one time i got a fish and my dad made me name it james pond
Anonymous said: thank u for that thing u wrote about disabled characters, i have a protag who's supposed to be disabled but "cancel out" the disability in combat situation using supernatural stuff, now i see the idea in a bit of a different light and i might have to thing about it some more before i start writing thank
See the thing is some supernatural elements to temporarily “cancel” things out COULD theoretically work in writing. But I think, personally, it should work with some kind of realistic balance. For example, how painkillers work. If I have an awesome painkiller, I can do a LOT I can’t normally do when I’m in a lot of pain. I can do chores, walk a bit more, stand more, have more sex, etc… I’m not running marathons, but I’m able to do more than normal. HOWEVER. IF I push a bit too hard… if I get overexcited and walk without the cane too much or two one too many loads of laundry or pull some ridiculous acrobatic crap in bed I WILL FUCKING PAY FOR IT THE NEXT DAY. Where I’d normally be in pain enough to limit walking, suddenly I’m not even able to get out of bed for a day or two. There are consequences to pushing a body beyond its limits, for able-bodied people too. That’s normal. So even introducing a supernatural element to it I think it should still be considered under the same light. Maybe let your disabled character face their troubles in their normal state for the most part and ONLY using the supernatural temporary “cure” as a last resort, knowing it’ll drain them so much they’d end up bed-ridden for a week after it… same as a supernatural “boost” to an able-bodied character might leave them drained and weaker for a bit afterward, a disabled character will be affected even more. Just an idea. :)
Anonymous said: So, do you have crush on any fictional character who has NOT killed a man?
oh god it me
Oh god bb it kind of is.
In 1306 an Ethiopian delegation came to Europe to seek an alliance with the “King of the Spains” against the Moslems. King Anfós IV of Aragon considered arranging a double marriage with the Negus of Ethiopia in 1428. And the Portuguese sent Pedro de Corvilhao to Ethiopia in 1487 on a similar mission.
Meanwhile the actual living experience of blacks in Europe appeared to be marked by smooth integration into European society, with the role of lower-class blacks determined very much by that of their masters or employers. The 140,000 slaves imported into Europe from Africa between 1450 and 1505 were a welcome new labor force in the wake of the Bubonic Plague.
On the whole, the blacks in Christian Iberia were not limited to servile roles; but they were also not influential as a group. The new slave population in Portugal worked in agriculture and fishing. Free blacks living in Loulé and Lagos in the southern edge of Portugal owned houses and worked as day laborers, midwives, bakers, and servants. Most were domestic servants, laborers (including those on ships and river craft), and petty tradesmen.
Some free blacks, especially women, became innkeepers. Blacks in Spain served as stevedores, factory workers, farm laborers, footmen, coachmen, and butlers. Male and female domestics apparently lived well compared to other lower-class people. Slaves could work in all the crafts, but could not join the guilds.
A few Africans active in the Americas during the early Iberian expansion were among returnees to Portugal and Spain from America and Africa from the 16th to the 18th centuries. These included free mulatto students, clerics, free and slave household servants, sailors, and some who attained gentlemen’s status. The use of many black women slaves as domestics and concubines led to mulatto offspring who received favored treatment, and in some instances, attained middle-class and even aristocratic status.”