Title: Which would you prefer?
Description: This is a description. You just read it.
Vorian - December 1, 2005 11:25 PM (GMT)
I thought about starting this when I was wondering two things (below), and decided to make a game of it. You state two fairly equal things, each with it's own pros and cons, and ask which one people would prefer.
Here's an example. I've asked alot of people this, and I decided, "Why not just ask thems peeps at the forum?" So here it are:
1- Would you prefer to be a mentat, or face dancer?
2- Would you want to have Ixian technology, or Tleilaxu?
And one I just made up now which isn't Dune related:
2.X- Would you rather live in a city, or on a farm?
Edric - December 1, 2005 11:51 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Vorian @ Dec 1 2005, 11:25 PM)|
|1- Would you prefer to be a mentat, or face dancer?|
Mentant, having a perfect memory woudl be more important to me than changing my appearance.
|2- Would you want to have Ixian technology, or Tleilaxu?|
Ixian tech, I am biased against the Tleilaxu because of Frank Herbert's description of them, pasty faced gnomes!
|And one I just made up now which isn't Dune related:|
2.X- Would you rather live in a city, or on a farm?
I would love to live on a farm, a farm for me means independance where as city life while more alluring is for me a life of dependancy on others.
Vorian - December 2, 2005 12:04 AM (GMT)
You know what? I probably should've wrote my answers with that first post. First though, I asked Ixian or Tleilaxu technology. Not nessecarily whether you want to be Ixian or Tleilaxu.
I'd prefer Mentat, I value inteligence over most things, and if I could be anything, it would be Mentat.
I'd also prefer Ixian. I'm not one for genetic modification and artificial life. It's against my concious.
And lastly, I choose city. I live on an acreage, and I only see my friends either at school, or, in the case of friends not at my school (which are my best friends), once every two weeks. Unfortunately, I can't move to the city if I get the chance because I absolutely love the school I'm in.
vandevere - December 2, 2005 01:04 AM (GMT)
I would prefer to be a Mentat.
I would also prefer to live in a city because I don't drive-I don't even have a Driver's License-and am dependent upon buses. Those are always to be found in cities...
Crysknife - December 2, 2005 01:13 AM (GMT)
Facedancer :D go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. Oh the things I could do!
Ixian. I need transportation while I'm playing around as a facedancer.
City! I must have my Slurpees I must have my Slurpees I must have my Slurpees....
orald - December 2, 2005 05:33 AM (GMT)
1. Mentat- Intellegance is more important
2. Tleilaxu- I want to speak the "Language of God", that and I'd need it for my Nypth clone-army. :tongue:
3. Farm- Fewer people, more place for doggies. That's it. :love:
Freakzilla - December 2, 2005 03:42 PM (GMT)
1. Can I be one of the latest advanced face dancers? Then I can just absorb the persona of a mentat. Mentats appeal to my intellect but the possibilities for mischief as a face dancer are just too appealing.
2. Language of God. Who needs machines when you have an unlimited supply of slave labor?
3. Farm, when you have slaves you need lots of room. It would be nice to be able to travel to the city without too much trouble though.
Servant Of The Sisterhood - December 2, 2005 08:36 PM (GMT)
Without a doubt a FD. Who wants to be smart when you can be pretty? ;) Or when you can be anyone for that matter.
I would rather have Ixian tech, you cant fly around in a person (at least if you can I don't want to) and machines aren't as needy as biologicals.
City or farm? City for me please. I can't think about country life without the movie Deliverence coming to mind. :|
Freakzilla - December 2, 2005 08:40 PM (GMT)
But you can create unough slaves to build you a factory that makes cars or planes.
Planetologist Umma Kynes - December 2, 2005 11:06 PM (GMT)
1- Face Dancer - Wait, I already am a two-faced... :wink: JK
2- Tleilaxu - Sure, I'll lend you a hand.
2.X- City or Farm? - Preferably a healthy mix of both. :love:
Servant Of The Sisterhood - December 3, 2005 04:41 PM (GMT)
|But you can create unough slaves to build you a factory that makes cars or planes|
We are talking highly advanced spacecraft and such, not cars and planes. If you don't posses the knowledge to build such things then you can't teach the slaves to build them :p
orald - December 3, 2005 05:59 PM (GMT)
We'll give them tools and some time and by trial and error they'll find the way. With billions of slaves working together we'll have those things built in no-time! :big_grin:
Just like the monkeys writing P&B's novels...Now that I've said that there'll probably be tons of leaks in the spaceships... :unsure:
Servant Of The Sisterhood - December 3, 2005 06:48 PM (GMT)
|We'll give them tools and some time and by trial and error they'll find the way. With billions of slaves working together we'll have those things built in no-time!|
Now you are just talking crazy, lol. Thats like saying if I give a bunch of 10th graders the proper tools they could build me a working space shuttle eventually.
orald - December 3, 2005 07:01 PM (GMT)
Yes they will, and the slaves aren't 10th graders.
Remember I can control their genetics- I can create an army of geniuses. :big_grin:
Elia - December 4, 2005 08:52 AM (GMT)
1.Facedancer- inteligence is important but it would be cool to go arround looking like anyone I want. Hmm..maybe a star :wink:
2.Ixian- I like genetic modifications, but not on me
3.Farm or city- well maybe the suburb of a city :grin:
orald - December 4, 2005 01:28 PM (GMT)
*Disclaimer: This post isn't intended for anyone under the age of 18, pregnant women or anyone without enough IQ to understand that my advices should never be taken. Ever.
And seriously, if you find this post offensive and over the top, please PM me and I'll remove it at once.
You people seem to forget another bebefit of being a FD(or maybe I'm the only crazy one who sees it)- FD can change their sex at will, not to mention they can shape those bodies as they wish...ooh, kinky! :big_grin:
Elia - December 4, 2005 03:07 PM (GMT)
Yeah they can do that, but only when they want to :wink:
orald - December 4, 2005 03:27 PM (GMT)
But you know they want to... :fire:
Freakzilla - December 5, 2005 02:34 PM (GMT)
OK then, with an army of face dancers I just order them steal your Ixian no-ship.
Servant Of The Sisterhood - December 5, 2005 07:44 PM (GMT)
No way, I'd destroy yer FDs with my Ixian quantum torpedos before....wait, I'm getting my universes mixed up x.
orald - December 5, 2005 08:21 PM (GMT)
Getting mixed up about your universes? Yea, I can understand that with all these new additions all the time... :blink:
Malky - January 6, 2006 09:46 PM (GMT)
Definately a face dancer. Just think of all the crap you could get away with...then there's always orald's suggestion that you can change sex at will. Knowing as a hot chick what I know as a man? I could rule the world.
Ixian tech...I figure if I'm an FD thats enough bio-tech for me.
City. Farms are boring and as a face dancer just how much fun could I have out on some remote farm?
letoII - January 7, 2006 12:08 AM (GMT)
Go Tleilaxu all the way for every reason stated so far. Also I would like to live on the farm and if possible even just out in the wild. I love going into the forest with either a rifle or a composite hunter bow and just taking down a dear. Last time I went camping we got a huge dear right in the neck we grilled him up and seasoned him with ketchup and salt. It tasted delicious I just love sitting their in the tranquility of nature reading a good book then notching an arrow and takin down a deer.
orald - January 7, 2006 12:34 AM (GMT)
Poor deer... :no:
BTW, you said all the reasons mentioned for being a FD, does that include the sex-changeability? :tongue:
letoII - January 7, 2006 12:51 AM (GMT)
Well I try to get the deer that have had a good life and are content with themselves. -_-
And Orald lets just say I did say all the reasons didn't I if you catch my drift ehh? eeh?
orald - January 7, 2006 12:57 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (letoII @ Jan 7 2006, 02:51 AM)|
| Well I try to get the deer that have had a good life and are content with themselves. -_- |
Yea, the depressed, suicidle ones aren't as tasty. :laugh:
letoII - January 7, 2006 01:05 AM (GMT)
Or as fun since they jump in front of the arrow... :(
Malky - January 7, 2006 04:33 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (orald @ Jan 7 2006, 12:34 AM)|
|Poor deer... :no:|
Correction...poor tasty deer...
letoII - January 7, 2006 05:10 PM (GMT)
Ecspecially if you cook them up right ove a fire. I usually end up with too much ketchup or salt on mine but the meat tastes delicious. look at it lke this :life-cycle:
orald - January 7, 2006 06:12 PM (GMT)
I'd rather hunt little kids and cook them on the fire...Care to join me for
dinner a hunt? :r
letoII - January 7, 2006 06:32 PM (GMT)
Well it would be something new but I'll pass. (for now) muahaumauhamauh ha. <_<
weatherscanner432 - March 1, 2006 08:08 PM (GMT)
Answer to your question:
Mentats follow statistics and reasons Bene Tleilaxu is not as a formidden as Ixian technology by the Great Convention and a City becuase of the urban life and money I could get for freelancing as a Mentat B)