Written By Thea
April 10, 2021, 8:20 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
Did I mention also that my mother actually sent me something? A necklace. That sometimes doesn't seem like much to some people, but this? This was a gift to my mother from my father on their on wedding day. My mother and I aren't particularly close you see, but I was very close to my father. This gesture, this gift from my mother means more to me than she'll ever realize.
Written By Savio
April 10, 2021, 8:08 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
Devoted friends, can you believe
That someone said this shit to me?
I'll hit them where it hurts the most:
A vaguely worded call-out post!
"Now I don't really want to clash
Just want to say you've been an ass"
Of course no mention of your name
But you'll know it all the same
Despite the somewhat murky source
We'll all jump in on the discourse
Thoughts and opinions freely fly
Can you even believe that guy?
We'll forget in time, unless we don't
Unending feuds from what we wrote
Don't get me wrong, I love these fights --
Why else even read the Whites?
There actually haven't been many of these lately, but still, it's a genre unto itself, and if I'm being honest, I adore it.
Written By Drake
April 10, 2021, 8:01 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
I couldn't be happier than I am at this moment.
Written By Sydney
April 10, 2021, 8 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
Certainly one thing to be said for wearing lighter armor, it's not quite as cozy as heavier fare with its padding and natural insulation. Something to do with the fact that they actually have sleeves that go down to their elbows or wrists, rather than my own, which terminate at the shoulder. It can't be helped - in my line of work, range of motion is everything, and staying faster than the other combatant is how my advantage works best. I strike hard, I strike fast, and I don't wade in to the thick of things unless I'm willing to risk a few scrapes and bruises in the process.
So, yes. I'm glad it's warmer, is what I'm getting at, and I can ditch this heavy cloak I've been having to cart around from my pack.
I could opine about new beginnings and opportunities, and all the things that come with a change to the temperature, but I'm content with not being quite so sharding cold.
Written By Audgrim
April 10, 2021, 5:13 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
1. I can no longer fit everything I own in my backpack. I've put items in a footlocker cause carrying it around is just too much.
2. I bought a cologne today.
Written By Hadrian
April 10, 2021, 2:18 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
It is folly to become trapped in thinking that dictates one method will work for every interaction. For some, words of affirmation and approval will go farther than lavish gifts. While for others even a minor act of service can be enough to show your dedication to a mutually beneficial arrangement. At its core the key to discovering what is need is quite simple: listen, understand.
It is important that while working diligently to make yourself flexible enough for the needs of others, that you do not allow your own wants or needs within the agreement to be entirely overshadowed or outright ignored.
Written By Rosalind
April 10, 2021, 1:03 p.m.(4/9/1015 AR)
Written By Amari
April 10, 2021, 9:39 a.m.(4/8/1015 AR)
I did attempt to plow a field once. It's much harder than it looks, and I felt so badly about the meandering furrows I made, that I gave the poor farmer some silver as compensation for the damage I'd wrought. That's something I'll need to practice. Perhaps there's a field in Duskshire fit to task when I'm ready to try again. I'll put aside some silver, just in case.
Not wanting to have my attention stuck on worries and frustrations beyond this humble work and learning, I've politely informed the Marquis and Marquessa that I will be immediately stepping away from the duties of Voice and Minister of Income, and any active participation in Keaton's affairs generally unless the need is truly great. I've also been amicably released from my oaths as Knight of Oakhaven so that I'll no longer be bound in that manner either, should my new life as a turnip farming hedge knight not fully align somehow with the ambitions of House Keaton.
I feel it a change that was very long overdue. I've more than done my part for the House. It's time to lend my aid to the family and friends I've grown to cherish most in this world, and recognize as the dear and wonderful treasures that they are. Life is far too short to labor at unnecessary obligations for long when they can be just as well handled by someone else. I'd much rather aspire now to have a full heart, good friends and a green thumb, than a list of titles to my name that bring with them no happiness or fulfillment whatsoever.
Written By Claude
April 10, 2021, 8:56 a.m.(4/8/1015 AR)
Written By Piccola
April 9, 2021, 7:53 p.m.(4/7/1015 AR)
To attribute the efficacy of strategy to their mere external performance, apart from the interior discipline they demand, is to fall into superstition.
Written By Natasha
April 9, 2021, 3:57 p.m.(4/7/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Romulius
Written By Natasha
April 9, 2021, 3:52 p.m.(4/7/1015 AR)
I am grateful that, despite the trials of the last week, I have held onto my faith, can still turn to my gods and find solace and succor, and know that my prayers will be answered in some way, even if it simply means peace of mind.
Written By Gwenna
April 9, 2021, 11:36 a.m.(4/7/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Deva
Written By Gwenna
April 9, 2021, 10:43 a.m.(4/6/1015 AR)
Written By Clarisse
April 9, 2021, 8:09 a.m.(4/6/1015 AR)
Written By Medeia
April 9, 2021, 1:49 a.m.(4/6/1015 AR)
What have I been doing? Well, I had another meeting about the midwife training center earlier. It's satisfying to know that project is nearly complete! The amount of silver that has gone into this is boggling, honestly, and the project itself has grown in exciting ways I didn't envision when I conceived of it. Yes, pun intended. I was a Harlequin, Scholar Clive. There is a good chance that all the construction and furnishing will be done within the next month! Spring being here has allowed for some things to move ahead quickly, now. I'm looking forward to the unveiling so I can publicly acknowledge all the effort of the people who have been helping make this happen.
Otherwise? Things have been a little quieter the past several days, though there is much ahead. My patron, Lady Thea, is marrying Lord Drake soon. I am thrilled for the both of them! They work well together, truly, it's a strong match. Wyvernheart is gaining a great boon in having her join their house; she's got the kind of energy, skills, and determination that will serve well in a holding that is still being properly reclaimed and explored. I've been lucky to see the strengthening of their bond, their commitment to having a union that benefits both their houses. However, I will almost certainly cry at the celebration. Why? People cry at weddings. Oh, Scholar Clive, I need to see other Scholars! But you're right. I am sad. After, she will no longer be my patron. A bittersweet moment, to be sure. We were friends long before we were patron and protege, so I expect there will be little change.
I've become curious about how other people have chosen the names of their children. And Best Liars or Salt Parents. These decisions seem like they would be life altering for a child. Strangely, I couldn't say who my Best Liar is. Was? No matter. There are so many decisions to be made, and soon, that it's overwhelming. Oh? I suppose it is interesting that I've been a midwife for so long and have a lack of insight into these particular matters. Did you know that I'm a Salt Parent? I am! To three children, actually. And no, I still can't say I know how that decision is made. Perhaps some curious reader of the whites will see this and send anecdotes or guidance.
Written By Zakhar
April 8, 2021, 11:33 p.m.(4/6/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Clarisse
Yes. I had my cane! There's witnesses even!
The cats were smiling to the madness and that Lady with the other one, they seemed a little off didn't they? Or was I completely distracted?
Scholar! Hello. Were did ya come from?
Reports. Sorry for waking the lowers, though happy to report it was found the beaches under the bridge. Pain to get to, was still in one piece. Which means we're getting better with the metals. Going to look at some jewelry, some of those metals take a hammering good. Might be what's needed.
Written By Bahiya
April 8, 2021, 7:35 p.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Freedom, of course, but also time, space for growth and peace and purpose.
My heart is full. I am at peace and content in a way I have never been. What a blessing, this journey.
Written By Cambria
April 8, 2021, 5:16 p.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Of course, what is best and for whom is an entirely different matter.
Written By Amari
April 8, 2021, 11:56 a.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Such concerns fade quite naturally to nothing the deeper one goes into the wood. Do the ancient trees care for the hurt feelings of a lady passing beneath their boughs? The chipmunk for laws they've broken or the songbird for the latest fashions? Do the deer conspire among themselves in hushed tones, trading secrets they deny their lessers? Do the speckled trout in the stream plot dark machinations? Of course not. That's only for human minds to twist themselves into tight knots over.
I feel the time has arrived to shed the ill fitting skin that was necessary these last few years, but is no longer. I was never an obedient hound of perfect pedigree, but a stray who wandered in from the cold and forgot herself for a while, curled up by the warm hearth. If I snarl and bark when I shouldn't, it's only because I've finally woke from my long slumber and am remembering what I was, and was meant to be, and just how hungry I am.
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