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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132675 on: April 20, 2018, 09:29:18 am »

I know of Animal Farm, but I thought usec_officer meant true equality, like all are equally equal.
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« Reply #132676 on: April 20, 2018, 09:29:58 am »

Centaurs life is a spinoff of a hentai harem series, monster musume. Delet your history by association if nothing else

As far as I can tell, A Centaur's Life has no connection to Monster Musume beyond both of them involving monstergirls. It's not a spin-off of anything else.

Also A Centaur's Life involves a vaguely Fascist/Totalitarian government enforcing racial equality with an iron fist. I don't believe it's a major factor in the show or story but apparently there are enough shady military officials standing about and references to 'correctional facilities' for people to draw such a conclusion. So that’s a thing.
... mind you, judging by that description it might still be a porn spinoff.* Iirc there's some centaur related stuff floating about that'd vaguely fit that kind of setting. The martial themes related to centaurs apparently lead certain media creators towards snappily dressed horse people with a penchant towards iron... horseshoes? Or something. Involved in their salacious material.

* Though, fairness such as earned, monster musume is a porn spinoff rather than well, more than softcore porn itself. Probably not worth calling hentai, though its originator definitely is.

E: That said, quick check does suggest a centaur's life is mostly original and unconnected to much terribly explicit, so hey. Yay?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132677 on: April 20, 2018, 09:35:27 am »

I love how on bay 12 we discuss the logistics of a centaur in an anime.....
It's bizarre. The obvious course of action is to skip straight to the "kill it with fire" step and be done with it.
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« Reply #132678 on: April 20, 2018, 09:36:31 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
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« Reply #132679 on: April 20, 2018, 09:49:48 am »

I know of Animal Farm, but I thought usec_officer meant true equality, like all are equally equal.

To be frank I haven't watched the show or read the manga. I've only heard over people talk about it so A Centaur's Life only sticks in my memory because of how the government is portrayed. So I honestly have no idea whether the equality is a total or just a sham to keep the minorities in check. My knee-jerk reaction is that the viewer/reader is never given enough information to decide for themselves. It's a slice of life show with a few dark undertones, not a gritty look into life underneath an oppressive dictatorship.
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« Reply #132680 on: April 20, 2018, 09:51:08 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
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« Reply #132681 on: April 20, 2018, 09:54:11 am »

Still, a fascist/totalitarian state enforcing true equality with an iron fist would certainly be an interesting twist to the idea of a fascist/totalitarian state being founded on universial equality.
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« Reply #132682 on: April 20, 2018, 10:04:50 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
Not if the centaur operates under its own agency. Lying on the fire, for instance, ought to suffocate it to death.
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« Reply #132683 on: April 20, 2018, 10:42:01 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
Not if the centaur operates under its own agency. Lying on the fire, for instance, ought to suffocate it to death.

No, the fire would go out before all the oxygen in the room has been used up.
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« Reply #132684 on: April 20, 2018, 10:44:30 am »

Still, a fascist/totalitarian state enforcing true equality with an iron fist would certainly be an interesting twist to the idea of a fascist/totalitarian state being founded on universial equality.
where does true equality end and merit begin?
What about children at schools?
What about parents?  heirs?  Marriage?

All equal, none free
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« Reply #132685 on: April 20, 2018, 10:53:34 am »

There is also the sticky issue of "what kind of equality?"

Is this "Sameness" or "Fairness", because the two are mutually exclusive.

Spoiler:  helpful infographic (click to show/hide)

In the case of these centaurs, we have already established that they will need special bathrooms to accommodate their physiology, they will also need more support services, special doorways and ramps, etc.

So, who pays for the extra needs? Is distributing that cost fair?

This gets very complicated very quickly. This is how "Some are more equal than others" gets into the mix. People are not universal in their needs, and physiologically different people even more so. This world is ripe for Animal Farm type dystopia.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132686 on: April 20, 2018, 11:13:13 am »

If we're still talking about A Centaur's Life, it gets extremely (and sometimes wonderfully) lewd. Mostly because I love monstergirls just that much. Monster Musume was way too heavy-handed with that; I'm surprised those comics got a full-blown anime adaptation tbh. Centaur does it only occasionally and actually manages to fit it into a SoL-style without shoehorning it. Except for the last episode but that was obviously just for fun.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132687 on: April 20, 2018, 11:13:46 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
Not if the centaur operates under its own agency. Lying on the fire, for instance, ought to suffocate it to death.

No, the fire would go out before all the oxygen in the room has been used up.
Get your head on straight, boy. I meant the centaur could put out a fire by lying on it, thus denying the flickering flames sweet, sweet oxygen.
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« Reply #132688 on: April 20, 2018, 11:58:47 am »

"Things that made you 'anime' today o_O", page 2736 (at maximum post-per-page count)

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« Reply #132689 on: April 20, 2018, 12:30:01 pm »

Still, a fascist/totalitarian state enforcing true equality with an iron fist would certainly be an interesting twist to the idea of a fascist/totalitarian state being founded on universial equality.
where does true equality end and merit begin?
What about children at schools?
What about parents?  heirs?  Marriage?

All equal, none free
From memory the first episode had an imp complaining about having to run, and that she couldn't ride her centaur friend or even discuss the idea out loud without getting shipped off for correction.
But then it turns out that the athletes are segregated by species, so I'm not sure what the fanatical secret-police enforced equality even entails. Just that it's portrayed as rote and sinister.
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