October 7th, 2001


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You scored as a One or Two.

Primary Intelligence: Behavioral
Coping Style: Competency
Social Style: Compliant
Hierarchical Style: Ideals

A One is focused on complying to ideals. Ones use their behavioral intelligence to learn and follow the rules of society and other systems. Ones tend to be more concerned with such things as rules-based morality, etiquette, and orderliness than other types are. Ones deal with stress by following rules, and they generally think that self-improvement comes from learning how to follow rules even better. At their best, Ones become efficient at whatever they do by combining their strong behavioral intelligence with compliance to rules, ideals, and order. Ones also make excellent reformers, as they champion the ideals they live by. Dr. Laura and Miss Manners are good examples of Ones.

Primary Intelligence: Emotional
Coping Style: Positive
Social Style: Compliant
Hierarchical Style: Control

Twos try to retain control over their lives by using their strong emotional intelligence to anticipate and meet (comply to) the needs of others. By making themselves indispensible, Twos feel that they can assure themselves a place in others' lives. They also use their emotional intelligence to keep a positive outlook on life, which helps to spare them from the pain they would otherwise feel by being so in touch with other people's needs and emotions. Without keeping a positive outlook, Twos would sink into the pain of those they feel compassion for. At their best, Twos provide great service to those in need. Mother Theresa is a good example.

. . . great, I'm a cross between Dr. Laura, Miss Manners, and Mother Theresa. Would someone please kill me now? I'm afraid I'll be the greatest terror the world has seen since disco.
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Going Just A Little Bit Further

The thing that frustrates me about some games is that they just don't go *quite* far enough. Take, for example, Diablo II. Four ring graphics. Four amulet graphics. Come on, folks, how much would it cost to pay your artists to make another dozen? Or more? These things are, like, 32x32! That's not big! Same thing with the runes - are we really supposed to believe that, of all these incredibly rare things called "runes" with sometimes-astonishing magic effects, they ALL LOOK IDENTICAL? (okay, yes. Four designs for each size. woo.)

That's just plain *dumb*. Fantasy lore indicates pretty specifically that everything looks *different*. That really powerful magic items are either absolutely beautiful or incredibly plain-looking, not chosen randomly from one of four universal designs.

Another case in point: Uniques. They go to the trouble of making these things called "uniques", then make *one* unique of each type. So you say things like "oh, *that* unique weapon again. I've seen that one before." Yeah, okay, so they *do* have custom graphics for some of them (luckily), but come on, would it really be that hard to add another few uniques of each type? And it would be so much more *interesting*, because a unique would actually be surprising and interesting, instead of "oh geez, don't tell me I got another Nagelring" and entire bands of warriors wandering around with - count them - TWO "unique" "Stone of Jordan"s EACH.

THINK, people!

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this is highly interesting.

If even half of this is right, it's starting to become a really stupid idea for males to trust females - I mean, if you really care about each other, if she decides just for fifteen seconds that she's angry enough to call the police - even if it's COMPLETELY her fault - you've just lost a phenomenal number of privilages and assets.

*ponders starting a Male Rights campaign*

(screw "physical superiority". There are girls who could beat me up, there are girls who could out-program me. Maybe not many. But they're out there. Not only that, but they'll get preferential treatment in a lot of situations. This whole thing is screwed up.)

I can't find the Spider Robinson quote right now. But it's something along the lines of a time traveler coming back to the late 20th century, referring to it as the height of the period of male oppression. "I think you mean female oppression." "No . . . no, I think I'm right."

And then there's the recurring theme in Jack Chalker about "equality". The people going for "equality" don't actually want equality. They want it to be just like it is now, only they want to be on top.

I'm finding that easier and easier to believe.