Guns of Infinity

low-fantasy
gender-locked-male

#55015

There are also contexts not suitable for public discussion, perhaps better left for Choice of Romance fanfiction.


#55017

Now I imagining MC with that nickname being kept at a distance back home. Despite him being a nice guy when he with his fellow Tierrans.


#55018

well, could something if he is a hot-headed one who always like to charge on horse would earn himself the name: The King’s Dragoon With the Golden Spur. And if he has a high stat in cynicism somehow it would like: (MC surname) The Butcher by the enemies.


#55019

Not sure what the link between being the Butcher and being high Cynicism.


#55020

Sorry, it’s ruthlessness. My bad


#55021

More like he enjoy killing but once he off the battlefield he a different person. Has all the medals, major, money in his pocket but no one invites him over to drink or to fancy parties. Even Caz and Kat don’t reply to his letters. A MC like that be so lonely


#55022

Also completely off-topic happy birthday to a Abraham Lincoln my personal Opinion Americas best president. Have the integrity to run through reelection during the Civil War.


#55023

The nation needed him or it having Mac instead be POTUS. Then we have two American republics or slavery were had lasted longer.

Shame what happened to him. I think his bodyguard that day, left him alone to use the restroom when booth came around


#55024

Holy shit dude congrats!


#55025

Thanks! Low key tho, we are freaking out just a bit. Doing a lot of reading and trying to keep from biting each other’s head off.


#55026

Yes, congrats. :two_hearts:


#55027

@Bryce_Kaldwin
Want anyone to break out the champagne?


#55028

Yeah man, I’m abstaining in solidarity with my wife.


#55029

congratulations brother truly.

@Cataphrak is a country directly created through colonization is it a reference and allegory to the colonialism in Africa or Asia and really all countries that have been colonized at some point and the after effects of postcolonialism? Leading to another question how formal where seed colonies? Were they in model of the earlier Colonial period of the 15th 16th and 17th century or something similar to will be seen during the 19th?


#55030

Wait colonies? Are you referring to how Tierra was colonised?


#55031

In the long view, all countries were colonised: England was colonised by the Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and the Normans. Germany was colonised by the Franks, Russia colonised by the Norse, Japan colonised by the Yamato and so on. In many cases, the national identities of the conquered were completely destroyed, or assimilated into the marginalised shadow of the conquerors, or in some cases, lead to discrimination even today (in the cases, of say, the Ainu). That’s certainly not a moral endorsement, but it is a reminder that Japan and Hungary and Poland are technically of the same stripe as more modern “settler-colonialist” states like Israel, the United States, and Canada.

Long story short, there is colonialism every time a new group takes over where someone else was there before and the new rulers try to bring the old inhabitants to heel, and how that is judged is determined usually by nothing less arbitrary than the subjective viewpoints of those viewing it, and whether the conquered people have the “fortune” of being able to survive to a point where their conquerors are able to gain a post-colonial conscience - or when the conquered are able to throw off their oppressors, and write their own narrative.

The seed colonies were settler colonies rather than economic ones or political space-filling. In the Tierran case, the colonies established were mostly trading outposts with little output of their own, which grew into city-states through the fact that ship crews stopped by on their way to somewhere else, liked what they saw, and settled down.


#55032

Quite similar to the cases of ancient Greece. But are there any of these city-states which had dealings or even swore allegiance to Tierra in the infinite sea?


#55033

I’m reading a really interesting book right now called Making Europe and it’s all about pretty much colonialism in conquest and assimilation of the high Middle Ages. Because people know I don’t look at that. As colonialism but if you look at least in Western and Central Europe in the spread of Latin Europe you see it very clearly.

I mean I can’t even argue the subject gation and conquest of the indigenous tribes the form of colonization chess with each other and conquests and the destabilization of different. Decide already the more advanced a civilization is the more brutal it is in it’s subjugation and cultural destruction. I mean it’s kind of ironic that the heir of UK is called the Prince of Wales.


#55034

The difference, I think, lies in the fact that most peoples colonised in the medieval period have either had their cultures adopted into the colonisers’ (which is why we don’t speak Norman French and why Polish isn’t just German), or have simply been wiped out so thoroughly that there is nobody there to object.

There’s a reason why the Beothuk don’t have any treaty disputes with the Canadian government, and it’s because we literally destroyed them as a people.


#55035

If you decide to use lots of dad jokes then I’ll kill you.