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    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    I was talking about this version killing his older brother.
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    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    I mean he is a guy who had to confront the fact of his own weakness and inadequacy very early on in life, and the only way he was able to dig his way out of it was with a horrible crime. I'd say he's a person who can pinpoint problems very effectively but goes for really bad solutions.
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    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    I like the idea that he actually goes out on debauches together with Oswald but secretly hates him and tries to vent as much as he can through his writing without getting caught (e.g. by Nixon, who wants "Oswald's Best Bud" status for himself).
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    A Horn of Bronze--The Shaping of Fusania and Beyond

    New religion, interesting. If the criticisms of Ringitsu society are that it's ruled by greed and divided into a thousand fiefdoms by petty jealousies, maybe the new faith tries to appeal to the lower nobility, people who own less than the great princes but want firmer protections for what they...
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    Lands of Ice and Mice: An Alternate History of the Thule

    Nice work bro, loved reading the TL version of Axis of Andes.
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    The Stomach of Man Under Socialism: A Culinary History of Socialist America

    With all the talk so far as the Special Period as a sort of bottleneck moment in the history of institutions, I think it's interesting that the Midwest (I'm assuming the term here refers more to the Upper Missouri than the Upper Mississippi) is credited with originating one of the big winners...
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    They've still got an upside down blood flag and are run by a class of people who owe their existence and power to the Latin Republic. They probably consider themselves a more moderate continuation of essentially Jacobin virtue. And nominal revolutions that switch out between different heads of...
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    The Stomach of Man Under Socialism: A Culinary History of Socialist America

    Restaurants running on the Costco model-- that's interesting, and unexpected. This question of hired labor-- I'm guessing the unions' own involvement in running supper clubs makes this a moot point, but before they were involved did the supper clubs fit into the union superstructure at all...
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    Damn, there is something so good about a government simply referring to itself as Humanity. Not the One State, or the World State, or the Imperium of Man, just... Humanity. Far beyond a simple state, but somehow the universality is still incomplete-- includes everything within, excludes...
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    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    We have to get this man a copy of the first three Metal Gear games, Fundamentalist cyborg ninjas by 1973
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    Being Japan is suffering. Do the Japanese at least get to leave the islands nowadays, or are they still stuck there as serfs? At this rate it's hard to imagine Russia-proper's cities being less friendly to Japanese than Yapon itself.
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    A Horn of Bronze--The Shaping of Fusania and Beyond

    I love it. I'm sure the Ringitsu are finally glad to find a place where trees grow, and which aren't controlled by "compatriots" charging extortionate prices. I'm really fascinated by the model of Ringitsu expansion and I hope it gets some time to play out in the lands north of the Amur. The...
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    Hey, that was actually a pretty good movie-- admitting the limits of conformism, but pointing out there's a place where those uneasy in society are welcome. Even if inquiry on this line of thought is more muted in later eras I hope Societist storytelling can still play with the idea of an inner...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    I actually haven't seen pictures of the labyrinths you mean until now-- I was thinking they'd be something more mazelike but I guess that's only the Greek-myth one, the LA ones are more meditative. I like the idea of them as necessary sections of large palaces and villas, with less prestigious...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    Ooh, I like this. Maybe if building upward is easier than digging down (or if you need something to do with the excess dirt) parts of the labyrinth could form these kinds of exposed ridges on the land, made of rammed earth and maybe topped with brick. There's Chinese walls from the Neolithic...
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