Quorum against, failed 1-5 by Kevan.
Adminned at 17 Feb 2017 16:39:50 UTC
I’m not actually Dead, nor do I have any sympthoms, please remove them all.
In Diseases, Death, it says:
A Villager who is exhibiting the symptom of Death is considered to be Dead.
A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions”.
Exhibiting is an action, because “to exhibit” is a verb which involves exposing or offering to view (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/exhibit). For example, replace the verb “to exhibit” with “to dance” to make it more intuitive. I can’t choose to stop doing it due to the removal of the “mays” back then, but I’m still compelled to do it . For example, a person who compulsively coughs, has to cough all the time. They have no choice in coughing or not, and coughing is an action, and in the game’s flavor context, coughing is the act of exhibition of a symptom called “Cough”. However, due to that I’m Dead, I can no longer exhibit because its an action (of the dynastic kind), therefore, I can no longer be considered to be Dead.
So, oddly, I can’t be considered to be dead if I become dead.
As I’m not Dead, I can take dynastic actions. I also don’t employ my right to have diseases (either because I can’t and/or I simply choose not too employ it at any applicable moment, whichever works for the purpose of losing all symptoms/diseases). Such a right is exposed in “Diseases”:
Each Villager has zero or more Diseases, tracked privately by the Doctor.
As I no longer have Diseases, I would no longer have any Symptoms, because Symptoms belong to the Diseases I possess, as exposed in Diseases:
Each Disease has a number of Symptoms, listed in order from earliest to latest.
-> Diseases HAVE symptoms. Diseases are effectively a kind of inventory or “bag” that contain my Symptoms, because I, as a villager can’t HAVE Symptoms. I can exhibit them though. And the ones that I exhibit are the ones that my Diseases have.
and, in Doctor’s Rounds:
[...] that Villager gains the earliest Symptom of that Disease which they do not already exhibit
I gain Symptoms, which would need to be stored in my inventory of Diseases, because Villagers can’t HAVE Symptoms, but they can HAVE Diseases (and they merely exhibit the Symptoms found in the Diseases that they have as exposed earlier).
You could argue that since Symptoms are in my “bag” of Diseases, that I “have” them too, but that’s never explicitly stated, and I can have someone else’s stuff in my “bag”, because its merely a container. I have or “possess” the container (Disease), but not what the container contains (Symptoms). But my container has/possesses its contents, which are things that I could exhibit.
Henceforth, I wish to have recognized that I no longer have any diseases nor Symptoms (such as Death).
Getting “revived” by the Bet would be cool too tbh lol.
Also, sorry for editting this a lot, I add things as they pop into my head. I’d appreciate discussion in “notes” before anything as well to fully expose and develop my point (and to give you a final version without this compulsive adjusting).