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  1. If you try to texture a complex map in visual mode using only a trackpad, you're gonna have a bad time.


    Now that's out of the way, come sit around the fire as Marn tells a crazy story from the Aztecs -- The Five Suns Myth.


    The Aztecs believed there were four worlds before the present one, each with its own sun. The earlier four were destroyed in catastrophes engineered by the gods. The first sun was the god Tezcatlipoca, who was fought with his brother Quetzalcoatl, and was knocked out of the sky with his club. After a period of darkness, Quetzalcoatl became the second sun. In his anger, Tezcatlipoca turned all people into monkeys, and Quetzalcoatl blew all the monkeys away before stepping down as the second sun.

    The god Tlaloc then became the third sun. Annoyed when Tezcatlipoca stole his wife Xochiquetzal, he sulked and refused to allow any rain to fall, creating a terrible drought. The people begged and begged for rain, and Tlaloc became so fed up with their begging that he sent down a rain of fire instead. This burned up the world, and the gods had to start all over again.

    The fourth sun was Tlaloc's new wife, Chalchiuhliticue. She started out well, but then Tezcatlipoca somehow upset her so much that she cried tears of blood for 52 years without stopping. This completely flooded the world, and the gods had to start again from scratch.

    The fifth sun, which was believed to be the present one, was the god Huitzilopochtli. His mother Coatlicue gave birth to him after accidentally being impregnated by...a bundle of feathers (another Aztec god was impregnated by a gourd in another myth too). Coatlicue's 400 sons were enraged that he had gotten pregnant yet again, so they decided to behead her. But she gave birth just in the nick of time to Huitzilopochtli, who was born fully armed and killed all 400 of his brothers. The end.

    1. Albertoni


      Weird, I use a trackpad when I'm on my laptop and have no problems with it.

    2. Nevander


      I hate trackpads in general.