Literary Challenge #45 Discussion Thread
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Join Date: Nov 2012
06-26-2013, 12:07 PM
Stuff I tried to get at here -
How do Orions make more Orions? I figured that, given 25th century technology, most of the more career-oriented Orion women we see would opt to have babies electronically rather than actually go through the bother and personal hazard of being pregnant. (The ones with cultural issues, like Kaldana, or just outright poor ones, would have to do it the old-fashioned way)
What is Orion culture actually like? I took the mercenary society we see at its word and imagined a diffuse, ancient culture that had long since set aside its hearthworld to embrace the Galaxy. I might say something more about the 'story' about the Orion homeworld being abandoned, and what an interesting coincidence it is that the Emerald Empress was able to present herself to a Klingon born on post-Praxis Qo'nos as someone whose homeworld had become uninhabitable...
More generally I've tried to get at the idea that Orion society isn't always a patriarchy and isn't always a matriarchy. it just kind of sucks.