Shai_hulud wrote:What? Are you reading the same story I am? Also what does leveling have to do with culture?
When someone says "What?" to me, I am usually compelled to assume they are really slow, and make a long elaborate explanation consisting of very short words of extreme simplicity.
However, I am spared that in your case because I actually know you are not stupid.
So, I guess the "What?" in response to my politely worded post of my own opinion on something, a post that was made in answer to someone's question to me, was passive aggression?.
You will hurt my feelings you know.
One of the (circle symbol)berons answered the question perfectly for me, about levelling and its effect on culture on Erf. Wanda does stuff, some of it looks like stuff only a creepy ghoul on Earth would do, some of it looks like Remeberence or even Regret, ALL of it is for entirely different reasons, imho.
She does this because she is a Caster in the Magic Culture of Erfworld. Having success in her place in the culture means she is exalted, both in level and respect others are forced to give her.
That is what.
Erk wrote:Their culture is not homogeneous.
Didn't say it was. Neither is ours, you will notice. And an Engineer here goes quite successfully from the culture of his bowling team, to the culture of his workplace, to the culture of the high school where he gives lessons in a night-shop class. Wanda does stuff in her casting which looks like compassion maybe, or ghoulish behaviour, etc etc, if we make the mistake of thinking she is a human in a human culture.
She ONLY does this stuff because of her casting discipline.
Just like Sizemore is not a coprophile, or a ditch digger, or a jewel miner. He does do stuff that looks like all that though, in the course of his MAGIC DISCIPLINE.