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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 2086

2/29/2020
the old man wrote:
Hannah Flynn wrote:
An additional note about this story: the Season of Endeavours will be the last season to function in the current implementation (a hub, three separate trade-in items and a trade-in story). We have something else planned for future stories, which is still in development. More news about it before the end of the season!

*raises eybrow*
*heart's racing!* Big Grin

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Optimatum
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2/29/2020
Is there an epilogue for the story somewhere? I made the two choices and then it just... ended.

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AbsolxGuardian
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Posts: 74

2/29/2020
Lord Garuda wrote:


It's interesting that this will be the last Season. I'm curious about what will come, but I'm sure we'll learn about it in a couple of months.


Hannah Flynn just said that this would be the last season to function the way it does with the hubs, not that it would be the last season. Most of the changes will probably be on the back end, and it will just change how we obtain the stories a bit on our end.
edited by AbsolxGuardian on 2/29/2020

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Ixc
Ixc
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3/1/2020
I like epilogues in an Exceptional Story, because they often provide a sense of conclusion and reflection, so I hope that they keep them, though it may be that the main characters aren't there to discuss/reflect as with other ES's.

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Also, that has to be the deadliest game of Holi I've ever seen. This ES is even in the same month...
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Jolanda Swan
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3/1/2020
The colour fight was amazing. I love it when levity and absurdity are inserted in a drama - it has to be done tastefully but FL never had a problem with that.

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Diptych
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3/1/2020
MidnightVoyager wrote:
That feeling when you asked what color Violant is and the game writer says "red" but then the very next time you see it mentioned, it's called purple...



Reddish-purple. Or purpley red. And also the colour of something that one cannot forget, however much one might like to, but mostly purple and red.

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Ms Rose
Ms Rose
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3/2/2020
A lovely tight story, I think, with some solid color lore and good drama.

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Catherine Raymond
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3/6/2020
Diptych wrote:
MidnightVoyager wrote:
That feeling when you asked what color Violant is and the game writer says "red" but then the very next time you see it mentioned, it's called purple...



Reddish-purple. Or purpley red. And also the colour of something that one cannot forget, however much one might like to, but mostly purple and red.


Violant, I would presume, would be like Surface-world violet. According to Wikipedia, it lies between blue and red in the rainbow but appears more blue than purple, which is reddish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)

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MidnightVoyager
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Posts: 836

3/6/2020
Catherine Raymond wrote:
Diptych wrote:
MidnightVoyager wrote:
That feeling when you asked what color Violant is and the game writer says "red" but then the very next time you see it mentioned, it's called purple...



Reddish-purple. Or purpley red. And also the colour of something that one cannot forget, however much one might like to, but mostly purple and red.



Violant, I would presume, would be like Surface-world violet. According to Wikipedia, it lies between blue and red in the rainbow but appears more blue than purple, which is reddish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)


"The closest approximation of violant is a sort of stark burgundy. For the most in-universe explanation - it is difficult to represent colours that do not exist on the Surface, on the Surface. So, follow the descriptions rather than the colours you see. "Violant: the colour of necessary, but troublesome connections. According to other traditions, the colour of blood shed in a spired place." And... if the descriptions don't seem to match – well, there's always the fall back that in real life, people can see colours differently too. It's definitely the same in the Neath. smile " - Olivia Wood, Failbetter Games



I asked in regards to the ink bottle because that damn bottle frustrated me and there was just an endless argument in the discord about what color it was.

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Daisy MacRae
Daisy MacRae
Posts: 19

3/7/2020
Being a major fountain pen nerd, I especially loved this story and would kind of like to have a RL version of the pen I picked.

Indigo Clardmond wrote:
[...] do so love fountain pens and inks, I use a Lamy All-Star myself with a special Diamine ink.

My Al-Star is one of my favorite pens! Mine is the Pacific blue one. My favorite ink to use in it is Rohrer & Klingner's Solferino, which is sort of fuschia-ish (and which I like to imagine is approximately violant in color, though it's probably not red enough for that).
edited by Daisy MacRae on 3/8/2020

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Gul al-Ahlaam
Gul al-Ahlaam
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3/8/2020
That was pretty good! The Entrepreneur was a fun, well fleshed-out character, and the story was well constructed. A little disappointing for the Hierophant- it essentially ended in a fight over a misunderstanding, followed by an awkward reconciliation and completion of the scheme, before they went their separate ways, with the hope that they'd see the Entrepreneur again. A perfectly sufficient ending, but you know... a little disappointing after stories like the Art of Murder that indulge my brand of whimsical villainy every step of the way. But of course, that's a very niche complaint, and I always appreciate the introduction of a fun new character. ^_^

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Lady Karnstein
Lady Karnstein
Posts: 262

3/8/2020
This story was really another strong case of "If you had approached Caroline openly a mutually agreeable deal could have been made. But you didn't so an example must be made instead"

Still, enjoyed the story quite a bit, more than the last two certainly.

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0bsidian Fire
0bsidian Fire
Posts: 117

26 days ago
I loved this ES. I do art and have had a lot of fun figuring how how to print it, so this was right up my ally. I have always wanted to know what art would be like if it was done in Neathbow colors, so it was super fun to see a character messing around with the Neathbow in a similar manner. The color fight was very fun to read and answered a lot of questions I had about the effects of some of the less used colors in the rest of the game.

The convention aspect of this was really good. It felt like things I've seen at conventions before and who hasn't wanted to sneak around a convention floor in the middle of the night when no one was there? Getting to try pens out and see the effects was hilarious. Especially that rap verse!

My only quibble with this ES is that it felt like it needed one more storylet for an epilogue. However, I felt I did get a conclusion for each of the characters, so it's not too bad.

Ending Echoes
Restoring the fiance's memories to how they were: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Kharagal%20Mierqid/17843576
Letting the Kaleidoscopic Entrepreneur go: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Kharagal%20Mierqid/17843802

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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 2086

13 days ago
That time when you need to make sure that you unlocked this story!

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