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I'm Bavalt.

Bavalt joined on Apr 27th, 2010, since that has made 42 posts that are still accessible today, 0 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Bavalt has given 43 upvotes, and was last online on Apr 24th, 2017.

  • In The Undateables

    Most of mine have been mentioned already, but here they are anyway.

    Smoking/drugs/alcoholism. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, hate the smell of marijuana, and just plain don't like the effect that unmoderated drug use has on people. I'm okay with occasional drinking, but that's about it.

    Depression/neediness. I can't handle the emotional strain that comes with being in a relationship with someone who's unhappy all the time. I'm also not emotionally expressive by any means, so I'd have a hard time dealing with someone who always looks to me for explicit validation and support (not that I wouldn't be supportive, I just don't like being forced to vocalize it.)

    Fighting. I don't like negativity, so someone who makes a big deal out of small situations out of boredom, or starts arguments to try and connect with me just isn't for me.

    Power dynamics. I'd want my relationship to be simple and genuine - I'm not interested in the more intense side of romance. One-upmanship in flirting is bothersome, and turning dating into the type of seduction tug-of-war that pop culture often depicts just sounds exhausting. I don't see the appeal of being dominant or submissive: mutual respect between equals is what I want.

  • In Make a Cat. (The Sequel)
  • In So You Rolled 1

    So, uh, making RPG characters is actually kind of a hobby of mine. I've got a handful of them done up for a variety of systems, with varying degrees of backstory detail (leaving that open makes it easier to adapt them to the campaign after all). I chose this one in particular because 5E is quite simplistic in terms of character creation compared to most, and because Wizard is the class that I feel represents me best. Ability scores are generated using the default point-buy method.

    Forest Gnome Wizard/Rogue Background: Guild Artisan

    STR 8 DEX 14 CON 14 INT 17 WIS 10 CHA 12

    Proficiencies: Wizard weapons, (Light Armor), (Rogue Weapons), Alchemist's Lab, (Thieves' Tools)

    Skills: Insight, Persuasion, Arcana, Investigation, (Perception)

    Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom

    Languages: Common, Gnomish, Draconic, (Thieves' Cant)

    Progression: 1st level Wizard, 2nd level Rogue, 3rd-20th level Wizard (Brackets indicate something learned from Rogue multiclass). Expertise Skills from Rogue: Investigation, Perception. Specialty School: Illusion. 5th-level: Feat (Tough). 9th-level: Feat (Linguist). 13th-level: Feat (Observant - ability score point in INT). 17th-level: Feat (Keen Mind). 20th-level: +2 DEX.

    This character is meant to be a resourceful kind of caster, the type who tries to have a solution to the miscellaneous obstacles that bar the party's progress in ways the other members might not be well-equipped to deal with. In practice, much like a bard, but operating off of guile and discretion rather than flair. I don't have any roleplaying info done on any of my 5E premades, so this is more of a "character plan" than an actual full-fledged character, but I often have trouble coming up with those details without a world and a party for the character to exist in.

    I didn't detail all the class abilities that would be unlocked, because that would make this incredibly long and tedious, but I did lay out any mechanical choices that would have to be made.

  • In So You Rolled 1

    Any particular edition, or just pick whichever?

  • In What Brought You to Colorless?

    @Kinnear (then Drentii) and I stumbled upon this place while the first season of Durarara!! was airing and it was something of a fan site. We thought the dynamic of the dollars seemed pretty cool, and this was a place that was trying to capture something similar. While he was more active, though, I was mostly a lurker, and I left after a month or two. He managed to convince me to return some time after he'd come back himself, and after managing to come out of my shell a bit more this time, I've since stuck around.

  • In Magical Banana

    If you say trilateration, I think illuminati.

  • In Winter 2017 Anime Chart

    Only a couple titles I'm very interested in the winter season, which is good, since I have a lot to catch up on from fall and summer. Definitely gonna be continuing Rakugo and Konosuba, though, and Chaos;Child has that telltale 5pb semicolon, so that'll merit a look too. March Comes in Like a Lion being a two-cour is also good news.

  • In The Rhyme Game

    One more time, create a hit - it can't be faint, my friends.

  • In Favourite Teacher

    The same prof taught basically all of the sci-fi/fantasy stuff in the lit department while I was going to uni, and she was awesome. Most of the courses I did were small, discussion-heavy formats (one of the upsides of focusing on the humanities), and many of the profs were agreeable and liked to make class fun, but this one stood out among the others regardless. She was clearly really into what she was teaching (though again, that wasn't too uncommon - I should mention that I really liked my uni in general), and the material was all stuff that I really liked too, so I guess I respected that she had such a deep, contextualized understanding of those areas of fiction - she was like a higher level of nerd. I ended up signing up for every course that I saw her name on. By the time I was getting to writing my honours essay, she was the department head, so I'm not sure how much she actually teaches anymore.

  • In What Are You Thinking Right Now

    They don't reverse either direction. Rather, if you turn around, you see things from the reverse perspective because your body is situated differently. If you do a handstand instead of turning normally, for example, you'll see things reversed vertically instead of horizontally, and if you always did it that way (somehow), it would seem to you like mirrors only reversed up and down, and not left and right.