LDF : Women of Strength & Power

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Scots Dragon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:26 pm

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Because when designing a fictional universe, I feel that verisimilitude is important. This means, in part, a consistent and logical explanation for things. Had I been both alive in 1960 and in charge of DC Comics, well, yeah, I’d have wanted some better explanation for why they had a core cast of two dozen superheroes and only four super-women who made recurring appearances. But, we’re in 2018 and LDF is designing her own ‘verse... I’m just trying to help “stir the pot” and come up with ideas.
Fair enough.
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Woodclaw » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 pm

Batgirl III wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Because when designing a fictional universe, I feel that verisimilitude is important. This means, in part, a consistent and logical explanation for things. Had I been both alive in 1960 and in charge of DC Comics, well, yeah, I’d have wanted some better explanation for why they had a core cast of two dozen superheroes and only four super-women who made recurring appearances. But, we’re in 2018 and LDF is designing her own ‘verse... I’m just trying to help “stir the pot” and come up with ideas.
Since all of us pretty much engaged in world-building at a time or another, I think that this a good reply. Given that LDF's two line is a good starting point and I believe that there's not actual need to go much more in depth for now. In my experience one of the worst mistakes when writing a universe is explain everything. While this can provide a much greater coherence it also limits the narrative possibilities. If an idea/concept is relevant to the plot then one must work on it, otherwise I think it's better to wait and see.
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Batgirl III » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:37 pm

“No one knows, it’s a Great Mystery.” is a perfectly valid choice of explanation from a narrative standpoint. Even if, in-universe, it is no explaination at all. Plenty of fictional settings (including most of my own) have mysterious elements in them.
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Scots Dragon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:41 pm

Woodclaw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Batgirl III wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Because when designing a fictional universe, I feel that verisimilitude is important. This means, in part, a consistent and logical explanation for things. Had I been both alive in 1960 and in charge of DC Comics, well, yeah, I’d have wanted some better explanation for why they had a core cast of two dozen superheroes and only four super-women who made recurring appearances. But, we’re in 2018 and LDF is designing her own ‘verse... I’m just trying to help “stir the pot” and come up with ideas.
Since all of us pretty much engaged in world-building at a time or another, I think that this a good reply. Given that LDF's two line is a good starting point and I believe that there's not actual need to go much more in depth for now. In my experience one of the worst mistakes when writing a universe is explain everything. While this can provide a much greater coherence it also limits the narrative possibilities. If an idea/concept is relevant to the plot then one must work on it, otherwise I think it's better to wait and see.
You could even turn it into a big in-setting mystery that forms the basis of a long-term plot point, and our more modern interpretations of gender could add some really interesting dimensions to it.

Does this tie into chromasomes and genetic structures so that it's divided between XY and XX individuals, and thus transgender women are affected in the same way as cisgender men, but conversely transgender men are rendered immune to such elements? And if that is the case, what about the more common than you'd expect case of people who are intersex or have chromasomal variations and thus are born with chromasomes that don't actually match their assigned gender given that such elements are way more complex than otherwise.

Or is it connected more directly to the hormone levels, and thus a transgender woman who's on hormone replacement therapy is affected in the same way as a cisgender woman, and vice versa with the transgender men who are taking testosterone? How are people with hormone levels outside of the average affected by that?

Is it more esoteric, and connected to identity directly? Thus it's the case that people who have a male identity are more affected by this, so that transgender men are affected the same way as cisgender men, but both cisgender and transgender women are rendered completely immune? In this version, how would non-binary people be affected?

Is what causes it something that can be addressed, so as to stop all these super-villain dudes turning up, or is it inherent and permanent?
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by LadyDragonFly » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am

I had no underlining reason for why that happens save to show that the world was changing from a male dominated society to one that is more female dominant. Perhaps it's just nature's way of saying in the next step of evolution, the fairer sex becomes the dominant gender.

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Thorpocalypse » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 am

LadyDragonFly wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am
I had no underlining reason for why that happens save to show that the world was changing from a male dominated society to one that is more female dominant. Perhaps it's just nature's way of saying in the next step of evolution, the fairer sex becomes the dominant gender.
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Spam » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Thorpocalypse wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 am

Come to Thorpe's Deep. We're ahead of the game. The female is by FAR the dominant gender. ;)
The Spam household also maintains a 2 to 1 female to male ratio. AND the male votes are only counted half in any referendum.

Just another of the universe's many mysteries.

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by LadyDragonFly » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:14 am

Lol

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Skaramine » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:29 am

Well, just the same as with my universe - there's a load of self loathing, left-handed dudes.

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Davies » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 am

Skaramine wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:29 am
Well, just the same as with my universe - there's a load of self loathing, left-handed dudes.
Is there a sinister in-game reason for that?

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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Batgirl III » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:08 am

Davies wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 am
Is there a sinister in-game reason for that?
Pretty dexterous use of a pun, I gotta hand it to ya.
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Re: LDF : Women of Strength & Power

Post by Skaramine » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:52 am

As I told my daddy once while driving, "Go south, paw" , and I started him right
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