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    moonpeace got a reaction from Queen-of-Ice101 for a status update, Okay but: Post-AV3 AU where Mel/Gyendal is canon, and Yemite lives with them and is l   
    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 
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    moonpeace got a reaction from darwin for a status update, @Mu11berry 's in-depth playthrough and commentary of AV2 has led me to do some thinki   
    @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  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 
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    moonpeace got a reaction from darwin for a status update, @Mu11berry 's in-depth playthrough and commentary of AV2 has led me to do some thinki   
    @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  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 
  4. Like
    moonpeace got a reaction from darwin for a status update, @Mu11berry 's in-depth playthrough and commentary of AV2 has led me to do some thinki   
    @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  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 
  5. Like
    moonpeace got a reaction from darwin for a status update, @Mu11berry 's in-depth playthrough and commentary of AV2 has led me to do some thinki   
    @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  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 
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    moonpeace reacted to Mu11berry for a status update, And so begins the ranting. Imma just post everything for AV2 as comments to this stat   
    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.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Danin for a status update, I have a feeling I may have said this when I did my annual Star Wars rewatch last yea   
    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
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Mu11berry for a status update, Just finished Ahriman's Prophecy for the first time - and defeated Ahriman on my firs   
    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
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Danin for a status update, I have a feeling I may have said this when I did my annual Star Wars rewatch last yea   
    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
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Danin for a status update, I have a feeling I may have said this when I did my annual Star Wars rewatch last yea   
    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
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Danin for a status update, I have a feeling I may have said this when I did my annual Star Wars rewatch last yea   
    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
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Queen-of-Ice101 for a status update, I just got the Aveyond winter gift exchange set up on the blog I made for it, if you   
    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 
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    moonpeace reacted to Queen-of-Ice101 for a status update, Lest We Forget   
    Lest We Forget
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    moonpeace reacted to Honey Butter Chloe for a status update, I'm done with exams, which means more time to write. I have like six stories for othe   
    I'm done with exams, which means more time to write. I have like six stories for other fandoms lined up right now, but an Aveyond Halloween idea just struck me... I must write it!
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    moonpeace reacted to Honey Butter Chloe for a status update, Random thoughts... Why are humans... Human? Because God made us that way. I'm sure, w   
    Random thoughts...
    Why are humans... Human? Because God made us that way.
    I'm sure, when everyone was like three or four, they wondered. Why am I myself? Like, we pondered over why we had control over our own bodies. Why didn't we have the control over our mother's body? Why not our father's?
    Life's greatest mystery to a child. XD
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    moonpeace reacted to callmedan for a status update, It's Mid-Autumn Festival this Wednesday.   
    It's Mid-Autumn Festival this Wednesday.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Honey Butter Chloe for a status update, On another forum I'm on, a user (probably a spambot) called "Danny Pendragon" just jo   
    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.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Honey Butter Chloe for a status update, On another forum I'm on, a user (probably a spambot) called "Danny Pendragon" just jo   
    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.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from Honey Butter Chloe for a status update, On another forum I'm on, a user (probably a spambot) called "Danny Pendragon" just jo   
    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.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from callmedan for a status update, My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo   
    My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo 
  21. Haha
    moonpeace got a reaction from callmedan for a status update, My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo   
    My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo 
  22. Haha
    moonpeace got a reaction from callmedan for a status update, My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo   
    My friend (who hasn't played Aveyond yet) just called Gyendal "Gyeny boy" lmaoo 
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    moonpeace reacted to callmedan for a status update, I'm getting a job soon. Actually, I just work as an apprentice.   
    I'm getting a job soon. Actually, I just work as an apprentice.
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    moonpeace got a reaction from callmedan for a status update, Applying for jobs is so stressful   
    Applying for jobs is so stressful
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    moonpeace got a reaction from callmedan for a status update, Applying for jobs is so stressful   
    Applying for jobs is so stressful
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