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14th Sep '17 2:00:01 PM DracoKanji
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** Another example is uu, who persistently pesters Dirk to draw filthy hardcore porn for him...of people acting out totally normal, nonsexual romantic actions such as kissing or hugging. ([[spoiler:This is because uu, aka Caliborn, is a Cherub, a race that usually tries to avoid each other except when mating.]]) And then after two pages of this, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] right at the last minute:

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** Another example is uu, who persistently pesters Dirk to draw filthy hardcore porn for him...of people acting out totally normal, nonsexual romantic actions such as kissing or hugging. In fact, one picture Dave drew where one was copping a feel was outright rejected. ([[spoiler:This is because uu, aka Caliborn, is a Cherub, a race that usually tries to avoid each other except when mating.]]) And then after two pages of this, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] right at the last minute:
3rd Sep '17 4:31:47 PM RebelionRoja
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* Calling someone a monkey in USA it's being very racist, that goes without saying, however in spanish speaking countries like Argentina, is something akin to be called a [[TheBigGuy bear of a man.]]
1st Sep '17 4:07:51 AM HalcyonDayz
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*** Gets a hilarious gag in one DS9 episode where Quark and Rom return home to deal with their mother, who is quite the feminist. They find her in her house, clothed, and react as one would expect any human coming home to find their elderly mother naked.

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*** Gets a hilarious gag in one DS9 ''[=DS9=]'' episode where Quark and Rom return home to deal with their mother, who is quite the feminist. They find her in her house, clothed, and react as one would expect any human coming home to find their elderly mother naked.



*** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances... More offensive if used on people

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*** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english English - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances... More offensive if used on people
29th Aug '17 2:15:56 AM PaulA
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* In the [[Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin Hainish universe]], the people of the planet O would never marry just one other person. Their marriage arrangement, called a ''sedoretu'', involves four people, two women and two men, and both heterosexual and homosexual relations are expected.
** What's more, if you're a member of a sedoretu, there is always one other member whom you may ''not'' have sex with. That's because everyone on the planet belongs to one of two moieties, with moiety membership inherited from one's mother, and there is a strict taboo against having sex with anyone in the same moiety as you. A sedoretu contains two people from each moiety, so you have two spouses you can have sex with (one male, one female) but having sex with your third spouse is considered just ''wrong''. No-one in any of the O stories is even tempted to do it.
** "Mountain Ways," one of the O stories, makes it clear that everyone is supposed to be BiTheWay. It's considered odd and shameful for someone to only like one gender.
* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness'', the entire story takes place on Gethen, an isolated planet. The near-humans there naturally shift from male to intersex to female to back in seemingly-monthly cycles. A small proportion of the population does ''not'' shift and are called "perverts". A normal human travels there, trying to establish a diplomatic connection with the rest of humanity; his mission is complicated because they all consider him a "pervert". One character, in an attempt to seduce another, used hormones to shift his/her cycle timing and ensure his/her gender is the opposite of the target's. The target's reaction shows they think the attempted seducer is also a pervert, though the word is not used there.

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* In the [[Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin Hainish universe]], the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/{{Hainish}} universe:
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people of the planet O would never marry just one other person. Their marriage arrangement, called a ''sedoretu'', involves four people, two women and two men, and both heterosexual and homosexual relations are expected.
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expected. What's more, if you're a member of a sedoretu, there is always one other member whom you may ''not'' have sex with. That's because everyone on the planet belongs to one of two moieties, with moiety membership inherited from one's mother, and there is a strict taboo against having sex with anyone in the same moiety as you. A sedoretu contains two people from each moiety, so you have two spouses you can have sex with (one male, one female) but having sex with your third spouse is considered just ''wrong''. No-one in any of the O stories is even tempted to do it.
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it. "Mountain Ways," one of the O stories, makes it clear that everyone is supposed to be BiTheWay. It's considered odd and shameful for someone to only like one gender.
* ** In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness'', the entire story takes place on Gethen, an isolated planet. The near-humans there naturally shift from male to intersex to female to back in seemingly-monthly cycles. A small proportion of the population does ''not'' shift and are called "perverts". A normal human from Earth travels there, trying to establish a diplomatic connection with the rest of humanity; his mission is complicated because they all consider him a "pervert". One character, in an attempt to seduce another, used hormones to shift his/her cycle timing and ensure his/her gender is the opposite of the target's. The target's reaction shows they think the attempted seducer is also a pervert, though the word is not used there.
11th Jul '17 4:31:49 PM Theriocephalus
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* There was one ''Series/TinMan'' fanfic where painting one's nails (particularly the toenails) was something only "disreputable" ladies did in Oz. DG was a little confused at the stares Cain gave her when she went around barefoot - painted nails were not a big deal in Kansas, after all.

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* There was one ''Series/TinMan'' fanfic where painting one's nails (particularly the toenails) was something only "disreputable" ladies did in Oz. DG was a little confused at the stares Cain gave her when she went around barefoot - -- painted nails were not a big deal in Kansas, after all. all.
* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': The Corvids (giant sapient crows, ravens, magpies and similar corvid birds) eat their dead, something they see as very honorable and respectful treatment of the deceased and as good use of resources (their homeland has persistent food shortage issues). The other (mostly herbivorous) species donít exactly share this view.
7th Jul '17 7:54:27 AM Minni128
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* The youkai in ''Foundling'' do find humans in some regards, as was shown by Ran and Suika's conversation about cows and, apparently, as we find out, youkai don't keep cows as their preferred food animals, however, they do keep chickens and or pigs, along with the fact that they don't understand why humans would keep cows. Earlier, apparently, youkai in this fic keep pets (or their equivalent) but they find the thought of keep a human as a pet to be weird.

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* The youkai in ''Foundling'' do find humans in some regards, regards weird, as was shown by Ran and Suika's conversation about cows and, apparently, as we find out, youkai don't keep cows as their preferred food animals, however, they do keep chickens and or pigs, along with the fact that they don't understand why humans would keep cows. Earlier, apparently, youkai in this fic keep pets (or their equivalent) but they find the thought of keep a human as a pet to be weird.
12th Jun '17 5:20:25 PM ConnorMcLay
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** Played straight in New Zealand. Flash a peace sign and you'll get faces of stone.
17th May '17 4:25:38 PM WildeOscar
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* Dietary law? Try having an interfaith dinner with the Hindu who can't eat beef (and may be a vegetarian), the Jew who has to eat food prepared ritually (and won't eat pork, shellfish, and meat-dairy combos), the Muslim who has to have food prepared ritually according to other rituals (also no pork, but no alcohol too; meat-dairy combos are OK), and the Sikh who can't have any meat that has been prepared ritualistically. Oh, and did we mention that if you have more than one Muslim, they might end up arguing about whether the Jewish rituals are "close enough"? Also, Mormons believe coffee (and anything with caffeine for some) and some forms of tea are very addictive and unwise to drink, and therefore avoid it at all cost, to the point of some not eating chocolate (where caffeine is also extracted from). The Muslims, Mormons and depending on the domination, some of the other Christians can't drink alcohol. Meat in general can be taken off the menu if it's Friday during Lent and you've got Catholics around.

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* Dietary law? Try having an interfaith dinner with the Hindu who can't eat beef (and may be a vegetarian), the Jew who has to eat food prepared ritually (and won't eat pork, shellfish, and meat-dairy combos), the Muslim who has to have food prepared ritually according to other rituals (also no pork, but no alcohol too; meat-dairy combos and shellfish are OK), and the Sikh who can't have any meat that has been prepared ritualistically. Oh, and did we mention that if you have more than one Muslim, they might end up arguing about whether the Jewish rituals are "close enough"? Also, Mormons believe coffee (and anything with caffeine for some) and some forms of tea are very addictive and unwise to drink, and therefore avoid it at all cost, to the point of some not eating chocolate (where caffeine is also extracted from). The Muslims, Mormons and depending on the domination, some of the other Christians can't drink alcohol. Meat in general can be taken off the menu if it's Friday during Lent and you've got Catholics around.
20th Apr '17 6:44:47 PM TravisWells
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** Another episode has a species which lacks gender, where identifying ''as'' one gender or another is viewed as an illness to be cured--forcibly. The parallel to historical (and often continuing) [[CureYourGays treatment]] of LGBT people was very obvious, though [[BrokenAesop somewhat undermined]] with the fact that all the "genderless" aliens were played by female actors, and the character which identifies as female is also played by a woman, desiring a heterosexual relationship with Riker. Still, they tried.
29th Mar '17 10:44:42 PM DavidDelony
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* Dietary law? Try having an interfaith dinner with the Hindu who can't eat beef (and may be a vegetarian), the Jew who has to eat food prepared ritually (and won't eat pork, shellfish, and meat-dairy combos), the Muslim who has to have food prepared ritually according to other rituals (also no pork, but no alcohol too; meat-dairy combos are OK), and the Sikh who can't have any meat that has been prepared ritualistically. Oh, and did we mention that if you have more than one Muslim, they might end up arguing about whether the Jewish rituals are "close enough"? Also, Mormons believe coffee (and anything with caffeine for some) and some forms of tea are very addictive and unwise to drink, and therefore avoid it at all cost, to the point of some not eating chocolate (where caffeine is also extracted from). The Muslims and depending on the domination, some of the Christians can't drink alcohol. Meat in general can be taken off the menu if it's Friday during Lent and you've got Catholics around.

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* Dietary law? Try having an interfaith dinner with the Hindu who can't eat beef (and may be a vegetarian), the Jew who has to eat food prepared ritually (and won't eat pork, shellfish, and meat-dairy combos), the Muslim who has to have food prepared ritually according to other rituals (also no pork, but no alcohol too; meat-dairy combos are OK), and the Sikh who can't have any meat that has been prepared ritualistically. Oh, and did we mention that if you have more than one Muslim, they might end up arguing about whether the Jewish rituals are "close enough"? Also, Mormons believe coffee (and anything with caffeine for some) and some forms of tea are very addictive and unwise to drink, and therefore avoid it at all cost, to the point of some not eating chocolate (where caffeine is also extracted from). The Muslims Muslims, Mormons and depending on the domination, some of the other Christians can't drink alcohol. Meat in general can be taken off the menu if it's Friday during Lent and you've got Catholics around.
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