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Oct 28, 2021 9:54 AM
an amentan lands in the bobbiverse
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“That makes sense. What do the other ‘castes’ do?”

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"Blues tell people what to do. And own land. Greens do art and - learning things. Yellows do... making things be where they should go? And computers. Greys keep people safe. Purples make stuff and move it around and sell it."

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“Those... probably make more sense in context? - do you have to do those exact things or are there just, you know, tax incentives and the like -“

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"You can do some of other things. I don't have all the words to be just right."

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Sympathetic alien nodding.

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"You don't have anything like it?"

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“Some places don’t even keep track of who gave birth to who, and people... choose what to do with their lives?”

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"That means you can only do eugenics to one thing."

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“... I guess?”

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"Oranges get more children by being good oranges."

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“Are there lots of oranges who aren’t very good at it, who aren’t allowed to have children?”

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"Not lots. Most people can have at least one."

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“... the child commoditization - um, the treating-children-like-money - seems weird but still a lot better than my society’s thing.”

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"Different parts of Amenta do different ways to control the population. I think our way is best though."

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“What do other regions do?”

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"Some places say two for everyone. Some places have blues pick people to have children."

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“Cool.

Unrelated note, do you need help figuring out how to use the kitchen and get food?”

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"...probably."

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She can demonstrate how to use the kitchen. It also relies a lot on foot pedals for operation of the sink and oven and so on, although more precise dials are also present.

There’s a delivery app that stops by once a day and drops off groceries for the entire apartment building, there are grocery stores with more and less familiar setups, there are restaurants, there are cafe-restaurant-farmer’s-market-thrift-store things where people set up stalls to sell and donate food and other items...

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The foot pedals are so clever. Nuta tries to figure out an approximate conversion to tap, and figures out some minimally intimidating groceries, and checks to see if any of the donations are meat.

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There are a few people giving away crickets and mealworms and mice?

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...ew no. They don't identically resemble animals Nuta knows but they're close enough to be concerning. She'll try to put together a high protein menu for herself without meat.

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The cafe-restaurant-farmer’s-market-thrift-store things do have plenty of (expensive, weird) eggs and dairy products for sale, and she can find plenty of nuts and oats and protein-supplemented pasta and so on everywhere she pokes; she probably won’t have much trouble.

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It's kind of stressful cobbling together a shopping list out of alien food but she'll do her best. She appreciates the help.

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Koyumena is delighted to be doing something unambiguously helpful instead of talking about infanticide! 

She eventually leaves.

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