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by Micamo
Sat 01 Jul 2017, 17:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: German Gay Marriage Law & Resulting Discussion [split]
Replies: 101
Views: 7533

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Two things. First, engaging in debate with an ideology is a signal that "this other idea is worthy of respect and is a valid position to have." This is the second reason why creationism, antivax, etc. all have such deep intellectual hooks in our society, the media keeps giving them space to spread t...
by Micamo
Sat 01 Jul 2017, 10:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: German Gay Marriage Law & Resulting Discussion [split]
Replies: 101
Views: 7533

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

This is the fatal flaw of liberalism. The idea that different ideologies can coexist in peace, its adherents engaging in rational argument until the best ideas win out by convincing the majority, only works if each ideology holds a common set of base assumptions about the nature of argument itself, ...
by Micamo
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 16:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fiction
Replies: 39
Views: 3887

Re: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fic

Well, correct me if I'm wrong, Eldin, but that's probably because you're a straight cisgender man. ("Cisgender" just means "is not transgender.") In terms of gender and sexuality, this is what our society considers neutral and default. One thing you have to understand about identity politics is that...
by Micamo
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 04:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fiction
Replies: 39
Views: 3887

Re: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fic

It's because in our culture gender and sexuality are very important aspects of our individual identities, and readers want to read books sometimes where their identities are shared with the protagonist. "I want to read a book where the main character is a lesbian like me" is as valid of a desire as ...
by Micamo
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 03:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fiction
Replies: 39
Views: 3887

Re: Why is sexuality & gender-identity so key 2 grouping fic

Are you joking, or do you actually not understand this?
by Micamo
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 18:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 6008

Re: Government

The Chosen of Yen'darik is a theocratic monarchy based on the principles of Yen'darism . Yen'darism teaches that all of reality is a corrupted, degenerate representation of a perfect realm simply called Heaven. Heaven contains copies of everything in our reality, including people and places, but in ...
by Micamo
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 19:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 6008

Re: Government

What happens if the executor's policy goal is unreasonable? Is there anybody who is able to take the executors aside and quietly tell them their goals aren't possible, without being at risk for execution? Freedom of thought and expression is surprisingly encouraged in the Imperium, despite its dict...
by Micamo
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 16:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 6008

Re: Government

I see. What happens if things don't run so smoothly? Then you have a succession war, with all the death and destruction that implies. The last such war was over 300 years ago, and it led to the Imperium breaking apart into several nations. This only lasted for about 70 years before the Imperium was...
by Micamo
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 13:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 6008

Re: Government

The Second Executor has no access to life abbreviation technology? They do, but a Second assassinating a First has not happened in centuries. That's part of the reason why the First and Second share so much power, to give the Second as little incentive for assassination as possible. It's actually t...
by Micamo
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 07:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 6008

Re: Government

I've been sketching on a new setting so why not. The Great Kirinthi Imperium is a hereditary monarchy led by the First Executor , Kirinthiax Wian Bianande IX, and her heir the Second Executor , Kininthiax Maxi Welal VII. The two executors rule conjointly, with the Second being promoted to the First ...
by Micamo
Sun 28 May 2017, 10:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Is the idea of a succubus too cheesy for a modern audience?
Replies: 37
Views: 4238

Re: Is the idea of a succubus too cheesy for a modern audien

I'll be honest, I don't think a female character who uses her sexuality to destroy men like a predator, whether in a supernatural sense like a succubus or in a more mundane way like the femme fatale, has any value played straight. It honestly only makes sense turned on its head, with the feelings of...
by Micamo
Sat 01 Apr 2017, 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4940
Views: 418477

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Maybe, I don't remember. Sonorant-only languages are an idea I've been fascinated with for a while though so it wouldn't surprise me if I've made something similar to this.
by Micamo
Sat 01 Apr 2017, 08:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4940
Views: 418477

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Abandoned naming language I came up with for a short story I was writing that I probably won't finish.

/ʔ h m m̊ n n̊ r r̊ l l̥ j j̊ w ʍ/ <' h m mh n nh r rh l lh y yh w wh>
/a e i o/ <a e i o>

Words:

yaena
rheoara
a'eina
reah
hael
eyha'ielah
mhae
weowa'ah
by Micamo
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13706
Views: 813520

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Would "he sees him" be "ki-ki-zaga"?
by Micamo
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 14:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 508873

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I used to have 20K back before the first spam threads were nuked.

Why yes, I'm still alive. Hello people.
by Micamo
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sabellan language (Warning: "rom"lang)
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Sabellan language (Warning: "rom"lang)

Go, Tara, go!
by Micamo
Thu 29 Dec 2016, 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11059
Views: 682078

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Don't ask me about my new conlang project.
Mari enconlangi csakvatot ennagzasietta.
by Micamo
Wed 28 Dec 2016, 17:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 508873

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Sounds like the narrator is one of the freg children? Who are freg children and why does no one care for them? You can't turn your head without seeing carriages pulled along by ghosts, men who can zip along on cables made of lightning, kids playing with little pets spun from wind and light, and all...
by Micamo
Mon 26 Dec 2016, 21:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 508873

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Oo! What is it? I won't tell --- honest! :mrgreen: Good to see you back from your wayward sojourn! As the last of the suns nested and went to sleep, sure as the tides, the lights came out. Rising up from the bay, they flowed into the city streets, casting their pale blue glow onto the shops and par...