quoting Pthagnar:how come they don't fall into a death spiral when they fuck the robot waifus? is it because some physiological component is missing, [like it involves genetic interchange], or is it psychological [and so surely this means some desire is not being met by the waifu??].
also how come they never hit on /in vitro/ solutions to the u-fuck-u-die problem? [also in your above blurb you talk about the imprinting in basically *sexual* terms, whereas in the link it sounds more like *language* — how much does it actually coopt sexual functions, and what is physiologically involved in that?]
why did the deoxygenation event happen — how developed and nichy was the planet when it happened [like, what happened to all the plants? Was it some Wardian Medea-type CO2 crisis ?] ? how developed was the persene-clade, for that matter?
when you say their quasicellular architecture is weird, is that weird relative to some notional galactic norm, or are they in some clade that is weird for their biota? in either case, there'll be some reason for it. sounds to me a little like maybe they're *fungi who learnt how to walk.
what big cognitive fallacies are they prey to that humans aren't? what about the other way round? how do you do meddling in other people's business for their own good without notions about democracy?
how do their nervous systems work, anyway?
quoting Rhetorica:<Nortaneous> Nxjëshqërrjëgjë Amadeo Rrjygllëxhëxh
...saving this here because it's exactly how I want these critters to name themselves. (Right now there's only one attested name, the rather boring and probably-transphonated 'Myenga', which, naturally, is pronounced [p̪fɛ̰ɲḛ].)
quoting Rhetorica:Yes, you're Polish. We know. What do you want, an apology? Okay; "I'm sorry you're Polish." Does that cover it?
To be honest, it's looking rather like Paligu is going to have a pretty simple set of phonotactics; they're just not that good with fancy syllable clusters. We'll leave the really horrible trainwrecks safely in the hands of the Ksreskézai, even though I now realize they're drastically upstaged by the "tarantula-in-drainage-pipe" aesthetic of Salishan.