RVA: Everything That's Wrong With Foxen PrimeLook, it's my universe (albeit heavily inspired by the Vulpine from <a href=”http://chaypeta.deviantart.com/”>Peta Hewitt's webcomic <a href=”http://www.terinu.com/home/index/676”>Terinu so it tends to be somewhat idealized compared to Real World governments. Nevertheless, it does have its, er, flaws.RVA: Everything That's Wrong With Foxen Prime by Sir-Talen
1. Democracy is For Other People: Foxen Prime's primary planetary government, descended from the Mother Country from POW, is a hereditary oligarchy with more in common with say, 21st century China than a parliamentary democracy like the UK. And much like China the Commoners are encouraged to get all the economic benefits they want, just so long as they don't demand too much say in the government.
This is mitigated somewhat by a definite “Don't shit in your backyard” attitude among the Nobles with regard to the Commoners. Nobles who attempt (too obviously) to screw over common foxen tend to find that their neighbor Countesses
Filk: I Wanna Be Hamill's JokerI Wanna Be Hamill's JokerFilk: I Wanna Be Hamill's Joker by Sir-Talen
Music: I Wanna Be Peter Lorre (copyright Tom Smith)
What makes me so down, are the villains that I see.
I can't do much for them, not doing very much for me.
I find too many flaws, with Dexter, Lecter or Jigsaw.
Monsters, killers, and zombie hordes, looking at them just make me bored.
Cesar Romero was too silly, Heath Ledger way too bleak.
Jack Nicholson was so snarky I could punch him in the cheek.
No, I was quite surprised, by Luke Skywalker's other guise.
His wit and style caught my attention
[as Joker] And never failed to bring Bats avengin'!
When I grow up, I wanna be Hamill's Joker
A purple Zoot on him looks so divine.
I want to cackle and plot, and put Batman on the spot.
[Joker] And if that doesn't work I've got a gas guaranteed to raise a smile.
Who wants to be a grim and tortured Dark Knight?
Who wants to face the hero all alone?
I've got all that I need, with my pretty minion Harleen.
I wanna grow to be Hamill's Joker and steal a shrink of my own!
RVA: The Parable of the GlassblowerOnce there was a Commoner vixen, a glassblower by trade. Working by her furnace, she blew into a steel tube, creating exquisite glass globes that she shaped into bowls, wine glasses, lenses for both eyeglasses and scopes for examining the worlds in the sky and in a drop of water. The countess she served praised her for her skill, heaping reward upon reward, and the Glassblower wanted for nothing. Though in truth she wanted little at all, being totally devoted to her art.RVA: The Parable of the Glassblower by Sir-Talen
In time, the Glassblower took on an apprentice, whom she drove mercilessly, even as she imparted every skill she'd ever learned upon him. But though the apprentice was gifted, she thought him lazy, for he was never by the glass forge as much as she.
“Where do you go for hours at a time?” the Glassblower raged. “Late to the forge in the morning. Leaving before the sun has set. What is there for you besides the glass?”
“My wife is warm and I loathe to leave our bed,” the apprentice rep
The Mechanics Guide to PerspectiveThe Mechanic's Guide to PerspectiveThe Mechanics Guide to Perspective by SpamDragon
Daveo stood in front of the old brown car holding the bonnet up with his right hand, and stared into the greasy engine bay with a touch of resignation.
"Why does he keep booking in jobs like this?" he lamented to Swannie, who was laying out hand tools along the battered stainless workbench of the small mechanical workshop.
Swannie's permanent laconic grin turned towards Daveo.
"That sounds like a whinge to me."
Daveo rolled his eyes and put up the bonnet stay before replying.
"It's not a whinge, I'm just saying..."
"Whinge" Swanny interjected.
"...that he books in too many jobs on old shitboxes like this."
"Whinge, mate. Put your money in the Whinge-Jar." Swannie held out his empty porcelain coffee mug helpfully.
Daveo ignored it, and stared at Swannie's gormless round face above the annoyingly clean blue overalls.
"I'm just saying there's no money in this stuff. Why do you like working on this old crap anyway?"
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