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Smaragdina

True, without error, certain and most true: wherein a literature and language geek airs her fangirlishness to the entire internet.

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Jul 22 '14
booniek:

Waiting her loyal knight

booniek:

Waiting her loyal knight

Jul 22 '14

toshio-the-starman:

ladysmaragdina:

evilbeards replied to your post: ainwesley said:So if your dragonb…

well, if you want someone to ask…….

midnightcandlelight replied to your post: ainwesley said:So if your dragonb…

we will ask because we want to hear this! :D

I think I covered the basics of Smaragdina’s Pet TES Crack Theory back here

(Elaboration on said theory: Alduin is Akatosh is Auri-El is Anu)

(Elaboration on said elaboration: if Alduin is a particular aspect, he is the Adamantium Tower incarnate, because fuck y’all, it’s not just a physical building)

(Elder Scrolls lore is weeeeeeeeeeeird)

I though Alduin was just an aspect of Akatosh? A case could be made that the last dragonborn is an aspect of Akatosh as well, since you’re a “dragon” blessed by Akatosh that has to stop another dragon who is “first-born of Akatosh” from ending the world.

What I meant isn’t so much that Akatosh/Alduin/Auri-El are all precisely the same being; more that they’re all different aspects/faces/incarnations/permutations of the same being. Either way, though, it gets to the point where you’re splitting hairs and cosmically they occupy the same space. I.e, Lorkhan and Talos are different, but Talos is still taking Lorkhan’s place in the pantheon and fucking with one is fucking with the other at this point.

(Insert thoughts about Mantling and the Nerevarine here)

So as I see it, yes, Alduin is just an aspect of Akatosh, but the “just” doesn’t matter as much as it should. We can split hairs back and forth about that one all day. XD

But your point about the Dovahkiin being… blessed? Chosen? Incarnate???? (I’m not thinking Incarnate)… of Akatosh is really really interesting. Because the Dovahkiin has a similar relationship with Talos.

And I’m going to take that whole Akatosh = Anu thing to my grave

And of course Talos = Lorkhan

And of course the driving principle of post-c0da TES lore is “I DO WHAT I WANT”

so

you know

Jul 22 '14

bombcollar replied to your post: bombcollar said:what do you think…

yeah!!! I actually wrote a thing involving albino whales recently because i feel like they’d be the most feared. whales are already scary and now holy shit this one is white, that’s not correct.

Which Dishonored character gets to be Captain Ahab, though

This is a vitally important question

I mean, Burrows already has the “paranoid desperate hunt for the Masked Felon” shtick going on.

Ahab Burrows

on the prow of a whaling ship

getting really pissed every time he gets sprayed with seawater

yelling “UNACCEPTABLE” into the wind

muffled “trollolol” echoing in the distance

Jul 22 '14

snuffysbox:

Sort of a continuation of this.

Jul 22 '14

bombcollar asked:

what do you think of the headcanon that albino animals (including humans!) may have a closer tie to the Void/Outsider? or just the belief that they do by those who observe the Abbey's teachings? I know there isn't much in canon to go off of besides white rats being featured semi-prominently, but I've become fond of the idea.

…I have not thought of this headcanon before but it is super nifty and I am a big fan. :D

And it makes total sense to me, also considering that a) albino animals are often going to be outcasts, which seems fitting, and b) I have this indelible association between the Outsider and underwater / semi-underwater caves and the pale eyeless things that live there. *bounces* 

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Jul 22 '14

I just had such a huge brainwave on how to structure That TES Fic that I started yelling and bouncing in my seat on the drive home

I can’t decide if I’m going to murder literally everyone or not

Etain honey I’m so sorry

Jul 22 '14

photosynthesexual:

running-hunting-deducing:

sherdoor:

smallnico:

if you were a twin in ancient rome they would name the firstborn and then name the secondborn after the firstborn

except 

if your older twin’s name was geminus, your name would be anti-geminus

that is the equivalent of naming your children steve and not steve

so what happened when triplets were born 

Steve, Not Steve, Definitely Not Steve.

Jul 22 '14

galagraphia replied to your post: Before I joined tumblr I called myself…

Congrats! You’ve been chim’d!

*sobbing*

Jul 22 '14

Before I joined tumblr I called myself a TES lore nerd but I did not know about kalpas

or Towers

or shezzarines

or CHIM

or any of this shit

What did you guys all do to me?

Jul 22 '14

evilbeards replied to your post: ainwesley said:So if your dragonb…

well, if you want someone to ask…….

midnightcandlelight replied to your post: ainwesley said:So if your dragonb…

we will ask because we want to hear this! :D

I think I covered the basics of Smaragdina’s Pet TES Crack Theory back here

(Elaboration on said theory: Alduin is Akatosh is Auri-El is Anu)

(Elaboration on said elaboration: if Alduin is a particular aspect, he is the Adamantium Tower incarnate, because fuck y’all, it’s not just a physical building)

(Elder Scrolls lore is weeeeeeeeeeeird)