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PostSubject: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:29 pm

Now I know what you all are thinking just reading the topic. "-screams internally-" However...the idea struck me at work, that usually the general masses of a country or people, have at least some semblance of an organized religion. Of course this thought pained me to even think of, since everyone has different religious views I am sure and wading through a topic like this would be a pain in the ass. I wasn't going to even bring it up...untiiiiiiiiiiil I got what felt like a brilliant idea. I remember in cipher, characters had a habit, Zerdark in particular, of saying "Thank the Writers." Now of course I realize that this was a little bit of just a cute, breaking the 4th wall thing. However, it struck me that it would be really cool if we actually rolled with something like that. My idea was that the general public majority, at least in the Drachurst, followed the belief in the Writers. A religion based that the world came to be because the writers wrote out the past, present, and future of the world. So on and so forth. This is a very vanilla version of the idea, but I thought it would be kind of funny to do that, seeing as it was referenced in the past. Things like, the morales to live by were written by the Writers themselves, the obvious ones like don't murder, or rape people. I understand if no one wants to do this, but I thought it would help with making it feel like a more real place. Not every characters would have to believe it of course, different nations have their beliefs and some people just don't have something like this in their lives. I was more speaking for the random citizens of the main place we'll be RPing. Little things like when speaking to them or asking them things. "Weather is letting up, thank the Writers."

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Well, I've already established two minor faiths, Mylisanism and Quetz's 'religion', so it's certainly possible to have a major religion, such as the whole Writers thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:01 pm

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Things like, the morales to live by were written by the Writers themselves, the obvious ones like don't murder, or rape people.

But Yikkin is one of the writers and he would never agree to that *shot*

But yeah, sounds like it could work.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:07 pm

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AniaNova wrote:
Things like, the morales to live by were written by the Writers themselves, the obvious ones like don't murder, or rape people.

But Yikkin is one of the writers and he would never agree to that *shot*

I WOULD NEVER AGREE TO THAT EITHER, YOU HORRIBLY UNHORRIBLE PEOPLE *stabbed in the throat*

But seriouslyeah seems good to me :v

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:36 pm

I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:47 pm

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In all seriousness, I'm perfectly fine with the idea. My natives will probably subscribe to the idea.



AniaNova wrote:
I remember in cipher, characters had a habit, Zerdark in particular, of saying "Thank the Writers."

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"To be fair, it's kind of difficult for me to deny the existence of the writers when I met my own early on during this site's existence. The mere thought that my existence and fate is predetermined based on what's written on this...this...thing...forum...well you won't get rid of me that easily, I can assure you of that. I'll still be around in some form...'new RP' or otherwise. My darling daughter Morgan too."
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"You're nothing without us Mr. Writer! You hear me?! You need us more than we need you!"


Well screw you too Zerdark. You'd think my own characters would appreciate me more. At least Wheatley doesn't hate me...

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:57 pm

Chance: Shshshshshsh Dad. We don't exist anymore. Leave it to the other you who doesn't know the fourth wall is glass.
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:19 pm

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Chance: Shshshshshsh Dad. We don't exist anymore. Leave it to the other you who doesn't know the fourth wall is glass.

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"In case you haven't noticed, I'm in the middle of a mental breakdown at the moment. Again. But we still exist! And we will continue to exist until I say otherwise! Even if our stories are no longer being written, we're gods damned VIPs here and I will make posts here whenever I damn well please! Whether it's comments on whatever the hell that other me is doing, retelling my stories, or whatever else I feel like saying, my voice will be heard damn it! I'm basically a voice in that insufferable writer's head at this point, he can't get rid of me even if he wants to!"
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:18 pm

Seems like it'd work out okay to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:32 pm

Rand wrote:
Delicious_Fsteak wrote:
AniaNova wrote:
Things like, the morales to live by were written by the Writers themselves, the obvious ones like don't murder, or rape people.

But Yikkin is one of the writers and he would never agree to that *shot*.

*lowers rocket launcher*

Seems like it'd work out okay to me.

>_>

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:34 pm

N's weird cousin *shot*
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:39 pm

N PLEASE KEEP YOUR COUSIN FROM RANDOMLY COMING INTO OUR TOPICS ONLY TO FLEE

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:40 pm

Alright, back on topic-ish. Let's stop derailing the topic even further than it already is.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:57 pm

What else is there to this topic right now? :0
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:58 pm

*constructs railroad through topic*

*pokes head out train window* Just thought I'd mention that I agree.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:51 pm

Oh, this is a neat little idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:03 pm

Rand wrote:
Seems like it'd work out okay to me.

YIKKIN IT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED

BECAUSE I QUOTED THE ENTIRE POST

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:40 am

Actually, I have a question. If The Writers are perceived as the gods that wrote everything into existence, including other gods like Quetz, does that make gods like Quetz demigods instead?

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:18 am

Yeah, but you know, it's another religion... Don't expect them to say "Yeah that's right mang."
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:03 am

Zerdark wrote:
Actually, I have a question. If The Writers are perceived as the gods that wrote everything into existence, including other gods like Quetz, does that make gods like Quetz demigods instead?

More like gods in a physical form. I'd think that The Writers wouldn't directly intercede, either due to an inability to manifest, or more likely, just because that'd be sorta pointless on our end and OP as hell. Whereas physical gods, who are magnitudes weaker, could interfere with people anyway they liked.

Kinda demigods, kinda not I guess. It's early and my head is fuzzy.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:09 pm

Think of the writers as still us. We literally have the power to do anything with this world, and to this world are completely omnipotent, since we alone determine what happens by what we write, which is all pre-planned by us. Technically we are the true gods of this world, however, not every religion in said world would believe that. Because we are writing it that way for our own amusement. Others would believe in their gods, who might have a little more of a physical presence, because we wrote them that way. Gods in this world would not necessarily be like the writers, just older and more powerful beings, strong enough to be worshiped by the less powerful.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:08 pm

Works for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:35 am

Just so long as we don't actually appear like last time...
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PostSubject: Re: Establishing a religion.   Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:29 pm

Yeah no, let's definitely not do that.

So, anything else to discuss?

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