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19th May 2023, 12:07 PM
Tangent Episode 2 - The Wheel of Alignment

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19th May 2023, 12:07 PM
There's no exact science to knowing one's magic alignment, per MIS lore. It's not like some story lores or ideologies, where it might be genetic, or "my element is wind because I'm a Gemini." In other words, expecting parents in this story's world can't "plan" their baby's alignment by trying to conceive at a certain time of year or anything like that. Nor can you determine an adult's alignment just by knowing their birthday or where they're from or even their parents' alignments.

It really is just luck of the draw, so I set up randomizer wheel for y'all to spin if you want to know your hypothetical alignment in the MIS world.

There are 25 possible outcomes on the wheel. Four each for Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Frost, and Light, and just one for Spirit. I haven't necessarily worked out exact percentages, but a Spirit alignment is considered much rarer than the others, so this felt like the best way to represent that.

If anyone wants to do this, please feel free to share your outcomes (but be honest and base it on the first spin; don't just keep spinning until you get the one you want). If you don't like your result, you could always remain sealed, after all. ;P

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19th May 2023, 12:28 PM
i got frost!
19th May 2023, 12:28 PM
Hurrah I got Frost. That's always been my favorite element in fantasy stuff.
19th May 2023, 12:32 PM
Heh. Well, I spun the wheel, and while I did spin it a few times just to see what came up, my very first spin landed on Fire. Which is interesting to me, based off of other media like Avatar TLA, etc, but you also haven't gone into great detail on what exactly the Alignment means for people, whether certain elements are prone to producing certain personality traits, are some elements harder to utilize or control, are any inherently seen as dangerous, etc.

I look forward to learning more about this sort of stuff! Thanks for the fun little side quest to learn our alignment in MIS!
19th May 2023, 12:35 PM
Water! Imma be a water vender
23rd May 2023, 11:47 AM
Or a.......... Water Vendor??? XD
19th May 2023, 12:35 PM
Fire! Like Nagisa, though, I want to work with books, so maybe best to remain sealed.
19th May 2023, 12:39 PM
I'm Wind! Get to join the cool kids table with Chiaki and Keegan ^-^
19th May 2023, 12:41 PM
spirit :0
19th May 2023, 12:42 PM
i got Earth! …. this feels appropriate xD
19th May 2023, 12:43 PM
I got water! What I actually was hoping for. First spin, I swear!
19th May 2023, 12:50 PM
I got light!! I'll take it!! >:D
19th May 2023, 12:57 PM
I got Earth... Have to say I was hoping for fire...
23rd May 2023, 6:21 AM
You can build crystals though ;)
19th May 2023, 1:01 PM
Got earth, i was hoping for frost, but alas…
19th May 2023, 1:17 PM
19th May 2023, 1:25 PM
Oh, I meant to include it in the blurb, but I got Wind myself. ^_^
19th May 2023, 11:14 PM
Just like Chiaki! Funny since she kinda represents you
19th May 2023, 1:50 PM
Got water! Now to figure out how to carbonate it a make introduce soda to the My Impossible Soulmate world.
19th May 2023, 1:57 PM
I took a spin and got fire, but it very nearly landed on frost (which is the one I wanted) (!)
Ah well, since I'm not actually a character in the Lillumverse I can try again.
19th May 2023, 1:58 PM
I'll take light! I've always had a liking for elements like that as a kid.
19th May 2023, 2:21 PM
Huh, Light. Not my first choice, but I can think of a few uses for it. Like @Aria (did i do that right?), I wonder if your element influences other parts of your life. and I wonder how much control I have over my element. Can I bend the light around me to become invisible? Can I leave a breadcrumb trail of lights, or will they dissipate if I get too far away? Guess I'll have to wait and see...
19th May 2023, 2:26 PM
I spined 3 times out of curiosity. I Got,
1st spin: Fire 🔥
2nd spin: Light ⚡️
3rd spin: Fire 🔥

Guess I'm Fire Nation 😂
19th May 2023, 2:59 PM
Oh hey! Wind aligned, like Chiaki!
19th May 2023, 2:59 PM
I almost got Spirit, but it clicked over into Frost by a pixel.
19th May 2023, 3:11 PM
I got Fire. Seems mildly dangerous, would have to consider going Nagisa's route.
19th May 2023, 3:13 PM
I got fire! That one can be hard to deal with, but it can be useful in some situations. I wouldn't mind learning to use it as long as I'm not likely to set things on fire by accident while not trying to use magic.
19th May 2023, 3:13 PM
i got spirit but i have no idea what means as so many RPGs use it in different ways so i'm going to assume its ghost magic

which is the one that lets me use magic to transition as i want that one.
19th May 2023, 3:25 PM
Got Light - kind of paradoxical since I'm a night owl and love my late evenings (but then, that's when you need to have some lights to put on)
21st May 2023, 8:06 PM
Same! A Light-aligned Nightstalker. Better than those Daywalkers any night of the week. I'd like to think that I can utilize my Light magic to boost the amount of light I can take in while in dim/dark areas. Who needs to turn on a lightbulb when you have the eyes of a cat?
19th May 2023, 3:50 PM
I'm really pleased with my result! I'm alligned with Frost :D
Despite being a bit of a warmth enjoyer I think it's cool I landed on something that's kinda the opposite of me. As for being sealed or not? I think I'd like to learn how to control and utilize some of that magic. I think it'd be cool :))
19th May 2023, 5:14 PM
Light for me!
19th May 2023, 5:27 PM
Shouldn't have eaten that burrito last night. Feeling gassy. Wind.
19th May 2023, 5:34 PM
Landed exactly between Fire and Frost, but sadly Fire won the tiebreaker.
19th May 2023, 5:51 PM
Water, hm? Not my first choice, but I daresay I'd be able to work with it.
19th May 2023, 6:06 PM
I got Light!
19th May 2023, 6:34 PM
Oh! Wind. All those rewatches of The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra will finally pay off!
19th May 2023, 7:16 PM
wooooo i'm a water bender!!!! i get to control everyone through their BLOOD!!!!
19th May 2023, 7:20 PM
It was a really close spin by like...a pixel between Light and Earth, but I got Earth.
Y'know, I don't mind it. I can think of some relations with Earth, but this was a neat little side
19th May 2023, 7:25 PM
I got Light! Neat magic type, I'll take it and have fun!
19th May 2023, 7:37 PM
I got frost. Now my beverages will always be chilled.
19th May 2023, 8:29 PM
Ooh I am Spirit :o
19th May 2023, 11:09 PM
19th May 2023, 8:43 PM
Woohoo, water! Water magic is top tier!
19th May 2023, 8:46 PM
I'm another one for frost!
19th May 2023, 9:14 PM
I got Earth, so i think that i am strong of purpose and calm and steady
19th May 2023, 9:32 PM
i got rocks
19th May 2023, 9:43 PM
I got Water.

And I did check to see if Spirit was rare. Good job.
19th May 2023, 9:57 PM
water!!! thats one of my fav pokemon types and also i've just sorta naturally gravitated towards water users in various games and manga and stuff throughout my life so i'm happy with this :D
19th May 2023, 10:10 PM
The wheel is a cute bonus extra
. Thankyou! I'm water, apparently.
19th May 2023, 10:45 PM
Welp! Guess I'm a mariner now. I have water
19th May 2023, 10:59 PM
I got frost
19th May 2023, 11:44 PM
I got Spirit! :O
19th May 2023, 11:44 PM
Woah, got Spirit first try :O
This was fun, thanks for making it!
20th May 2023, 12:41 AM
Fire. Appropriate I guess, I do have a real affinity for fire. Went with no real target except not Light. Just felt wrong for me.
20th May 2023, 12:53 AM
Can't wait to find traits for earth. It will be interesting to see if it actually fits.
20th May 2023, 12:59 AM
Frost! I grew up in a desert so that would've been a useful one. :D
20th May 2023, 1:36 AM
I got wind!
20th May 2023, 2:32 AM
I got Wind! I definitely want to unseal!
20th May 2023, 4:28 AM
I got water! Re-spun it twice, and got water again both times! I will use the power to make puddles to splosh in.
20th May 2023, 7:45 AM
I got water.
20th May 2023, 8:26 AM
aw yeah frost

time to make chill drinks or something
20th May 2023, 8:27 AM
Spirit! I'll have to see how I feel about it as we learn more about how the MIS magic system works, limitations and etc...and the cultural experience! How common is Belial's experience, after all...
20th May 2023, 8:31 AM
i kid you not, Spirit aligned on the first spin
20th May 2023, 9:46 AM
I got fire!
20th May 2023, 9:55 AM
yesssss! pyromancy!
20th May 2023, 10:04 AM
Just got Light, feels right honestly. Lightning and electricity are like my favorite type of magics.
20th May 2023, 11:58 AM
I got water alignment. Pretty cool considering I've generally always liked water and ice elements in the fantasy story. Besides, it's pretty versatile, at least in avatar.
20th May 2023, 12:34 PM
Water! That's pretty exciting, now that I've read Sleepless Domain.
20th May 2023, 1:33 PM
I already know, I am water ^<^ (which curiously, I knew before, and got on the wheel).
20th May 2023, 2:02 PM
This girl is ON FIRE!
21st May 2023, 12:36 AM
OK the Wheels says I'm Fire. Seems accurate.
21st May 2023, 4:08 PM
I say that because I used to be a metalworker and that takes lots of fire (and the electrical equivalent arc) to shape and join metals. I also used to bake bread for a few years before the pandemic caused breadmaking supplies to disappear. I don't do either now because my fingers don't do what I want them to do anymore.
21st May 2023, 12:56 AM
Fire! Fitting, I've always absolutely loved looking into a campfire and feeling its warmth. I think it's my power element.
21st May 2023, 2:45 AM
I got WIND which is perfect, my favorite form of weather, I have always felt envigorated when the wind blows past me, now I know why!

Great idea and thanks for sharing it with us and making us feel that much more included and part of your world and story =D
21st May 2023, 7:48 AM
I got Earth.

It's not what I would have chosen, but if it includes things like "metal" or even "lava/magma", I'd probably be fine with it.

(If I'd ended up with "Water", I'd have hoped that included steam manipulation. I blame Avatar and me wondering what/where the "hot" discipline was for Waterbending, since every other style seems to have a hot and a cold specialisation)
21st May 2023, 7:52 AM
Wind is what I got, like Chiaki and Jocelyn ^^
TY for the fun and the story.
21st May 2023, 8:41 AM
Well I’m just gonna go deep into my soul and….. I’d be either a spirt or fire probably fire because of like trauma and my energy also I have insomnia so….. I’m fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
21st May 2023, 9:21 AM
Spirit. I see the deads people.
21st May 2023, 3:45 PM
i got frost!! yay frost :)
21st May 2023, 3:55 PM
I got spirit on my first try. Didn't know what to expect, but it wasn't that. I guess I'm a lucky duck
21st May 2023, 6:06 PM
heeeyyyy, i'm soggyyyy

well, water's quite a useful thing, and also it looks nice. seems like water magic would be interesting
21st May 2023, 6:11 PM
I got Water! That was a fun little idea :)
21st May 2023, 9:28 PM
I got Light, which tbh I was hoping for since I like the idea of producing all sorts of cool, flashy visual effects.
22nd May 2023, 12:45 AM
Landed halfway between spirit and fire but it chose spirit 😭 Jocelyn do I have permission to be canonically fire aligned since it matches my name better?
22nd May 2023, 7:17 AM
I got light! I'm ready to Luz it up
22nd May 2023, 9:44 AM
I got Earth! This pleases me greatly :D
22nd May 2023, 11:09 AM
Earth! Can’t complain about this
22nd May 2023, 1:35 PM
Ooh, fire. I feel like that's one of the easiest ones to injure yourself with if untrained... and I'm pretty accident prone. Would still be keen to learn, though!
22nd May 2023, 1:46 PM
I’m Frost. 🥶

If you say it with a Southern German accent, it’s “frosht”, and that sounds like frog (Frosch). That’s how I used to make fun of a friend’s very dark gothic song that had a line like “I am the frost that makes your children sick“. 😈
22nd May 2023, 2:18 PM
i got fire!
22nd May 2023, 4:23 PM
Wind, baby!
That's a cool thing to know, that it really is random :)
22nd May 2023, 6:22 PM
I got spirit!!!!
23rd May 2023, 3:16 PM
I got Light!
23rd May 2023, 7:23 PM
Well, I do hate the cold...
24th May 2023, 3:03 AM
I got light! I am happy with this.
24th May 2023, 11:39 AM
I got Light which is my second choice after Water. "Now light our darkest hour."
24th May 2023, 1:45 PM
I got frost! Now that's gonna be useful with summer coming up
24th May 2023, 4:08 PM
I got light! I am happy with this.
24th May 2023, 4:14 PM
Landed on Light. I'll take it!

At first I felt water would have suited me just fine, but thinking about it, the properties of water that I'm interested in are mostly shared by light as well, so yeah. Light works.
25th May 2023, 2:16 AM
I got light! I am happy with this.
25th May 2023, 4:57 PM
Wind alignment as well - first try xD
25th May 2023, 8:50 PM
Got frost. As a human who enjoys winter, prefers it to be slightly chilly, and whose favorite type in pokemon is ice (favorite mon is glaceon, second favorite is froslass (who is absolutely gender)), I wouldn't have it any other way.
26th May 2023, 3:35 AM
Let's go I got frost! Makes sense and would be useful considering I cannot stand heat (even 75F is enough for me to stay inside).
26th May 2023, 1:32 PM
26th May 2023, 2:40 PM
Jocelyn: it probably won't be "my element is wind because i'm a gemini"

me, a Gemini who got wind: are you sure about that?!

jokes aside, this was really cool to see. i've always been connected to the winds even outside of being a Gemini, so getting wind as my magic is amazing. i like to think i'd be a Skyfolk who summons wind to take off easily (if that's possible). also Keegan being one of my favorite characters, and with Chiaki as the main character, sharing an alignment with them is super cool.
26th May 2023, 7:08 PM
I get to join Keegan, Chiaki, and our dear author as an airhead (affectionate). I think I'll remain sealed, though, as the urge to knock random things off tables would be too strong to resist. Besides, the true magic of our world is SCIENCE! (Maniacal cackling)
27th May 2023, 4:20 PM
i got spirit!!