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Postby USS Monitor » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:12 pm

Trotterdam wrote:For the unnamed religions column, #582 has one known for forbidding depiction of their "archangel", in addition to more generic religious stuff like complaining about "evolution". (This sounds vaguely reminiscent of Muslims forbidding depictions of their prophet, and Jews banning depictions of God, but is obviously not the same thing.)

USS Monitor wrote:Either that or she passed the Turing test.
Okay, let me be clearer.

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Postby Trotterdam » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:51 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Well, my mod avatar character is my Megaman X fancharacter Firefury
Ah, so "real".

If it's just a NationStates mod, then it's no more noteworthy than Frisbeetarianism not coming up more often - moreso, since Frisbeetarianism was described as a major religion when originally introduced, while the Cult of the Undead @@ANIMAL@@ had always been portrayed as a wacky fringe cult.

Here's a fuller explanation I found.

While searching around, it was kind funny to see the repeated comments about the name "Firefury Amahira" not sounding very feminine, since I'd always figured her for a girl. Well, okay, she's described as female in the issue, but I never had a problem with it, probably because of the "a" at the end. It might have been intended as a last name, which in most languages doesn't change according to the person's gender, but then it's not like deities sport last names the way humans do, so I had always figured "Amahira" as her name and "Firefury" as more of a title or honorific.

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Postby USS Monitor » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:27 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:Well, my mod avatar character is my Megaman X fancharacter Firefury
Ah, so "real".

If it's just a NationStates mod, then it's no more noteworthy than Frisbeetarianism not coming up more often - moreso, since Frisbeetarianism was described as a major religion when originally introduced, while the Cult of the Undead @@ANIMAL@@ had always been portrayed as a wacky fringe cult.


I guess it's a little weird that both don't come up more often, but Frisbeetarianism isn't actually named after Fris and isn't unique to NS.

While searching around, it was kind funny to see the repeated comments about the name "Firefury Amahira" not sounding very feminine, since I'd always figured her for a girl. Well, okay, she's described as female in the issue, but I never had a problem with it, probably because of the "a" at the end. It might have been intended as a last name, which in most languages doesn't change according to the person's gender, but then it's not like deities sport last names the way humans do, so I had always figured "Amahira" as her name and "Firefury" as more of a title or honorific.


Cos "Reploid Productions" sounds so feminine, right? :p
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Postby Jutsa » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:21 am

Holy cow! So that's why it's not called Frisbeeterianism - though I still think that'd have been a better parody.
Updated the info on Frisbeetarianism. :P

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Postby Trotterdam » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:11 pm

Jutsa wrote:Also... what makes the world go round? :lol:
Conservation of angular momentum.

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Postby Trotterdam » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:43 pm

The speaker in #825 option 5 is wearing yellow robes, suggesting that (s)he may be a follower of the Tranquility of Yellow, but this is not stated.

Whatever religion (s)he follows, its tenets include vegetarianism.

Oh, by the way...
USS Monitor wrote:Either that or she passed the Turing test.
Well, since we were talking about Reploid Productions, yes, she is a robot.

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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Oh, by the way...
USS Monitor wrote:Either that or she passed the Turing test.
Well, since we were talking about Reploid Productions, yes, she is a robot.


Very good AI, though. Much better than my clunky 19th century software. :p
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Postby Jutsa » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:40 pm

Major update to unnamed and implied religions, after I got an issue with Jesus in it and didn't think to ctrl+f "God" and "Jesus".

Most of them are just sayings with God in them, or "If God (didn't) want(ed) man to have this, he'd (not) have done that" arguments,
hence the section outside of the spoilers. Some stuff added to there too, though.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:28 am

A Role To Play, right?

Normally I'd have avoided adding references to real world religions, but as Catholics already existed within the issues, and as we'd had Word of God from the boss to leave that reference intact, I figured that it was okay to add this joke in.

Besides I have that T-shirt.
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Postby Jutsa » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:48 am

That was a pretty good Jesus reference, to be honest. I thought there was another draft... maybe by you, where Jesus was vaguely mentioned? :P
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Postby Trotterdam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:02 pm

#848 features a holiday named "Maxxmas" that, while not stated to be religious in nature (and not matching any known religion), is clearly Christmas.

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Postby Jutsa » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:04 pm

thanks. :3
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Postby Pogaria » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Trotterdam wrote:#848 features a holiday named "Maxxmas" that, while not stated to be religious in nature (and not matching any known religion), is clearly Christmas.

Maxxmas is obviously the annual peace festival of the Order of Maxx. Nobody ever pays attention to the Order of Maxx! If they weren't so pacifist and forgiving, they might get angry about that.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:17 am

No, you're missing the true meaning of Maxxmas, whic is the purchase and gifting of books. Especially satires about the perils of capitalizm.
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Postby Jutsa » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:43 am

Updated the list with a fair bit of information I forgot to add after issue #851. :P
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Postby Jutsa » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:18 pm

Bumping for easier access.
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Postby Jutsa » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:18 am

Mendesmetetics was added! Let me know if it's an irl reference. :P
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Postby Pogaria » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:31 pm

Jutsa wrote:Mendesmetetics was added! Let me know if it's an irl reference. :P

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianetics
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Postby Jutsa » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:49 pm

thanks. :3
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Please make date format say Sept. 14
Can we please get this stickied as well
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Postby Singapore no2 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 pm

Australian Republic wrote:Please make date format say Sept. 14
Can we please get this stickied as well

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Postby Jutsa » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:33 am

pfffff

This made my day.
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Postby Fauxia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:21 pm

381, not 382, mentions Beelzebub. And Beelzebub is a demon in Abrahamic religions, fyi
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Postby Jutsa » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Fixing that now. :P
Edit: done. Moved to implied occurrences, and mentions that it's part of the song.
That makes a lot of sense. :rofl:
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Postby Jutsa » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:48 pm

Unnecessary bump~
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