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Blade, Blessed, and Books: The Elder Scrolls III The elder Scrolls MORROWINTD MORROWIND e9 Do not mm ORK Media company.The Elder Scrolls, Morrowind Bink Video, Copynight 1997-2001 by RAD Game of the Year Edition mvention of copy pro strictly prohibited.Confide SAFETY INFORMATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Main Menu Gameplay Controls The Game Screen Stats Menu Inventory Menu Magic Menu Map Menu Races Attributes Derived Attributes Combat Arts ABOUT PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURES A very small percentage of people may visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have a condition that can cause these photosensitve epileptic seizures while watching video experience a seizure when exposed to certain in video games. n undiagnosed These seizures may have a variety of symptoms including: lightheadedness vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation entation confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or strikina nearby objects. 16 mmediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms Parents should watch for or ask their children about hildren and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures. The the above symptoms. 19 Stealth Arts of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by sitting farther from the using a smaller television screen, playing in a well-lit room, and not Combat Classes Magic Classes Stealth Classes en you are drowsy or fatigued of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor Increasing Your Skills and Leveling Up Weapons R IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION 28 29 30 .30 30 ox Instruction Manual contains important safety and health information that Using Weapons, Repairing Weapons & Armor u should read and understand before using this software School of Conjuration VOID DAMAGE TO YOUR TELEVISION School of Illusion School of Destruction not use with certain televisions. Some televisions, especially front- or rear-projection pes, can be damaged if any video games, including Xbox games, are played on them. tatic images presented during the normal course of game play may burn in to the creen, causing a permanent shadow of the static image to appear at all times, even when video games are not being played. Similar damage may occur from static images eated when placing a video game on hold or pause. Consult your television owner's nanual to determine if video games can be safely played safely on your set. If you are unable to find this information in the owner's manual, contact your television dealer or School of Restoration School of Mysticism School of Alteration Abilities, Powers, Diseases, Spells. 34 35 36 Magic Items, Magic Scrolls Spellmaking Enchanting 39 the manufacturer to determine if video games can be played safely on your set. I Unauthorized copying, reverse engineering, transmission, public performance, rental, Potions, Alchemy Stealth pay for play, or circumvention of copy protection is strictly prohibited 42 Books, Journal. Containers, Resting and Waiting, Fast Travel, Crime and Jail. Loading and Saving Preferences Credits .46 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind The Elder ScI: Morrowind CREATING YOUR CHARACTER When you first start, you mu entered in your Name, you'l be asked to select a Race, Class, and Bithsign ist decide what kind of player you will be. After you've DARK ELF In the Empire, "Dark Elf is the common usage, but in their Morrowind homeland, they call themselves the "Dunmer." The dark-skinned, red-eyed Dunmer combine powerful intellect with strong and agile physiques, producing superior warriors and sorcerers. On the battlefield, Dark Elves are noted for their skilled and balanced integration of swordsmen, marksmen, and war wizards. RACES You may choose from 10 races commonly encountered in MORROWIND. Since each race has unique abilities, selecting your race is one of the most important decisions vou'll make. ARGONIAN Little is known and less is understood about the reptilian denizens of Black Marsh. Years of defending their borders have made the Argonians experts in guerilla warfare, and their Skill Bonuses: Long Blade +5, Destruction +10, Light Armor +5, Athletics +5, Mysticism +5, Marksman +5, Short Blade +10 Specials: Ancestor Guardian, Resistant to Fire natural abilities make them equally at home in water and on land. They are well suited for the treacherous swamps of their homeland, and have developed natural immunities to the diseases and poisons that have doomed many would-be explorers of the region. HIGH ELF The High Elves, or Altmer, are the proud, tall, golden- skinned peoples of Summerset Isle. The common tongue of the Empire, Tamrielic, is based on their speech and writing, and most of the Empire's arts, crafts, and sciences are derived from High Elven traditions. Deft, intelligent, and strong-willed, High Elves are often gifted in the arcane arts, and are far more resistant to disease than the lesser races. Skill Bonuses: Alchemy +5, Athletics +15,Illusion +5, Medium Armor +5, Mysticism +5 Spear +5, Unarmored+5 Specials: Resist Disease, Immune to Poison, Water Breathing Skill: Destruction +10, Enchant +10, Alchemy +10, Alteration +5, Conjuration +5,Illusion +5 Specials: Fortified Maximum Magicka, Weakness to Magicka, Fire, Frost, and Shock, Resistant to Disease BRETON Bretons feel an inborn, instinctive bond with the mercurial forces of magic and the supernatural. Many great sorcerers have IMPERIAL Natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil, the Imperials are well-educated and well- spoken. Though physically less imposing than the other races, the Imperials have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders. These traits, along with their remarkable skill and training as light infantry, have enabled them to subdue all the other provinces and to have erected the monument to peace and prosperity that comprises the Glorious Empire. from the home province of High Rock, and in addition to their quick and perceptive grasp of spellcraft, enchantment, and alchemy, even the humblest of Bretons boast a high resistance to destructive and dominating magical energies. Skill Bonuses: Conjuration +10, Mysticism +10, Restoration +10, Alchemy +5, Alteration +5 Illusion +5 pecials: Fortified Maximum Magicka, Dragon Skin, Resist Magicka SKILL BONUSES: Speechcraft+10, Mercantile+10, Long Blade +10, Blunt Weapon +S, Light Armor +5, Hand to Hand +5 SPECIALS: Star of the West, Voice of the Emperor The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 13 The Elder crlsIII: Morowind BIRTHSIGNS In Tamriel, persons born under certain constellations are said to be fortunate in their aspects', Such persons are often blessed-or cursed- with remarkable abilities or weaknesses as a result of the magical conjunctions of celestíal influences. STEALTH SPECIALIZED CLASSES THIEVES Thieves are pickpockets and pilferers. Unlike robbers, who kill and loot, thieves typically choose stealth and subterfuge over violence, and often entertain romantic notions of their charm and in their acquisitive activities cleverness THE APPRENTICE Those bom under the sign of The Apprentice have increased Magicka, but also have a weakness to it. AGENTS atives skilled in deception and avoidance, but dasTHE ATRONACH trained in self-defense and the use of deadly force. Self-reliant and independent, agents devote themselves to personal goals, or to various patrons or causes. Those born under the sign of The Atronach cannot regenerate Magicka, but have a chance of absorbing any magic cast at them. THE LADY Those born under the sign of The Lady have increased Endurande and Personality. ASSASSINS Assassins are killers who rely on stealth and mobility to approach victims undetected. Execution is performed with ranged weapons or with short blades for close work. Assassins can be ruthless murderers or principled agents of noble causes. THE LORD Those born under the sign of The Lord can regenerate Health, but are weak to fire THE LOVER Those born under the sign of The Lover have increased Agility and can paralyze others with a kiss. ACROBATS Acrobať' is a polite euphemism for agile burglars and second-story men, These thieves avoid detection by stealth, and rely on mobility and cunning to avoid capture. THE MAGE Those born under the sign of The Mage have increased Magicka. MONKS Monks are students of the ancient martial arts of hand-to-hand combat and unarmored self-defense. Monks avoid detection by stealth, mobility, and agility, and are skilled with a variety of ranged and close-combat weapons. THE RITUAL Those born under the sign of The Ritual can heal themselves and turn undead. THE SERPENT Those born under the sign of The Serpent can poison others at a loss of PILGRIMS Pilgrims are travelers, seekers of truth and enlightenment. They fortify themselves for road and wilderness with arms, armor, and magic, and through wide experience of the world, they become shrewd in commerce and persuasion their own Health. THE SHADOW Those born under the sign of The Shadow can make themselves invisible. THE STEED Those born under the sign of The Steed can move faster BARDS Bards are loremasters and storytellers. They crave adventure for the wisdom and insight to be gained, and must depend on sword shield, spell, and enchantment to preserve them from the perils of their educational experiences THE THIEF Those born under the sign of The Thief are harder to hit. THE TOWER detect things at a distance. Those born under the sign of The Warrior have an increased chance Those born under the sign of The Tower can unlock doors magically and THE WARRIOR 25 I miss the days when games came with manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Brains, Goals, and Lay's: Inspired by Monks. Backed by Science. Designed for you. The Monk Manual90 Day Planner is a daily system that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater purpose, productivity and presence Accountability Reseacher John Bargh has found that people will focus on small mindless tasks rather than real productive work 90 Days Research by Janet Polivy shows that our brain often fails to commit to long-term goals because it fears big projects, leading us to quit our new venture at the first sign of distress. Focus vs Distracted Research by Anders Ericsson showed that the best performers were not spending more time on their craft, rather, they were being more productive during their practice sessions. in an attempt to avoid our most important projects. Habits According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day Daily Reflection Empirical research has repeatedly shown that striving toward self-concordant goals consistently strengthens the link between goal progress and well-being. Gratitude People who regularly practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits including stronger immune systems, stress resiliance, higher levels of personal happiness and increased generosity Progress Tracking Researcher John Bargh describes robotic behavior ('busywork) as the #1 enemy of goal striving. Progress tracking is a known strategy for culling busywork. The Power of Questions Everytime we ask and contemplate a question our brain develops new neural connections, leading to new insights and creativity Meditation Meditation has been linked to increased brain volume in certain areas of the cerebral cortex, along with less volume in the brain's amygdala, which controls fear and anxiety - ONE FULL PAGE SPREAD FOR EVERY DAY, WEEK AND MONTH - FLEXIBLE NOTE SPACE ON EACH PAGE -COVERS A FULL 90-DAY PERIOD PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY ACID FREE PAPER - 256 PAGES PRINTED IN COLOR WI - SADDLE STITCH BINDING WITH VEGAN PU LEATHER COVER SOY BASED INK LAYS FLAT! awesomage: Monk Manual Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing A 90-day planner that helps you focus on the most important things, so you can live each moment with greater peace, purpose and productivity. Fully funded in less than 4 hrs and 300% funded so far. Only a few early birds left, HURRY UP to lock in your pledge now: http://bit.ly/monk-manuals

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Ass, Fire, and Head: quentyl: lb-lee: avatarsymbolism: Zuko and Mai v Mr. Boomerang. One of the reasons Avatar is one of the few epic fantasies I’ve actually liked is that nobody is above indignity. This is a thing a lot of genres do, but epic fantasies seem to be impressively devoid of any sense of humor, and often cave to the temptation to make the villains or heroes so badass that nothing embarrassing or stupid ever happens to them. In Avatar (the last airbender, anyway, haven’t seen Korra), everyone has stupid shit happen to them.  Even Fire Lord Ozai has his moments– “No, Fire Lord Ozai, YOU aren’t wearing pants!” Azula gets covered in mud.  Zuko has… well, getting conked in the head by a boomerang is only the beginning of the stupid undignified shit he experiences. (Though he still doesn’t compare to Sokka, the emperor unto perpetuity of Shameland.) And I love that.  Because in life, sometimes you get covered in mud.  Sometimes you get conked in the head when you’re trying to be brooding and dramatic.  STUPID SHIT HAPPENS TO YOU.  And in real life, you still manage to be badass, or terrible, even in your moments of human frailty. I wish I saw that more often. Yes! This, so much. That’s definitively something I’ve noticed too, and I love it! Actually, in a way, I think it’s kind of addressed in the show itself: Zuko was publicly humiliated, punished and banished for speaking out of turn at a meeting. This was considered a personal offense to the Fire Lord: they were so strict and enamored with their “dignity” that the slightest misstep by a child could turn into some sort of great insult. And if you’re insulted the proper response is to defend your honor in Agni Kai, a duel to the death (with a child if need be). In contrast, among the Air Nomads, it was okay to throw mud pies at the head monks and laugh your ass off. It was even encouraged: creativity, fun and humility were seen as the most essential qualities. No one was above pranks - neither being pranked nor even doing the pranks. And it didn’t mean they didn’t know respect - we know Aang had enormous respect for his elders and their teachings. It’s actually a much truer form of respect than what you could find in the Fire Nation, where fear kept you silent. So, I think there is a lesson here, that maybe we should learn not to hold our dignity in such high regard, that it’s good to know how to laugh at yourself? And when ATLA has fun with its serious characters, it’s also a way to illustrate this idea - the show is all the richer by not taking itself too seriously.
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Ass, Fire, and Head: animentality: quentyl: lb-lee: avatarsymbolism: Zuko and Mai v Mr. Boomerang. One of the reasons Avatar is one of the few epic fantasies I’ve actually liked is that nobody is above indignity. This is a thing a lot of genres do, but epic fantasies seem to be impressively devoid of any sense of humor, and often cave to the temptation to make the villains or heroes so badass that nothing embarrassing or stupid ever happens to them. In Avatar (the last airbender, anyway, haven’t seen Korra), everyone has stupid shit happen to them.  Even Fire Lord Ozai has his moments– “No, Fire Lord Ozai, YOU aren’t wearing pants!” Azula gets covered in mud.  Zuko has… well, getting conked in the head by a boomerang is only the beginning of the stupid undignified shit he experiences. (Though he still doesn’t compare to Sokka, the emperor unto perpetuity of Shameland.) And I love that.  Because in life, sometimes you get covered in mud.  Sometimes you get conked in the head when you’re trying to be brooding and dramatic.  STUPID SHIT HAPPENS TO YOU.  And in real life, you still manage to be badass, or terrible, even in your moments of human frailty. I wish I saw that more often. Yes! This, so much. That’s definitively something I’ve noticed too, and I love it! Actually, in a way, I think it’s kind of addressed in the show itself: Zuko was publicly humiliated, punished and banished for speaking out of turn at a meeting. This was considered a personal offense to the Fire Lord: they were so strict and enamored with their “dignity” that the slightest misstep by a child could turn into some sort of great insult. And if you’re insulted the proper response is to defend your honor in Agni Kai, a duel to the death (with a child if need be). In contrast, among the Air Nomads, it was okay to throw mud pies at the head monks and laugh your ass off. It was even encouraged: creativity, fun and humility were seen as the most essential qualities. No one was above pranks - neither being pranked nor even doing the pranks. And it didn’t mean they didn’t know respect - we know Aang had enormous respect for his elders and their teachings. It’s actually a much truer form of respect than what you could find in the Fire Nation, where fear kept you silent. So, I think there is a lesson here, that maybe we should learn not to hold our dignity in such high regard, that it’s good to know how to laugh at yourself? And when ATLA has fun with its serious characters, it’s also a way to illustrate this idea - the show is all the richer by not taking itself too seriously. I love atla meta
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Alive, Club, and Crush: <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939879402/libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/175939724549/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175939659137/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-sacred-harp" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175850967097/sacred-harp-singing-is-actually-cool-stuff-and" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Sacred Harp singing is actually cool stuff and really moving.</p></blockquote> <p>reblogging cuz this style is really kickass. Also the lyrics are pretty amazing</p> <p>I know that my Redeemer lives, Glory, Hallelujah! What comfort this sweet sentence gives, Glory, Hallelujah! </p> <p> Chorus: Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground, Glory Hallelujah! The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p>He lives to crush the fiends of hell; Glory Hallelujah! He lives and doth within me dwell; Glory Hallelujah! </p> <p> (Chorus)</p> <p>I gotta hand it to the Heretics, they make very inspirational lyrics</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m actually in a Sacred Harp singing club with two other Orthodox people lol</p> </blockquote> <p>ITS SO AMAZING.</p><p>The gusto with which they sing is so full of faith and spirituality.</p><p>In typical Orthodox or Catholic worship you don’t get to sing so lustily.</p></blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mF_VW3EsMO1taHzjr8zMrRw">@friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a> HAVE YOU HEARD THE ORTHODOX MONKS SINGING SHAPE NOTE??</p><p>Sorry got excited there: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/">https://www.facebook.com/hermitageholycross/videos/10159887323320002/</a></p><p>I’ve actually been to this very monastery and met those Monks. They’re pretty sweet.</p>

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Bad, God, and Soon...: The best notes written in manuscripts by medieval monks beggars-opera Colophon a statement at the end of a book containing the scribe or owner's name, date of completion, or bitching about how hard it is to write a book in the dark ages o Oh, my hand o The parchment is very hairy o Thank God it will soon be dark o St. Patrick of Armagh, deliver me from writing o Now I've written the whole thing, for Christ's sake give me a drink o Oh d fuckin abbot o Massive hangover o Whoever translated these Gospels did a very poor job o Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night o If someone else would like such a handsome book, come and look me up in Paris, across from the Notre Dame cathedral o I shall remember, O Christ, that I am writing of Thee, because I am o Do not reproach me concerning the letters, the ink is bad and the o 11 golden letters, 8 shilling each, 700 letters with double shafts, 7 shilling wrecked today parchment scanty and the day is dark for each hundred, and 35 quires of text, each 16 leaves, at 3 shilling each. For such an amount I won't write again o Here ends the second part of the title work of Brother Thomas Aquinas of the Dominican Order, very long, very verbose; and very tedious for the scribe; thank God, thank God, and again thank God o If anyone take away this book, let him die the death, let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him, let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen The medieval equivalent of shitposting while at work
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