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New Members / Re: Leaving or Taking a Break? Post Here!
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:47:34 AM »
I'm gonna bounce :')
S'been a wild ride here, but I'm off. It's just not the place for me, I don't think. Conflicts of interest.

I was going to DM people before I left saying goodbye, but I wasn't sure if they'd get my messages if I deleted my account straight away - Also I have no idea what happens to my forum posts if I delete my account. Do they go poof too, or do they stay up?
God knows! ^^

Anyway, I'm posting this goodbye then I'll give it a day or so just in case then I'll delete this account.
It feels rude to just up and leave.
I know I haven't exactly made friends here, I'm still the "noob".
It's evident, at least to me that I'm not exactly"liked" by people here so I doubt a goodbye is even necessary, but I wanted at least to say goodbye to Mad Murdock specifically!
You've always been sweet and kind to me and I've really appreciated it, and the few times we spoke in threads you always had something really interesting to say <3

So.. Bye! :)


A thread speculating on sorcerors' penises would be marked too.

I... I don't even have the words to reply to that.
That's so not even remotely the same thing.
We can just agree to disagree I guess.

Like.. I understand maybe there should be a warning of some kind, but I feel like NSFW/Mature is too much. It implies that talking about female biology/reproduction is taboo :s
I kind thought society was well past shaming periods or making any discussion of it sound explicit or dirty :s

Skulduggery Pleasant / Re: Reproduction [NSFW - mature discussion]
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:02:34 AM »
Periods and girls having eggs is NSFW/too mature to younger readers??? O.o
You get basic sex ed about periods and stuff around the same age the SP books are supposedly targeted o.o

Maybe that's just me though :s (please don't take that as snark or anything!! Just genuinely a bit confused is all ^^")

And anyway, as for the topic - I dunno. I don't see why the period-egg process would just slow down. Because then you're either left with periods lasting years, as opposed to 3-7 days, or you'd never know when you might get a period to plan ahead for sanitary things. Orrrr you'd never know when you're ovulating or at the right place in your cycle to plan for having a child. So I feel like "slow periods" wouldn't work.

They'd have to have more eggs than your average mortal for it to work, but eggs aren't something magic, so I don't see why a mortal who has magic, but doesn't know, wouldn't have this excess eggs.

Someone's just sent me a really good theory through Twitter dm! I'm im bed now so can post, but I'll copy it over for anyone interested in the morning!! :)

Edit because new response:
Also I don't think the argument "they're as old as they look" works with periods. You don't make more eggs. You have eggs, when you run out, that's that. So unless sorcerers have a larger supply of eggs, then they shouuuuld hit menopause the same time a regular mortal would. Regardless of how they look physically.

There's not really a way around that unless as I said sorcerers have LOADS more eggs than mortals, they'll simply run out, and leave the women infertile

Skulduggery Pleasant / Re: Reproduction
« on: July 08, 2017, 11:04:15 PM »
But then wouldn't that also imply that female's who *have* magic, but don't know about it and never find out about magic, just.. have periods until the day they die?

Or does magic just randomly duplicate a woman's eggs?

Or am I just entirely overthinking this and this isn't something Derek even ever thought about xD

I mentioned it on Twitter and someone said "They age slower so it makes sense for periods to be slower too"
Which would be a great theory, but then surely they'd never know when they're going to have a period to plan for it, or even when they're ovulating to plan for a pregnancy?

I feel like I *need* to know this unpleasant excrement now

Okay, as far as I can tell I don't *think* this has ever come up on the forums before - But I just had an insane realization.
I'm totally pathetic so I follow a few "Landy Approved" (supposedly) RP accounts on Twitter, and one for Tanith said something about kids, and it hit me.

Guys can pretty much never run out of sperm. But women have a finite amount of eggs.

So basically, every female sorcerer after x amount of time is infertile. And you can go on looking like you're in your 30's (China) but be hundreds of years old. Because of the slow aging, do sorcerer's just not think about kids? Do they just not want them?
Because Tanith is what, in her 90's? Kids would be out of the question for her as well!
Aside from Corrival academy where we actually have kids, we've haven't seen many other sorcerer children particularly so it makes me wonder - How big or small in the magical population? Is there any chance of the magical population going extinct simply from forgetting to reproduce and keep the blood lines going? Is there some magic that allows women to carry on having periods/eggs etc?
Is this even a thing?

On a side note, it'd be AMAZING to have the news that you only have to deal with periods for one life time, and not several!!

Gaming / Re: last video game you played
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:48:54 AM »
Genital Jousting ;u;

Skulduggery Pleasant / Re: Valduggery
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:05:41 AM »
Honestly, at this point I'd just like a *fresh* argument against to debate.
I've literally spent a day going through the whole of the Valdug' thread, and every argument against that comes up has already been done to death, and always ends with a dismissive response .

If there is going to be debate, and arguing for or against - It'd be nice to have new arguing points. Not just the same old rehashed ones of age gap, familial figure, "she was 12 when they met", He's a skeleton, Pedo/Necro philes, or the very subjective "I find it creepy".
Good for you for finding it creepy. No one can debate or argue an individual's personal feelings.
I happen to have a "thing" for Skulduggery's character, much in the same way I have a "thing" for the character V in V for Vendetta.
Is it creepy and weird? Sure. But it's my personal stance.
You can't really argue with how someone "feels" about something - And it just seems to me that the thread has divulged into "You feel this way, but I feel this way, so that makes you creepy and weird and gross and wrong", because any *actual* debate has been done already.

I don't know, I think I'm rambling now.
But yeah, New arguments/fresh perspectives would be lovely. I'm sure we all enjoy a good, friendly debate from time to time. :')

I think maybe it would also be of benefit if people were actually open to understand and acknowledge people's arguments instead of just essentially going "Yeah but no". I doubt anyone's here to actively change people's minds, not really. But mutual understanding is at least the best we can hope for, rather than shrugging off or resorting to "But it's creepy/gross!" :)

Side note, obviously that was written from the perspective of a shipper - but by no means am I saying that it doesn't go the other way round as well :)
Sorry for the ramble :3

Off Topic / Re: Things that are good.
« on: July 05, 2017, 11:44:12 AM »
It was my birthday on June 28th ;u;
And I just got back from my birthday surprise, which at the time, I knew nothing whatsoever about >.>.....

BASICALLY. I met this lovely lady online, and we hit it off, and we're best friends, and we've never had the chance to meet ecause I'm in England and she's in Northern Ireland....
And you can guess what happened for my birthday surprise ;u;
I was taken to london by my boyfriend with no knowledge of what was happening,and we were just waiting around in Victoria station and I was like "soooooo... o.o"

And then.. Well.. This happened;   <--( My besties twitter, I'm the really short, fat one ;u; She's the obviously gorgeous, black haired, tall, Irish one. SHE IS MY VALKYRIE CAIN <3 )

The Books / Re: Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (SPOILER TOPIC)
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:46:44 PM »
At the launch he specifically said he was trying to avoid something Hogwarts-esque.

And this is just my opinion I guess, but like.. There's *always* a bunch of unpleasantly excrement-like kids in every school, and the "popular" ones. Seemed like just any other school. That's just me though :P

The Books / Re: Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (SPOILER TOPIC)
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:38:48 AM »
I never said, or even thought my approach was the only one, but okay ;u;
It's not even my approach, it's just an approach that I'm trying to explain, as it's one that seems to have been being ignored.

Fan Art / Re: Gayou's drawings
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:16:08 AM »
Hnnng, you did China with shorter hair!! IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!

The Books / Re: Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (SPOILER TOPIC)
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:12:27 AM »
For all of ten minutes until I understood it was an alternate to they/them pronouns after discussing it with someone...
My own unawareness caused my confusion, which is exactly why I stated "it seems like a gap in awareness/knowledge", as you implied you got confused as well.

So I repeat, the lack of awareness proves the necessity for it.
It's not life or death necessity, but honestly if 'x' amount of people are unaware, then that representation is obviously necessary to a degree.
I feel like my point's being entirely missed here? So I'm just going to potter off now ;u;

The Books / Re: Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (SPOILER TOPIC)
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:58:20 PM »
Yeah, still not getting it.
I was confused for all of 10 minutes with the pronoun switching, until I found out it was an alternate to use "they, them" pronouns.
Which makes WAY more sense.. If I was non-binary I wouldn't want to be referred to as they them, it seems a bit dehumanizing. I'd rather have people alternate when I'm not around etc, like Never does. 

Seems more like a gap in awareness/knowledge than anything else.. :P
Which sort of proves the point on why it's necessary.

The Books / Re: Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (SPOILER TOPIC)
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:42:53 PM »
Not really sure how having a gender fluid character effects the narrative...?
That's like saying a character being gay effects the narrative, surely?
It literally doesn't have any effect at all?

A character/plot arc is good or bad because they/it is good or bad, not because of gender or sexuality or how said character chooses to identify for the sake of representation?

Maybe I'm talking out of my arse and missing the point entirely but...  :s

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