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Atrus on sex a question of language

#1 User is offline   Cactus Wren 

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:29 PM

I thought I might post this in "Adult Writings", but it's really a topic for discussion. It's a question of exactly how the characters would speak and write:

Specifically, how would Atrus write about sex?

We know that he is a healthy sexual being. (An asexual does not father a child at sixty.) We know that his marriage to Katran was happy and presumably mutually enjoyable. But how would he describe their physical relationship?

My first mental question was, "How would Atrus talk about sex?" But I realized: he probably wouldn't talk about it at all to very many people. But, I thought, there are always his journals. He might write about it. What sort of language would he use?

This is purely speculation, of course, but I've imagined a journal entry in which he describes returning from one of his journeys, to a joyful, deeply passionate evening with his wife. I've spoiler-boxed it, for the protection of the innocent. Warning: this is Atrus writing in what I imagine to be the rawest, most sexually charged language of which he's capable:

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"It's so very good to be home."


Opinions? Is my characterization on target?
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

View PostCactus Wren, on Sep 19 2010, 03:29 PM, said:

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"It's so very good to be home."

Yeah, I think that's about right.

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I am in fact laughing out loud. :arianna:

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:57 PM

I read this topic and thought "oh goodness, she just went there"

And then I laughed. :arianna:
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:33 AM

Sounds about right. :arianna:

For his personal journals, anyway. What about his scientific journals?

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I'm leaning towards somewhere around the level of "anatomical ahem".


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:54 AM

View PostLostthyme, on Sep 19 2010, 07:57 PM, said:

I read this topic and thought "oh goodness, she just went there"

And then I laughed. :arianna:

Ditto!
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:15 AM

I had almost dissolved my whole brain with brain bleach before I read it :rotflol: but I think you are right :arianna:
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:40 PM

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"Yeesha is three years old now, and very proud to be a 'big girl' and sleeping in a room of her own. We're all pleased with the new arrangement."


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"This is the coldest winter Tomahna has seen since we've been here: there was a skin of ice at the lake's edges this morning. Catherine and I were not cold last night."


And from Catherine:

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"When she turned fourteen, Yeesha finally decided – and persuaded her father and me – to accept our old friend’s invitation, to spend a year in that strange Eastern city of Boston. I’ve never seen it, but we all agreed it would be useful for her to learn to live among the people of this world.

"It’s a month since she left. Atrus and I both miss her deeply, but we trust our friend to care for her. Adjusting to living in a household of two rather than three has been a challenge, but not without its interesting aspects. This morning something completely unexpected happened on the porch of our bedroom, in broad daylight. Atrus has a very awkward sunburn."

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

View PostCactus Wren, on Sep 19 2010, 01:29 PM, said:

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"It's so very good to be home."

View PostCactus Wren, on Sep 21 2010, 11:40 PM, said:

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"It’s a month since she left. Atrus and I both miss her deeply, but we trust our friend to care for her. Adjusting to living in a household of two rather than three has been a challenge, but not without its interesting aspects. This morning something completely unexpected happened on the porch of our bedroom, in broad daylight. Atrus has a very awkward sunburn."

Ok, I am laughing now.

What about giving the old 'birds and bees' speech to Yeesha (or Sirrus & Achenar, for that matter)?
I would imagine that Atrus would be a coward about the issue and leave it for Catherine to explain.

Now, about how Sirrus and Achenar would write about sex...erm, let's not think about that, shall we? :arianna:
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 07:29 PM

OMG LOL. I so needed that last line. Atrus and interesting sunburns. woo. that's amazing. :arianna: :rotflol: :bored:
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

:arianna: That's Atrus all right.

View PostShinkansen, on Sep 22 2010, 06:24 PM, said:

Now, about how Sirrus and Achenar would write about sex...erm, let's not think about that, shall we? :rotflol:


A challenge! :P Sirrus would be an epicurean, writing refined descriptions of his various pleasures. Achenar would, I imagine, be even more reluctant than Atrus was to discuss the subject. He certainly would have less sangfroid.

(Why...why does Achenar's bed in Stoneship have two pillows? :bored: Back to thinking about Atrus.)
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:59 PM

Maybe he just likes his head to be really well-cushioned?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:47 AM

View PostMenelmacar, on Sep 23 2010, 02:59 PM, said:

Maybe he just likes his head to be really well-cushioned?

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:05 PM

View PostCactus Wren, on Sep 19 2010, 03:29 PM, said:

This is purely speculation, of course, but I've imagined a journal entry in which he describes returning from one of his journeys, to a joyful, deeply passionate evening with his wife. I've spoiler-boxed it, for the protection of the innocent. Warning: this is Atrus writing in what I imagine to be the rawest, most sexually charged language of which he's capable:

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"It's so very good to be home."


This is the most beautiful, amazing post I have ever read.

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You floored me and my brother good. :rotflol:


View PostMenelmacar, on Sep 23 2010, 06:59 PM, said:

Maybe he just likes his head to be really well-cushioned?

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Considering how much he missed the feeling of "soft" in Myst 4, I'd tend to agree. Maybe he just likes fluffy things. I mean, I have a stuffed animal on my bed to hug every night. Not that I'm suggesting I'm anything like him. :arianna:

Especally since the alternative explanation requires me to get out the brain bleach. :P

Then again, this agreement is coming from the same person who still strongly believes Gehn was into Bungee Jumping all because he says he changed. :bored:
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:22 PM

The first time I placed my hand on Anya, her delicate inner heart sparkled like diamonds and made it all seem worth while. And as Catherine and I made plans to spend more time here in the future, I knew my relationship with these women would be mutually beneficial. After all, it has been a long time since I have had any new flower for my reproductive cycle. The older Yeesha gets, however, the more toxic this relationship becomes. Keeping my inquisitive daughter occupied may become beneficial for us all...
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:24 PM

Back from a 3 year hiatus.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:23 AM

Wow, Fahrmboy, that (Atrus involved with someone else) is one thing I'd never imagined.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:09 PM

View PostShinkansen, on Sep 22 2010, 07:24 PM, said:

What about giving the old 'birds and bees' speech to Yeesha (or Sirrus & Achenar, for that matter)?
I would imagine that Atrus would be a coward about the issue and leave it for Catherine to explain.

I've finally remembered where I saw a short and funny fic on this very subject.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:59 PM

Aw, soooo cute! :arianna:
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

A short story on the topic-
the men climbed out of the cleft, still half-naked, and went over to their camels. One of them picked something up and gave it to the old woman.
"thank you, but next time i expect more than a cat. no leave before my grandson gets back."
(At least i didn't make her the REAL mother of Atrus XD )
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:09 AM

I'm almost beginning to wish I'd never brought this up. :arianna:
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

:arianna: Is this topic even considered... you know, OK with the forum rules...?

:rotflol: :bored: :P

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"Atrus has a very awkward sunburn."


And I'm sure he probably feels rather awkward about it, too. :P

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As for Sirrus and Achenar discussing sex...

Achenar would be... pretty weird. And by 'weird' I mean 'probably bestial'. And by 'bestial' I mean 'probably NSFW'.

As for Sirrus... um... well... Uh... my fangirl sense is tingling just contemplating it, so let's not talk about that, either. :P

Depends on where the two are in their lives, too. If it's before being trapped in Spire/Haven, it's all about exploiting the ladies. Possibly without consent. If it's after, when they don't have any ladies to exploit... well, I'll allow the adults in the audience to figure that out.


There, that's about as safe as I can make the subject on this forum while still discussing it in detail.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

View PostMystress, on Oct 22 2010, 10:54 PM, said:

:arianna: Is this topic even considered... you know, OK with the forum rules...?

My plan was to ignore it and hope for it to go away. If that can't be had, I will simply request - not on behalf of the forum, but on behalf of my mental state - that certain ideas presented toward the end of this thread not be pursued.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:12 PM

Moderator Note

While the board itself is family friendly, these topics are alluded to within the games and are thus fair game for discussion, as long as actual discussion is the purpose. Posting for the sake of "ooh look we're talking about sex" doesn't contribute anything useful to the topic, and posts that cross the line will be removed and a warning issued.



That said, Cactus, I really like your impression and I'm pretty sure that's exactly what Atrus would say.
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