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The MMFC began as a volunteer organization of fans and happy employees at Bart Gisneg World. Their self-assigned duties within the park generally consisted of a gentle and friendly policing of guests to watch their conduct - generally keeping people from littering, and other benign things like that.

As part of the agreement for Swanstone's acquisition of the The Bart Gisneg Company (long after the park was enclosed and submerged), GisnegWorld Undersea Arcology was omitted from most oversight as the exclusive domain of the Gisneg company. As part of this agreement, the MMFC was made into the official law enforcement agency for the arcology.

They now generally enforce the same things, but with extreme measures. Infractions include:

  • Littering
  • Straying from designated areas
  • Not having a good time, all the time
  • Refusal to join in impromptu musical performances

Felix Hawkins was a survivalist, former Journeyman and later Rogue of The Hitchhiker's Guild, Commandant of the The People's Army of Arkassouri, the self-styled Guildmaster of Guild Protectorate of Arkassouri, and the first Monarch Of Ozarka.

Early life & Personality

Hawkins was born to Clint Hawkins & Billy Jean Hawkins (née Stoel).

Hawkins was an avowed Anarcho-Primitivist, though often made use of technology himself due to its ubiquity. He was known to have excellent wilderness survival skills even from a young age, often preferring to spend his time in the wilderness than in the company of people.

When Hawkins was around people, his speech was often frenetic, bouncing from one topic to another, and always enthusiastic. He seemed to be excited to connect with people but didn't seem to know how. At other times, possibly due to frustration with this pattern, he would often retreat into sullen silence, saying barely a word to people he knew well.

He was known to talk to himself, but this is not an uncommon pattern in people who spend a long time in the bush alone. He was also reported to have some paranoid ideas, but North America is a dangerous place.

So in context, there's no proof that the man has Schizophrenia, but there is a constellation of symptoms appearing, so it is rumored among his critics.

Work in the Hitchhiker's Guild

Hawkins Apprenticed under Raimundo James, traveling broadly across Southeastern North America.

He reached his Journeymanship in 20__, and resumed travel as an independent Guildsman. He generally did good work, but elders within the guild had worries about his judgment after some strange choices. His approach as a Guildsman was inconsistent, varying between extremes of pushover and hard-case. 

Work in Arkassouri Commonwealth ("Old Ark")

Eventually, Hawkins came to do some work in Arkassouri Commonwealth ("Old Ark"). He successfully overthrew Arkassouri Commonwealth ("Old Ark") by organizing the locals in a guerilla insurgency modeled after Cuban Revolution. This was an extremely popular movement and considered a triumph for The Hitchhiker's Guild.

Critics say Hawkins was in the right place at the right time, and happened to put his face on a revolution that was about to happen anyway. Supporters say that Hawkins has a unique charisma, and that whether or not he actually led the revolt, he was a face of leadership in a time it was needed.

After the The First Ozark Campaign / The Old Ark Revolution, Hawkins was contacted by a Guildsman and asked to return to Bowling Green Chapter ("Swallowed Two Boxes Loudly"). This was nominally for a debrief and so that the Guild could reassess the new situation and come up with a plan on how to gently guide the remnants of Arkassouri Commonwealth ("Old Ark") into a positive future.

Instead, Hawkins refused to return. This was his right as a Guildsman, but Bowling Green Chapter ("Swallowed Two Boxes Loudly") was understandably worried. This already showed warning signs that he was not practicing The Principle of Acceptance, which would dictate that he not consider the region his pet project and flee a situation that was putting him in a seat of power. Instead, Hawkins seemed comfortable being a leader there, even making enough "secretive" comments to out himself as a Guildsman.


Self-styled Guildmaster of the Guild Protectorate of Arkassouri

At this point, Hawkins was visited by a Regulator, who in their early days would give Guildsmen a chance to change their ways after they broke The Hitchhiker's Oath. Hawkins ignored the warnings and surrounded himself with local loyalists. He also retreated into The Ozark Mountains, a wild place where few Guildsmen could match his prowess at movement at concealment.
After laying low for a while, Hawkins reemerged in Mountain Home, declaring it the seat of Guild Protectorate of Arkassouri. This was to be a state guided by the leadership of the Guild, with himself as its Guildmaster. It is speculated that Hawkins thought this would be seen as a statement of loyalty to the Guild, a conciliatory measure that would assure those who doubted his intentions. On the contrary, it made official that he had lost sight of the principles of his oath, and that he must be destroyed.

As a response, the Regulators put out an open bounty among Hitchhikers to neutralize Hawkins. 

The Ozark Campaign

If Hawkins wasn't paranoid before, he was now. He returned to living in the bush in [TheOzarkRange]. His preference for being surrounded only by loyalists reached a fever pitch, until his inner circles were cleared of anyone with any doubts about the right of his leadership. He trained a cadre of the most able among them and declared them to be The Royal Ozarkan Security Agency (ROSA). Their primary goal was to suss out Hitchhikers (particularly Regulators) from the locals and travelers, and neutralize them, preferably via expulsion from the border.

In all, he spent three years waging a secretive counterintelligence campaign (See:  The Second Ozark Campaign) from the wilderness on the newly independent and almost-leaderless region. He did find a good few Hitchhikers seeking to topple his reign, and even a couple of Regulators. Most were simply publicly outed as Hitchhikers and exiled from the region, which is a death sentence at worst and a forced retirement or change of identity at best.


First King of Ozarka

After Hawkins was assured that he had a handle on things, he returned to Mountain Home, now declaring it the seat of the new Kingdom of Ozarka. He proclaimed himself King Felix I, first Monarch Of Ozarka. This was met with popular support, as his campaign in the mountains had given his persona a semi-legendary veneer. 

Jeeeep
A 2038 Jeeeep Ultrachungus-XS, one of the earliest and smallest DWs made.

Note: This usage supplanted the original definition of "Two mobile homes, bolted together as a single unit and used as a permanent residence."

The Double-Wide (Also Dee-Dub, Double, Dubby, or DW) is a vehicle that came to prominence in the United States in the mid- to late-21st century. As its name implies, the DW is just over twice as wide as a standard vehicle. It occupies two lanes in a street, and generally sits much higher than a standard vehicle. DWs are considered one of the focal points and originating factors in Toofers

Origins

Historians and Anthropologists note contributions from various sectors that led to the rise of the Double-Wide.

Commercial Interests

The DW was promoted with advertising, lobbying, and corporate subterfuge by the combined interests of the Petroleum, Auto-making, Real Estate, Engineering and Civil Contracting industries, among others. Its widespread adoption meant a bonanza for industries that built, fueled, or laid concrete for it.

Consumers

Near the mid-21st century, Anti-Environmentalist Culture had reached a fever pitch for its adherents, who often made major material sacrifices and adjustments to their lifestyle to make their beliefs clear. As Electric Vehicles had increasingly become standard in the developed world, their reaction was to double-down on their commitment to the internal combustion engine. It became a point of pride to own a double-wide, even if they were not yet street-legal in that jurisdiction. As DWs became more commonplace, they went from a mostly rural status symbol to a common sight in city centers redesigned to accommodate them.

Government & Regulatory Bodies

Main Article: The Doubling

The United States underwent a sweeping pattern of amendments to civil engineering codes, zoning regulations and civil tort laws, accompanied by enormous expenditures to retrofit its infrastructure to accommodate DWs. This was known as The Doubling, often cited as a factor in that society's collapse.

Many jurisdictions moved to legalize DWs for consumer use in all roadways, often ahead of any indicated consumer demand. DWs were afforded special privileges and exemptions in traffic rules, such as designated lanes, mandatory right-of-way, collision liability exemptions, and pass-under obligations for smaller vehicles. 

Some jurisdictions banned DWs outright, the smallest of which simply got Raze Rallied. Others were subject to various angles of sabotage by the various private interests and aligned governmental actors that stood to profit.

Illuminati

The Double-Wide was an explicit strategy in the Climate Conspiracy.

Description

DWs are often widened versions of existing standard-sized SUVs and pickup trucks, with seating for four to twelve people per row. Some models have two stories, with the driver's seat most often being located on the second story. The interiors are fitted as mobile homes, businesses, vacant passenger seating, or any other justification for using this much space.

The largest models retain the conventional four-wheeled design, with enough space underneath for a single standard vehicle to pass in a parallel or lateral direction. In most jurisdictions, those passing such a DW are legally obligated to pass under the vehicle rather than around it - because it's important to utilize space efficiently, folks!

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UnGary is the Ambassador of Gary (City-State). The title is not limited to a single person, nor is the ambassadorship designated to any foreign power. 

In fact, no one in Gary (Regime) even remembers what an ambassador is or does. They just know that it makes one different, and being different is UnGary (Punishment)

Ascension to the ambassadorship is always simultaneous with exile. UnGary is adorned with ceremonial garb in the most insulting fashion, paraded in public to the jeers of Gary (Culture), and officially ejected. 

If UnGary is unlucky, they go to Outlands, where they almost never last more than a week.

If UnGary is lucky, they go to Chicago, the Regime making use of a hoard of un-redeemed winning lots in the Chicago Citizenship Lottery. They become an ambassador to Chicago, where they almost never last more than two weeks.

A Clip Episode is a fugue state and folie a deux characterized by the vivid mutual remembrance of the sufferers' most memorable events. It's considered one of the lowest-effort mental breaks, and a sign that the patients' psychoses don't have anything new to say. Clip Episodes are often triggered by extended entrapment or confinement with a confidant.

Looking for new avenues of innovation and efficiency, Gatorade execs in 2271 looked to their past to see where the future may lay. The historically second-best innovation in their company's history had been Powdered Gatorade, which allowed them to ship a much denser product, meaning more profit for them and more value to the customer.

The most profitable innovation in the company's history to date had been Beckham presents Gatorade BECkham (Bose-Einstein Condensate Gatorade in a partnership with David Beckham) - The Drink, a form of Gatorade so dense that it could supply a purchaser for their entire life. A secondhand economy of BEC Gatorade was astroturfed to reduce the initial consumer fear of commitment to a lifetime purchase.

However, there being no lower-energy state of being than a Bose-Einstein Condensate1 to exploit, they decided to take things in the other direction. Gatorade Plasma was soon developed as an extremely inefficient form of Gatorade - yet still worth a reasonable price to provide you and one thousand years of your descendants with lifetime supplies of Gatorade, or your money back. 

Gatorade Plasma Cells with simple adjustment could also power buildings, being largely electrolytes in an extremely excited, compressed state1. This was a favorite cost-saving maneuver of the economically desperate. However, these cells are designed for one thing only: making fresh, delicious, hydrating Gatorade. They are prone to malfunction if misused, as in the case of the Gatorade Explosions that claimed numerous lives and properties in all sectors. 

The Gatorade Explosions were a spate of deadly accidents in the year _____, caused by the misuse of Gatorade Plasma Cells as a power source.

Immediately after the release of Gatorade Plasma, various actors in all sectors (public, private, commercial) misused Cells as power sources - for desperation, profit, or getting off the grid. The engineering in a Cell was beyond the understanding of most people, and even those academics who could advise on the right way to do it advised strongly against it. Most ignored the warnings, as for the average person it was their only option economically. Cells were so incredibly cheap because they contained pure thirst-quenching energy in an extremely cheap package that had a small chance of killing you and everyone nearby.

When Gatorade Plasma Cells exploded, they often set off a chain reaction. The explosion was consistently large enough to level long swaths of suburban houses. So I guess there is sort of a happy ending in all this.

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