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Parnwig

I'll be a hermit, if anyone is still hiring


f_n_a_

Where’s a hermit gonna go spend money?


Parnwig

Anywhere, after the years of employment. Though the real payment is years of solitude


DreamWeaver1390

I legitimately thought this was a screenshot from Skyrim for a second


kawa996

Me too!


connortait

Why did hermits ever go out of fashion?


mrcustardo

They were replaced by [mechanical ones](https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/500916/short-lived-british-fashion-ornamental-hermits).


JustooEasy

Nope, this is just skyrim on unreal 5


hat-of-sky

I imagined a bunch of depressed workers slagging around in a meh fashion...


DeadAssociate

so not really different?


KayakGurl

So this is what inspired the band Spinal Tap...


AlexRenquist

A lot of gothic follies sprang up in the late 18th/ early 19th centuries as it was deeply ingrained into society that there was something shameful about giving and receiving charity. So in times of economic crisis, the wealthy would help the out of work locals by commissioning a nonsense building project, just to give them some money in an 'acceptable' way. Then they also became fashionable, and landowners who *didn't* give a shit about the peasants also built them. Ireland has specific Famine Follies which are the same idea; a form of charity towards the people dying in the Potato Famine. But instead of just giving them money, they'd commission them to make roads that don't connect places, bridges in the middle of fields, etc. Really fascinating stuff.


neeeeeenz

My guy Eivor probs axed up some people over here


Expert-Hamster-3146

Location please? I live in Yorkshire and would love to see it, I’m guessing the moors or dales


iklegemma

Here you go: Ilton Ripon N Yorkshire HG4 4JZ


Expert-Hamster-3146

Appreciate it, only 30 miles away!


irrumabo_ego

Wait, you mean I could've been getting paid for all of this??


Cheesiepup

Is this Mink Hollow?


Nivek8789

Why hire the hermit? For some kind of faulty back story.


Wildflower_Daydream

I would love to be someone's eccentric garden hermit.


RephrasedStatement

Looks like runescape