Friday, June 02, 2023

Proposal: The Blinking Stars

enacted 7-0 with 1 unresolved DEF by chiiika.

Adminned at 04 Jun 2023 10:41:58 UTC

Add a subrule to “Tier 1: Techno-Witch Reality”, called “Portents”, with the following text:

Portents are pieces of text privately tracked by the Ascendant, whose content never changes after they are generated.

As a weekly action, the Ascendant may generate a Portent of the form “At (time), there were (number) Avatars.”, where (time) specifies a date and time within the last day and (number) is the number that makes the Portent a true statement. The Ascendant should do this every week.

As a weekly action, the Ascendant may make an Observatory Report, a Story Post with the explicitly labeled as an Observatory Report, containing all Portents generated before the current day that have not been mentioned in a previous Observatory Report. The Ascendant should make an Observatory Report every week on Tuesday.

Add a new subrule to the rule “Tier 2: Post Singularity Consciousness”. Call it “Skywriting” and give it the following text:

As a weekly action, a Mindjacker may privately message the Ascendant an instruction to generate a specific Portent of the form “The stars are (adjective)”, where (adjective) is an English adjective that is at most eight letters long. The Ascendant shall generate that Portent as soon as is practical after receiving the message, provided that it is not identical to an existing Portent.

It’d be a shame to forget the sci-fi flavor of the base reality in the Ascension Address.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

02-06-2023 16:47:26 UTC

I’m wondering how useful this really is. Do you anticipate the number of Avatars ever being less than 10 for very long?


02-06-2023 16:49:54 UTC

I have no idea how actively Josh is creating them.

Josh: he/they

03-06-2023 08:57:15 UTC


Kevan: he/him

03-06-2023 09:46:17 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

03-06-2023 15:18:21 UTC



03-06-2023 16:20:29 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

03-06-2023 16:35:06 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

03-06-2023 17:18:58 UTC


Chiiika: she/her

04-06-2023 07:44:13 UTC