Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,
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Traff Truths [19 Hivvem 4261]

Jrakh's non-departure had, however, poured a mug of small and sour beer on the mood of the assembled multitudes. Well, multitudelets. It seemed like a good time to get out a secret weapon. I debated for a while between the seven-winged burning thing and the other choice. After considerable thought, I realized that destroying Senagar's would deprive many of my friends of their best source of cheap fig wine.

Me:"For anyone who wants to say, how did you come to realize that you were traff? Especially in a city like this, known for libertines?"

Everyone else, even Whiskey:"An excellent question, for someone else to answer first."

Me:"Well, then, I suppose I can start." I somehow -- somehow! -- neglected to mention what I had done to Amberwave, but I did describe a long sequence of Orren.

Mintiet:"A bit of a specialist, aren't you?"

Me:"I beg your pardon?"

Mintiet:"You mentioned an Orren, and then an Orren, and then an Orren, and then -- surprise! -- an Orren. Followed by an Orren, and then an Orren, and then another Orren, and then, to break the monotony, an Orren. And then another Orren and an Orren, for dessert."

Me:"Well, hardly so many as that."

Mintiet:"One wonders just how traff you really are."

Me:"I have never had any sort of liaison with someone of my own species -- not even an exploratory kiss. Can you say the same?"

Mintiet:"Well, no, but I've never liked one. Besides, how many suitable Zi Ri have you met and rejected?"

Me:"Well, fewer than would make a perfect test. Yet -- do I seek them out? I do not! I stay here and attempt to seduce Orren, instead!"

Mintiet:"My point exactly. Try other species."

Whiskey:"Are you hinting for a threesome?"

Mintiet:*whack*

Whiskey:"Ow! What was that for?"

Me:"I daresay that you are thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs of Khtsoyis. I personally expect to maintain a charming naivete about this topic for millenia to come. Even at the price of not being fully and properly traff."

Mintiet:"That's not what I meant."

And so we had quite a nice fight about it.

How many other species does one need to have explicit desires for to be properly transaffectionate? [Human readers who are taking 'transaffectionate' as a thinly-veiled metaphor for 'homosexual' may want to think in terms of cross-racial, cross-religious, etc. relationships. -bb]

Mean: 1.34 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.10
0
1(2.1%)
1
38(80.9%)
2
5(10.6%)
3
1(2.1%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(2.1%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(2.1%)

How many other species does one need to have explicit experience for to be properly transaffectionate?

Mean: 0.46 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.80
0
32(69.6%)
1
9(19.6%)
2
3(6.5%)
3
2(4.3%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)

Can one be truly transaffectionate if one has ever had a single same-species love?

Yes
46(95.8%)
No
2(4.2%)

Can one be truly transaffectionate if one currently has both same- and other-species loves?

Yes
45(93.8%)
No
3(6.2%)

If one is transaffectionate and immortal, should one expect to eventually fall in love with all other species but Khtsoyis?

Yes
10(21.3%)
No
37(78.7%)

If one is transaffectionate and immortal, should one expect to eventually fall in love with a Khtsoyis too?

Yes
12(25.5%)
No
35(74.5%)

Obviously, there are subtleties that the poll does not truly address. Fortunately, there is a way to leave comments.

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