Monthly Archives: February 2018

Anime Flashbacks, Wars, Craftsmanship, and Conformity

From Would the Otaku culture and anime (as we know it) flourish in an Axis-dominated world with a militaristic Japan?: Sandeep Albert Mathias, PhD student in NLP at IIT Bombay Answered Jul 17, 2017 Yes. Although we’d see more of … Continue reading

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Traveller5 World Generator

I like Chaotic Shiny’s civilization generator when it comes to world fluff, and Donjon’s system generator for quite a while now… but there’s a better system generator now. Traveller5 World Builder is directly linked to the wonderful Traveller Map, has … Continue reading

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Colonizing Alpha Centauri

Of course, I expect all Travellers to treat most of Issac Arthur’s videos as mandatory viewing.

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Artificial Languages/Constructed Languages (ConLang)

I ain’t naturally interested in artificial languages: but some Travellers are. This is for them…  

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The Honour of the Spartans

From Quora: Were Spartan soldiers engaged in homosexual activities? Helena Schrader, PhD History, University of Hamburg No myth about Sparta is as persistent or as controversial as the claim that pederasty and homosexuality dominated Spartan society. Even highly reputable historians … Continue reading

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The Racist Solomani

The racist Solomani are going to look a lot different than I’d had thought they look, way back in 1986 with the publication of the Solomani Alien book.

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“No Half-measures”: A Roman Tale, and a Christian Addendum

From Romans vs Samnites, the “Caudine Forks” [Snipped: quite a slick military maneuver, used by the Samnites to defeat the Roman Army] Gaius Pontius, head of the Samnites, who was marveled at the ingenuity of the Romans in the fall into … Continue reading

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Spock & Stonn

“Stonn. She is yours. After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” Some Travellers have some really good insights! Probably earned … Continue reading

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Helpmeets

From Men Warn Me About Things. Women Help Me. …men warn me about challenges. Women try to help me solve them. […] This isn’t without exception. There have been some wonderfully helpful men who’ve been generous with their time and advice. … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy Against Lunacy

Why was the Soviet so caring to their citizens under the Brezhnev Rule? Dima Vorobiev, I worked for Soviet propaganda This was Trotsky’s prophecy. The Soviet state was going to metamorph, said Trotsky. Bureaucrats would fall in love with the … Continue reading

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