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    Hydra Event 2020: Game 8, A Gnomish Christmas Carol

    Hydra Event 2020: Game 8, A Gnomish Christmas Carol
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    Game Start: Monday 12/14 at 6 PM ET
    Hosted by: @Arapocalypse and @Garden Gnome
    # of hydras: 17
    Setup: Poisonous 17er
    Phase Length: 48/24
    EoD: 6 PM ET
    Last edited by Arapocalypse; December 14th, 2020 at 06:44 PM.

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    Hydra Event 2020: Game 8, Scrooge's Encounters: Game Information!

    This is an automated game of Mafia.


    Setup - 17 Players

    x2 Mafia Goon
    x1 Mafia Role Cop
    x1 3-Shot Mafia Poisoner
    x10 Vanilla Town
    x1 Town Parity Cop
    x1 3-Shot Town Poisoner
    x1 Town Healer
    • Majority will be in effect starting Day 2. Day 2 onward will end the instant a majority is reached.
    • Town wins when there are no threats to Town remaining.
    • Mafia factions win when they achieve Parity and there are no other evil factions remaining at any time.
    • Votes are automatically locked in when the Town must eliminate correctly.
    • Sleep is enabled. Vote for Sleep to forgo an elimination that Day.
    • Mafia factional kills are mandatory. Mafia must submit a factional kill each night, or a player outside their faction will be chosen at random.
    • Mafia factional kills are assigned. They can be tracked, watched, or roleblocked.
    • Mafia share a factional Night Kill, which is a single standard shot for their faction.
    • Cops do not get Night 0 peeks.
    • Mafia may communicate at any time.
    • Tied votes will result in a player being eliminated at random from among the tied players.

    Phase Lengths

    Days are 48 hours in length. Nights are 24 hours in length.

    Players

    @Big Brain Energy
    @Charizard XY
    @Dahlia
    @freemasons
    @Gollybull
    @hotpockets
    @idrc
    @im a cop lol
    @KaiserPenguin
    @NANYA BUSINESS
    @PuffyEyeball
    @sans x komaeda otp
    @SuperSlankers
    @Troy
    @Vulmala
    @Zorquacle
    @_CelesteBestGirl_

    FAQ

    Are you unsure about how actions are processed or how roles interact with each other? Then read more here:

    ORDER OF OPERATIONS

    Night actions are processed in this order:

    Strongman kills
    Roleblocks
    Jails
    Doctors
    Bodyguards
    Kills
    Investigations
    Backups

    When an action was submitted during the night will never matter when the actions are processed.

    ACTION FEEDBACK

    These are the results you will get when you submit certain actions.

    Non-investigative roles when they submit an action (they also receive this if they are roleblocked):

    Your action on Player A was received.
    Investigative actions return results even if the target dies on the same night.

    Actions that count as visits are counted as visits even if the actor dies on the same night.

    Investigative roles (Tracker, Cop, etc.) when roleblocked:

    Your action on Player B did not return any results.
    Trackers when tracking a person that didn't visit anyone (or if they targeted a Ninja):

    Player C did not visit anyone.
    Watchers when watching a person that wasn't visited by anyone (or only visited by a Ninja):

    Player D was not visited by anyone.
    Alignment Cop when investigating a town-aligned player (or a Godfather):

    Player E is Town
    Watcher when watching a person that was visited by multiple people:

    Player F was visited by Player G, Player H, Player I
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How do I submit my action?
    Use the form below the game thread. If your role has a night action, the form will only be visible during night phases. It's not possible to submit actions in advance of the night phase.

    What does it mean if the Mafia Host says that night kills are assigned?
    In games with this setting turned on, the member of the mafia team that made the most recent night kill submission will be the one assigned to the kill, which means that the kill can be blocked if a Town Roleblocker or Town Jailkeeper target the mafia player in question. Similarly, the kill can be tracked and watched by Town Trackers and Town Watchers. If this setting isn't turned on, then it doesn't matter who the last person to submit the mafia kill is, as the kill is unblockable and untrackable in this case.

    Where do I find example role PM's?
    This thread contains example role PM's for all roles currently supported by the Modbot as well as information on the various modifiers. Here you will find the answers to a lot of questions not covered in this FAQ section.

    Which roles can self-target?
    Only Watchers are able to use their ability on themselves at night. This means that Doctors or Jailkeepers aren't able to protect themselves, for example.

    Which roles are not able to target the same players on consecutive nights?
    Doctors, Jailkeepers, and Roleblockers are not allowed to target the same player twice in a row. Everyone else is, including Bodyguards. Note that this non-consecutive restriction still holds true even if one of these three roles were blocked the night before when targeting the person that they're attempting to target again.

    What happens if Jailkeeper A and Jailkeeper B or Roleblocker A and Roleblocker B target each other (and are not targetted by other blockers)?
    In the case of Jailkeepers, they will block and protect each other. In the case of Roleblockers, they also block each other. This means that the two players are trackable to each other that night by Trackers and Watchers. It also means that if one of them is mafia and happens to simultaneously be the one submitting the factional kill that night in a game with assigned kills, then this kill is blocked. This same principle applies to longer loops. I.e. in a A > B > C > D > A loop, everyone is blocked.

    What happens if Jailkeeper A targets Roleblocker B who targets Jailkeeper A?
    Jailkeeper A will be blocked in this scenario. Refer to the order of operations: Roleblocks process before jails.

    What happens if Jailkeeper A targets Roleblocker B who targets Player C?
    As stated above, roleblocks process before jails, so Roleblocker B will successfully block Player C. I.e. Jailkeeper A will fail to block Roleblocker B, but will still protect Roleblocker B.

    What happens if Jailkeeper A targets Jailkeeper B and Jailkeeper B targets Jailkeeper C (who isn't targeting any of the former two)?
    In this case, Jailkeeper A would prevent Jailkeeper B's block from occuring, meaning that Jailkeeper C's action is not blocked.

    If an X-Shot role is blocked while using a shot, do they lose that shot forever?
    Yes. A 1-shot Vigilante being blocked while attempting to kill someone will not have their shot refunded.

    If someone with a Strongman modifier kills Player A who is protected by Bodyguard B, who dies?
    Player A will die, and Bodyguard B will survive.

    Can a mafia team choose not to kill anyone during a night?
    The host can determine this using the Mafia Factional Kill setting. Kills can be mandatory, optional, or disabled altogether.

    The default is No. The mafia factional kill is compulsory. This is done in order to avoid deadlocked games where the town keeps no eliminating and the mafia refuses to submit a kill. If the game has assigned kills, it will be randomized which member of the team is carrying out the kill.

    If there is only one mafia member left in a game without assigned kills, can the mafia factional kill then be blocked and/or tracked?
    No.

    Can the mafia submit a kill for one of their own members?
    No.

    If I kill someone, does their night action, if they have one, still succeed?
    Yes, killing someone doesn't prevent them from performing their night action (unless they investigated someone, in which case they will not receive a report). Refer to the order of operations: All kills happen at the end of the night, and everyone pulls the trigger simultaneously.

    Can individual night actions be proxied on mafia teams?
    No. If the mafia team has a Mafia Roleblocker, for example, and they want to use this role's action, then the player occupying that slot must submit the action themselves.

    If a Lover is shot during the night, while the other Lover is protected that night, does the other Lover still die?
    Yes. It's not possible to prevent a Lover from dying of love sickness.

    If a Bodyguard protects Lover A, while Lover B is shot during that same night, what happens?
    A dies of love sickness and Bodyguard lives.

    If there are any Innocent Childs in the game, are these confirmed in the thread right when the game begins?
    No. Innocent Childs are able to decide themselves when or if they wish to have the Modbot confirm their role and alignment in the thread. Note that this is exclusively a day action and that it can take up to one minute for the Modbot to process the action.

    What results are Alignment Cops, Full Cops and Role Cops given if they investigate a Godfather or a Miller?
    Alignment Cops are told "Town" for Godfathers and "Mafia" for Millers. Full Cops are told "Vanilla Town" for Godfathers and "Mafia Goon" for Millers. Role Cops are told "Godfather" for Godfathers and "Miller" for Millers.

    Can Role Cops tell the difference between a Vanilla Town and Mafia Goon?
    No. They are told "Vanilla" when investigating either of these two roles.

    If I roleblock someone with a Bulletproof Vest, will that nullify the effect of the vest?
    No. Bulletproof Vests are passive modifiers that cannot be blocked from working.

    If I roleblock Masons, Neighbors or Lovers with out of thread communication privileges, can I prevent them from talking at night?
    No.

    If I roleblock a Godfather, will they still be revealed as being town-aligned to Alignment Cops and Full Cops that night?
    Yes.

    Are you wondering about how to vote, submit night actions or multi-isolate players? Read about this and more here:

    HOW TO VOTE

    Our forum votes for someone by using the vote tags: [V]Thingyman[/V]. Preview:

    ##Vote Thingyman

    Make sure that you spell out the full, correct name. Abbreviations or misspelled names will not be registered by the Modbot.

    To unvote, use the tags: [UNV][/UNV] . When unvoting you do not need to enter the name of the person that you are unvoting. Preview:

    ##Unvote

    VOTING BUTTONS


    You can also quickly vote for someone by clicking on the box with a checkmark icon, which will bring up an alphabetized dropdown containing the names of living players:



    This will insert [V][/V] tags with the name of the player you selected in the dropdown, perfect every time.

    Click the empty checkbox button to insert [UNV][/UNV].
    HOW TO SUBMIT NIGHT ACTIONS

    If you have a night action, simply submit this at night by scrolling to the bottom of the game thread. Here you will find a night action form like this:



    Click the dropdown and select the player whom you wish to use your night action on. You can change it as many times as you wish before the deadline expires.
    HOW TO REQUEST A VOTECOUNT

    Votecounts will appear automatically at various intervals, but you can also call up votecounts yourself by following these steps:

    First, you need to apply to join "Mafia Game Hosts" under Permission Groups.

    Second, once your request has been approved, you will be able to call up votecounts by simply pushing the "Post Votecount" button in the top right corner of any game thread that you'd like an updated votecount for.

    OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

    VIEWING VOTE HISTORY

    There are three ways to access the vote history for any game.

    1. Click on the "Vote History" button in the top right corner of the game thread:

    2. Click on the "View Vote History" link, which accompanies all votecounts:

    3. Click on Modbot in the top forum menu. This will give you a list of ongoing and completed games:



      Next, simply click on "Vote History" to view all votes for that game.

    Following any of the above three steps will bring you to an overview like this one:



    Click on a Voter's username to view all of the votes by their slot.

    Click on a Target's username to view all of the votes for their slot.

    ISOLATING A PLAYER'S POSTS

    If you wish to read a player's posts in isolation, simply click on "ISO" in the top right corner of one of that player's posts in the relevant thread as illustrated here:



    Alternatively, you can access a player's posts in isolation by clicking on the number next to "Replies:" in the forum lobby.



    Doing so will pull up a window listing the post counts for everyone who has posted in that thread. You access someone's posts in isolation by simply clicking on the number next to "Posts:" for that person.



    The ISO view itself has Quote and Multi-Quote buttons inside it, which will make it very easy to quickly quote a lot of a player's posts for analysis or commentary:


    MULTI-ISOLATING

    If you wish to read not just one player's posts, but you want to ISO multiple players, then click the "Multi ISO" button to the left of "Game Tools" and select the players in question as shown here:


    MULTI-QUOTING WHILE THREAD IS LOCKED

    Note that you can multi-quote posts from even locked game threads. This is useful for when you wish to reread the game and do work during night phases.

    After quoting the relevant posts, you simply open a different, opened thread and press "Go Advanced". Then add the quotes to your post by clicking the prompt below the post area as shown here:



    Now, of course you can't post your work in the game thread while the thread is locked, but you can copy paste and save your work to a local file or the cloud and have it ready to post the very next day phase (if you're still alive, that is).

    BOOKMARKS

    Whenever you open a game thread, you are able to bookmark posts. This is for many players an important tool for keeping track of and remembering vital pieces of information, reads, claims etc.

    Also, note that these bookmarks are saved to your user account, meaning that it eliminates the trouble associated with keeping notes between different computers/devices.

    If you want to bookmark a post, you simply scroll to the post that you want to bookmark and press "Set Bookmark" as shown here:



    This will call up 5 different colored icons (Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, and Black) on the right side of the post in question. You can click any of these icons, which will then prompt you to include a note for the post.

    If you don't want to include a note, you don't have to - just leave it blank. The color coding in itself can be a valuable tool. Maybe you want to use Red bookmarks for posts that you find suspicious, Green bookmarks for posts that you find townie, Black bookmarks for posts containing claims, or whatever system you can think of that will be helpful to you.



    Once this is done, you have now successfully bookmarked a post with a certain color and maybe even a note. If you wish to remove the bookmark again, click on "Unset Bookmark".

    How do I access bookmarks?

    There are two ways to access your bookmarks.
    1. Inside a game thread, you can access the bookmarks for that specific game by simply right clicking on the "Bookmark" button and opening the link.

      This will bring you to a separate page that is automatically filtered to only show bookmarks from the game thread that you accessed the page from.
    2. You can also access your bookmarks by going to Features in the site's top menu:



      This will bring you to a page where no bookmarks are shown by default. However, you have several filtering options.

      You can filter by Game, by Player and by Color - and all of them at once if you so wish.

      Here's an example of filtering by only red bookmarks in one specific game:



    If you want to be taken directly to one of your bookmarked posts, you just click the post number.

    How do I quote bookmarks?

    You can also multi-quote bookmarked posts by clicking the little "+" button seen above on the far right side of each bookmark.

    Once you have multi-quoted all the bookmarked posts that you want to quote, you will then have to go to the game thread in which you wish to quote the bookmarked posts.

    Here you have two ways of quoting the posts.

    1. Click on "Reply With Quote" on another post as shown here:



      You will then probably want to delete the last post quoted in the reply box, but otherwise you should be good to go.
    2. Or you can do the more smooth option and click the "Reply To Thread" button at the top and bottom of the game thread - as shown here:



      By doing this you will open up a reply box containing only your multi-quoted bookmarked posts.

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    "Bah humbug," roared Ebenezer Scrooge. "I am not paying you to recite nonsense verse."
    "But it's my son's favorite poem. Speaking of which, he grew out of his crutches. And his favorite gnome fell on the floor and broke."
    "Whose fault is that?" demanded Scrooge. "I did not break his gnome. Why does he need a gnome? There are plenty of people who don't have gnomes. They make do with what they have. Which is what you're going to do, Bob Cratchit. Why aren't you working?"
    "It's my three minute lunch break."
    "Well, it expired. Get back to work."
    The two worked in silence for the rest of the day. After Bob Cratchit departed, Scrooge pulled out a sandwich from the tiny refrigerator. It had several day's old bread and was filled with some sort of mystery meat and inexpensive cheese. Scrooge often said that he didn't believe in wasting money on food, even his own.
    (a loud knocking was heard on the door. Ebenezer Scrooge opened it to find a very large gnome.)
    "What the..."
    "Alms for the poor," said the gnome, as he pulled potting soil out of his pocket. To Scrooge's horror, he flung potting soil everywhere in the room.
    "Merry Christmas!" said the gnome.
    "What's merry about it? There are too many people demanding money. For what? For poor people? Why should I give them money? Why don't they just die and decrease the surplus population? Bah humbug to Christmas! And what are you throwing? NO!!! NOT THE GLITTER!!!"
    But it was too late. The very large gnome had thrown glitter everywhere.
    "You used to be a sweet gardener before you became a tycoon," said the gnome.
    "How do you know?" demanded Scrooge, as he tried to blot out his youth from his mind.
    "I know all," said the gnome. "In the course of the night, you will be visited by three gnomes. Listen to what they have to say. Your future and even your very existence depend on your attitude."
    "BAH HUMBUG," Scrooge roared as the gnome vanished, leaving nothing but the potting soil and glitter that were strewn on the floor of Scrooge's counting house.

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    So I had this friend, right? Always came through top of the morning every Wednesday, see? And he was always carrying his cattle to and from his farms on the other side of the gate. Why he has two farms, idk, and why he had to walk his cows from each farm, idk. But he had many cows!

    So this one day, he comes and he’s like “Iawy, dude, I’ve got it”, and I’m like “what?”, and he’s like “it”, and I’m like “what?”, and he’s like “I got a golly bull”, and I’m like “what’s a golly bull?” and he’s like “yeah, yeah, man, it’s a golly bull!”, and I’m like “but whaaaaat’s a golly bull?”, and he’s like “it’s a bull that’s golly”, and I’m like “golly?”, and he’s like “golly”, and I’m like “golly?”, and he’s like “yeah man, it’s a golly bull!”, and I’m like “I don’t know what a golly bull is”, and he’s like “yeah man, it’s like a cow, that’s a dude, but he’s also like, really happy, about ... stuff”, and I’m like “stuff?”, and he’s like “yeah man”, and I’m like “what stuff?”, and he’s like “idk man but it’s like, golly stuff”, and I’m like “but what’s a golly?”, and he’s like “dude, it’s like a synonym for happy, or something”, and I’m like “what’s a synonym?”, and he’s like “you don’t know what a synonym is?, and I’m like “no dude, I’m not very smart”, and he’s like “no dude, you’re the smartest! That’s why I always come to your gate with my cows”, and I’m like “aww, thank you”, and he’s like “yeah man, no prob”, and I’m like “do you got a golly bull”, and he’s like “I actually got two”, and I’m like “you got two golly bulls?”, and he’s like “yeah man”, and I’m like “no way”, and he’s like “yes way”, and I’m like “no way”, and he’s like “yes way”, and I’m like “that’s so cool!”, and he’s like “yeah man!”, and I’m like “wow”, and he’s like “and I want to give them to you”, and I’m like “woah, what?”, and he’s like “yeah man”, and I’m like “really?”,and he’s like “yeah dude!”, and I’m like “WOW!”, and he’s like “yeah man!”

    So I’m all excited and I’m like “do you have them?”, and he’s like “no man, I need to go to my other farm with these cows to pick them up”, and I’m like “oh! No problem”, and he’s like “really?”, and I’m like “yeah my friend, go get those golly bulls”, and he’s like “thank you Iawy, you’re always so kind to me,” and I’m like “I’ll be looking forward to those golly bulls!”, and he’s like “I’ll bring them right back”.

    So he goes with his lumpy cows to his other farm, ya? And then he comes back with some cows, and I’m like “hi my friend!”, and he’s like “oh hey”, and I’m like “are these my golly bulls?”, and he’s like “what?... Oh, oh no”, and I’m like “what?”, and he’s like “no man, I forgot”, and I’m like “you told me you were gonna come right back with golly bulls”, and he’s like “they’re at the other farm,” and I’m like “but you said they were at that farm”, and he’s like “I know, but I checked and they’re not there”, and I’m like “but how did you not remember they were at the one farm?”, and he’s like “idk man, I forgot, but I saw these cows and I have to take them back to the farm, so I can grab those golly bulls when I’m there”, and I’m like “but you can’t do this! You don’t have the bulls!”, and he’s like “But I can go get them!”, and I’m like “why didn’t you get them the first time!”, and he’s like “I forgot!”, and I’m like “How could you forget?????”, and he’s like “I DON’T KNOW”, and I’m like “WHY ARE WE YELLING???”, and he’s like “idk”, and shrugs . So I shrug and am like “okay, but can you bring me my golly bulls?”, and he’s like “yeah man, I’ll bring you your golly bulls”, and I’m like “yay”, so I left him pass with his lumpy cows and he goes to his farm. But then he never came back, and gosh dang it, I wanted my golly bulls!

    So, uh ... , do you have any golly bulls? I’ll let you pass if you have any golly bulls?


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    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!

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    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
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    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
    Please, tell me more about catgirls

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#11)
    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#11)
    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
    Please, tell me more about catgirls
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#11)
    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
    Please, tell me more about catgirls
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#11)
    Catgirls: Why Are They Cute? (And Why Do Lesbians Love Them) - An Essay on the Allure of the Feline Mystique

    After finishing Strike Witches, I was stuck on the way that, when performing magic, the girls developed cat ears and tails for no apparent reason. The Strike Witches producers knew what decades of anime has already confirmed: cat ears on women are cute.

    For the past two weeks, I have been trying to dig a little deeper. We already know that catgirls (and catboys) are adorable, but why do we feel that way? And why are they so prevalent in anime? So far, I have three theories:

    Cat ears appeal to our animal instincts. Sure, we’ve come out of our caves and we wear clothes now, but our brains still have their instinctual residues like the fight or flight response. Maybe we think catgirls are the manifestation of a woman who follows her animal brain, her immediate needs and desires. We find the idea of an impulsive woman unbarred by modern rules and morals attractive.
    Cat ears resonate with ancient human mythologies. There were the cat gods, worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, including the fierce and beautiful Bastet. More closely tied to anime was the Japanese bakeneko, a cat demon who could disguise itself as an alluring woman. According to the Catgirl Research Foundation, there are also more catgirl myths from Britain, Ireland, and South Africa.
    Catgirls can be guiltlessly objectified. This fits in with the anthropomorphism I discussed in my fan service articles. When we combine women and girls’ bodies with non-human elements, like computer or, in this case, animal parts, they appear less human to us. Therefore, we do not feel the obligation to treat them with the respect we’d offer other humans, and can lust after them without worry.
    However, I haven’t yet been able to find much to support or disprove my claims. I’ve tried the forums of the Catgirl Research Foundation, contacted Kittenplay.org, posted a call for suggestions on the Livejournal kitty_ears community, even reached out to a few anime academics.

    So far, only the fantastic catgirlblogger Trochilidae of Forum of Lies has responded to my call. As a self professed “expert in catgirl appreciation,” she had a lot of insight on the subject. Additionally, Trochilidae’s perspective as a catgirl herself means she had some incredibly unique takes.

    Trochilidae was quick to differentiate the catgirls we see in anime from the Western women who dress up as sexy cats for Halloween. “It’s not about animal lust,” she told me in an email. “It’s far more innocent than that.”

    Instead, she tied it to the attitude of real-life cats toward their masters, in that anime cat girls are both independent and affectionate. Trochilidae said this style, “Selfish and spoiled one minute, and then sweet and affectionate the next,” she noted with a wink, already meshes well with one of the most established female personality types in anime — the tsundere — who extremely appeals to lesbians.

    But in a nutshell, Trochilidae said that she thinks lesbians are fans of catgirls because they are so easy to please. While some female characters, whom she refers to as having dog or puppy personalities, need someone to protect and care for them always, catgirls are more hands off:

    “The catgirl, on the other hand, doesn’t need a someone to run her life for her. She can do just fine all by herself. But when she is ready for some love and attention, she’ll nuzzle up to that girl, sit on her lap, knead her paws all over her, and purr with a satisfied look on her face,” she said.

    And now I open up the debate to readers. Whether or not you’re a fan of cat ears, what do you think is their appeal? And if you’ve heard of an academic study on the subject that you think I’ve missed in my research, please let me know!
    Please, tell me more about catgirls
    i am $%#!ign happy to any day of the week
    may i interest you in catgirl jester nightless
    You have my attention
    it’s a glorious setup of my own making
    just
    jester nightless
    but the town are catgirls and the mafia are doggirls

    it’s beautiful man

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#20)
    what's with the copy pasta walls

    save that for the ritualistic sod2 wallfest
    I don’t believe in saving for D2 what could be posted D1, especially since with all due diligence, my slot won’t be alive then

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#22)
    Quote Originally Posted by freemasons (#13)
    sup y'all
    i like you
    could this be..... building villagery connections?!
    -mewt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulmala (#6)
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    Statistically, the first to post is always town

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#32)
    Quote Originally Posted by idrc (#30)
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#21)
    Quote Originally Posted by idrc (#18)
    Please, tell me more about catgirls
    i am $%#!ign happy to any day of the week
    may i interest you in catgirl jester nightless
    You have my attention
    it’s a glorious setup of my own making
    just
    jester nightless
    but the town are catgirls and the mafia are doggirls

    it’s beautiful man
    This sounds excellent
    I'll try to hop in to one if I ever see it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollybull (#29)
    Hi everyone! Iawy here, I’ll be posting in blue as a courtesy for those reading our slot. This is Jett’s first game of forumafia! So please cut him some slack. Feel free to drag me through the mud though, you all know me for the most part
    Hi everyone! This is Jett! As Iawy said this is my first time playing so cut me some slack cause I have no idea what I’m doing 🙃. I’ll post in purple I suppose so you know it’s me and not iawy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#26)
    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#20)
    what's with the copy pasta walls

    save that for the ritualistic sod2 wallfest
    it’s not a copypasta it’s an academic peer reviewed article
    nope, doesn't include sources so doesn't count

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    Ah man, it snipped the wall out of the quote
    This makes me sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrc (#31)
    So let me get it right.

    There is:
    Pokebeach hydra
    Student Doctor Showdown hydra
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    ...

    ftfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulmala (#10)
    Now that I'm cleared,
    I trust this

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrc (#37)
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#32)
    Quote Originally Posted by idrc (#30)
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#21)
    i am $%#!ign happy to any day of the week
    may i interest you in catgirl jester nightless
    You have my attention
    it’s a glorious setup of my own making
    just
    jester nightless
    but the town are catgirls and the mafia are doggirls

    it’s beautiful man
    This sounds excellent
    I'll try to hop in to one if I ever see it up
    come to fol we have the 3 Cs
    catgirls
    cringe
    and cursed

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#39)
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyEyeball (#26)
    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#20)
    what's with the copy pasta walls

    save that for the ritualistic sod2 wallfest
    it’s not a copypasta it’s an academic peer reviewed article
    nope, doesn't include sources so doesn't count
    the source is me
    i am a catgirl

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    Quote Originally Posted by _CelesteBestGirl_ (#24)
    Hello everyone! Never been in a hydra game on this site before - should I specify which head I am at the end of my posts?
    do you think signing your posts would be beneficial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollybull (#38)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gollybull (#29)
    Hi everyone! Iawy here, I’ll be posting in blue as a courtesy for those reading our slot. This is Jett’s first game of forumafia! So please cut him some slack. Feel free to drag me through the mud though, you all know me for the most part
    Hi everyone! This is Jett! As Iawy said this is my first time playing so cut me some slack cause I have no idea what I’m doing 🙃. I’ll post in purple I suppose so you know it’s me and not iawy.
    Apparently today was not a good day to be using muted bewitching
    I can barely read those posts from either of you

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    Blonde eevee is prob wolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by freemasons (#35)
    Quote Originally Posted by hotpockets (#22)
    Quote Originally Posted by freemasons (#13)
    sup y'all
    i like you
    could this be..... building villagery connections?!
    -mewt
    okay now I really like you

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    Blonde eevee is prob wolf

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    I will sheep you on this read if you don't mind.

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