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?"
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]
How many other species does one need to have explicit experience for to be properly transaffectionate?
Can one be truly transaffectionate if one has ever had a single same-species love?
Can one be truly transaffectionate if one currently has both same- and other-species loves?
If one is transaffectionate and immortal, should one expect to eventually fall in love with all other species but Khtsoyis?
If one is transaffectionate and immortal, should one expect to eventually fall in love with a Khtsoyis too?
Obviously, there are subtleties that the poll does not truly address. Fortunately, there is a way to leave comments.