SnowBnuuy wrote: »
@GlacierSnow Thank you as always for your thoughts < 3
I feel like Kat and Aine teaming up is either going to be hilarious or dangerous. We’ll have to see how it goes : p
SnowBnuuy wrote: »
Thank you so much to you both! Also thank you to EA_Mari for featuring this on the 29/07 Friday Highlights ;-;
Or, it could be both. Looking forward to it either way.
Well deserved. Im huge fan of 'Divided'!
I've no idea about what happened (and, as you asked, I won't make questions about it either), but I wish you that whatever happened will solve soon (and I don't write it just to see you back on the forum, reading those last few comments really made it clear you're passing through a bad moment and I really wish you can at least feel better soon... )
You take care of yourself too!
So goodbye, I wish you to feel better soon!
BUT, I've been talking with a few in-fandom friends, and they've made me realise something: I think taking a break, rather than quitting altogether like I originally said, is a better idea. I was going to wait until the higher-ups sort out the issue I was talking about, but I don't think that will happen, and I don't think me going on a long hiatus will do anyone or the situation any favours.
I think my friends were right to say that I can still do what I enjoy, and what gives others joy, whilst simultaneously calling out what's wrong, and making sure I stay aware of everything going on. They've convinced me that completely separating myself from a hobby I enjoy because of issues within the community probably isn't a good idea and they're right. If I go entirely, that will just mean less positivity in this community to counteract all that's going on.
I'm going to re-upload the Chapter Index and such here and on my blog, and I am redownloading TS4 as we speak. I realise my decision was...not sure what the word is but defo wasn't the right one. I'm going to take a short-ish break from the game and do some planning until I feel like playing and storytelling again. I aim to be back by September at the absolute latest. I apologise for a) being bad at making decisions, b) being up and down and c) scaring people. < 3
@EA_Mari Late response, but thank you! I'm happy to have so many readers on board < 3
I haven’t played in ages because my computer stopped working a while ago now, and I’m very good at saying “ooh yes I should do xyz” and then… not doing it. But I’m sending it off to hopefully be fixed on Monday. It’s been beneficial in some ways because it’s given me the opportunity to really think about what I want to happen in my stories. I can’t wait to start playing again!
The new chapter has been uploaded to the chapter index.
The scene that introduces the conflict between Reynold and Julian is really well written. I liked seeing it from Julian's perspective to get a clear idea of how he thinks.
Also... Reynold's a witch! I was wondering about that... (unless you mentioned it before and I just missed it ) He seemed pretty sympathetic to them and there was Mother Joyce's concern about him having a kid.
I'm wondering who the werewolf is now...
The discussion between Julian and Reynold wasn’t meant to get as heated as it did originally Julian may seem pretty cruel, but in his eyes (for the most part) he’s absolutely doing the right thing. As far as he’s concerned, the witches are dangerous and the Watcher will bring horrible things to people if they don’t join the Jacoban cathedral.
Yeah he is! There hasn’t been a lot of mention of it, but Aine sensed magic from him earlier and they had a slight discussion about it, though Reynold seems more reluctant to talk about magic than Aine or Kat do.
That scene between Julian and Reynold getting so heated was exactly what I loved about it. So I'm glad you just went with it. They both have very strong convictions, and values they don't seem to want to question, and the clash between them was fun to read. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with them as this story unfolds.
Interesting too that Julian refers to the Watcher with gender-neutral pronouns. One might’ve thought that a conservative church from centuries ago would be all patriarchal and use He/His, but then Clementia is going to be the High Shepherdess in the future, and many Christian denominations won’t recognise female priests/pastors etc today, in the 21st Century).
*In case you aren’t familiar…
I agree with the previous comments, a lot is happening here. For now, I would be scared of those werewolves too! On the other hand though, I'm also curious to know more about them when not transforming/raging, there are many possible scenarios for that... And, then, who actually is that werewolf, another character we know already or that we will meet at some point? I'm so curious now!
And then the argument between Reynold and Julian, that definitively looks like a setup for something big coming next... And even more so was what Clementia* revealed at the end, Reynold having magic in him definitively sounds like something which will have consequences!
*very ironic name for a Jacobian follower with good swordsmanship skills, btw XD
Also the whole "Peteran and Jacoban consider the Watcher to be an androgynous figure of sorts" part is very interesting and refreshing to me, being from a catholic country it sounds like a very interesting change of paradigm to be explored. And the same applies to their freedom to have romantic relationships of any kind, a priest falling in love is still a source of a huge scandal even nowadays here...