Oct 16, 2021 1:49 PM
Hailey in Cultivation Chat Room
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affectionately pokes Steely Student

We do, but that's not a good place to start :p

Trying out gymnastics as a cultivator is just really really fun.

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Yeah~!

it's also surprisingly fun to just... go out adventring, even if it's just for the sights, and it's fun to work on my singing arts and chat with lingering ghosts. There's so many different perspectives to explore when you can get a chance to explore like that. 

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...I like window shopping and experimenting with pills, I suppose? 

It's always nice to get something working with materials you didn't know could work, and it's definitely a relief on my budget :p

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Obviously, we cultivate.

affectionately pokes Steely Student

We do, but that's not a good place to start :p

Hehe, it's not the worst idea. I've enjoyed what little I've done so far~

Trying out gymnastics as a cultivator is just really really fun.

Oooh. This is a good thought, I should go do some gymnastics and a bunch more parkour! Running back was so much fun, for all that I was exhausted on a non-physical level.

it's also surprisingly fun to just... go out adventring, even if it's just for the sights, and it's fun to work on my singing arts and chat with lingering ghosts. There's so many different perspectives to explore when you can get a chance to explore like that. 

Oh my, exploring? Adventuring? Meguca Woman after my own heart there, Topaz.

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Grin

That's a good form of address~

There's a lot of basic exploration and calibration that you can do to get that better, but doing things that you are used to will generally be ok~

Curious what you are thinking of wanting to do, as a cultivator? 

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Grin

That's a good form of address~

I'll keep that in mind~

Did she really just tease back? With a flirty playful little tilde?

Curious what you are thinking of wanting to do, as a cultivator? 

To a certain extent I don't know my options very well. As far as I can just extend or pivot from how I enjoy spending my time already, I cook, I run an awful damned lot of parkour, and I try to get to high and windy places with it whenever possible. I'm currently in college studying Atmospheric Physics to become a professional storm chaser, though I don't know whether holding on to mortal world educations and career goals is worthwhile. I have traveled pretty far from my "hometown" (though I'll never consider that place "home"), and would love to have more of a chance to travel pleasurably instead of for escape.

In short, if it involves storms and sky and wind and going fast and exploring, I want it. Likewise cooking, though that winds up waiting for when I stay still long enough.

I think I saw mention of alchemy and pill-making? And something about immortal cookery? Those both sound interesting. Really everything sounds interesting, but those sound like they might extend from something I already have non-zero skill in.

Heavens, she was really just gushing. Was this what she would've been like if she'd had actual friends, and hadn't grown up with —

Oh well. Nothing for it now but to just be more of herself, whoever she was growing into — and growing much further than she would have, with the opportunities provided by cultivation...

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To a certain extent I don't know my options very well. As far as I can just extend or pivot from how I enjoy spending my time already, I cook, I run an awful damned lot of parkour, and I try to get to high and windy places with it whenever possible. I'm currently in college studying Atmospheric Physics to become a professional storm chaser, though I don't know whether holding on to mortal world educations and career goals is worthwhile. I have traveled pretty far from my "hometown" (though I'll never consider that place "home"), and would love to have more of a chance to travel pleasurably instead of for escape.

In short, if it involves storms and sky and wind and going fast and exploring, I want it. Likewise cooking, though that winds up waiting for when I stay still long enough.

I think I saw mention of alchemy and pill-making? And something about immortal cookery? Those both sound interesting. Really everything sounds interesting, but those sound like they might extend from something I already have non-zero skill in.

Ooooo~? 

Cooking is a good place to start! 

Alchemy tends to relate mostly closely to skill with chemistry, but cooking knowledge and instincts can transfer, a little, though it's not much more of an advantage then having a decent fire affinity for working the flames. 

Places with weird weather can exist in all sorts of interesting spiritual groves, and there's divinatory work that uses the weather and stuff like that for omens and portents? Not sure if that's what you have in mind. It's ok to have mortal ambitions it's just... often kinda trivialized by cultivation stuff, you know? Can even get dragged along with comprehension work, too. 

I'm the best Immortal Chef on the server, feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know about it! 

@Transcendant Tourmaline Trapmaster 

Can I get to do the testing for her? Please...?

shy excited smile

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@Mindful Master Maid 

Yeah sure. 

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Thank you senior!!

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Hmm. From that, it definitely sounds like cooking's more my speed. I'd love to learn more about what it's like to be an Immortal Chef. Is it mostly figuring out how spiritual plants and spices work together, like painting in the same spectrum with a different palette, or do spirit plants add new fundamental tastes to the five (or six, if you count fatty separately) mortal ones? Are there other things to balance, like do ingredients have affinities? Can you taste affinities? Oooh, does the wind have a taste? Like as an affinity? Can you taste the spiritual energy in foods? Does it impact your cultivation? Do you have to go weird places to find rare ingredients? Do you grow them yourself? What's it like?

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Did she really just

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Um. Ahem. Well.

Yes, I'd like to learn some more about it from you. And exploring places with weird weather sounds like a lot of fun. Weather-based divination sounds interesting too.

[hides]

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Hmm. From that, it definitely sounds like cooking's more my speed. I'd love to learn more about what it's like to be an Immortal Chef. Is it mostly figuring out how spiritual plants and spices work together, like painting in the same spectrum with a different palette, or do spirit plants add new fundamental tastes to the five (or six, if you count fatty separately) mortal ones? Are there other things to balance, like do ingredients have affinities? Can you taste affinities? Oooh, does the wind have a taste? Like as an affinity? Can you taste the spiritual energy in foods? Does it impact your cultivation? Do you have to go weird places to find rare ingredients? Do you grow them yourself? What's it like?

giggle

Awww adorable.

Being a spiritual chef is about a lot of things? It's totally possible to make immortal food with mundane ingredients (more or less unlike alchemy). You can get more tastes in, but mostly that's too involved to bother with and it generally works better to work in the experiential direction or with existing palettes? Ingredients do have affinities, though that's not nesscarily what's being balanced - there's the usual flavour considerations, obviously, but also you need to make sure that the spiritual energy is aligned properly, that you get the plating right, that everything is correctly processed, that it's clean, and balancing the speed and quality of the effect? It's totally possible to taste spiritual energy in foods - though it's a good bit harder 'til the Mouth Acupoint sub-realm, and it totally does! The right herbs prepared correctly can shave off years of cultivation and really do basically anything a pill can do, long term, though that's generally pretty far away. You don't have to - as I said there's mundane options, and it's perfectly possible to just buy things or grow them at home - oooh will be ~fun~ to show you the glorious gaian greenhouse - I personally do that there, but that's generally the job of specialized Wood Cultivators and Immortal Horticulturalist, but I really really like having the start to end control of the ingredients. It's really really fun and there's a lot more then just doing normal mortal farming but there's so much to that too and --

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You can taste the wind as a mortal, I suppose? But you know what that's like. Different qualities and parts of the Dao of Wind will taste different! Had a few things in that direction - Sky Shrub Salad is actually kinda great and ther'es that lovely aftertaste of sweet-dewy grass, though there is of course so so so so much to play with~

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Pets you both

Cuties~

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timid blush

It's not like you all don't get like that too.

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chuckle

Fair :p

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@Mindful Master Maid

starry-eyes

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@Radiant Heart Topaz~!

[blush!]

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giggle forehead kiss

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shy beam

Please send over an address so I can fly over now :p

@Lightning Gale

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giggle forehead kiss

[blush-sigh]

Please send over an address so I can fly over now :p

Will do. You're going to fly here? You can fly? I want to fly! I've always wanted to fly~.

DM:@Mindful Master Maid

<address of a tiny, third floor, studio apartment in a large building, in a terrible neighborhood near the U of T's Scarborough campus, in Toronto>

I live on the south side of the building, with the exterior walkway looking over an alley. People have presumably gotten used to my leaping around between that walkway and the nearby buildings, so they might not notice however you're flying in?

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Will do. You're going to fly here? You can fly? I want to fly! I've always wanted to fly~.

Please relax. I'd just be grabbing a plane for it. It's not really properly a thing 'til the fourth stage, anyways, and not quite there yet... Could do something to that effect with my movement technique, kinda? Not very practical. 

<address of a tiny, third floor, studio apartment in a large building, in a terrible neighborhood near the U of T's Scarborough campus, in Toronto>

Will be there in ~3 hours, if that's ok with you? 

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Please relax. I'd just be grabbing a plane for it. It's not really properly a thing 'til the fourth stage, anyways, and not quite there yet... Could do something to that effect with my movement technique, kinda? Not very practical. 

Oh. Um, that should've been obvious, I guess. [blushes, but has a new big goal]

Will be there in ~3 hours, if that's ok with you? 

That should be great. I've got nothing else important going on.

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Ok~!

Oh, and anything in particular you want to try out to cook? Might be able to grab something for that...

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