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#1901452 My Thoughts about "Bananas"

Posted by Jsc on 14 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

Some of you reading this will probably think this is about apples. It's not. I'm over apples. This is just an honest critique. About bananas.


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This article is about sweet bananas. For the genus to which banana plants belong, see Musa (genus). For starchier bananas used in cooking, see Cooking banana. For other uses, see Banana (disambiguation).
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Fruits of four different banana cultivars

A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry[1][2] – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.[3] In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called "plantains", distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible seedless (parthenocarp) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used.

Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea.[4][5] They are grown in 135 countries,[6] primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine, and banana beer and as ornamental plants. The world's largest producers of bananas in 2016 were India and China, which together accounted for 28% of total production.

Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between "bananas" and "plantains". Especially in the Americas and Europe, "banana" usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the main exports from banana-growing countries. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called "plantains". In other regions, such as Southeast Asia, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so the binary distinction is not useful and is not made in local languages.

The term "banana" is also used as the common name for the plants that produce the fruit.[3] This can extend to other members of the genus Musa, such as the scarlet banana (Musa coccinea), the pink banana (Musa velutina), and the Fe'i bananas. It can also refer to members of the genus Ensete, such as the snow banana (Ensete glaucum) and the economically important false banana (Ensete ventricosum). Both genera are in the banana family, Musaceae.

#1893681 Sexuality in Writing/Roleplaying

Posted by Jsc on 21 December 2018 - 11:38 PM



What's that? Rare footage of Nastasi at the Sith Lift Competition?



#1893406 Vanilla Force Users

Posted by Jsc on 21 December 2018 - 07:09 AM

Story time.


Recently I was making a new character and decided she should be force sensitive. However, when it came to begin browsing for a faction and training I found myself at a loss for just where to put her. See. I came upon a stumbling block. That is: Star Wars is stupid. Just, it's pretty darn dumb, ya know. This whole "Force" thing. It's bugging me now. See. The Jedi religion itself is a utter joke about caustic emotional repression among laser swords practitioners and meanwhile the Sith religion is just downright comical for it's mustached villainy, orange glowing eyes, and prominent Nazi commands. Hell. The Force itself offers my new character no new God, no good council, and certainly no new purpose. It's utter existence being necessitated, I suppose. just so that space magic can actually exist.


So yeah. Crisis achieved. My character creation process literally just stopped dead in it's tracks because my inner character's voice spoke up and reminded me that she finds this whole genre's religious reality too moronic to even partake in. Leaving me wondering and gasping why such a strange event has never happened before in all my years of writing. And yet. I wondered. Puzzled really. Suppose rather than just simply stripe her of these force sensitivities and find some childish contentment in such a short-sited solution. Basking in happy blissfulness for her now, consequence free magical ignorance. Well. What if? What if I cast off these silly genre staples of Light vs Dark and simply tired to do something better?


Hurray and alas. Am I now just demanding of myself to create a whole new board religion to satisfy a little need for just a little less magical stupidity? Am I finally finding myself so happily and calmly joining the ranks of those crazy The Last Jedi fans who actually enjoyed it's humorously self destructive nature? Oh boy. Yep. Now you've done it Jay. Look what you've done. You've finally figured out that Star Wars is so stupid and inconsistent that you actually have to stop yourself and actually dumb down your characters to even participate with it creatively anymore. Man. I'll say. What's an amateur fan writer of force sensitive characters to do?




He'll ask the audience. Because ya'll are smarter than he. And have probably been fixing this silly problem for years now anyway. Lulz.


So yeah. Feedback and discussion time now. I'll start with a question. Q: When ya'll build a force using character? How do keep them from eventually succumbing to the shear stupidity and wild inconsistencies that are The Force, and it's canonical Jedi and Sith representations?

#1892921 How do you view/use Philosophy in Star Wars?

Posted by Jsc on 19 December 2018 - 09:38 PM

Never for characters I intend to play long term. I've learned to let them be built and influenced mostly by incharacter interactions and the current timelines. However, specific characters (such as aliens and admirals,) do require a specific world view. Something they can stand on, clutch to their hearts, and lead with. These tend to be mostly pulled from Wookieepedia.


As for the genre itself? It's a mix. Every writer seems to bring something different to the table and focus on little bits, here and there. Whether that be George Lucas, LucasArts, Disney, or just other fan writers in general. Everybody's got something to share and I'm okay with having such a ridiculous level of diversity abound in my RPs.


If my own writing were to have a philosophy? I'd appreciate it being classified by all as: Laser Swords, Thigh High Boots, and Even Redder Explosions. by Micheal Bay. :D :P

#1892855 Star Destroyers, Factions, Companies, and what can be fielded.

Posted by Jsc on 19 December 2018 - 06:38 PM

Khonsu Amon - Questions section is for questions. S'all good. Let the admins worry about formatting nazi stuff like that. Otherwise, s'all peaches and pewpew. No biggie.


Kaine Australis - And like Khonsu mentioned. Gir Quee would be a good person to talk to about this. As, 99% of the site probably wouldn't notice if that rule got changed to "Minors can now field cheese and pumpkins" tomorrow. *shrugs* I myself forgot we even had rules about minor ship sizes anymore. Lulz. :P

#1892428 Another Podcast Interview :)

Posted by Jsc on 18 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

Girl got talent! :D

#1891490 Plz Buff Rebellions

Posted by Jsc on 14 December 2018 - 11:13 PM

we get it - this is when you butt in and say that if Minor's wanted a say, they should go Major. We understand your point, it's overplayed, we get it.



#1891431 Plz Buff Rebellions

Posted by Jsc on 14 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

You're right - they don't. Because they weren't ever supposed to. As designed, minor factions don't have a say on the map because they're minor. That's the draw in having and maintaining a major faction, is to command map space (In it's simplest form. There are many reasons for major factions but that's the primary difference between the two.).

Rebellions don't need buffing, and the rebellion rules aren't inherently bad. What I would say is that if rebellions seem to be lacking in motivation (Or people don't want to do them) change something about the judging criteria for them rather than changing Rebellions as a dynamic.


Rolf gets it and I support this design philosophy. The less minor faction's impact the map, the better. As such, I mildly disagree with Lok's suggestion that Rebellions need love. Or anybody who believes minor factions need more map impact, for that matter. Because they don't and they shouldn't. The map is for majors.


Go major or go home. :D

#1887475 Having no clue how to write a Character

Posted by Jsc on 29 November 2018 - 05:44 PM

Tsair'ra'Nuruodo - For leaders and political types, I highly recommend you start with some networking threads. Seek out some of the other leaders on the board to rub shoulders with. Be they Emperor's, Senators, or CEOs. It is very easy to get a feel for your new leader when you speak with other like-minded and like-status individuals. Swapping favors, food, technology, or just trading planets. Lulz.


If all else fails, hire people to do mundane tasks for you. Bounty Hunters, Sith Assassins, Jedi Explorer's, etc. People love somebody paying them to do things and it puts your character in a position of power where giving orders and filing away tasks seems perfectly normal. :D :P

#1886210 Bella Rimini

Posted by Jsc on 27 November 2018 - 01:35 PM

Jsc you are the cutest thing I have ever seen omg!


Bella Rimini welcome aboard! Your character sounds neat


Thanks Kat! XOXO :D :P


Hope you're having fun girl. o.<

#1886201 Bella Rimini

Posted by Jsc on 27 November 2018 - 01:15 PM

Hey there good-oh. Hey Jay.




The struggle is real. :P

#1880808 Hello Everyone!

Posted by Jsc on 12 November 2018 - 08:27 PM

Welcome to the boards. Party hard and verily enjoy your stay. :D

#1880807 New and Looking for some insight

Posted by Jsc on 12 November 2018 - 08:26 PM

Lis'Ra Fennick - Welcome. I recommend browsing the Top Banner for Rules, Resources, Map, and Factions. Then browse the Forums and see what we offer. Most specifically, the public roleplaying, roleplaying discussion, codex, and factory. We also have a Tutorials and guide section for folks wanting to dive deep into numerous subjects.


For now. Welcome again and ask questions liberally. Enjoy. :D

#1880130 Force User background needed

Posted by Jsc on 10 November 2018 - 09:46 PM

Cao Ran Rhobar - Quick and dirty? I'd say:


Rhobar trained with a mysterious Gray Master as a boy. *insert random name on backwater planet here.* Becoming a talented student as a boy. Later, he joined the Galactic Republic and fought against the Sith Empire in the Outer Rim for many, many years. Honing his craft as a warrior and as a duelist. After the fall of the Galactic Republic he later joined the Galactic Alliance and became a legendary swordsman among the Jedi ranks of Sullust. Impressing many with his rare skills and dedication.


:end of line. Move on to the present. Etc, etc, etc. :D

#1879650 Q: Where would you like to see more structure on Chaos?

Posted by Jsc on 09 November 2018 - 07:26 PM

Have the board throw them a crisis every so often to face


Interesting. Not sure who would do the giving here though? Maybe the whole community takes a poll on disasters and then assigns their first dom or something. Ha! Of course. I remember when we used to call these short periods of disaster "getting Invaded". Lulz. Cool thought. :P