The transition from summer to winter is a beautiful beautiful thing because everywhere you look you’ll see t-shirts and coats and shorts and sweaters and umbrellas and thongs and no one knows what the hell is going on but at the same time it’s completely okay
(tbh I commissioned that first video ENTIRELY for his ‘Big Bang hypothesis’ reaction. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.)
Aaaah I haven’t gone to his site for ages but I may just have to for this…
It’s been a lot of fun recently! On Reads they’ve just finished The Inheritance Trilogy and I believe they’re having a Q&A with N.K. Jemisin on Friday, and they’ve just started Tamora Pierce’s Provost’s Dog series, as well as some extra one-off books. On Watches they’re close to finishing Veronica Mars, while working on the sixth season of The West Wing and the third season of Supernatural. I don’t comment as much as I used to, but the community has ballooned over the last few months, and is still pretty great with keeping it a safe space and looking at the media critically.
SCREECHES LOUDLY Mark is starting his very first Discworld book on Friday and the videos for it just went up and I’m terrified to click because what if he haaaates it but on the other hand HE’S FINALLY STARTING DISCWORLD.
Hey there little guy.
Let go and leave the world behind . . . We'll be waiting.
From everything I’ve seen while playing the game and various hints (I’m still looking for those documents btw) I’m inclined to agree with this theory. It’s entirely possible that he has dissociative amnesia, this is typically caused when someone has experienced a significant trauma.
The way I understood it; Garrett was in the Asylum for a year. He was the only one that managed to escape the events of it (He was Patient 29, said to be rebellious, sneaky, and stealing a lot of objects until Patient 18 - Erin - was ripped away from him, after which he grew docile and beaten).
There’s even an Achievement/Trophy called “Old Habits Die Hard” that commands, “Find all Stashes in Moira Asylum.”
He lost his memories because of the horrible trauma he endured over there. The entire time he was at Moira, Erin was always looking out for him, always protecting him and even making personal sacrifices of her own to make sure they hurt her instead of Garrett.
He barely escaped, the Beggars (that the Queen of Beggars commands) found him “dead” (just terribly unconscious from the horrors he’d faced) and brought him back to the City. He lost his memory, made his way to the Clock Tower and saw the match box from Basso. Then he made his way to the Crippled Burrick and the rest is history.
Dissociative amnesia occurs when a person blocks out certain information, usually associated with a stressful or traumatic event, leaving him or her unable to remember important personal information. With this disorder, the degree of memory loss goes beyond normal forgetfulness and includes gaps in memory for long periods of time or of memories involving the traumatic event. (http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-amnesia)
Another clue for me and one that I thought about early on in the game when we found out how long he’d been gone…he was in way too good of shape to have been comatose for a year. We know there were riots in the asylum a few months prior to the current events and Basso mentions that some patients escaped. It’s entirely plausible that Garret was one of them. It seems to me that it was around that time that the issue with the Freaks really started. I’m of the opinion that separating Erin and Garret caused her to begin corrupting the primal, she felt abandoned and betrayed.
When Garret escaped it’s likely he could have been injured and then had to find a way back across to the city where the Beggar’s found him. That he basically slipped into a coma (most likely catatonic depression) for an indeterminate amount of time is another clue to how traumatic and stressful it was for him. The Beggar Queen also mentions that ‘after a time, something’ began to wake Garret. We know now that was Erin since she was now back in the city with Orion.
You hit pretty much everything on the head - and even linked to the physiological/psychological explanations to the events a person would go through if they’d experienced everything Garrett did.
Seeing (no pun intended) as the shard in his Eye is a permanent link to Erin, her proximity to him (her being brought into the city with Northcrest, later Aldous/Orion) makes a lot of sense.
When he was carted back into the City, it was his Eye that woke him. (More Erin stuff).
"Something’s not right… I should head for the Clock Tower and clear my head…" (Press [Focus Button] to use Focus) "I can move and think faster if I concentrate…"
The flash of Erin near the Foundry triggered because the Ring was inside the building, along with Cornelius. Not to mention the creepy fact that there is a single Poppy that you can pick to regen your Focus Meter outside the building, right after Garrett gets hit with the vision.
The vision of her in the House of Blossoms was triggered by his proximity to the Book.
Later, his visions of her became longer and much more detailed - as he got closer and closer to the truth.
"Another clue for me and one that I thought about early on in the game when we found out how long he’d been gone…he was in way too good of shape to have been comatose for a year. We know there were riots in the asylum a few months prior to the current events and Basso mentions that some patients escaped. It’s entirely plausible that Garret was one of them. It seems to me that it was around that time that the issue with the Freaks really started. I’m of the opinion that separating Erin and Garret caused her to begin corrupting the primal, she felt abandoned and betrayed.”
Yes, to all. Splitting them apart had some… Adverse effects all across the board haha.
And people say this game has a lousy plot and shallow characters. Makes me wonder about their critical thinking ability as well as their empathy.
There’s a bunch of stuff I need to respond and reply to, but today has been mentally exhausting thanks to RL nonsense, and I am completely out of cheese. Sleep now, normal human interactions will resume tomorrow. Goodnight, my fluffy buns.
Stop motion of ocean creatures made from man-made objects. (via)
Haenuli - Ball of Starlight
reservation belows - http://haenulishop.livejournal.com/10634.html
Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies
“your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil
“perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more
Female Poecilotheria metallica. She molted this week!
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I want to have a sleepover.
Why are most of my friends in other countries.
Get the fuck over here so we can order pizza and watch ridiculous anime and play truth or dare. I have wine and vodka, and I know a good place to do an 11pm pyjama-clad snack run that isn’t too far away.