"ESTJs are conventional, factual, and grounded in reality. For the ESTJ, the proof is in the past: what has worked and what has been done before. They value evidence over conjecture, and trust their personal experience. ESTJs look for rules to follow and standards to meet, and often take a leadership role in helping other people meet expectations as well. They concern themselves with maintaining the social order and keeping others in line."


aureat:

You are not a reflection of the people who can’t love you


soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too


She Bitches About Boys (Marilyn Hacker)

To live on charm, one must be courteous.

To live on others’ love, one must be loveable.

Some get away with murder being beautiful.

Girls love a sick child or a healthy animal.

A man who’s both itches them like an incubus.

But I, for one, have had a bellyful

of giving reassurances and obvious

advice with scrambled eggs and cereal;

then bad debts, broken dates, and lecherous

onanastic dreams of estival

nights when some high-strung, well-hung, penurious

boy, not knowing what he’d get, could be more generous.


Q:
hi! i like your rat game. I just saw a sidebar with "South London's suburbs were drowned in the Unterzee when the city fell, and the higher ground became a string of islands." and i thought you might be the candle to ask - do you know which suburb corresponds to Mutton Isle, Hunter's Keep, etc? does polythreme have a real world equivalent? (asked by deadpans)
A:

dezris:

saint-arthur:

I actually have basically no idea what bits of Real London correspond to bits of Fallen London. Polythreme is probably a chunk of First City, though.

Related to this, does the same apply to north London? In particular, is there any information on whether Low Barnet in Sunless Sea is the actual ruins of Barnet? I’d assume it is, but given that I’m from Barnet and could not stop grinning for hours when I first saw that I figured I’d ask whether there’s any official lore on it, just out of curiousity.

yyyes! I’ve no word on Barnet specifically, but in Ambition: Light Fingers, there’s a moment looking at old maps that highlights some real world suburbs that correspond to in-game locations (echo with text) which was confirmed “OOCly” back when the devs released the answers to the old Mysteries tab, though that news post is gone (the mysteries and answers). and here’s a fun “Mapping Fallen London” thread with some player speculation. so I’d definitely think you’re spot on equating Low Barnet with your hearth and home.


Q:
Say something australian (asked by Anonymous)


loganechoes:

A girl must prioritise. Wallowing in the grief of betraying an ex-boyfriend or following the guy most likely to blow up Neptune High? Hell, give me a stick of gum to chew and I’ll do all three at once.


awwww-cute:

Birthday boy