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30th Sep '17 9:43:01 PM ApeAccount
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[[WMG: Terms like "Solar Day", "Cycle" and even "Arn" originated with the Peacekeepers]]
Any standardised units must have originated somewhere. It makes sense that a powerful species spread across multiple worlds, known to have dealings with all of the species we see in the show, could be the ones to first start using these terms (and a military society functioning in space would have the most need for standardised units of time which aren't tied to individual planets). Given the revelation that Sebaceans were originally taken from Earth, they may have based these units originally around units of time from Earth (possibly not arn because while I don't believe hours existed 12,000 years ago, though there are apparent reasons why Ancient People chose to divide the day into 24 hours and so it's reasonable to think these same reasons still would have applied). This would explain why Solar Day and Cycle seem to fit neatly with Earth units of time (perhaps not fitting exactly given people all that time ago wouldn't have exactly had watches to time how long a day was and couldn't rely on the sun in space).
30th Sep '17 8:05:32 PM ApeAccount
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** Just a thought on this theory, the humans made Sebacean were described as "barely clothed". So if these weren't stone-age humans but were in fact from an advanced (though primitive by Farscape standards) LostColony, it's possible they just knew how to have a good time.
30th Sep '17 7:58:01 PM ApeAccount
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\n[[WMG: The Scarrans' ultimate aim in ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' was wiping out the Peacekeepers]]
The events at the end of season four with destroying the bird of paradise was supposed to set them back for hundreds of years and Scorpius even saw it as worth more than wormholes. Yet come ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' they immediately decided to go ahead and have a war anyway. The loss of the flowers may have prevented them from being able to expand their territories and meant they couldn't conquer the galaxy. At first, this calls into question what advantage they'd have for going to war with the Peacekeepers if they couldn't hold the worlds they'd take from them. However, given their current numerical advantage, the fact that Crichton had basically told them the Peacekeepers didn't have the wormhole weapons they'd been claiming and that they were already getting ready for an attack (whereas the Peacekeepers weren't prepared), the Scarrans were still in the best position they were ever going to be to wipe out the Peacekeepers. Then, even if it's a long time before they can expand their territories again, by the time they do they'll be no force around capable of standing against them. In effect, destroying the flowers actually may have sped up the war rather than slowing it down.

29th Sep '17 9:28:44 PM ApeAccount
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*** Both could be right. In a "Prefect Murder" Aeryn said she was getting a really bad "bribe" (instead of vibe) and John realised she was speaking English. In "Coup by Clam" she said "Jirl Power" (instead of "Girl Power"). Mistakes like that are probably the quickest way to pick up someone speaking in a language they don't know. However, in "A Constellation of Doubt" Crichton asked Sikozu, when she was looking for the location of a Scarran base, if she was asking "in Scarran" and she insisted she was. This makes sense if Scarrans would be able to tell the difference. I'd speculate that the microbes don't apply a particular set of accents, rather they choose from accents the listener knows and finds easy to understand (so for John that's going to mean, American, English or strangely enough quite often Australian and New Zealander). Therefore everyone speaking to a Scarran through translator microbes might sound like someone from their homeworld, which can stand out if they're supposedly from somewhere else in the empire (and of course if two Scarrans from two different worlds compared the accent they'd quickly pick up the discrepancy).
27th Sep '17 8:39:01 AM ApeAccount
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** It's hard to know how xenophobic the average Peacekeeper actually is. It seems to be a philosophy enforced by the senior ranks but Peacekeepers' sole reason for existence is being hired out by other species which doesn't make much sense for an outright xenophobic people. Scorpius was able to get exemption from their purity laws so they're not that strict. While Macton had a problem with D'Argo and Lo'Laan, he was only one man and that doesn't prove everyone would have (in fact, Scarrans are the Peacekeepers' worst enemies whereas Luxans have a basic alliance so if anything Scorpius would find acceptance harder than Jothee). They also seem happy enough to socialise with other species in the Uncharted Territories when it's allowed and at least a few seem interested in Chiana. With the exception of their oppression of Leviathans, normally when they oppress the members of a species it seems to be the result of members of that species (those in charge) hiring them to do so and enforcing their laws. D'Argo was a convicted murderer, he may have been innocent but he was convicted (Crais may have known he was wrongly convicted but Aeryn didn't and nor would the average Peacekeeper). Zhaan killed the guy she was having sex with (to quote Crichton). Rygel's imprisonment was ordered by the recognised ruler of the Hynerian Empire. In effect, most Peacekeepers probably do feel they're enforcing the laws of individual planets and supporting peace. That's not to say there aren't some very bad Peacekeepers and that they don't do bad things (take that planet being used up to get tannot root). However, Peacekeepers do at least seem to think they're doing alright. The memorial in "Different Destination" celebrated Peacekeepers doing good things, so they did at least value this. In "Into the Lion's Den", Aeryn described loyalty, sacrifice and honour as Peacekeeper values. So many of them probably are decent people even if not always fighting on the right side.
27th Sep '17 8:07:33 AM ApeAccount
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*** Also, Claudia Black has acknowledged that her own accent is a hybrid of British and Australian and has influenced how Peacekeepers are portrayed.




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** Just to add to this, when Sikozu first met Crichton she fell under suspicion because she had Scarran currency. She then pointed at the others and said "Nebari, Hynerian, and ''you''. All from the Peacekeeper realm." The ''you'' in this case was Crichton. She didn't seem surprised at all that someone she thought was a Sebacean from the Peacekeeper realm spoke a language she'd never heard before (in the next episode when she runs into Peacekeepers she doesn't have to learn their language, meaning it's not like there's just one Peacekeeper language and she doesn't know it). So this adds credence to the idea that at least some Sebaceans and probably some Peacekeepers do speak different languages.
25th Sep '17 10:41:00 AM ApeAccount
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[[WMG: Translator Microbes sometimes "translate" names]]
Some of the names in Farscape seem to make sense if you speak Earth languages. Why would a Dentic (an apparently non-English word) have a name that sounds like dentist? Why would Litigara have a name that sounds a lot like litigation? Why would Leviathans just happen to have the same name as Biblical sea monsters? Pilot's term of address clearly isn't "Pilot" but whatever everyone's local translation for Pilot is. This also suggests that a lot of the names for things we hear in the show may not be their real names but rather names translated to take on the same meaning (in the same way that Peacekeepers probably don't have an actual rank called Captain but whatever the equivalent rank is called is translated as such). In fact, if everyone's getting a different translation then when John says Leviathan, D'Argo may hear "Luxan Sea Beast" while Rygel probably hears "Giant Tadpole".

1st Sep '17 2:52:35 PM HalcyonDayz
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* It's possible the reason he can tell when Aeryn is speaking english is because she doesn't quite do it right, so when she says something that almost, but not quite makes sense.

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* It's possible the reason he can tell when Aeryn is speaking english English is because she doesn't quite do it right, so when she says something that almost, but not quite makes sense.



Luxan poetry really is all about mucas and phlegm. The more disgusting it is, the better it's considered. Then, the poetry is set to music. This is done so they can prove that anything can sound beautiful when accompanied by shilquen.

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Luxan poetry really is all about mucas mucus and phlegm. The more disgusting it is, the better it's considered. Then, the poetry is set to music. This is done so they can prove that anything can sound beautiful when accompanied by shilquen.
25th Jul '17 8:08:58 PM AnotherEpicFail
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** In a word, no. Braca's exact words were "she's having difficulty adjusting to confinement" - another VillainousBreakdown in other words. Plus, in this scene, Braca's addressing Scorpius as if he's just arrived on board. But even once we put all that shit aside, Scorpius has never made use of rape - of the physical kind - at any point in the show outside Crichton's nightmare scenarios. As for the look on Grayza's face, she's just been forced into a truce with the Scarrans and gotten humiliated by Crichton once again in the process. And another thing, would Grayza really be stupid enough to cozy up to Grand Chancellor Maryk after that? By all appearances, Maryk believed that the child was his own, and he could very well have been wrong about that, but there's no way in hell Grayza would be dumb enough to try and pass off a Scarran-Sebacean hybrid as his baby. Even the 1/4th hybrids tend to stand out, as Unrealized Reality demonstrated.
13th Jun '16 11:34:06 PM CB2001
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* Or, she may have been raped by Scorpius off screen during Season 4 after she was dethroned from her command as payback for what she put him through. When Scorpius asks Bracka about how she was doing, he described her as being in "hysterics." Also, in the mini-series, when she looks at Scorpius after signing the peace treaty, she turns away with a bitter look on her face. It was almost as if something more had happened between the two.
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