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 on: Today at 23:19 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Undrneath
A valet he may be but most of us uncultured Americans are unaware of the difference probably because of Batman since Alfred is called a butler yet mostly acts like a valet.

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 on: Today at 23:13 
Started by BenRG - Last post by pecoros7
No butler would wear a hat, unless required by the protocol of a specific occasion.
When going out?  He most certainly would.  Hats were very much an item of uniform and emblem of social rank in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and photographs of the period rarely have UK men out and about bareheaded.

The ultimate point of reference for this... https://youtu.be/tk7pk58Bq4Q?t=4m13s

I want to point out that Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's valet, not his butler. Though I am told that he could butle with the best of them.

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 on: Today at 23:11 
Started by BenRG - Last post by OldGoat
The ultimate point of reference for this... https://youtu.be/tk7pk58Bq4Q?t=4m13s
And I think one of the "making Downton Abbey" segments spent several minutes on the topic.

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 on: Today at 23:10 
Started by fayelovesbubbles - Last post by pecoros7
I am actually confused by how that particular argument broke out on this thread since Bubbles isn't even trans.

The short and very simplistic explanation (to hopefully avoid further aggravating the situation) is that someone suggested that our current language and understanding of sex, sexuality and gender may not apply to AI. In doing so, they said some words. Someone pointed out that some of those words are considered impolite by some trans people. Someone disagreed. Then there was a brief and very unhelpful period of a couple of us being generally unpleasant at each other. It was not my proudest moment.

It does seem like here more than other places that these kind of arguments break out even though there seems to be a lot of effort to avoid it.

I think that the very act of trying very hard to avoid it creates its own kind of tension. Language is a fluid and adaptable thing. People who are not steeped in the language around marginalized groups can find it to be a minefield. Frequently people are told that words are offensive when they never realized there was any other word for something than the one they used. It can feel very restrictive and unpleasant. And people getting mad at you when you were trying very hard to be friendly and respectful sucks. Similarly, many people (myself included) joined this forum specifically because of the moderators' efforts at "radical inclusiveness" (a phrase I love and will probably steal). So when someone says some words, it can come as a shock and we can forget that people here are usually nice and they probably didn't realize that those words are hurtful to some people.

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No hard feelings?

No hard feelings from me, certainly. I would offer to shake your hand, but this is the internet and I'm touch averse anyway. But may we consider our hands shaken in spirit?

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 on: Today at 23:00 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Deadlywonky
No butler would wear a hat, unless required by the protocol of a specific occasion.
When going out?  He most certainly would.  Hats were very much an item of uniform and emblem of social rank in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and photographs of the period rarely have UK men out and about bareheaded.

The ultimate point of reference for this... https://youtu.be/tk7pk58Bq4Q?t=4m13s

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 on: Today at 22:52 
Started by BenRG - Last post by OldGoat
No butler would wear a hat, unless required by the protocol of a specific occasion.
When going out?  He most certainly would.  Hats were very much an item of uniform and emblem of social rank in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and photographs of the period rarely have UK men out and about bareheaded.

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 on: Today at 22:48 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Is it cold in here?
The very rude part of me is curious about um...what happened before this pillow talk.

*hides* mods please be gentle.

Yeah, I'm not sure I want to ask - or if it's even kosher to do so - just exactly how, um...anatomically correct Bubs is underneath all the armor and stuff. Why would a combat droid even need to be anatomically correct, anyway?
Global Moderator Comment There's a sticky about discussing private parts.

Now, we'll be able to reach some conclusions if we see a burned out USB cable on the floor the next morinng.

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 on: Today at 22:39 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Is it cold in here?
I'm willing to bet that everybody is jumping to the wrong conclusion.

Both Faye and Bubbles admitted they had no idea what they were doing.

I bet nothing happened except one big spooning session.

In support of that, their expressions don't strike me as afterglowish.

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 on: Today at 22:31 
Started by BenRG - Last post by Deadlywonky
I don't really think anatomy matters.

No, of course, it doesn't...but it could be useful to know what the potential limits to the physicality of the relationship might be.

On a slight tangent, something I've been moved to almost comment on several times of late...has anyone else noticed that, as this arc has developed, Jeph's depiction of Bubs seems to have softened considerably, giving her more noticeably human-like anatomy and characteristics?

The only things I noticed were the hair and facial expressions(mostly blushes), both (I think) could be reasonably accomodated by Bubbles' development post Corpse Witch

I understand the development of a feminine shape to Bubbles, uncanny valley et al. but the presence of anything more detailed than the macro shape worries me.

[edit] Dyslexia attack [/edit]

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 on: Today at 22:16 
Started by BenRG - Last post by badbum61
I don't really think anatomy matters.

No, of course, it doesn't...but it could be useful to know what the potential limits to the physicality of the relationship might be.

On a slight tangent, something I've been moved to almost comment on several times of late...has anyone else noticed that, as this arc has developed, Jeph's depiction of Bubs seems to have softened considerably, giving her more noticeably human-like anatomy and characteristics?

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