Part 46Update 45
So we're finally going back and touching on the main quest, basically so that we can get Nick as a permanent companion. Luckily he's got a lead on someone who matches our description from inside Vault 111, and who was even seen with a child in the past: a guy named Kellogg. Now we just have to track him down through a wasteland full of mutants and mole rats and mongrels. Oh my. Luckily we're accompanied on this trip by our faithful dog and our robot sidekick.
Nick's hanging out with us until the beginning of next stream (Wednesday again), so vote on his replacement here.
I am sorry darlings but you made me literally facepalm. That is not Art Noveau. Art Noveu is inspired by nature, flowery and watercolours.
Those pictures were more like Expressionism. You know, like Edward Munch.
Oh, and I can't remember if this was mentioned before but that mission is a quite clear reference to the story Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft. It is quite short and worth a read if you haven't already.
Edit; saw you mentioned it in the stream description. My bad.
Sadly, my long ago art history teacher was an artist first and a historian barely - much more apt to talk about brush strokes and colors than to actually connect artistic movements and place them in sequence. But I can definitely see the Edward Munch description.
And on the subject of cats- wasn't there an early farming settlement (Tenpines Bluff maybe?) that had a bunch of cats wandering around and where the NPC trading mysteriously let you buy cat meat?
I don't know that it's a settlement, but I have heard that there's a shack like that around somewhere in the northwest quadrant of the game map. I don't think we've seen it on this playthrough.
bman in 2288 posted:
I just had an epiphany.
Send Preston somewhere else. Where he can't bother you.
Tempting, but then I might forget where I sent him if we ever decided to use him as a companion. Although I suppose if we went into his quest line a bit, that does involve opening up an alternative location where he'd be easy to find...