Hi there! I'm CaveSalamander, also known as Sal, and this is my main blog. I don't reblog much, and this is mostly a journal and art blog. If you're interested in my interests, check out the scarves over there ->
Other than that, I'm just a dork with a tablet and pencil. Some of the links are still under construction, like they might always be. But eh.
shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
this one’s for you
I am having a lot of emotions about my monk character in one of my pathfinder campaigns.
And specifically how her development is so shafted by the horribly imbalanced level scaling. Like… Reagan and I are the only ones who really seem to give a shit on a personal level about character development, and Rea at least gets some for Durian! My character… her whole thing, is that she was too weak to save her home-town, or even to destroy the things that were attacking it. So she goes on this world-spanning journey to become strong enough to stop the world from ending.
But the way it’s going to work out is that… none of her strength is going to come from herself at all. If it came from (all) her teammates, at least that would be some form of ‘yes i must work with my allies’, but the way things are, she feels like everything is being handed to her because she is too weak to do anything for herself. She can’t do hardly anything compared to everyone else, she’s just not strong enough.
The one thing that has put her at least a little closer to being on the same level as the others, is a monk robe that she was gifted by Durian. Again… it’s not like she wrested it from an enemy, or even inherited it from her teachers.
No. She was gifted it.
And this is going to be so much worse later, because when the final battle comes around, she is either going to be SO SEVERELY UNDERLEVELED compared to the others who get legendary weapons… or… she will be
gifted this from Thorn. Either taking them from her dead body, or being given them.
None of it is her own power… Her own ability… like how a monk should be…
At this point, I feel like her only chance at having a proper story arc is if I ask our DM to let me retool her into a Monk of the Healing Hand and say that when she reaches level 20, she can go back to her hometown and sacrifice herself to bring them all back to life.
Unfinished panel from a silly comic I am making. I LOVE VALUEEEEEEeeeeeee
Tagged by: technicallySweet
1. Place you’d most want to visit? The beach - One where you can surf.
2. If you could tame literally any animal and have it as a pet with all costs taken care of by an outside party, what animal would you want? - Dragon.
3. Favorite video game (if any)? - The World Ends With You
4. Favorite type of book? - Fantasy (of the knights and dragons type)
5. Movie you’d most want to live in? - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
6. Character you’d most like to spend a day with? - Luna Lovegood
7. Favorite article of clothing? - Skirts
8. Favorite thing about yourself? - I guess my drawing ability
9. Thing you most like to eat when you’re sad? - I don’t eat when I’m sad
10. Boobs or butts or neither? - Butts are gross
11. Yes or no? - Maybe
The yellow color cast on these photos was ticking me off so I messed with them a bit in photoshop.
they follow u when u tag things #nsfw If you’ve ever done that
I posted like ONE thing, WEEKS ago. It wasn’t even that nsfw!!!
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