In her youth, Sakaane aspired to be a singer and performer. Her primary and secondary education centered around musical studies and developing her talents both as a vocalist and with various instruments. In addition to songwriting, she specialized in violin and guitar with secondary focus on piano and oboe. In her late teens and early twenties her career looked promising; she developed a respectable following in the independent music scene on the Intaki homeworld.
When the Serpentis killed most of her immediate family, Sakaane gave up on music and became a capsuleer. For many years she was unable to tap into her talent, but events in YC114 contributed greatly to healing the spiritual wounds she’d suffered. She has since begun exploring her music again.
Years ago I played flute, oboe, and piano. Violin and guitar are instruments I always wanted to learn. But unlike other very talented EVE players such as Sindel Pellion (and despite the fact I do enjoy crooning to my steering wheel), actually trying to sing as Sakaane would require reliance on something like Auto-Tune and even then there would be risk of the software running away to hide, wimpering, in a dark corner of my computer where I’d never find it. (Maybe one day I’ll try it. Maybe. Don’t hold your breath!)
In any case, in lieu of any talent of my own, I’ve developed a playlist which contains music representing the kind of sounds, styles, lyrics, and genres Sakaane would be known for in and around Intaki over time. A selection of songs from this playlist are below.Read more...
I recently came across a blog post titled “Be the Hero; Not the Villain” by Mabrick. Before reading further, go read his article first.
Here’s a quote:
...people who just want to have fun, not at someone else’s expense, are leaving the ship like rats.
I want to have fun in EVE Online. I do want to be some flavor of hero in New Eden. I want my corporation and my alliance to be something that allows other people to have fun, too. But my definition of fun is not “being a pirate”. It’s definitely not “ruining other people’s gameplay because lulz” (and let me be clear that I acknowledge players can be the villain/pirate/bad guy without also being assholes. Unfortunately, more and more the two seem to go hand-in-hand anyway).Read more...
A response arrived. Sakaane set aside the documents she’d been going over and turned her attention to it.
The contact was getting closer to obtaining the item she’d asked for, but—and she couldn’t help the small smile of amusement that tugged at her lips—had also taken the time to express something unexpected.
This device you seek is indeed a nasty piece of work. The artifact seems, from my admittedly narrow understanding of you, out of character. Are you sure you want me to find this device? Are you willing to live with the costs of my search and its results?
She paused then to think about it. Those questions had returned to her over and over in the last week. It was touching, actually, that her contact felt this concern for her and her principles, given what she planned to do, and given the status of their association.
But it needed to be done. There was no question in her mind about that.Read more...
I received a response already. Part of me is surprised, and yet a bit relieved. Better the devil I know than to have to seek out one I don’t.
It pleases me to hear from you again. I have as yet received no news regarding that other matter, but still, hope remains.
No animosity abides in me towards you and yours. Your kind service to me despite our...disagreements, demonstrated the depth and nature of your character. You have in me found, be it ill news or glad, a friend.
Now as to your need. I am unfamiliar with this...item, but will endeavor discreetly to discern its function and availability. I will be in touch soon.
All I can do now is wait and prepare.