okay I know I'm always like "ohhh THIS song off Beat the Champ is Megan and Parker" but sometimes? I'm just right
Malik Destiny has transmasc swag!
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I have a HC that Alto doesn't have as good of control of their fingers as Dot does so they just kind of do their own thing.
“Apophenia” this, blaseball is random generated numbers that, the sim tells stories and tonight I’m thinking about the story of incineration and love it told with the Boston Flowers.
The Boston Flowers held the league record for incinerations for quite a few seasons. After season 4, and the incineration of Morrow Doyle, this calmed down a bit. The Flowers had had 6 incinerations in the first three seasons it had been a possibility, and as someone who has worked with the data of incineration, I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is. The only other team that managed to get similar numbers in that period of time, if memory serves, is the Thieves. After season 4, things changed. Eclipse weather became less common and the Flowers got a little luckier. We had no incinerations in season 5, and only one in season 6.
But season 6 was pretty damn tragic for the Flowers either way. On day 31, Caligula Lotus was incinerated. We were no strangers to losing our beloved players, but Cali was a little different. Caligula was the manifestation of the Garden’s love for it’s players. After the incineration of Jorge Ito, the first incineration that actually happened at a home game, the Garden panicked, and created someone to replace him, created someone to show it’s team how much it loved them. Caligula took up a mantle, of sorts, as the embodiment of just what the Boston Flowers were. A team of growth, a team of life. And then, only 3 seasons after she’d joined us, she was gone. I wasn’t around back then, but I can only imagine what the process of mourning her was like. What I do know is that it resulted in a piece of lore desperate to keep her around, where her team, so full of love for her, scooped up what little remained of their friend and brought her home. They planted her back in the Garden, in a desperate attempt to get her back. It was a kind of necromancy, and the Flowers discussed later that, if given the chance, Caligula might be the only player we’d ever have interest in resurrecting. Caligula was born in response to an incineration, and when she was lost to one too, the Flowers’ love for her, preserved her the best it could.
Also during season 6, the Flowers lost our captain. In a feedback game against the Miami Dale on day 80, Beck Whitney, caretaker for the Garden, was ripped from her home and her team to a place 1,000 miles away. And not only that, but she was ripped away less than 50 days after losing her girlfriend, Caligula. The Dale welcomed Beck, but she was one of our most treasured season 1 originals, as you can see from the fact that we made her captain. We desperately tried to figure out something with the Dale to give them back their beloved player, Hahn Fox, in exchange for Beck. And then the election threw all of our plans into a pit, and we lost Hahn to the Sunbeams, getting Alaynabella Hollywood in return. The Flowers could no longer hold up their end of the deal, and we would never see our captain return to Boston.
After season 6, we were safe for a very long time. We lost our incineration record to the Canada Moist Talkers during Ruby Tuesday, an event we had accidentally had a hand in. The Lottery Pick blessing wasn’t too special when it first showed up, but after Caligula’s death, some Flowers fans realized something. After she moved to the Hall, they were still idoling her. They brought this to the league at large, and after realizing it wasn’t a bug, and you could, in fact, idol dead players, the Garages and the Moist Talkers hatched a plan to revive Jaylen Hotdogfingers. Jaylen’s resurection was an act of... something. But at least part of it was an act of love, continuing the Flower’s connections of incineration and love in the face of it.
Season 7 was... well, it sure was something. The attention of the umps was focused on the other side of the league, and Jaylen’s debt, and the Flowers were safe. We sat back and watched, sorry, of course, for what we had helped wrought, but grateful we were not seeing the brunt of it. Season 8 was safe for the Flowers too, but something very interesting happened down in Miami. Beck Whitney, captain in absentia, killed an umpire. With the protection of her teammate, Raúl Leal, Beck Whitney, who had led the Flowers through fiery death after fiery death, turned the fire that had so hurt her and those she loved back on those that weaponized it. “For Caligula”, we depicted her as saying, “for Hurley, for Bryanayah, for Jorge, for Issac, for Matheo, for Morrow, and for Caligula”, we knew to be more accurate. This was an act of anger, sure, but it was an act of love too. A violent love, and something so fitting for the former captain of the former team who had seen the most death in the league, and grown and loved in spite of it.
In season 9, Margarito Nava, the Flowers’ captain ever since Beck left, became a Fire Eater. And whatever this did to the code for Flower’s incinerations, it was fucking effective. Margarito Nava got hit quite a bit by the umpires. The umpires never once chose to target another player. Perhaps they were scared, in a way. Just a season before, an umpire had actually died for the first time. And though Beck was no longer a Flower, she had a reputation. Perhaps the umpires were unaware of her former place as the Flowers captain, but they were certainly aware of why she’d done it. Of her anger at the losses her team had experienced. And they knew she could do it again. As long as she was on the Dale, or as long as Raúl Leal was alive, perhaps it was best to leave the Flowers alone; or, if you must, only burn the one who’d survive. Or maybe it wasn’t because they were scared of Beck Whitney, perhaps it was that Margarito Nava was scared of them. Margo had not been captain during the Flowers’ incineration reign, but xe was now, and xe wasn’t going to let it happen again if xe had a say. Margo threw xemself in front of the fire of the umpire season after season, year after year, heedless to the scars and the pain of it all, because if it meant that xe didn’t lose anyone else, then who cared what happened to xem? As long as the team stayed safe, then xe was willing to put xemself through anything.
At the end of season 10, Caligula Lotus batted for the Hall Stars. She joined their roster because of how much we’d loved her, because of the offerings we’d given to her spirit to show the league just how well loved she had been in life. And when she got a chance to return the love we had shown her, she took it. She took up her spot on the Hall Stars’ roster and she played against a god, against a team made up of people she’d known and loved in life, and she helped them win. Caligula wasn’t a focus of that game. She wasn’t as well loved as some of the other players, like the Marijuana brothers or Boyfriend Monreal. She wasn’t a tragic sacrifice like Sebastian Telephone or Kiki Familia, and she wasn’t a star player like Jaylen Hotdogfingers or Landry Violence. But she was there, and she fought, and she won. And when all was said and done, she stuck around. Yes, she was released, no longer confined to the Hall, no longer confined to Blaseball at all, but still present in the Garden, because she loved her team, and she loved the entity that had created her, and she felt it necessary to return the favors that had been given to her.
The Flowers had peace for a while, or as much peace as blaseball could offer, but it couldn’t stay that way forever. In season 14, Beck Whitney became Roamin’, and joined the Hawai’i Fridays. Raúl Leal had died a season prior, and the Dale, and Beck, hadn’t had killing power since his death. But now that she was on the other side of the ocean, there was no longer a reason for the umpires to be scared of her. On day 2 of season 16, 10 seasons and about two decades since the death of Caligula Lotus, Moses Mason was killed in an away game against the Mexico City Wild Wings. Moses was the child of one of the Flower’s few remaining season 1 players, Chambers Simmons, who then went on to pitch multiple perfect games in a row. Chambers was not a good pitcher, and very rarely pitched perfect games. But he pitched multiple in a row after the death of his child, driven to win for him, because of the love he felt for her and the anger he felt at the umpires for her death. In the wake of Moses Mason’s death, within only a few moments, Lenny Spruce’s bat broke. The Flowers looked at this movement of the sim and ran with it. We considered the idea of Lenny having broken the bat over the umpire who had killed Moses’ head, another act of violent anger at the death of someone the Flowers had loved. Margarito also went on to have one of xer worst batting averages ever that season (it was 0.251, which isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of things, but is pretty bad for Margo, especially when considering what xer average had looked like for the rest of Expansion prior to Moses’ death, and even before Expansion). One can only imagine how xe tore xemself up after Moses’ death, after xe had failed so completely to keep xer team safe.
A season later, on day 36, Hiroto Cerna was incinerated in an away game against the Ohio Worms. Hiroto was Caligula’s replacement, and in Parker’s own words, Hiroto “died as they lived, like a moth to a flame”. Hiroto had been one of the team’s best players ever since zir arrival. Ze was a well loved player, and the Flowers mourned zir deeply. Margo was stuck in the shadows, that season, after a wimdy election, and once again failed to save a teammate. Hiroto’s death gave the us the title of “most incinerations in the league” back, and we were angry. The Flowers vowed to get mean to the gods, in a way we hadn’t ever been before. The next season we would go on to get the closest we would ever get to winning the finals. The same season, we picked up debt queen herself Jaylen Hotdogfingers, because hey, why the fuck not? If we’re gonna be angry, might as well get a god killer on our side.
We didn’t have much a chance to channel that anger against the gods for a while, so instead, we channeled it into growing our Garden. We boosted our current players, sending Silvaire to therapy and accidentally making her a murderer (WHOOPS. I don’t have time to talk about that in this post though.). We brought in Adalberto Tosser, we brought Margo out of the shadows to return to xer position as captain. We fostered our players, and we readied for a chance to take our revenge.
In season 22, Brock Forbes was incinerated. It was the first at-home incineration since Caligula. Every death leads itself back to her, somehow, back to the Garden, and back to the love she fostered in the team. We mourned Brock, but we knew he was never only ours. He was the Crabs’ captain first. He was their captain until the end, and we regretted never having a chance to send him home to them. We gave the players we shared with the Crabs a place to mourn him in the Memorial Bat Forest, and we opened our doors to the Crabs fans who wished to reminisce on the good times. Brock Forbes’ death made us angry, but it was a quiet, simmering anger, rather than a violent, fiery one. We mourned, and we continued to prepare to take our revenge.
The first time we got the chance to get a direct hit on the gods in season 24, we took it. We had lost Adalberto Tosser, Brock’s spouse, just days prior, and we knew it was time to finally take our revenge. Without any care for the beckoning of the other corners, we rushed the mound, determined to hurt the Coin in any way we could. Simply charging the mound, without hitting another corner first, however, turned out to be an ineffective strategy, but we were blinded by anger at who the gods had taken from us, we didn’t care. If we had a chance to punch the Coin in the face or stab her in the back or something, we were going to take it. Upon realizing there was nothing we could do alone, we made a beeline for the Hall. We helped fuel the other teams who were ready to hurt her too. Even if we didn’t get to kill her, in the end, we were going to make sure the Coin got exactly what was coming to her. The Flowers arrived at the Hall in tandem with the Jazz Hands, and we grasped each other by the hand and threw ourselves into death together. We rejoined our departed friends and took them with us as we went to avenge them. We truly had gone rouge, abandoning our ideals of growth and life, dying for those we had loved so dearly, dying to get them their revenge.
i have to write an essay about ~✨irl baseball✨~ and the desire to try and sneak an essay about blaseball past my professor is. so strong.
Good [timezone] thieves! Hope you're all having a lovely siesta!
We've collected some great ideas and would love to see them developed further.
When: Friday the 24th and Monday the 27th
Where: In the Maincord channel #👟rogues-gallery
Reps and lore-ganizers will be present to gather ideas and help keep things going, so please swing by and help materialize our new addition to the team!
Feel free to give us a shout in the Rogues' Gallery beforehand if you have any questions!
hey, has anybody been having problems with logging into the Blaseball website? specifically keeps on saying you don’t have an acc attached to ur email?
it keeps on doing that for me but i know for a fact i have the right email attached, i’ve used this login a million times !! ):
saw someone wearing blaseball merch on campus today!!
oh I forgot to post abt it but! my sunbeams jacket and hat got here :)
now i’m just sitting here thinking about sosa peperomioides. once, a century ago, e was good enough at pitching to get one level of ego. just the one. and then eir team died and they were all erased from history - not just em, but all the queens. they got uncovered. sosa gets brought back. for one shining moment e’s back and then e gets stolen into a vault and e’s alive and it’s worse now, because here the plants grow without being watered and here the streets are so wide e can’t see eir neighbors across from them and here the queens will come, eventually, but it won’t be the same, because they will be wearing purple and sosa will still be in legends grey