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  1. I really want to play Aveyond on my new PC but I have too much schoolwork :rhen_cry:

    1. Scrivener of the Gods

      Scrivener of the Gods

      So you've too much school work to play but you have time to make that face? Perfect sense.

    2. Queen-of-Ice101
    3. darwin

      darwin

      I know the feeling! I haven't logged on in a couple months because of it. Wishing you the best with it and hoping you catch a break soon! (Hopefully between the time you posted this and now, lol?)

  2. Okay but: Post-AV3 AU where Mel/Gyendal is canon, and Yemite lives with them and is lowkey subsumed into their relationship over time. Edward/Stella is also canon. Since Mel and Ed are BFFs, they regularly get together to gripe (and gush) about their nonhuman partners.

    Might have to incorporate some of this into one of the fics I'm writing :kawaii-blow-it-off:

    1. Mu11berry

      Mu11berry

      I have so many rants for you

    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      @Mu11berry Yaaaas, give me all the rants, feed my addiction. I still have to reply to the AV2 and 3 ones, I'm typing a reply as we speak :ph34r:

  3. @Mu11berry's in-depth playthrough and commentary of AV2 has led me to do some thinking on my favorite and first Aveyond game, and I've come to a realization on why it stands apart from the other AV games (for me, anyway).

    Aveyond 2 is ultimately a story about building people up so they can help others heal. All of the games have this element of character development, but in AV2 it's literally the entire plot. In AP the 'collection quest' is building a weapon, in AV1 it's defeating the daevas, in AV3 it...jumps around a bit, but it's still focused on defeating Gyendal more than anything, and AV4 doesn't have one I think? But SotM is so different thematically from the others I'll just leave it aside. But in AV2, it's about restoring Iya's spirit, making the protagonist's character development and growing strength into something literal, rather than being about destroying or defeating a villain.

    And as far as the final battle goes, all the others are fairly straightforward - defeat the evil villain with the help of your party so good prevails. Not that I have any problem with this plot - it's a classic for a reason, after all - but it makes me appreciate AV2's final battle all the more. First you have to defeat the Snow Queen, the antagonist of the game...but you don't really defeat her, you redeem her. The Snow Queen is Ishtar, the nymph of compassion - which is exactly what Iya showed when she gave Ishtar the love blessing at the end. Ishtar took Iya's spirit, so now Iya has to give Ishtar her spirit before she can receive the final blessing and go home. See the parallels?? Giving, not taking or defeating, is the answer. And even Heptitus, the real 'big bad', isn't a standard villain either. As the nymph of wickedness, Iya needed her blessing to be whole again, just as much as she needed Ishtar's blessing. And as the nymph of wickedness, she's really expected to do these kind of things anyway :P And at the end, rather than punishing her children, the Goddess shows forgiveness and gives them an additional chance to redeem themselves.

    The characters in the party reflect this theme as well. Ean is the main character and party leader, but his main goal is to help Iya with her journey and to unite the kingdoms behind her. This struck me as odd to have a side-character as the protagonist, but now I realize it fits with the theme of supporting and building others up. Nicolas' story is almost a microcosm of the plot as a whole, since he grows so much as a person once he's exposed to the world. He wasn't really a bad guy - spoiled and selfish and naive yes, but not truly evil - but like Ean and Iya, his journey (and Ava, bless her) turned him into the best version of himself. It wasn't about breaking the haughty, it was about turning him into a better person. 

    Aaaaaand I'll stop ranting now :kaiwaii-super-happy:

    1. Mu11berry

      Mu11berry

      All those things are my fave thing about AV2 too. The other games also had very meaningful plots, just they were more metaphorical. AV2 was definitely the most straightforward about its message, which I think gave the game an atmosphere of sincerity and innocence. Anyway I'll try not to rant too much on your status XD XD It was a beautiful game <3 

    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Don't worry about ranting on my status - I love hearing what you have to say! Especially if it's about AV2 ;) And yeah, I agree about the sincerity and innocence - the other games are structured more like high fantasy, with the plots and themes one would expect from that. While AV2 is still high fantasy, it feels much more like a fairy tale than the other games, and the themes reflect that as well. Although I also find it interesting that AV2 has the most...serious I guess, approach to war and politics. Like half of the first act of the game was playing carrier pigeon to political talks between Candar and Thais, and all of the royals you meet actually take a part in ACTUALLY HELPING THE HEROES (looking at you, Oracle), and the soldiers Uthar mobilizes are integral to defeating the Snow Queen's defenses. It's a nice counterpart to the more whimsical nature of the story, I think...and I'm rambling again, whoops 

  4. Just finished Ahriman's Prophecy for the first time - and defeated Ahriman on my first try at level 60! That wasn't as hard as I thought. Maybe next time I'll get the Devin/Talia ending...I messed up this time around and wasn't able to marry them, but I kinda like Devin as a bachelor anyway :P

    1. Scrivener of the Gods

      Scrivener of the Gods

      I always go for the financially supporting one. A tornado ring isn't the best in my style of play. Then again, you could just used RM2k3 to c change what her Grandmother gives you. Maybe 999999 gold. But don't take my example. I've only finished out once without messing with the files at all. Once I even made Haddock an air pirate. Instead of buying a ship, it's a roc (giant bird). But if you want to keep the storyline with that one, you have to make sure you don't land on the island with Zorom's lair. Everything else in that version stays about the same, except that I gave it 99 levels instead of 75, and put a few goodies in it.

  5. I have a feeling I may have said this when I did my annual Star Wars rewatch last year, but Rhen is totally Anakin Skywalker - chosen one, most powerful in their generation, became a slave and then earned their freedom after their power was discovered, goes on a quest to stop evil forces but then (in the 'bad ending' of Aveyond 1, anyway) ends up joining them. It all fits :blink:

    1. Mu11berry

      Mu11berry

      Oh IT GETS BETTER!! Because in the "end" of Star Wars there's actually two chosen ones right?>.>

      And in the end of AV1 there's two chosen ones >.>

      I mean you have to kind of split Luke and Anakin between Rhen and Dameon, but the similarities are pretty cool! 

    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Now that you mention it, Luke turning against his evil father and Dameon turning against his evil father-figureish evil mentor do have a lot of parallels :o 

  6. After I finish my last final, I have a four-week break before the next semester (yay!) During that time I'm going to compile an Aveyond fic masterlist. If anyone has any obscure fics that they think I wouldn't have seen, comment here or message me ^^

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    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      I'll check all these out later, thanks so much! It's so in depth and I've never seen most of these, thanks a ton @darwin!

      Ah, the AO3 ones have for the most part been crossposted here, so I think they'd be fine. I'll probably make a masterlist with all of the stuff that's PG-13 or greater that I wouldn't want to put here added on and put it on the winter exchange blog, just for posterity.

      You can also link the unfinished one (if you want), since people that like Te'ijalahad may want to check it out, even knowing it's incomplete.

    3. darwin

      darwin

      You're welcome! :D I'm happy to help! Okay! That sounds good. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that means you want them? I can remove them if I've misinterpreted, and I'll include the reasons.

      Honeymooners - Post Av1 Te'ijalahad; (very) strong language & brief, non-explicit sexual references (it's not between them - Galahad studies up his mythology and learns some things he'd rather not).

      Basic Survival Skills - Early Av1 Rhen & Lars fic, platonic. Strong language, animal death, and mild gore (it's about their failed attempt to skin an ox).

      Sun's Up Gun's Up - Grand Theft Auto AU, focused on Rhen, Lars, and John, but including characters from Av1/2/3/4. Drugs, violence, suggestive, lots of (very) strong language.

      two sides of one coin - platonic Rhen & Lars, retelling of Aveyond 1 (removes all other party members but John). Strong language, I don't remember if there's anything else earning its T-rating, or just that!

      And the te'ijalahad fic is hosted here - Night Falls. Canon divergent Av3 fic, that occurs somewhere along the course of the journey. I've gotten wistful about its unfinished status every time I've thought about it for the past eight years, so I'm giving it a big disclaimer for that.

    4. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Yeah, I did mean I wanted them. Thank you again!

  7. Hey, welcome to the School of War and Magic! *is late in seeing that you joined, sorry*

  8. I just got the Aveyond winter gift exchange set up on the blog I made for it, if you want to participate check it out here: http://aveyondwinterexchange.tumblr.com/post/167990551053/aveyond-winter-exchange-round-2

    Or at the topic in the Village :kawaii-wave:

  9. RPG Maker is simultaneously simpler and more confusing than I thought it'd be :P 

    1. Scrivener of the Gods

      Scrivener of the Gods

      2003 is really to the point. Tilesets can be annoying though. Everything has to be in just the right place.

    2. callmedan

      callmedan

      It's still much simpler than other general engines. 

    3. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      XD XD I get that feeling, once you get the hang of it though it's actually a really awesome system with easy navigation and accessibility:)

  10. On another forum I'm on, a user (probably a spambot) called "Danny Pendragon" just joined. Now I'm thinking of what would happen if Rhen and Danny got married, and Danny took Rhen's name in the Clearwater ending.

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Ooh that would be really interesting!! I wonder if that would indicate that he was ruling with her, that would be a really interesting take!!

    2. Specter

      Specter

      Or maybe Rhen named her son Danny ;)

    3. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      @Queen-of-Ice101 Imagine Danny becoming king instead of Dameon...interesting XD

      @Specter:o New headcanon!

  11. My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo :kawaii-music:

  12. Applying for jobs is so stressful :kawaii-nervous:

    1. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      You'll do great! :heart: Don't give in~

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Oooh good luck with job searching!! i'm sure you'll do awesome ^__^

    3. Rodania

      Rodania

      Hope everything goes well! Good luck!:D

  13. Tfw you're putting your stuff away right as you're about to go to sleep, and you realize that you did a four-page lab write up of the wrong lab, and now have to redo the whole thing. *deep breath* UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHH 

    1. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      Oh gosh, it's horrible when things like that happen T.T don't give in!!

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Oh man, that would have been "throw your computer" level frustration >_<

  14. Debating whether I should include Mel/Gyendal in my dark!Mel fanfic. It's not a shipping story, but when I was planning the story, it just kinda...worked its way in there? I blame Queen :ph34r:

    1. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      Her powers are most effective against us.

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      I now declare myself the demon on your shoulder as I urge you to dooooooo iiiiiiittttttt :kawaii-up: That would be epic!!!  {I'll adore your fic either way haha buuuuut}

  15. I just got insp for a plot for that dark!Mel multichap fic I've been thinking of writing. It might be a little while before I start it since I want to finish most or all of my WIPs first, but I'm excited :D 

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Oooh yay!!! Thats always exciting when you find inspiration!! {Also...I can't wait to read this XD XD }

  16. Electricity is back! And air conditioning :kaiwaii-super-happy:

    1. Rodania

      Rodania

      Yay! It must feel like heaven XD

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Oooh you must be super happy about that!!

    3. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      I bet you're really happy xDDD

  17. I wish there was a way to see how many hours you've logged in Ahriman's Prophecy. It feels like I've spent hundreds of hours grinding :kawaii-wow:

    1. Honey Butter Chloe
    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      That's what I was referring to - how the other Aveyond games show you how long you've been playing but AP doesn't. At least not v2. Were you able to see when you played? :0

    3. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      Eh? O.o 

      Don't remember, it's been a while since I've played :kaiwaii-super-happy:

  18. For the next few days I may not be on as regularly due to Hurricane Irma. This is a very dangerous storm so please keep all those who have been hit by it or are in its path in your thoughts and prayers :unsure:

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      You're in the Hurricane Irma path?!? Oh man, I will definitely be keeping you in my prayers along with everyone else in that path. Good luck and stay safe!!

    2. callmedan
    3. Honey Butter Chloe
  19. I finally finished that T/G oneshot based on the dream I had and will be posting shortly!

    In other news, I've come up with an idea for a multichaptered fic that I might give a go. What do you guys think of a story about what if Mel was never saved from herself as the evil queen at the end of TDP?

    1. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      If you wrote that, it would be awesome but my heart would start hurting like sldhldfhkdd

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      That would be amazing to read!!!! I'd be a number one fan for sure~

  20. I just explained Aveyond to a good friend of mine who forgot what it was from when I casually mentioned it before, and ended up writing like three pages. At least it was fun to type :wacko:

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    2. Honey Butter Chloe
    3. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      I hope he'll like RxL xD I ship Moonpeace and her friend now! XD

    4. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Yesss yay for converting fans!!!!!! We need mooooore of them😁 (Someone needs to present Moonpeace with an award for converting someone to Aveyond)

  21. I can't sleep so I finally made a fanfiction.net account for my Aveyond fics. I'll probably upload my fics/review other people's fics sometime during the week.

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      YAAAAAAYYY!!! Another Aveyond writer on fanfiction.net~

    2. Rodania

      Rodania

      Great my "reputation" is destroyed for good bow XD better burn my fics quick >.> but yayyyy for making an account! 

  22. I had a dream and @Queen-of-Ice101 was in it, and she looked like the chibi version of her that @Honey Butter Chloe drew :P

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      LOLOL seriously?! XD XD I feel so honoured :D

    2. Honey Butter Chloe

      Honey Butter Chloe

      I can't believe my strange doodles in turn also have strange effects XDXD

  23. Sorry if I seem a little stalker-ish, but...wow, someone else on here who likes math, Heptitus, and whose favorite AV hero is Iya? I never thought I'd meet another member who shares those opinions. Are you me from an alternate universe? :P

    1. StorMo07

      StorMo07

      Maybe? :D hehe....

  24. Any other North Americans on here watching the solar eclipse? :o 

    1. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      I watched a livecam, does that count?? LOL we weren't able to get ahold of safe glasses so no seeing it in person for me:( But I what I did see from the camera was amazing!!! Did you get to watch it??

    2. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      The livecam is super cool too. Yeah, I got to see almost 85%! I wish I could've driven north to see it but obviously that's a lot of work for such a short event.

    3. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Really?? That's actually the same percentage as what I had over in my corner of the world. Same with us haha, we had an area a few hours away that we could have seen it 90% blocked

  25. I just had the most epic dream about Te'ijal and Galahad. Unfortunately I had it in the middle of the night when I was too tired to write it down, so I forgot a lot of the details. I might turn it into a fic, if I can figure out how...

    1. Rodania

      Rodania

      *sees the names* oooooooooooh you must write that! I need it XD

    2. Queen-of-Ice101

      Queen-of-Ice101

      Wriiiiiiiittteeeee iiiiiitttttt~ :D that would be totally awesome to read 

    3. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Update: I really should be working...but inspiration for this fic suddenly struck, so should be done by tomorrow! I'm super excited to post it!

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