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  1. 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. 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:

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  2. @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. 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 

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  3. 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 ^^

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

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

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  4. 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 ^^

    1. 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.

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  5. And so begins the ranting. Imma just post everything for AV2 as comments to this status so I don't spam everything, but I don't want to deprive Moonpeace of any of my ranting. First off, the draammaa of the opening music!! So beautiful. And poor poor wart, he got turned into a human T.T

    Te'ijal understands his pain.

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      I can't sleep and there's only so much Fate fanfic I can read so time to reply to this :P

      Why not play both? *insert that El Dorado "both is good" gif* Jk, you should probably finish one at a time. Re Emma: I was thinking more along a different track than you, I guess I should explain my weird logic. Like Rhen, she's a servant of some type who works for a mistress that treats her poorly, who leaves her home to train in swordsmanship and eventually ends up in Thais in the canon endgame. Like Lars, they both have green hair of course, but they also both enjoy competition (Rhen didn't seem to, at least not the way I interpreted her character), teasing (although Emma's was much more good-natured), and have a wild, ambitious streak. Also, Emma aspired to attend the School of W&M just like Lars aspired to attend Shadwood and both wanted to be the best in their craft, so I think their goals have a lot of similarities. And Emma becomes a teacher at the school in the end, just like that one ending where Rhen goes back to the Eastern Isle to abolish slavery with Lars and then they both work at Shadwood. This got way longer than I meant it to, so I'll just stop now. I just...really like character analysis, whoops

      And I completely agree about your analysis of which characters equate to the others. Lars and Nicolas have a lot of similarities, and their character arcs have some parallels as well. Ava & Lars is one of my non-canon BrOTPs actually, haha. Speaking of Ava, I see the Elini part for sure. Although Ava is definitely the nurturing, guiding type - she did it with both Pendragon brothers, after all, and to a lesser extent Gavin and a little bit Ean and Iya? I definitely think Ean is more of a support/man behind the scenes character while Rhen is more active, but otherwise wow I never realized how similar they are :o Iya is definitely like Talia! AP Talia and Iya have a lot of similarities personality-wise and magic-wise, and AV1 Talia feels like how Iya would be as a mother. Also, good point about the character arc similarities between Iya & Ishtar and Dameon & Ahriman. They also played with that in AV3 a little with Mel, kinda. Another Aveyond trope you have uncovered :o 

      I headcanon that as the age he tells everyone. Kinda like how some women say they're 29 even if they're clearly not? That, or 28 is the physical age he stopped aging at. I dunno, I really like my immortal Gavin headcanon and I think it makes a lot of sense given how he's always on about how he's bored, so I can do a lot of mental gymnastics to keep it :P

      The cheese part, what a wonderful scene! And lol, you do know Nicolas/Ava isn't canon right? I ship it as part of an OT3 with Gavin based on the ending, and I guess you could interpret their interactions as shippy if you stretched it, but it's not actually part of the game, no worries. Nicolas I can definitely see as a character that's a good person but doesn't really know how to act because of his upbringing. The king and queen of Thais seem like good people from what little we see of them, but according to Ava Uthar was even worse than Nicolas as a young(er) adult. So it's less of a case of bad role models and more of a case of spoiled-ness and shelteredness, or at least that's what I get from it. Ava can show them the world and kick their buts when needed, haha

      YES I LOVE AVA TOO. AVA 4EVA

      Well that's kind of a common trope for the attraction point couples in Aveyond - John/Elini had some of that, Te'ijal/Galahad had it, and Boyle/Ingrid had it although it was way less one-sided with them. The point is to see them warm up to each other as you get the points I guess? Ava doesn't really warm up to Gavin until the very end though, although she's not really an affectionate person so I guess that's a lot for her. It's more subtle cues from her, like a smirk here or there, or just not being as harsh when Gavin's being Gavin as she is when she actually wants to someone (like Nicolas, lmao) down. Because she can deffo shut them down when she needs to, as we can see. She is a captain after all, she orders around grown pirate men on the daily!

      And the love spell thing changes from game to game, usually it's like a joke thing when it's uses for attraction points (in AV3 there's also a love spell that's kinda like the one in AV2 I think) but when it's a spell (like with Enchantress and Fae magic) it's more like a thrall, and in potions it's implied that it's more permanent? That's a good observation tho, but since these games can be a little inconsistent with minor details like that I'll chalk it to different kinds of magic ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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  6. And so begins the ranting. Imma just post everything for AV2 as comments to this status so I don't spam everything, but I don't want to deprive Moonpeace of any of my ranting. First off, the draammaa of the opening music!! So beautiful. And poor poor wart, he got turned into a human T.T

    Te'ijal understands his pain.

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      AHAHAHAHA YES, YOU GOT TO THE NIC AND GAVIN INTERACTIONS. All the party interactions are great but nothing tops Nic and Ava and Gavin, imo. Keep tabs on the way their conversations in the house change as you go through the different paths for them ;)

      Also I agree, Emma is the best. You're gonna want to bash my head in for pointing this out, but her personality, skillset, and even appearance is kind of a mix between Rhen and Lars :kawaii-meh:

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  7. And so begins the ranting. Imma just post everything for AV2 as comments to this status so I don't spam everything, but I don't want to deprive Moonpeace of any of my ranting. First off, the draammaa of the opening music!! So beautiful. And poor poor wart, he got turned into a human T.T

    Te'ijal understands his pain.

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Well, everyone that follows you gets your status replies AND yor status updates as notifications, so it's the same either way. But this keeps your profile more organized I guess :P

      And oh my gosh, Aveyond 2, yes!! I love the opening music. The soundtrack for this game is so gorgeous and atmospheric. And about Wart...well, you really should read that fic I sent you ;) 

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  8. I got the rest of the Aveyond games for Christmas and I am SOOO EXCITED!!!! Imma play alllll of them and probably share all my intense feelings of triumph and despair and pure joy throughout, whether you all want to hear it or not XD XD

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Pls, yell about Aveyond 2 (well, all of them but especially 2) with me! And that's the best Christmas gift ever, oh my gosh!

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  9. 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. 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 

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  10. 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 ^^

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Thanks for the recs! I can't wait to check out that sad E/I, lol

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  11. Hello! I'm back~ And crying because my partner for the Secret Santa has tastes that I'm not familiar with, sobs...

    So, uh, update on my life if anyone is interested, I just turned 13 a few weeks ago and I'm really happy and also really sad because I still want to be childish (:kawaii-happy:) and I'm now welcomed to the life of people saying "Oh, it's because she's a teenager." Welp, what is life? :kawaii-nervous:

    I'm also going to the Miku Expo that's actually tomorrow (yes, tomorrow!) and I'm so excited because I'm so shocked that my childhood dream actually came true when I had almost given up on it! I'll have to pinch myself a few times at the venue to tell myself that this isn't a dream and I'm living in the present, ahahaha!

    Welcome back to @BlackPrincess too, by the way! Did you do well on your exams?

    That's all I have to say, I suppose. XD I'll have to start clearing out whatever is new in the kingdom!

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Teenagers are more childish than actual children sometimes ;) And I think I told you this before, but congratulations on getting tickets to the Expo! Have all the fun :D

      And re: winter exchange - If you want, PM me and I can try to give you suggestions or details? I don't remember who I gave you to be honest 9_9 Princess' suggestion is also a good idea

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  12. 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 ^^

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Sure, I'm linking fics from everywhere - FF.net, AO3, tumblr, here, etc. Give me everything you've got ^^

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  13. Hey everyone!!! 

    Finally after relentless studies,  exams,  tests,  admission tests, and blah blah...... I finally got time..... I really missed this site so much :kawaii-nervous:

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Exams >_> Hope you did well! And welcome back!

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  14. 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 ^^

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      @Mu11berry Thanks for the fic list! I'm compiling a masterlist and not a rec list, so I'll include probably anything even if I haven't read it or if the pairing isn't my cup of tea. Please spam me more later :P And I'll be sure to include your fics there too! 

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  15. Oops! I should change some variables in AP reboot unless you won't be able to defeat any monsters in normal mode and expert mode (even the bee/fly around Elden).

  16. My laptop's hard disk just failed, taking tons of data with it :(

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Oh no! I hope you can recover it from a backup :( 

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  17. 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. moonpeace

      moonpeace

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

      @Specter:o New headcanon!

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  18. I need me some Edward x Mel fluff, the one Queen wrote for me isn't enough to sate my craving~

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      @Queen-of-Ice101 What was your Mel/Ed fic, btw? I don't think I've read it.

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  19. I need me some Edward x Mel fluff, the one Queen wrote for me isn't enough to sate my craving~

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      I gotchu fam. Might take me a little while to deliver, but I've been meaning to write Ed/Mel for awhile.

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  20. I'm getting a job soon. Actually, I just work as an apprentice.

    1. moonpeace

      moonpeace

      Hey, that's awesome! Congrats on your apprenticeship :kawaii-lol:

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  21. I am an idiot and in testing a shiny new idea I successfully deleted my page counter. I'm so irked with myself haha, it had so many shiny flags on it:kawaii-nervous:

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      moonpeace

      @Queen-of-Ice101 Ooh, does that account for past visitors too? Either way, that's so cool, I might put one in.

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  22. I am at the moment acting like a total spazz in excitement:D  I really wanted RPG Maker MV after finding out it could run on mac but with it close to being a hundred dollars it was more of an "ah I wish" kind of thing. Nevertheless I put it on my wishlist anyway, and yesterday evening I got an email from Steam....

    Guess what went on sale for 26 bucks??

    RPG MAKER MV!!!!

    I now have a shiny new program that I am going to have a blast learning:D It will donate to me many a day of frustration, rage quitting, and excitement:kawaii-music:

  23. I am an idiot and in testing a shiny new idea I successfully deleted my page counter. I'm so irked with myself haha, it had so many shiny flags on it:kawaii-nervous:

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      moonpeace

      Wait, is that on here? How do you get that to show up :o 

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  24. I got the scholarship this year. My teacher just told me that 10 minutes ago.

  25. I'm one of the candidates for the scholarships of my university this year. I still can't believe it XD But I have to wait for the result of the council to know if I get it or not :kawaii-meh:

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