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    Working on Holidays in Hell, a writer's visits to various areas of conflict across the world. So question, where would those areas be on each continent? Places open to reporters/travelers and people who agree to be interviewed by a woman of South Asian heritage along with her 'staff'.
     
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    The South African-Rhodesian border would be one very good spot.
     
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    I went back and forth as to whether to do this, given I've rewritten this once before, but I figure this would be a more comprehensive look into the actual positions of the parties, and the opportunity to create more parties. These are just national parties, as listing local parties would probably take a while.

    Indian National Congress

    Leader: Narendra Modi
    Founded: 1885
    Ideology: Hindu nationalism, economic liberalism, social conservatism
    Political Position: Right (GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: International Union of Democrats
    Official Color: Light Brown
    Youth Wing: Indian Youth Congress (official), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (de facto)
    Party Newspaper: Congress Sandesh
    Party Of Government?: Yes, leading party of the "Coalition for Democracy"
    Animal Symbol: Tiger

    Capital Punishment: Status Quo for death penalty, for major crimes and treason
    Civil Defense: Encourages the creation of local "citizens defense leagues" to help prepare citizens against terrorist attacks and "communist insurrection"
    Cultural Stance: Socially conservative, encourages the expression of "Dharmic culture" (i.e. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, or Sikh cultures), while officially embracing "diverse traditions and culture", lukewarm to hostile on ethnic nationalism (believing in the Hindutva idea of an India unified by its shared Hindu heritage), and is officially opposed to "secularism; while vocally supportive of Dalit rights, has a spotty enforcement record when it comes to the issue, and most Dalits remain oppressed across the country
    Defense: Architect of the extensive military-industrial complex to dominate the Indian Ocean region, and fight Communist activity in the region, including V-Bombers, ICBMs, nuclear submarines, and a massive military force.
    Drug Policy: Maximum sentences for drug-related offences
    Economy: Free-market capitalism, though monitored by the government. Heavily encourages industrialization and foreign investment into the economy, especially for the aging infrastructure
    Education: Mix of public and private schools. Pursues a policy of rewriting Indian history curriculums, heavily criticized by historians
    Environment: Lukewarm on environmental issue, seeing it as detrimental to business; though increasingly supportive of alternative energy industries and some regulation, especially in the face of the nation-wide pollution problem
    Foreign Aid: Supports aid to its allies, and to developing nations, as well as right-wing groups in communist nations around the Indian Ocean
    Foreign Alliances: Leading force behind SEATO as the guardian of capitalism in South-East Asia; strongly favors India remaining in the Alliance of Free States; currently part of the spherewide detente with Comintern, despite the opposition of the INC's right wing
    Immigration: Allows immigrants from AFS nations (mainly wealthy investors), and SEATO allies (mainly workers from Thailand and Indonesia); and communist refugees
    Independence: Against outright independence from the Franco-British Commonwealth, instead for increased autonomy and self-determination within the sphere
    Language use: Supports English and Hindi as the common languages to unify the nation; local government use their own languages alongside those two
    Law Enforcement: Increased support for law enforcement; under heavy criticism for de facto "police militarization to combat the growing terrorism threat
    Nuclear Armament: Supports both domestically made and FBU stationed ICBM's to cement its domination of the region
    Monarchy: Indifference towards British monarch as "representative of the Commonwealth", supports the retention of the Princely States and the Nepalese monarchy
    Social Welfare: Supportive of Universal Basic Income and moderate welfare, though enforcement is spotty
    Taxation: Negative Income taxation, though with various loopholes
    Trade: Free trade

    Indian Liberal Congress

    Leader: Sharad Anantrao Joshi
    Founded: 1995
    Ideology: Centrist, classical liberalism, Patelian liberalism
    Political Position: Center-right(GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: World Center
    Official Color: Purple
    Youth Wing: Liberal Youth Congress
    Party Newspaper: Liberal Sandesh
    Party Of Government?: No, part of the right opposition
    Animal Symbol: Peacock

    Description: With the INC's shift towards Hindutva and strong nationalism, in 1987, a small faction of INC old guard split off. Feeling that the INC had lost its way, this new party wanted to bring India "back to the secular, liberal tradition of Vallabhbhai Patel, JRD Tata, and C. Rajagopalachari, which made India the power it is today." Essentially, it is largely a reflection of the INC's positions before the Emergency, though much more centrist in regards to the economy. It holds the support of upper classes and peoples of non-Dharmic faiths disillusioned with the INC's turn towards religious politics

    Capital Punishment: Status quo
    Civil Defense: Supports the idea of citizen defense league, but opposes the current oppressive incarnation
    Cultural Stance: Socially liberal, supports LGBT+, women's, and cultural nationalism movements, opposes Hindutva policies, and supports Dalit rights
    Defense: While supporting the need for a strong military, they criticize the growing excesses of it, and advocate some degree of reduction
    Drug Policy: Reduced sentences for hard and soft drugs
    Economy: More government regulations to the economy; accountability from corporations and the government; still strongly backs capitalism
    Education: Mix of government backed and private schools, though with more standards from private schools; opposes the "rewriting of history"
    Environment: More regulations on private businesses with regards to the environment, though still largely supports them as "job creators"
    Foreign Aid: Aid for developing nations and allies
    Foreign Alliances: Supports India's participation in the Alliance of Free States and SEATO, though advocates lowering involvement in both, and advocates detente with Comintern
    Immigration: Accepting of immigrants from around, though beginning to express concern of tax haven immigrants
    Independence: Supports autonomy and self-determination within the Franco-British Commonwealth, leading eventually to independence
    Language: Supports English as the main language of the government, with local languages used as needed
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police force and advocates the reduction of forces.
    Nuclear Armament: Supports reduction of current forces
    Monarchy: Status quo on British monarch, Princely States, and Nepal
    Social Welfare: Largely supports UBI, though wants to reform it to help favor small businesses
    Taxation: Wants lower taxes on corporations and industries, that contribute
    Trade: Free trade


    Liberty Party of India

    Leader: Barun Mitra
    Founded: 1987
    Ideology: Free Market Capitalism, Objectivism, Anarcho-Capitalism
    Political Position: Far-Right (GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: International Alliance of Rational Parties
    Official Color: Blue
    Youth Wing: Liberal Youth Association
    Party Newspaper: Rationalist India
    Party Of Government?: No, right opposition
    Animal Symbol: Sloth Bear

    Description: Whilst popular in the Franco-British metropole and Australia, the Liberty movement has overall had little success in the rest of the Commonwealth. The Liberty Party of India is no exception. Founded by a group of Rand enthusiasts in India, it has failed to gain much traction, remaining one of the smallest national parties, despite Rand's cult status in India. This is largely due to their aggressive push for extreme capitalism, and their anti-religion stance. Still, some wealthy college students and businessmen keep the party afloat

    Capital Punishment
    : Status Quo
    Civil Defense: Supports the creation of "Liberty militias" to help break up industrial strikes and government protests
    Cultural Stance: Socially liberal; opposes religious politics, like Hindutva and Islamic nationalism, as well as cultural nationalism, but believes Dalits should not get special treatment, despite the historical record (instead lifting themselves through their own genius, than "mooching" off government supplements)
    Defense: Supports the high defense and military spending to safeguard Indian interests
    Drug Policy: Legalization
    Economy: No government regulation or intervention in the economy; laissez-faire economics
    Education: Entirely private schooling. Opposes the attempts to revise the history curriculum
    Environment: Opposes environmentalism as "bad for business"; opposes all pollution or carbon regulations
    Foreign Aid: No foreign aid
    Foreign Alliances: Supports India's participation in the Alliance of Free States and SEATO; strongly opposes detente
    Immigration: Accepting of Immigrants, especially rich ones
    Independence: Status Quo
    Language: English for all government institutions to the state level
    Law Enforcement: Privatize the police, and sell them as contractors for industries
    Nuclear Armament: Status quo
    Monarchy: Status quo on both British monarch, the Princely States, and Nepal
    Social Welfare: Opposes all forms of welfare
    Taxation: Little to no taxation, especially on large "job creating" corporations
    Trade: Free Trade

    All-India Muslim League
    Leader: Nawaz Sharif
    Founded: 1906
    Ideology: Islamic nationalism, Neoconservatism
    Political Position: Center-right (GIC), Right (International)
    International Affiliation: Muslim Brotherhood
    Official Color: Green
    Youth Wing: Muslim Student Federation
    Party Newspaper: Dawn
    Party Of Government?: No, right opposition
    Animal Symbol: None

    Capital Punishment: Status quo
    Civil Defense: Supports citizen defense leagues, though would like to create versions specific to Muslim communities for self defense
    Cultural Stance: Advocates Muslim nationalism and civil rights; constantly tries to ensure that Muslims remain unmolested in the face of an increasing Hindu dominated society and their interests are served; socially conservative otherwise
    Defense: Supports India's defense architecture
    Drug Policy: Maximum sentences for hard drug users; not-as-harsh sentences for soft drug user
    Economy: Supports a mixed economy of public and private industries, with an inclination towards private industries; backs the INC's economic position
    Education: Supports a mix of public and private schools; want some funding for Mandrasas
    Environment: Originally backburner issue; now, with Bengal suffering the brunt of global warming, increasingly a priority, supporting regulations and alternative energy industries
    Foreign Aid: Status quo
    Foreign Alliances: Supports India's participation in the Alliance of Free States and SEATO, opposes detente
    Immigration: Accepting of Immigrants, though, as leading Muslim rights party, is critical of the government's treatment of low-wage immigrant workers from Indonesia and the Middle East
    Independence: Supports remaining a dominion
    Language: English and Hindi, used alongside local languages
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police, and their harassment of Muslim and Christian communities
    Nuclear Armament: Status quo
    Monarchy: Status quo on British monarch; Supports the Princely States and Nepal
    Social Welfare: Supports UBI, and advocates a stronger welfare system and social safety net
    Taxation: Supports Negative income tax
    Trade: Free Trade


    Islamic Democrats of India
    Leader: Aamir Khan
    Founded: 1976
    Ideology: Big tent Islamic leftist (Islamic Democrat, Islamic socialism, Social Democracy)
    Political Position: Left(GIC), Center Left(International)
    International Affiliation: None (associated with the Islamic Democrats of Palestine)
    Official Color: Light Green
    Youth Wing: Young Islamic Democrats
    Party Newspaper: Dusk
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: None

    Description: The Islamic Democrats of India formed from the left wing of the Muslim League. Irreconcilable differences as to economics forced their split. Inspired by the example of the Islamic Democrats of Palestine, they merged socialistic economics with liberal Islamic traditions. It has the support of Muslims disillusioned with the Muslim League's conservatism, as well as Indian Christians.They also have the support of some Hindus.
    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Universally Opposed
    Cultural Stance: Socially liberal; supportive of feminism, LGBTQ+, and cultural nationalist movements; strong advocate of secularism
    Defense: Advocates lower defense and military spending, and scaled down military involvement
    Drug Policy: Rehabilitation for hard drug users, legalization for soft drug
    Economy: Left leaning to socialist; advocates more public involvement in the economy and the break-up of large corporations
    Education: Free Public education and tuition for University; backs the secular curriculum consensus
    Environment: Strongly advocates regulations to deter the pollution problem and climate change
    Foreign Aid: Aid to developing nations, capitalist or communist, though opposes aid to dictatorships, especially Rhodesia.
    Foreign Alliances: Opposes continued participation in AFS; advocates lowered involvement in SEATO; advocates good relations with Comintern
    Immigration: Open borders; similarly critical of the government's treatment of low-wage immigrant workers from Indonesia and the Middle East
    Language: English and Hindi for the main government, local vernacular for state government
    Independence: Supports an eventual move towards independence
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police
    Nuclear Armament: Nuclear disarmament
    Monarchy: Supports an eventual move away from the British Monarch; proposes a negotiated democratic transition for the Princely States and Nepal
    Social Welfare: Supports a womb-to-tomb welfare system and a strong social safety net
    Taxation: High taxes on corporations, negative income taxes
    Trade: Fair trade


    Indian Socialist Congress
    Leader: Salman Rushdie
    Founded: 1947
    Ideology: Fabian/Nehruist Socialism, Democratic Socialism, Social Democracy, Democratic Marxism
    Political Position: Far-Left(GIC), Left(International)
    International Affiliation: Socialist International
    Official Color: Pink
    Youth Wing: Socialist Youth Congress
    Party Newspaper: Justice Sandesh
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: Elephant

    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Universally Opposed, advocates a more " community building" civil defense program
    Cultural Stance: Socially liberal; one of the major political forces for the Indian feminist, LGBTQ+, and cultural nationalism, one of the main advocates for secularism, embracing the term against criticisms from the right for "pseudo-secularism"; has the second largest number of Dalit supporters, due to their strong stance for the issue
    Defense: Strongly opposes the "defense state" that has formed, and consistently attempts to defund any expansion of it; scale down the current military preparation
    Drug Policy: Legalization; rehabilitation and health programs available for addict with government roles
    Economy: Socialist economy, where the workers own the means of production, brought about by reform rather than revolution; break up and collectivize the large industries in the nation
    Education: Free Public education and tuition for University; backs the secular curriculum consensus
    Environment: One of the main two participants in the "Green Revolution"; advocates an overhaul in India's energy industry, reducing fossil fuel dependency, promoting alternative energy, actively fighting pollution and climate change through policy
    Foreign Aid: Aid to developing nations, capitalist or communist
    Foreign Alliances: Opposes continued participation in AFS and advocates the dissolution of SEATO; negotiated integration into Comintern
    Immigration: Open borders; recruits among new immigrants to expand its base
    Independence: Supports immediate independence, through democratic means
    Language: English and Hindi for main government; local languages for states
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police; advocates more localized community policing, with police having close connections with the community
    Nuclear Armament: Nuclear disarmament
    Monarchy: Supports replacing the Queen with an Indian head of state; dissolve the Princely States and Nepal Monarchy, and either create republics from them or integrate them into existing states
    Social Welfare: Robust welfare state, ensuring each and every person lives well and has enough to survive.
    Taxation: High taxation on industry and corporations
    Trade: Fair trade, with a focus on workers conditions in participating nations


    Worker's Communist Party of India
    Leader: Sitram Yechury
    Founded: 1920 (as the Communist Party of India
    Ideology: Marxist-Deleonism, Libertarian Socialism, Left Communism
    Political Position: Far-Left(GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: Communist International
    Official Color: Red
    Youth Wing: All India Youth Federation
    Party Newspaper: Mukti Sangharsh
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: Rhesus Monkey

    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Universally Opposed, advocates a civil militia system similar to the UASR
    Cultural Stance: Socially libertarian; one of the major political forces for the radical Indian feminist, LGBTQ+, and cultural nationalist movements (advocating autonomous ethnic republics in a more decentralized Indian , amongst other proposals), one of the main advocates for secularism; strong advocate of dismantling the caste system throughout all aspects of Indian society.
    Defense: Strongly opposes the "defense state", and strongly favors its complete dismantling and the withdrawal of India as major player in the Indian ocean
    Drug Policy: Legalization and regulation as business; rehabilitation and health programs available for addict with government funding
    Economy: More collaborative style economy, with large companies broken up, and the workers given control of them, as well as other aspects of the economy; heavy syndicalist and DeLeonist streak
    Education: Free Public Education and University; Opposes private schools; backs the secular curriculum consensus
    Environment: One of the main two participants in the "Green Revolution"; advocates an overhaul in India's energy industry, reducing fossil fuel dependency, promoting alternative energy, actively fighting pollution and climate change through policy and the former two; advocates encouraging greener living among Indians and less industry
    Foreign Aid: Aid to developing nations, capitalist or communist, though in the formers case, stipulate it helps the workers; opposes funds to dictatorships
    Foreign Alliances: Advocates the dissolution of the AFS and SEATO; integration into Comintern
    Immigration: Open borders;helps unionize new immigrants
    Independence: Supports immediate independence via strikes and protests, as well as democratic means
    Language: Hindi for main government; local language for the states
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police; advocates a UASR style self-policing system
    Nuclear Armament: Bilateral nuclear disarmament (to deter critics who state they want to leave India weak)
    Monarchy: Create an Indian Premier to replace the Queen as the head of state; turn the Princely States and Nepal into autonomous socialist republics
    Social Welfare: Very strong welfare system, paired with basic income, ensuring people live well.
    Taxation: High taxation on industry and corporations, until the revolution, where it is transferred more towards coops to help maintain the government
    Trade: Fair trade, with a focus on workers conditions in participating nations, and higher trade with Comintern nations

    Indian Worker's Party
    Leader:
    Muppalla Lakshmana Rao
    Founded: 1978
    Ideology: Anarcho-communism, Zapatismo, Eco-Communism, Libertarian Marxism, Anarcho-syndicalist, Gandhian socialism
    Political Position: Ultra-Left(GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: None
    Official Color: Black
    Youth Wing: Student Libertarians
    Party Newspaper: Revolt!
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: Crow

    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Universally Opposed, advocates a civil militia system similar to the UASR, only with local self autonomous militias
    Cultural Stance: Strongly supports completely upending Indian society, overturning traditional norms, such as Hinduism, the caste system, and nationalism, to try to form a more liberated society
    Defense: Sees the Indian military as one of the most dangerous forces on Earth, and wants it dismantled, replaced with local militas
    Drug Policy: Legalization
    Economy: More decentralized economy, with a focus on local, autonomous cooperative economies, and their interactions as the basis. Currently use food cooperatives to help funding (bringing restaurants to Comintern nations, among other objectives)
    Education: Free education, with a focus on social engineering and public participation
    Environment: Strongly favors completely eliminating the fossil fuel industries in India, and promoting alternative energies, as well as mandating green living
    Foreign Aid: Aid to developing, democratic nations, capitalist or communist;
    Foreign Alliances: Advocates the dissolution of the AFS and SEATO;
    Immigration: Open borders;
    Independence: Supports immediate independence via strikes, protests, and "strong opposition to the current government"
    Language: Each community uses its own language for its affairs
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police; advocates a UASR style self-policing system
    Nuclear Armament: Complete nuclear disarmament
    Monarchy: As part of the slow decentralization of the Indian government, completely eliminate the British monarch, and dismantle the monarchies of Nepal and the Princely States
    Social Welfare: Welfare handled by local communities
    Taxation: Taxation handled by local communities
    Trade: Less trade, for the purposes of self-sufficiency


    Sons of Ashoka

    Leader: Ranil Wickremesinghe
    Founded: 1952
    Ideology: Buddhist Socialism, Hindu Socialism
    Political Position: Left (GIC), Center-Left (International)
    International Affiliation: Religious Socialist International
    Official Color: Gold
    Youth Wing: The Ambedkhar Student Society
    Party Newspaper: The Edict
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: Lion

    Description: The Sons of Ashoka was the brainchild of BR Ambedkhar, who rejected Hinduism due to his own experiences as a Dalit, in favor of Buddhism. Seeing the rise of a crash industrialization and rampant corruption during its early days of dominionization, Ambedkhar formed a party which used Buddhist ideals to educate the people and attempt to combat this. It gained an audience among the Buddhist majority states, such as Ceylon, Bhutan, and Sikkim. Whilst small for several decades, the rise of Hindu nationalism has pushed many, particularly Dalits, to embrace the party, and it has grown, though still concentrated primarily in its Buddhist majority strongholds.
    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Universally Opposed
    Cultural Stance: Socially liberal; while espousing Hindu and Buddhist values, opposes Hindutva and backs secular politics; very supportive of Dalit rights, having the largest Dalit base of any party
    Defense: Sees the current defense levels as increasingly unsustainable, and supports its scale down
    Drug Policy: Decriminalize hard drugs, and focus on rehabilitation, legalize soft drugs
    Economy: More humanistic economy, with more regulations to ensure people live spiritually as well as physically fulfilling lives.
    Education: Free public education; support the secularization of the history curriculum
    Environment: Supports environmental legislation, and encourages green living
    Foreign Aid: Aid to developing, democratic nations, capitalist or communist;
    Foreign Alliances: Advocates scaling down to leaving the AFS and SEATO; supports Detente
    Immigration: Open borders; criticizes the treatment of low-wage immigrant workers
    Independence: Supports a gradual reformation towards independence
    Language: Supports Hindi and English as the overall languages for the country, and local languages for the states
    Law Enforcement: Opposes the increasing militarization of the police; advocates a more local approach to law enforcement
    Nuclear Armament: Complete nuclear disarmament
    Monarchy: Status Quo
    Social Welfare: Welfare and UBI to keep people from suffering
    Taxation: Taxation not too high on individuals (though very high on corporations
    Trade: Fair trade

    Futurist Society of India
    Leader: Anna Gupta
    Founded: 2007
    Ideology: Marxist-Transhumanist,
    Political Position: Ultra-Left (GIC, International)
    International Affiliation: Futurist International
    Official Color: Blue
    Youth Wing: Youth for the Future
    Party Newspaper: The Path Forward
    Party Of Government?: No, left opposition
    Animal Symbol: Ant

    Description: The Futurist Society of India was inspired by the philosophy of the Futurist Party, and began on college campuses as an offshoot of the Indian Worker's Party. They were helped by participating in the 2011 formation of Futurist International. Its optimistic, science oriented view of the world has gained it followers amongst college student, scientists, and technology workers.

    Capital Punishment: Universally opposed
    Civil Defense: Advocates the use of an automated computerized defense system in place of a civil defense system
    Cultural Stance: Advocates the use of genetic modification and augmentation (prosthetics, metal, etc.) to eliminate disease and improve public health; give rights to sentient beings (apes, dolphins, corvids, etc); increase the use of computers; advocate social radical attitudes, remaking society to eliminate "outdated norms" (in India's case, the caste system), and promote a truly humanistic society
    Defense: Improve the army, but reduce its size using robotic drones and suit, and equip it with new technology
    Drug Policy: Use genetic modification and neurotherapy to resist the effects of hard drugs and addiction, in effect allowing legalization
    Economy: Supports an increasingly automated economy, with the use of robots and computers, as well as the use of a "democratic Cybersyn" system for central planning
    Education: Free public education, particular focus on science and technology; history backburner issue
    Environment: Strongly supports the use of technology in the fight against climate change and pollution; in particular, adopting alternative energy sources, such as microwave or solar power satellites and nuclear energy in this fight
    Foreign Aid: Aid to help bring countries together
    Foreign Alliances: Supports the Futurist "World State" consensus, sublimating India into a "Nation of Earth
    Immigration: Open borders
    Independence: Supports being a series of autonomous regions in the World State
    Language: Esperanto as the lingua franca (separate from English and Hindi), state veneculars for the states
    Law Enforcement: Police forces replace with well-trained militias armed with the best possible technology; strongly opposes its militarization
    Nuclear Armament: Status quo; to be dismantled later when
    Monarchy: Supports the dissolution of the British monarch and all native monarchies
    Social Welfare: Welfare to help all persons gain augmentations, ensure public health, and "help people enjoy the benefits of an automated economy"
    Taxation: Taxes on computer and robotic industries, with a focus on shifting it towards a socialist system
    Trade: Trade to acquire new technologies at the earliest possible convenience


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    Once again, these are national parties, and not the many likely regional parties, with their own policies.
     
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    So I wrote this a really fucking long time ago and I promised everyone that more would be talked about, because It's about time that I delivering on promises. But since I'm a lazy fucker, guess what? You're getting an AH.com thread, because I love you fuckers and your fucking creativity. Here you go, fuckers.

    the 4th Official Video Games Thread: How many Sequels again?

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    Hey guys, sorry it's been a while. Here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on...


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    "So wait," said Ian as we left the classroom, "she's letting you skip Wednesday?"

    "Not really," I muttered.. "If I don't come to class on Wednesday, I have to use my free time to go to one museum a week." I held up a list Mrs. Baines gave me. "One of these museums, all of them relating to history after 1933. After I go to them, and write a two page report about what I learned about in those museums."

    "Interesting," Ian said, nodding his head.

    I never took the assignment seriously, because museums in New Brunswick were never very educational places. They were glorified tourist traps. Every time I went to a museum, I would be bored out of mind by exhibits, which looked like stuff you see on the roadside attractions, and I'd hear a bunch of bratty kids scream and beg their parents for presents from the gift shop. (I stopped doing that after my dad gave me the taste of his belt). But I didn't like history class very much, and I was glad to get out of it for at least a day, even if it meant writing about some tacky exhibits.

    "You want to ask Mrs. Baines for that," I inquired.

    "Nah," he said,"I think I'm better off in a classroom-,"he paused as someone ran into him in the hallway.

    "Watch it, capitalist cyka," said the Russian girl, Svetlana, who walked away from us. Ian just glared at the girl as she marched away, rubbing his shoulder somewhat.

    "Man," I said, shaking my head in anger,"these Russians are fuckin' crazy. Why?"

    "I don't know," said Ian exasperated,"maybe its the vodka in their water."

    "I don't know about that Canadian comrades," an accented voice behind us said. "When my uncle drinks, he becomes a one-man circus." We turned around, and saw I tough looking, but jovial kid approaching us.

    He was wearing only shorts and sandals, revealing a lanky but muscular physique. He had thick black hair on his body, and a thin beard and mustache on his face. I could tell he was about our age, and we realized he was one of our history friends.

    "Um," Ian said, a bit abashed by this stranger dropping in on our conversation. "Hi, there?"

    "My name is Georgy Peters," he said happily.

    "You're Russian," I asked.

    "Half," Georgy said. He suddenly gave a big hug to Ian. "What's your name comrade?"

    "Ian McGoldrick," my friend croaked, looking like he was being squeezed by a python. Getting the name got Georgy to release my friend from his deadly grasp.

    "What's your name," Georgy said, turning to me with his arms outstretched.

    "Harry McDevon," I said. "Please don't touch me," I said, holding my hand up. He gave me an amused snort.

    "I'm sorry if Svetlana gave you a bad impression about Russians," he said somewhat apologetically.

    "No, she's not the only one," I muttered.

    "What happened," Georgy asked concerned.

    "He got beat up on his job by Beria's Warriors," Ian said. I nearly called out Ian for telling some stranger that, until I saw a half-sympathetic, half-angry look growing in Georgy's eyes.

    "Beria's Warriors," Georgy said scornfully. "I've dealt with those assholes much of my life."

    "Really," my chagrin at Ian's big mouth replaced with confusion. "Why?"

    "Because they think Americans are socialist-deviationists," he complained mockingly,"who waver in the revolutionary struggle."

    I gave a soft laugh at such a statement. Calling Americans, of all people, "deviationists" could only come from the mind of a lunatic.

    "I always thought Russians and Americans were like, best friends," uttered Ian. "Being from the best of both worlds, you would be popular." Georgy laughed bitterly at that.

    "Go to my family reunions, and you'll see how well the guardians of communism get along," he said mockingly. Then he gave me a very serious look. "Despite what propaganda tells you, we're not exactly 'best buds'. When we don't fight the capitalist overlords, we often fight each other over many things related to socialism."

    "Why," I asked.

    "Most Russians are very insecure. We were the first state found by workers', yet America shines above the rest," he said sadly. "Our devotion is making up for a national insecurity."

    "You seem...mildly tolerable," I replied.

    "Thanks," Georgy sneered, albeit with jest. "I'd say it is my part American heritage. But back in Leningrad, I have plenty of friends who don't need to push revolution all the time to make up for their small penises." Ian and I chuckled hard at that. "But yes, I have been bullied by a bunch of fuckers who think being part American is 'deviationist'." His face became somewhat somber "But you also have to understand how much Rossiya gave during the anti-fascist struggle. After giving so much, Rossiyans feel like America treats them like a dumb little brother."

    "So that Svetlana girl was just an extremist, and when I opened my mouth, she felt the need to defend socialism from a former capitalist," Ian asked, stunned.

    "Partly that," Georgy said. "Sveta is a friend, so I know she has deeper reasons. Reasons which you must find on your own, since I can't break her trust."

    "Well what do I do until I can get those reasons," Ian asked. "Svetlana won't leave me alone. Should I just agree with her?"

    "No," Georgy said firmly."You've established yourself in Sveta's eyes as a capitalist stooge." He paused, as if the phrase had finality. "You try flip-flopping, she'll see you as even worse than a Nazi collaborator." Ian looked stunned at the hyperbole. "For now, just ignore her outbursts. People like that get off on attention, and not giving in to her will eventually drive her away." That was a lesson I understood well from working with very obnoxious customers. Just ignore them, and they'll stop bugging you. I gave Georgy a proud smile.

    "Okay," Ian said, happy about the advice. An opportunistic smirk appeared on his face. "Or maybe I can get this girl to want me instead." Georgy and I smiled at Ian's libido. I couldn't blame him. That girl put Carmen to shame, physically at least, and her disdain made her more attractive to my horny friend.

    "Well, I wish you luck, comrade," Georgy said,"as you attempt a daring conquest. But be warned, every rose has a thorn." Ian gave him a high five. I did to. This guy demolished my apprehension toward Russians. He seemed like guy I would definitely love to share drinks with. Hell, he'd probably make a great 'fifth' friend.

    "So tell us about yourself, Georgy," Ian said in a friendly tone.

    "Well, my mother was a Russian commander, and my father was a visiting army soldier," he paused. "When Russians and Americans come together in a place full of vodka, a lot happens, and many babies were made on many bar counters," Ian smiled exuberantly at that story. "Including me. My parents divorced and I ended up living with mom...",

    "My parents were divorced too," Ian interrupted. "I ended up living with my mom as well." Ian's tone went from jovial to somewhat somber, as sad memories of being a child of divorcees in rural Canada began bubbling up to the surface.

    *****

    8 year-old Ian sat alone in the corner table of the cafeteria, picking at his sandwich. He almost didn't notice the two jerks approaching him.

    "Hey Ian," said one of the boys in a fake-nice tone."What are you doing over here."

    "Leave me alone Gary," Ian muttered, without looking at his food.

    "What," Gary replied in mock-outrage, "I'm just making polite conversation. And how's your whore of a mom."

    "Shut up," Ian said, tears emerging from his eyes.

    "Don't cry," Gary said pouting his lips,"being a little bastard is not the end of the world. I'm mean, your dad thought you were completely worthless, and my mom thinks your worthless, but I don't. I think your fun." He paused, and smiled malevolently. "In fact, since I think you're so much fun, let's sing my favorite song, 'Bastard, Bastard.' " Gary and his minion started singing the world 'bastard' over and over again. Eventually, Ian began weeping bitterly, ignoring the fact that Gary knocked his sandwich off the table, and walked away laughing. Ian barely noticed someone else coming to the table.

    "Go away," Ian uttered in a broken voice.

    "I saw that jerk Gary take away your food," said the kind voice. "My parents have a diner. They give me tons of leftovers, which still taste pretty good." Ian looked up, a saw a kid with a warm smile, holding up a large, greasy paper bag. "You want some?"

    "Sure," Ian said. The boy took a seat next to him, and spilled some of the leftover meats, which did look good. "My name's Ian," Ian said, somewhat happy about this kid's generosity.

    "Harry," the boy said simply.
    ****

    Georgy look concerned as Ian began relieving some bittersweet memories from his parents' divorce. I decided to bring the mood back to its previous joyful position.


    "So, uh, Georgy," I said, "you were saying?"

    "Oh, um," Georgy said, trying to regain his thoughts. "I spend most of the year with my mother. I get to live with my dad during the summer."

    '"Really," Ian said. "That's interesting."

    "Yes," Georgy said. "So are you guys from Toronto?" We both sighed in minor frustration at that.

    "Why does everybody in this country say Toronto," Ian uttered in annoyance. "Canada's like, a big place!"

    "Sorry," I interrupted. "I gotta go pee. I'll see you guys in the entrance." I turned and went to the bathroom.

    After emptying the tank, I walked out of the hallway, where I saw Anne in the hallway, struggling to open her backpack. I shook my head in pity, and turned to walk away, when I saw a girl posse of three march down the hall, their eyes bearing down on Anne.

    My mom would have charitably called these girls "three dollar tramps". Their sleeveless blouses barely covered up their breasts, and their skirts were high above the knee. They looked like supermodels that were walking off the runway. And the look they were giving Anne seemed predatory.

    'No,' I thought to myself, 'I'm not going to have another Marsha on my hands'. I jumped up to Anne, who shook at my sudden appearance.

    "Hey Harry,", she said timidly, "what's-,"

    "Anne," I said loudly enough that those girls could hear. "Come on, you were supposed to be at our study group tonight! Hustle!"

    "What?" Anne asked, even more confused.

    "Come on," I said, "the guys all want to see you!" I grabbed Anne by the wrist, who was too timid to resist. We rushed out of the hallway, and I gave a glance toward those three bombshells, who gave me a look of confusion.

    'That's right queen bitches,' I thought to myself,'I'm not going to let you prey emotionally on another girl.' We stormed out, and caught up the entrance, where we saw Ian and Georgy having another philosophical discussion, which I loudly interrupted so Anne couldn't hear.

    "Anne this is Ian and Georgy," I said happily, "Ian and Georgy, this is Anne."

    Ian and Georgy, who I could tell didn't think well of the shrinking violet, just gave small grunts of acknowledgement. In return, Anne offered a timid little wave of her hand.

    "Harry," Ian said, somewhat annoyed, "I left a book in the classroom. Let's go look for it." That was our code word for ,'Let's talk privately." We ran off, leaving Georgy to make awkward small talk with Anne.

    "Harry," Ian said, his annoyance now visible on his face. "What the hell are you doing."

    "I'm trying to make-,"

    "Harry," Ian said, his mirth replaced by seriousness. "When are you going to forget about Marsha? That was not-,"

    "Yes it was," I said. "I may not have hurt Marsha, but I knew what was going on and I let those other girls do it."

    "But Harry-,"

    "Look. Anne was in the hallway, and these girls from our class looked like they were going to hurt her." Ian paused, absorbing the information.

    "Harry, in any other situation, I would commend you." He paused, his face becoming serious. "But remember what we're here for. To get some American pussy dammit. Trying to befriend this girl is only going to create problems with that single, holy goal."

    "Like what," I asked him. I don't see what problem he had with me doing the right thing. He paused, his face full of disgust.

    "You know what Harry," he said with contempt, "figure that out for yourself. I hope you do it before your skull get's bruised." His tone became more neutral. "Now let's get back before that girl bores Georgy to death."

    I mulled over Ian's words, and didn't know what his deal was. This was summer for me to grow, as well as to have fun. I saw no reason why I couldn't do two at once. What could go wrong befriending this girl?


    Part 15: New Friends, New Complications, Memoirs of the Red Turn (2006), Harold MacDevon



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    For the future - we only mention the full name in an official conversation. In an informal conversation we mention the diminutive-caressing form of the name. You're shortening Benjamin to Ben. A friend would probably call her "Sveta." Otherwise, he gives the familiarity and "crunch of a French roll".
     
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    Okay. Thanks for the advice.
     
  17. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    Aristotle Island

    Aristotle Island is an American animated television series, produced by the Hanna-Barbera Animation Collective, which aired between 1967-1970.

    Meant to be both a work of education as well as entertainment, it is set on an island in the not-too-distant future, which is used as a "research commune" by the government, for "scientists, innovators, and inventors" to live and work, using the confluence of these major minds to create larger innovations. The island, named for the classical scientist, has become the center of technological advances. The show primarily focuses on the "Youth Research Institute", a place for young people from around the world who have shown extensive propensity and talent for the sciences, and where they can harness their intelligence and use it efficiently. The show primarily focuses on educating on a variety of topics, primarily from the natural sciences and engineering. It's plots revolved around either the inventions of the institute going wrong and wreaking havoc, or villains trying to steal inventions from the island. Occasionally, it would involve off-planet excursions (using the rocket "Archimedes"), and encounters and team-ups with a race of beings called "Thermans", who have reached a post-scarcity society.

    Whilst its formulaic plots were criticized during its initial run, it gained a cult following among fans due to its design, which took influence from Soviet futurism (particularly works like Aelita); its scientific accuracy, which was part of the educational aspect but was integrated into the plot; and the creativity of the inventions and especially the villains. It was adapted into comic form by Dell Comic Adaptation from 1969-1972, and a long life in syndication, but the setting and characters would not be revisited (aside from a large HB crossover event called "Space Quest" in 1982), until...

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    Return to Aristotle Island

    Return to Aristotle Island is an American television series that aired between 1997-2003.

    The genesis of the idea was a short lived 1994 animated satire show on the United Artists Network called "Rewind", which took scenes from old television animated series, and added new dialogue, often satirizing the show in question. Episodes of Aristotle Island was satirized, in particular poking fun at the often convoluted resolutions, and especially the very utopian optimism of the original series.

    Taking off those ideas, Return uses new animation to critically examine and deconstruct the original. Despite its goals and hopes, Aristotle Island gradually spiraled out of control in the years following the original show, and, abandoned by the government due to the increased danger of their inventions, it devolved into a state of civil war, primarily between the Restorationists, who seek to restore relations with the outside world, and the Autakarists, who want to remain isolated, use the remaining tech to restore it, transform it into an independent commune, and potentially use it as an example by which the world could follow. Heroes from the original lead the two sides, and the villains join either for potential immunity, or, in the case of the Autarkists, are often "reformed" to do so.

    The series ultimately ended, with an armistice, where Aristotle Island is established as an independent socialist republic, but it has associations and trades with the outside world. The series was praised for its serious tone, and themes relating to the fall of revolutionary utopianism that the original embodied.

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    Inspired by the series Sealab 2020 and Sealab 2021
     
  18. The_Red_Star_Rising Homestuck Trash

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    Thanks to Existential comics I largely think of Aristotle as just a colossal douchenozzle and a raging sexist.
     
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    Not to mention he is very overrated as a scientist. Even his fellow Greeks thought he was a quack.
     
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  20. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    Give him this, his version of Physics can make for good world-building

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_Matters