Minor PSA: I’m going to start including the mini-events in the titles from here on.
Credit, News, & Questions
- Credit for this poster goes to MiinaNiina of the Creators Faction.
- Super Sigil Chests will see their first appearance of the season this event.
- Tier 21, the Radiant tier (mid-game, early-game, and near-endgame players, see here for updated discount information) will be released alongside this event.
Since my birthday is tomorrow, August 16th, this week’s (primary) questions will be birthday-related.
- In your opinion, is a birthday celebrated as a day of getting older, or is it celebrated as a commemoration of your initial date of birth? If in the latter sense, why do we not call them “anniversaries” or “milestones” rather than birthdays?
- What is the definition of “aging” in your own words when referring to a person?
- Which dragons, if any, will you be breeding this event?
- In my opinion, the way in which the concept of a birthday is viewed depends entirely on the viewer; for instance, someone who’s averse to aging, or is hopelessly reminiscent of their own past life, would likely see it as just another “milestone” rather than a day of getting older, and could theoretically see it as an “anniversary” (as in marriage, engagements, or friendships) of their initial birth date. What flummoxes me is how it’s called a “birthday” for as long as you live, and even in death (which doesn’t make sense, except for in a mournful/sentimental sense), but your initial date of birth was your actual birthday, while in technical terms, you’re just living through a progressive streak of “anniversaries” of the day you came into the world. Although it actually seems that there could be a viable argument for both sides; the dictionary seems to be stumped on this topic as well.
I suppose one could even say that both are correct definitions; that’s the belief I hold personally, although it’s still puzzling how we continue calling them “birthdays” throughout life and death when we aren’t being reincarnated, or reborn, once per year for them to be called that.
To me, aging is most accurately defined as the accumulation of faults and damage over time. If you really think about it, that’s all that happens in life. We have our bad days, and those are forces on their own, but we also lose certain abilities. An old body is not as able as a young body; even most 20-year-olds (which isn’t old) experience some differences from their former selves. Both mental and physical properties are affected in the process of aging. Furthermore, when we age, our cells collapse and we lose our collagen, which is the protein responsible for making our skin elastic; this is why as we grow older, we develop wrinkles. It’s also thought that we don’t die of “old age”, nor do the animals of the world; we die of diseases and conditions (such as organ failure) that are a natural and inevitable part of growing old.
I hope to breed (and finish, which may or may not be unlikely) Lumestry this event so that I can move into Artisan tier next breeding.