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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 527

12/31/2018
A thread for the tiny epiphanies one has or has previously had about Fallen London and the Sunless universe.

To cite the description of r/Showerthoughts, shower thoughts are
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those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar. "Showerthought" is a loose term that applies to the types of thoughts you might have while carrying out a routine task like showering, driving, or daydreaming. At their best, Showerthoughts are universally relatable and find the amusing/interesting within the mundane. Please be respectful of others' submissions. Rudeness is unacceptable.


For example,

Of course the Notability grind is one of the most soul-crushing and frustrating endeavors in all of Fallen London - it's sponsored by none other than Hell itself.

Remember, be respectful and have fun!

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Azoth I, the Amaranthine Wanderer - Midnighter - A Paramount Presence (not currently accepting new Proteges)
Away to where the Chain cannot bind us.
Hesperidean.
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

12/31/2018
If one were to knock on wood for luck seven times, would it bring bad luck in the Neath and/or terrify others?

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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Siegron
Siegron
Posts: 63

12/31/2018
If a tree falls over in Parabola and no one is around, does it exist?

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Kid Nullman, the winsome and cheerful arch-agent of the Game. Forget. Them. Not.

Victor Waxwail, hiding under an irrigo-stained wing of family intrigue.

Always welcoming of roleplay invites!
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

12/31/2018
Soulless Showerthoughts:

What if a Soul that was thrown into the Lacre was mine? Can I use Lacre as Soul then or someone else's Soul like a Pentecost Ape?

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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The Stranger Man
The Stranger Man
Posts: 21

1/9/2019
Who is London's Ambassador to Hell? What did he do to deserve being posted to literal hell?
edited by The Stranger Man on 1/9/2019

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When the strange things come a-knocking, hire someone Stranger.
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Vega
Vega
Posts: 139

1/10/2019
I'm on Polythreme now. The game mechanics are a bit frustrating and limiting. However, that fits thematically with the place. Polythreme is supposed to feel barren and rather dull compared to all the other Zee locations. After all, there are only Clay Men and clothes-colonies that don't really have their own agency and purpose apart from the King of a Hundred Hearts.

The game experience supports this atmosphere to a tee. One may be vexed by the game mechanics of Polythreme, but one is meant to be vexed. If not much happens there lore-wise, it makes sense that not much can happen there game-wise too. So, I'm vexed, but I also can't help but respect in-game Polythreme for what it is.

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The Jaunty Mystic, Taranlei, roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual roleplay. Member of the Temple Club, happy to invite you for a visit, PM me in-game!

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage. "I have gone down, down, my love..."
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Tystefy
Tystefy
Posts: 434

2/16/2019
If Hell had a single casualty during the War of '68, everyone would've known what the devils really are.

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Will sometimes return to post absurdity.
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Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
Posts: 688

2/16/2019
Vega wrote:

The game experience supports this atmosphere to a tee. One may be vexed by the game mechanics of Polythreme, but one is meant to be vexed. If not much happens there lore-wise, it makes sense that not much can happen there game-wise too. So, I'm vexed, but I also can't help but respect in-game Polythreme for what it is.

This is on point. During normal gameplay, I'll happily inflict great pain and loss upon my character, if it fits by current metagame goals; often even without pausing to consider the consequences, in cases where it becomes routine (for example, during the early stage of Seeking while playing through the UP cards every week: yes, yes, I just clicked on an action that apparently made me eat my own teeth, done that before and will do it again, now let's scarf down some formless lumps and then time for archeology!).

Polythreme is the one exception to this: I, the player, experience all the frustration a normal character trying to achieve anything while there would feel, and share my own character's intense dislike (perhaps, even, burning hatret) of being there. It is the one place I avoid like the plague, not because of some mechanical out-of-universe reason, but solely because of what the place is, and without any effort whatsoever on my part to roleplay.

I'd never thought of it that way before; you just vastly raised my respect of the place. (Still not going there, though.)
edited by Dudebro Pyro on 2/16/2019

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Dudebro Pyro, eccentric scholar

Spare Starveling Kitties always welcome. I collect them.
For that matter, send me your unwanted cat boxes too.
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misericordius
misericordius
Posts: 12

2/16/2019
We all know the devils are the agents of Hell, but what if the rubbery men are in fact the secret agents of Heaven?

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/misericordius
Murder, breakfast, and other games
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1387

2/16/2019
Οοοh. I could believe that, with their hymns and so on. But... we do know a bit of their true provenance, and their Heaven is such only in a very literal sense.

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Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, fond of the Parabola Sun... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.com/profile/Jolanda%20Swan
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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 527

2/16/2019
misericordius wrote:
We all know the devils are the agents of Hell, but what if the rubbery men are in fact the secret agents of Heaven?
As is befitting of the Judeo-Abrahamic mythology from which they're derived, though, the devils of Hell are not quite so different from the merciless Heavens.

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Azoth I, the Amaranthine Wanderer - Midnighter - A Paramount Presence (not currently accepting new Proteges)
Away to where the Chain cannot bind us.
Hesperidean.
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

3/10/2019
Do Rattus Faber that wear suit sometimes wear suits made from human skin like we wear Rattus Faber suits?

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
Posts: 187

3/13/2019
Honeyaddict wrote:
If one were to knock on wood for luck seven times, would it bring bad luck in the Neath and/or terrify others?


Yes.

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Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick- Riverside Regular, Newspaper Editor, Legendary Charisma.

Mr Netae- SEEKING MR EATEN'S NAME

Aaron Wimbleton- Private Detective. Some Medical Experience.

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Aaron%20Wimbleton
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

3/13/2019
If one were brave enough to milk an Overgoat/Übergoat/Heptagoat, could one even safely drink it?
Or if one managed to kill one, would their skin/hide make a good suit?

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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Fadewalker
Fadewalker
Posts: 130

3/15/2019
So many souls have burnt their names with Salt in Frostfound. The traveller is always returning. The time is no time. The time is fire. The time is a wheel. The way we pronounce Salt is a result of time, and for a wheel the true name of Salt must be, "alts". Yes.

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A fervent supporter of the Council and the Masters.
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Elaina Schill
Elaina Schill
Posts: 190

3/15/2019
Where do all the weasels and bats given to the Boatman go? Do the people in the Royal Bethlehem know why they're there? Will the Merry Gentleman ever leave me alone so I stop feeling bad for being impolite and not greeting him? Do things in Parabola dream of the real world? If a bat falls down a well and no one's around to hear it, does it really die?

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Main, Phiri Ulfur, the Cunning Shadow. Their heart belongs to a Pirate-Poet across the Zee.
Alt Vermillion Liminate, the Tragic Scholar.
Alt #2,Lady Jacqueline Blackwood, the Savage Beauty.
Alt #3, Veracity Taylor, the Dame of the Docks.
The Dogged Seeker, self explanatory.

I will accept any social actions on Fallen London(unless its a box of live rats. I already got rid of the d---ned things once and am not eager to repeat the endeavor).
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Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
Posts: 187

3/16/2019
To seek, one must [spoiler] give up their own name. Therefore, the Name is that of all those who sought it. [/spoiler]

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Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick- Riverside Regular, Newspaper Editor, Legendary Charisma.

Mr Netae- SEEKING MR EATEN'S NAME

Aaron Wimbleton- Private Detective. Some Medical Experience.

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Aaron%20Wimbleton
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TheFungalOne
TheFungalOne
Posts: 16

3/16/2019
What did the First, Second and Third Cities call the Masters? "Mr" is an english convention, and the Fourth City called them "Khans". Maybe in the Second City they were called Pharaohs (Pharaoh of Wines, Pharaoh of Spices etc). That would mean (SMEN spoiler) [spoiler]Mr Eaten might not have even been called Mr Candles, since the english language didn't even exist during the time of the first two cities.[/spoiler]

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The Fungal One
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Rasvarmo
Rasvarmo
Posts: 54

3/16/2019
Considering all the machinations of the heavens, the phrase "you must be yanking my chain" has a much more sinister connotation in London.

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Rasvarmo - a lady of distinction and ambition. Open to social exchanges.

"No records. No writings. Words can be treacherous. If a story is important, it will be remembered."
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

3/17/2019
"I'd sell my soul for you." Can be interpreted and done literally down here...

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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