Dec 09, 2018 6:37 PM
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The Dragon of the Spires said:

Those who speak through similar items, do not refer to me by something as crass as a name. If you must, I am the dragon of the spires.

Forgive my curiosity -- is it common in your world for people not to use names?

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Hi. Arthur, male. I live in Folctha, planet Cimbrean, first extraplanetary colony of Earth. Our suits have gone over this tablet with a fine-tooth comb and are pretty sure it's clean, but there's still some paranoia so I can't quite talk freely. I used to be a guidance counselor, but these days I'm the main liason for alien inhabitants of Folctha.

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Arthur said:

Hi. Arthur, male.

what is WITH you people

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Your pedantics are irritating. You are going to convince everyone to stop interacting with you at this rate.

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ha. yeah, THAT'S a problem i'm gonna have

(also: says mister "is that common?" "no")

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Ha indeed. Your overly dramatic responses are amusing enough for me to try and provoke more.

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@Tama: is that just a cute icon or are you literally a cat o.O

I am a cat-shaped familiar.

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Hello. I am pleased to meet this forum.

I am an arborist. I do not think that there are any others here, so I can unambiguously be called "the arborist" or "arborist", and can more ambiguously be called "he".

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What does an arborist do?

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Greetings, extradimensional entities. My name is Trudy Mertens, and in gendered languages I use she/her pronouns, feminine verb endings, and so on. I am a "transhuman" (I have backup capabilities, and some physical and mental enhancements which make a quantitative if not qualitative difference between myself and the typical baseline human). I am to a certain extent here to represent various major corporate interests (somewhat unified as the "Planetary Consortium") in my home dimension, although I am not maximally qualified to do so, and am selected in part for my personal interactions with various Terran groups.

.iunom. tells me to err strongly on the side of honesty here and to represent myself in addition to my organizations. (She's the one letting me access the forum at all, if only through her, and has already gotten a lot of political capital from the organizations I am apparently now representing for this. Not quite sure what she'll do with all of it.)


I, .iunom., am acting as a relay for the person Trudy Mertens, who is in part representing the interests of the Planetary Consortium. Her messages are posted from my account, because I do not wish to distribute independent forum access to others at this time.

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What, precisely, is a planet anyway?

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*Jumping Peppers!*

I can *smell* this *house* again for the first *time*! So good! We will *spit* words in *slow time* again. It is okay.

*Campers* like to say "hello" when they *smell* the Orz. We have learned this. It is *no function* but Orz want to make *campers* *happy* everyday. Okay... Hello!! Now you are *happy* I am sure.

I am Orz. I do not have the name because I am Orz. Orz is the name.

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A planet is a very large spherical object orbiting a (possibly dead) star, which is rounded by its own gravity, is not a star, and doesn't share an orbit with other planet-ish things.

In the night sky, if you notice any "stars" which are unusually bright and move with relation to other patterns of constellations, they're probably actually planets.

Planets come in two major categories: "Telluric" planets and "giant" planets. Telluric planets can have radii in the millions of meters, while giant planets have radii in the tens of millions of meters. (A typical human is between one and two meters tall.) Telluric planets are typically made out of stone and metal and the like, while giant planets are typically lower in density, consisting mostly of fluids like hydrogen and water and such under high enough pressure that they're not really gases or liquids.

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However, the Planetary Consortium is not made up of planets, nor does it really own planets. Rather, it represents business interests located on multiple planets.


I, .iunom., am acting as a relay for the person Trudy Mertens, who is in part representing the interests of the Planetary Consortium. Her messages are posted from my account, because I do not wish to distribute independent forum access to others at this time.

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An arborist tends to his trees.

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(This is new.)

Hello.

It's nice to meet you.

"they" please?

 

I like making new friends. And I just found a cool rock, and a new room!

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My name is Proserpina Incitatus, and you may refer to me as "she". I am pursuing my Mastery in Alchemy, and if the results of this ritual are reproducible, I expect I will achieve it soon.

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Hi! My name is Rainbowstar, she/her pronouns. I'm the Element of Loyalty which means I've gained magic powers by being really loyal to my friends.

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Well, I haven't seen something like this before. I was just looking for parenting forums, geez! Well, I'm Nira Tyr, and you can just use she/her for me. I'm one of Terrakion's knights, and a parent to many wonderful children. My own are Cinder, Etna, Adam, Pompeii, Helen, Thor, and Glow. The current foster children staying with us are Ananda and Lucy.

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Hi. I'm Will. He/his pronouns are good. I don't think my world has any magic, but I'm one of the few people who's crossed dimensions.

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I'm Stellan. He/his is fine. This is probably the fiftieth or so universe I've visited. It was looking to be a pretty normal early digital age Earth before I found this place.

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Okay, wait, what the heck. That is definitely not me up there. I barely know Jake, I'm in a relationship with My Joy, and we only have two kids. I'm not a foster parent either-kind of hard to do that when you and your partner live in the woods.

I still go by Nira Tyr though, and do use she/her pronouns. I guess you can call me Solace if you want to tell the difference between us, since that is what Joy calls me.

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Interesting, I wonder if the two of you match, sometimes people in different worlds look almost identical to my extra senses. It's weird to not be able to tell for sure.

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Is the commonality in names and acquaintances the sort of thing you'd expect to be the same if they "match"? If so, I'd assume they probably do; it seems a bit big to be a coincidence. Unless all those names are common in certain parts of the multiverse?

Nira; Stellan has mentioned before that sometimes people are weirdly similar due to the influence of some mysterious multiversal beings he calls the "seeds of creation" who subtly influence lots of things about reality.

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