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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Dec 7, 18 - edited

So, I finally got off my big, pregnant butt and finished putting together the Wyrd discord server I kept meaning to. If anyone is looking for a small hub of fellow Wyrdos to roleplay with, lurk alongside, or get to know then please feel free to join!
I have limited internet capabilities in the coming weeks due to... being due. However, the other Wyrd roleplayers I know are wonderful people and I am sure there are more out there!
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The Wandering Path - Discord hub for Wyrd RP
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Commenting to add that there is an OOC guild attached to the server in the works!
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New link (because I am forgetful) : https://discord.gg/gaWyP44
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Dec 26, 18

When it's 3am, you're postpartum, and only have a mind for absent poetry.

...until wee one throws up on you.
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November 2018
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Nov 27, 18 - edited

I cannot be on ESO much at all these days, but I can poke away at Baldur's Gate (for the fiftieth time in my life) on a tablet now!
This play through; it's Mr. Smol Knight with some good good stats. It only took me, like, 10 minutes to roll a 98 this time around!

One day, that glorious 108 point buy v_v
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Gonna be that tanky boi
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That goody, knightly tanky boi.

I actually do not even know how to manage this. My initial reaction in ever Baldur's Gate game is "STEAL AND HORDE EVERYTHING".
But... I can't steal now... gfd mattie
(I need a Denigan)
You have to balance out your goodie with a baddie. Get yourself that bandito
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Nov 11, 18 - edited

Today marks the Armistice centenary of the First World War. It has been 100 years of a memory that once loomed o'er us, only to dwindle in recent years as the historical barriers have risen - some due to the mere nature of mortality, others as forgetfulness and cycles of ideologies turn.

Perhaps, in a way, this is partly due to how we remember the World Wars. In Canada, every child can rehearse In Flanders Fields to you. We think of the morals of nations, and the sacrifices of the incomprehensible many. And while some of us hold lost family and personal sacrifices dear, it can be hard to imagine at times.

In recent years, I have always thoughts of a letter series I had to transcribe while working in a war museum. It came in two old shoe boxes, just over 200 letters in total between a husband and wife. She wrote of their two daughters, of visiting her sister in Eastern Canada, and the washing machine breaking - but she managed to sort it out herself. He wrote of training, of men from the town sticking together - and then being split up, he wrote of France, and he wrote of nights where "the stars were blotted out by the flashes of gunfire and smoke".

I remember his letters beginning on a familiar note many times:
"My Darling, I write you a line to tell you I am well..."
"My Darling, I write you a line to tell you I am safe..."
"My Darling, I write you a line to tell you I am alive..."


I remember the last letter in the series. It was the only letter that was crumpled and ripped, yet rigid in its crease from sitting unopened for so long - unlike the others. It was from a heart-broken father-in-law, begging this wife to let him keep his son's pocketwatch. He had given it to his son the last time he was on leave in London, the last time he saw him.
It was the only salvageable item left of him.

I sat there and cried for some time. It was, by and far, the most tangible moment of sacrifice I had ever borne witness to. In the years since, I think back to those letters and the simplicity of their contents. There was nothing grandiose about them. Rather, there was a sincerity and love. I still recall he wrote in purple crayon a few times, for it was all he could find. But it has always been the most important example of the consequences we face with war.

"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. In saying ‘our interests first, whatever happens to the others,’ you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: its moral values ...

Old demons are resurfacing. History sometimes threatens to take its tragic course again and compromise our hope of peace. Let us vow to prioritise peace over everything.”
- Emmanuel Macron's Opening Address
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Nov 11, 18

John McCrae's manuscript of In Flanders Fields, hastily written during the Battle of Ypres.
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October 2018
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Oct 26, 18

For all my Wyrdos <3 :
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*glenmoril represent*
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Oct 23, 18 - edited

Hey, fellow literary nerds:

This year is the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein! In honour of this splendid bicentennial, the Keats-Shelley Foundation have been churning the gears of an international event-series: Frankenreads.
I've already been to a few events myself, and they have been wonderful fun! They are putting on an international read-a-thon for Halloween as well. If you're interested at all, or want to see if there are events in your area then be sure to check it out! If anyone wants to nerd out about it, feel free to get in touch. I'll be re-reading this delightfully dreadful novel for Halloween :)
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Fathom Events also has one more showing of the Cumberbatch & Miller performance of Danny Boyle's play on the 29th! I looooooved it!
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Yasss!! That performance was phenomenal!
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Oct 10, 18

Lately, I get so busy I lose track of what's going on in the lovely RP world.

Then I come back, and I just... We need a special fairy godmother for this place.
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Sometimes you're just better off... not. xD I feel you though. Good luck with irl things! <3
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Oct 7, 18

Happy Turkey Day! As ever, I am thankful for my sister and her baking talent 😍
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They're (almost) too pretty to eat!
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Almost...
September 2018
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Sep 10, 18

Oh no... It begins.
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All that smoke has put you guys right into winter already :T
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Art
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i swear to god I did something wrong in a past life to have this fate
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Did you turn down Thor on a date?...
August 2018
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Aug 30, 18

Happy Birthday Horror Mom!
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Mary Shelley is a woman who truly changed how I viewed literature - both of others and my own - through her works and her life. So Happy Birthday to a pinnacle of rebellious women anywhere.

"We talked of what was beyond the tomb; and, man in his human shape being nearly extinct, we felt with certainty of faith, that other spirits, other minds, other perceptive beings, sightless to us, must people with thought and love this beauteous and imperishable universe."
- The Last Man
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Aug 6, 18 - edited

Next on the docket:

Slowly chipping away at a new and updated guild post for some lovely folks <3
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oh gawd this writers block
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Aug 4, 18

There are not many things more satisfying as a forum admin than clearing out old and unneeded forum posts. It's like a cathartic spring cleaning.
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July 2018
thetookybird

Shared publicly - Jul 23, 18

It figures that on a night when I actually have time to write, when I actually had ideas to get down, and an entire outline to go by ...

that all I can do is stare into the abyssal void and silently scream.

end all my suffering
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When life gives you abyssal voids, write about it. ●3●
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thetookybird

Shared publicly - Jul 17, 18

*sit down and try to write*
*get a few sentences in*
*have a crisis*
*get lost on pinterest*
*write a few more sentences*
"This is the best thing I've ever written!"
*get lost on spotify playlists*
*write a bit more*
"This is the worst thing I've ever written!"
*have another crisis*
*plant head against desk*


Rinse. Repeat.
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You just described my entire life
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Well I think it's a bestseller <3
You are the sweetest <3
What if crisis &amp; writing is same thing? What is fruitas of my la bour?
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Probably carried off by your army of ants, poly <3
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