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Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe (via larmoyante)




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Did you want someone who’s going to be in position to notice/take action when Kasari’s in Imperial lockdown? Because I have one of those now.

Ooh yes I like this idea—makes getting her out a lot more feasible! Do you have any specific ideas for how Alecto would fit into this without (from what I understand) blowing her cover?

There are a few options. One that I’ve worked with in the past is that Alecto plays the part of the imperious bratty Sith and “That’s my new toy to play with/experiment on because I say so *Force Lightning*”

I’ve played with the idea that the version of her origin story that most Imperials know is about 95% truthful, that she has a well-known cartoon villain-caliber rivalry with the Massani Aliit, and that she tends to appropriate anyone connected with them for “special treatment” (because the best way to lie to a big pile of potential mind-readers is to not actually be lying).

The other is that she doesn’t directly intervene but passes along information to the rest of the clan about the specifics of what’s going on with Kasari and likely ways to remediate that before her conditioning kicks in as intended. My impression is that, like with Eli’zan, it’s intentional that Kasari will “escape” or “be rescued” and that the damage will be done after that happens.

I’m open to your ideas on that too.

petrikoala liked your post: Yay for non-starter planet gear. I wis…

Did you want someone who’s going to be in position to notice/take action when Kasari’s in Imperial lockdown? Because I have one of those now.

This is amusing in my head, but may or may not actually be gross. I am 100% open to being corrected.

I am volunteering to be your “No it’s okay I have a white/cis/het/allo/married friend,” for use whenever someone gets cry in their cryhole about you speaking in generalities.

Yay for non-starter planet gear.

I wish the rose was a shade or two more blue- an aubergine-y color would go better with her hair and the color her eyes are in my head. But I was looking for something that harmonized reasonably well with her natural coloring and that, along with the off-red sabers would visually convey a sense of “Trying to Sith but not getting it 100% right”

Now to draw what it actually looks like in my head, crazy scars, tats, and all.

I wish I could be in the PvP and FP queues simultaneously, so that I could at least get my WZ dailies done while I wait two hours for someone to need a DPS for a flashpoint.

It’s fun when game mechanical, coincidental things spawn headcanons. Bitsy, Cat and I ran Pubside Korriban Incursion a couple of nights ago with Guileta, Ishev, Nauri, and a random PUGged fourth guy.

We were consistently having aggro-management issues with people piling on Ish at the start of the fight. The rational explanation would be that it takes a while for two Juyo-form saber-users to stack up enough DoT damage to match with a gunnery commando AoEing all the things.  Instead we decided that, given that our party consisted of Master Darkside Shitbaby, Space!Elsa of Arendelle, a professional sentient WMD, and…Ishev, that what was going on in-universe was that every Sith in a quarter-mile radius smelled the light-side on Ish and was acting accordingly.

Dilemma: Prairie Home Companion’s going to be recording from the Fox Theater at the beginning of next month.

Upsides: Both the Wailin’ Jennys in general and Heather Masse in specific. Also maybe Sarah Evans. Basically a head-exploding critical mass of lady bluegrass awesomeness,  Also a lot of nostalgia value. My mom grew up in a series of Lake Wobegons, and the show’s been a constant in my life from birth.

Downside: I like mostly everything about Prairie Home Companion except Garrison Keilor. Whoops. Also, Hella expensive tickets