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YNot1989

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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Feb 24, 1989
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
My Bio
I'm just another denizen of the internet trying to add a little nuance where its needed, and a little bluntness where it's not.

I'm from Western Washington, though I currently reside in California.

I'm an actual Rocket Scientist (did research with rockets, and am an Aerospace Engineer).

Politically I can best be described as Liberal American Imperialist; so basically I want Universal Healthcare as an excuse to annex Canada.

I love sci-fi movies, books, and TV shows, classic cars and modern ones too, bitching about politics, speculating about the future, and analyzing the past.

Current Residence: Lancaster, California
Favorite genre of music: Rock in all its forms and all its glory!
Favorite animated character: Spike Spiegel
Favorite literary character: Takeshi Kovacs

Favourite Movies
October Sky, Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, Logan, The Founder, The Dark Knight, Sunshine, Apollo 13, Waterworld, Star Wars IV, BttF
Favourite TV Shows
The Expanse, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, Steven Universe, Westworld, Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Stan Rogers, Andy McKee, Frank Sinatra, Faun, Flogging Molly, Disturbed, Daft Punk, Wolfmother
Favourite Books
Altered Carbon, Worldwar, Helm
Favourite Writers
Richard K. Morgan, Neal Stephenson, Harry Turtledove.
Favourite Games
Kebal Space Program, Minecraft, Starcraft, Fallout 3, Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, Pokemon Red
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, N64, XBox360
Tools of the Trade
GIMP
Other Interests
Space, History, Government, Engineering, Secular Humanism, Climate Change, War
$5 Patrons can check out the first in-progress map of the White Tide that has been slowly driving me insane (I HATE inkscape), along with the draft of the scenario. https://www.patreon.com/posts/58699815
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Sorry about the lack of content lately, I'm working on the White Tide map, but I can barely get up from bed some days because of a bout of Bronchitis I'm dealing with. I've been coughing so violently that my ribs are now injured to the point where it often hurts just to breath.
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A first draft of the White Tide focusing more on the human cost of the war.
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How do you think NIMBY and YIMBY politics will evolve in the future. NIMBYism is unfortunately a huge hindrance for American infrastructure, nuclear power,

land development, and a white elephant progressive politics, to whom the burden rests to provide housing in cities. This year, our glorious state of California is collecting signatures to put on a ballot measure next year to have municipal zoning laws, where NIMBYism is strongest, to supersede state law.

More than the Pilgrim story – with its troubling meaning for Native Americans – Lincoln’s moment of proclaiming Thanksgiving would be a better historical marker in the 21st century.


That's probably gonna be the case in the future, right?

I honestly don't think anyone will care about the details. There will always be teenagers grousing about how Thanksgiving is a fucked up holiday because of the genocide of the Native Americans, whatever the government does to try to clean it up will be at best a historical footnote for pedantic assholes.


I wish we would treat the First Nations as just that, nations, with their own histories, cultures, relationships with the US, and agency; but I suspect we will continue to erode their story until nothing's left. Some will continue to try to speak on their behalf, others will dismiss them, but both will know and care less and less about their stories as time progresses. I wish your average non-Native knew literally anything about the Lakota wars, or the influences the Haudenosaunee had on our system of government, but I'll be lucky if in 50 years anyone knows the names of these nations.

What do you think of this near thirty minute discussion?


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOHp_C6N6E

Back in January 18th, I ask you about the topic of beauty, particularly whether beauty competition still exists, in the future where beauty which is considered far more subjective and arbitrary in a way beyond our imagination. I want to ask the same thing about beauty standard. Do we even have any beauty standard in the future, a future where they would very likely disregard any Pre-Biotech Era beauty standards as a bunch of horseshit? Also, with genetic engineering, can we make male and female now equal to each other biologically and physiologically? If so then how would people and society reacted and shaped by it?

I don't have an answer to the first question, and the third is something I'm working on for the SR and don't have a complete answer for.


Short version is that by the 2070s genetic engineering (in concert with stem cells and more traditional hormone treatments) and current cultural trends has made gender a largely fluid concept for Millenials and Gen Z, however their kids and grandkids see the freedoms that those generations celebrate as overchoice. They begin pushing for social reforms that create a more rigidly defined social order. NOT returning to the patriarchy or TERFism, but placing stricter regulations about what bio-enhancements should be permitted. I'm still working on what the result of that movement looks like, as its really difficult to imagine what future generations will value as a mass movement (particularly when I would be one of the people openly opposing such restrictions to the degree that I do today with patriarchal Christian dominionist restrictions on society).

I see. Still, does that mean female now as strong as male biologically and physiologically?