So yeah…I lost pretty much all my questions on the document I had them on, so this will only be a short post of Kingdoms comments.
Sorry in advance @Sophia; much of my remarks are to some of the older posts you and the others have put up (but in my defense, you guys typed a lot ).
Such a shame. It would’ve been awesome to at the very least have a Androcles and the Lion moment, where one beast that the Prince can interact with doesn’t necessarily become his personal pet (for understandable reasons), but ends up aiding him in some situations.
When the question about and the Kraken was brought, I was honestly picturing as the ship gets attacked by the Kraken, another Sea Beast equal in size come toward the ship itself. Everyone gets really tense, trying to prepare themselves to deal with TWO monsters now…only to see the new Sea Beast attack the Kraken instead of the ship. And only when the Prince see the creature up close, he ends up recognizing the Sea Creature to be one he aided in the past.
If I’m remembering the facts correctly, we actually know a lot more about the Earth’s moon than we know about the oceans on Earth itself.
Depends if they even like nicknames. Some people like being referred to by a nickname and others prefer only close friends to refer to them by their nickname.
Sometimes, the nickname isn’t even connected to the person’s name and more connected to person’s personality in some way. For example, my little brother actually tends to call me ‘Missile’ along with my actual nickname.
So…Arlan is almost drop-dead gorgeous by Darvasian standards. With his pale blonde hair rivaling the color of untainted snow and eyes as blue as a cloudless sky, you would think he’d be turning a lot more heads.
Will anyone ever comment on the features of the Second Prince or Half-blood Princess MC if they happen to have such features?
Even stories with cliches can be engaging. It’s all a matter of HOW the cliche gets handle that can cause it to be interesting or fall flat.
Not sure if I can (personally) even consider that a real love when the Half-Blood Princess MC needs to use a potion for him to like her more than Melissa or needs Melissa dead and she becomes Marxus’ ‘rebound love’. At the end of the day, it feels pretty safe to say that only Melissa has a honest claim to Marxus’ heart (as you also said yourself).
Pride is not actually a bad thing. Much like the other ‘vices’ and ‘virtues’, Pride can be a good thing…within moderation. Too much of anything is never a good thing (even in regards to ‘virtues’ like honor or selflessness).
Why give the Second Prince Javier as a mentor in hopes of training him as a strong warrior if he clearly has such little faith in the Second Prince anyway? Just to save face about the fact he pays even less attention to his youngest child than he does with his oldest? Then again, he probably wanted to make sure that he could use the Second Prince in SOME way, despite his resentment.
That aside, Andus is quite the gambler, putting all his bets on sending the youngest son to do what he sees as nearly impossible task and hope that each time he fails, the Second Prince loses more and more influence. Unfortunately for him, I intend to make Arlan be the kind of person who was born with the devil’s luck in regards to seemingly impossible tasks (and having skills that Andus is not used to dealing with). And the higher the cost, the stronger the influence; Andus better start being a little more careful about where he’s placing his pieces. And keep his resentment in check; the Second Prince is (hopefully) not the only one who may experience moments where his influence can go weaker in the eyes of other due to his actions.
On a funny note, considering that Clithus was raised in the manner of a male kinght…does that mean she might try to court the Second Prince as a Lucraex male would (once Sophia gives her approval to the relationship between her two possible friends)? Because I can’t think of anything more hilarious than the Second Prince being utterly baffled and trying to understand why Clithus is approaching him in a way that feels similar to how the noblemen court woman, while Kris is desperately holding back a laugh and Sophia seems equally as torn about laughing or groaning at the sight before her.
On a less funny note…Sophia’s remark about thinking (possibly falsely) the Second Prince was a beast eyeing her with ulterior motives suddenly has even more context than before. I originally thought it was simply a matter of her being very sheltered and having little experience with the opposite sex (which I still believes she has little of), but it turned out that something even worse also played a role as to why she was quick to label the Second Prince as a beast. Now I’m even more content on having Arlan take it as slowly as possible with her and going at her pace; the last thing he would ever want to do is make her uncomfortable in any way (especially after hearing about that part of her past). Of course, I’m still uncertain about how Sophia would indicate to him that she was fine with hm taking another step in physical regards (especially since I think you mentioned that the Second Prince had to be the one to make the first move).
Also I think you mentioned that Rein’s relationship stat increases if the Half-Blood Princess was willing to consummate the marriage. Why is that exactly? Was it merely because of her being OK with doing their duty with him or was there some semblance of attraction toward the girl that made him pleased that she was willing to have him? Or is because of something else?