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What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby afny » Wed May 16, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby CaGeRit » Wed May 16, 2012 6:38 pm

Heh you're right, I reread your post, didn't mean to come off hostile.
I hope the Ijad section in the book is long, this is a very interesting concept, at least to me. Brain parasites that aren't evil/all-controlling.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby ChaosChild » Wed May 16, 2012 8:11 pm

There's stuff in the background (the original fluff in update #8 on Kickstarter) about non-bonded humans living in Ijad communities, and being considered "people" by the Ijad so long as they live according to God's will. So integration definitely happens from the other direction and I'm sure there are human communities where Ijad are tolerated, accepted or even welcome.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Soren » Wed May 16, 2012 10:36 pm

You remember that really obsequiously religious kid? We all knew one. The one who choose to use his beliefs as evidence that he was just so much better and more special than you, and determined to let everybody know it? Holy balls did I ever hate that kid growing up. You probably did too.

Some Ijad can get like that to people who don't have symbiotes. It produces... friction, sometimes. But then you have the sort of lapsed-Catholic or Amish types who are just swimmingly easy to get along with. So it varies from place to place, and tribe to tribe. But there's an undercurrent in Ijad society from back when they only rode subsapient animals that if you don't have tentacles hanging off the back of your neck, you're... well, a dumb animal. Armored-Of-God are notoriously bad about that.

Some colonies have less-than-stellar policies in hiring, and some UMFL regiments (like the Crimson Phalanx) don't accept Ijad recruits, but there are some hard limits in the Union charter on your ability to be a dick to someone based on religious or ethnic background, and messing with them (which was debated pretty hotly after contact) would destabilize Earth and the colonies. Free Colonial cells are usually egalitarian out of desperation for resources, even when there's a nasty ethnic component to their motivation - not that it doesn't lead to some Tet Offensive machinations where Ijad allies get left swinging in the breeze.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Thu May 17, 2012 11:28 am

AW SNAP

Well, really, those guys discovered Jesus . Like when Jerry Falwell offered them a check to run on the millionaire theocrat ticket.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Thu May 17, 2012 11:29 am

It occurs to me that we should probably keep this conversation allegorical so we can all stay friends.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Axhead » Sat May 19, 2012 8:46 pm

So what color are they? Er.. I mean Ijad, not Republicans... (Everyone knows Republicans are a shade of wrinkly white)
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby warhammer651 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:11 pm

Im rather wondering what they sound like. Both within and outside of one's mind. do Ijad have accents to their voice/thoughts when talking to their hosts, or is it accent neutral?
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Soren » Mon May 21, 2012 1:39 pm

I envision the symbiotes as being a lot like tree frogs, so, ridiculously bright colors.

They don't speak with accents, although they do tend to avoid contractions for some odd reason.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Zero Revenge » Tue May 22, 2012 12:29 am

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby randolph » Tue May 22, 2012 1:02 pm


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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Ced23Ric » Tue May 22, 2012 1:11 pm

Good god, Randy. A Scanner Darkly, really? Damn. RDJ is such a hilarious actor. Makes me think of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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