History Literature / MaridAudran

25th Sep '15 2:28:19 PM CaiusCaligula
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* TheDon: "Papa" Friedlander Bay is a classic version, with a strong sense of honor, and strong religious beliefs--which don't stop him from having a hand in most of the organized illegal activities in and around the Budayeen.
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* TheDon: "Papa" Friedlander Bay Bey is a classic version, with a strong sense of honor, and strong religious beliefs--which don't stop him from having a hand in most of the organized illegal activities in and around the Budayeen.Budayeen. * DrinkOrder: Shot of gin and a shot of Bingara over ice, with two squirts of Rose's Lime Juice. Or a Vodka gimlet.
19th Dec '13 12:23:06 PM LongLiveHumour
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans. The series features cheap-and-easy brain plug-ins: "moddies", or personality modules, which have become one of the primary forms of entertainment, and "daddies", add-ons that provide specific skills like languages or technical expertise.
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans.UsefulNotes/NewOrleans. The series features cheap-and-easy brain plug-ins: "moddies", or personality modules, which have become one of the primary forms of entertainment, and "daddies", add-ons that provide specific skills like languages or technical expertise.
14th Mar '13 1:45:48 AM Xtifr
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by George Alec Effinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans. The series features cheap-and-easy brain plug-ins: "moddies", or personality modules, which have become one of the primary forms of entertainment, and "daddies", add-ons that provide specific skills like languages or technical expertise.
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by George Alec Effinger, Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans. The series features cheap-and-easy brain plug-ins: "moddies", or personality modules, which have become one of the primary forms of entertainment, and "daddies", add-ons that provide specific skills like languages or technical expertise.
17th Nov '12 4:35:17 PM Xtifr
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29th Oct '12 6:45:57 PM Prfnoff
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The series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/CircuitsEdge'', which stars Audran. There was also a Budayeen supplement to the tabletop role-playing game, ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk 2020}}''.
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The series inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/CircuitsEdge'', which stars Audran. There was also a Budayeen supplement to the tabletop role-playing game, ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk 2020}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} 2020''.
8th Oct '12 9:45:44 PM Xtifr
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* HighTimesFuture: It's never made clear whether the drugs are actually ''legal'', or if the cops simply don't care what people do to themselves in the Budayeen. Nevertheless, drugs flow like water in the series. Audran is constantly taking speed ("tri-phets") or opiates ("sunnies"), which doesn't always mix well with his heavy alcohol consumption. At one point, when he's given a ride in a police car back from the station, he buys some pills off the cop who is driving.
3rd Oct '12 3:12:49 PM Xtifr
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* TheDon: "Papa" Friedlander Bay is a classic version, with a strong sense of honor, and strong religious beliefs--which don't stop him from having a hand in most of the organized illegal activities in and around the Budayeen.
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* TheDon: "Papa" Friedlander Bay is a classic version, with a strong sense of honor, and strong religious beliefs--which don't stop him from having a hand in most of the organized illegal activities in and around the Budayeen. Budayeen. * ElectricInstantGratification: Discussed and averted. When Audran gets a brain socket installed, his doctor explains that he's gotten an advanced version with some experimental features. One of the features he ''could'' have gotten was a direct wire to the pleasure center, but his patron decided that Audran would be too likely to abuse the privilege, so instead he got a wire to the ''pain'' center.
24th Sep '12 12:42:53 AM Xtifr
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* AntiHero: Audran is a lazy, hard-drinking, pill-popping hustler whose best friends are mainly prostitutes and thieves. He does have an idealist streak, but he doesn't like to admit it (even though his friends all know), and covers it with cynicism.
23rd Sep '12 10:39:37 PM Xtifr
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by George Alec Effinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans.
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The ''MarÓd Audran'' series (sometimes known as the ''Budayeen'' series) is a {{Cyberpunk}} adventure by George Alec Effinger, set in the late 22nd century[[note]] (Audran was born the year 2172 by the western calendar, and is about 25)[[/note]] where UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} has risen to dominate world politics. Most of the stories are set in the fictional middle-eastern RedLightDistrict called the Budayeen, which AntiHero Audran calls home. The Budayeen is loosely based on the French Quarter of Effinger's own home town of NewOrleans. NewOrleans. The series features cheap-and-easy brain plug-ins: "moddies", or personality modules, which have become one of the primary forms of entertainment, and "daddies", add-ons that provide specific skills like languages or technical expertise.

The series consists of three novels: ''When Gravity Fails'', ''A Fire in the Sun'', and ''The Exile Kiss''. A fourth novel, ''Word of Night'', was planned but never completed. The parts of it that ''were'' written, as well as several short stories, are available in the collection ''Budayeen Nights''.
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The Full of sex, drugs, and violence, the series consists of three novels: ''When Gravity Fails'', ''A Fire in the Sun'', and ''The Exile Kiss''. A fourth novel, ''Word of Night'', was planned but never completed. The parts of it that ''were'' written, as well as several short stories, are available in the collection ''Budayeen Nights''.
23rd Sep '12 10:35:32 PM Xtifr
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* ItsPersonal: In ''When Gravity Fails'', the killer leaves a message, written in the blood of his last victim, next to the corpse, saying, "Audran, you're next." Up until that point, Audran didn't even know the guy knew he existed. Suddenly, matters become much more urgent.
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