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Reddit would be the scourge, for obvious reasons. and Twitter would be the robot uprising, because algorithm. Facebook or Google would be the interdimensional invasion.

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it's been like 12 hours and I'm still going, but I need MORE. send me your emojis, send me your ideas and your huddled masses.

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I've got 22 instances represented so far. In total I'd like to have like, at least 50 by the end of this. But, it's time to get some gameplay done, look for some bugs.

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so far witches.live is the only fanatical purifier in the galaxy

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ah yes, the eternal art art of hours upon hours of bughunting and troubleshooting. This circus is the closest I'll ever get to actual hacking, so I better try to enjoy it.

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what is Stellaris but a series of text documents interwoven by code spaghetti

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what if I literally replaced all of the AI personalities with various fedifolk tropes, and all of their dialogue with actual assorted mastodon posts

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witches.live and playvicious.social have spawned next to each other 3 times in a row. this isn't hardcoded I swear

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it occurs to me that I really need to add some bitcoin nonsense and tech instances for it to really feel like the fediverse.

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alright I'm gonna take a small break from adding instances and their associated symbols to begin work on personalities and namelists

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I'm pleased to announce that all food has been replaced with teeth, effective immediately

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I'm probably going to make the influence/food conversion into its own mod, and the emblems into its own mod and put them in a fediverse collection. That way people can choose to just play with a specific emblem from the fedi without necessarily also having to eat teeth

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Update!! Version 1.1 of the Fediverse Emblems mod is now. It is updated for use with Stellaris 2.7, and has had several instance emblems added. Additionally, the emblems are now split up into two groups, for ease of selection.

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the very INSTANT the necroids pack comes out I am making a resurrected bofa.lol empire

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speaking the words out loud: "mastodon-stellaris ethics wheel" feels like casting an eldritch spell, it curls the air in an unholy way

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if I add new ones, it would likely compete with less mods, however it will be far more work to figure out and do. If I'm just replacing existing ones, it'll probably be far easier.

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if I continue down the path of replacing the ethics wheel, only pain will await me in the days to come

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how in the world will I represent earnestposting vs shitposting

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Tankie <---> Anarchism (authoritarian/egalitarian)

Horny <---> Chaste (xenophile/xenophobe)

Irony <---> Uwu (militarism/pacifism)

Theory <---> Techy (spiritualist/materialist)

Themed (gestalt consciousness)

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should it be Ironic/Uwu, or Shitposter/Uwu, or Toxic/Uwu? :BoostOK:

toxic would be easy to represent, with a biohazard, radioactive, or corrosive hazard symbol.

shitposting would be a poop emoji, naturally.

irony would be represented by one or more stylized iron bars, or perhaps by a periodic table [Fe]

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shitposter and toxic are tied for the lead, boost the shit out of this, vote on your alts, go go go!

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toxic takes a narrow lead!!! the poll is winding down now, we're at 58 votes...!

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Less than 5 minutes remain before the winning moniker of the militarist ethic is chosen

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oh my GOD Toxic and Shitposter are tied AGAIN WITH ONLY 2 MINUTES LEFT

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there we have it folks!! What a nail biter. Toxic just barely won in literally the final 30 seconds.

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I wonder, now that we've chosen toxic, do I still want to represent it with a poop emoji, or do I want to do the biohazard or radiation symbol?

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here's some contenders. I am taking suggestions as well
option 1, acid cloud
option 2, radioactive logo
option 3, biohazard symbol
option 4, acid blob

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I figured that doing the UwU as hand drawn with a tablet would help with the overall effect. it did.

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I'm still not necessarily sold on the theory/techy dichotomy as a replacement for spiritual/materialist. Theory is a good replacement for the spiritualist ethic, and I could replace it with some kind of galaxy-brain emoji or just an open book, but "techy" feels too bland. I don't want to call it "techbro" because there's ultimately lots of people in tech who aren't "techbros". What's a good adjective for that?

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@starwall my argument for shitposting.

Uwu can still be very toxic.

And you can uwu ironically.

But uwu posters HATE shitposters.

@starwall uwu posters tend to be hard on sincerity is the thing, meaning they're really not irony posters right. and there are uwu shitposters, it's hardly an opposing view. the sheer volume of smol uwu bean rcist meltdowns proves the last one is abolutely not a dichotomy

@calculsoberic @starwall

I vote shit poster because irony is a sure path to nihilism and toxic is well toxic.

@KinoKlaus @starwall actually wait, I'm a shitposter because I'm on that instance

@CornishRepublicanArmy this is meant to be fedi themed, though. not general internet themed.

@starwall yeah na I get you, I'm just playing on the whole 'shiposting and irony is fascist and from 4chan, actually" thing

@esvrld @starwall I think if toxic were to be used it would need to be on a spectrum of Toxic — Wholesome.

@starwall And the polls are closed! Toxic pulls back ahead with a 38% win!

@starwall if it's a three way tie at 60 i will laugh and laugh

@starwall Turns out, this place is full of toxic shitposters. How ironic.

@starwall I should've voted for shitposter on Lilith's account and our writing account while I had the chance. Ending it in a tie would've been awesome. XD

@starwall I thought shitpost was the poop emoji and toxic was the biohazard.

@starwall That said, maybe using the poop emoji as a nod to second place would still work.

@starwall biohazard is my fave here but also the acid blob is cool

@starwall Option number 2, except replace the center dot with a poop emoji.

@starwall what if it was a mix of the first two, with the radioactive logo being the biggest bubble? option 4 is also a personal favourite

@starwall could also use the material handling warning for corrosive materials, with the hand getting burned

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