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=Proposed Canon=
 
=Proposed Canon=
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Nookie is an action equivalent to the [[real world]] euphemism of the same name. It is usually performed by [[unit]]s in pairs.
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On [[Erfworld]], things which seem to have no practical function can perform a symbolic function. For example, [[Gobwin Knob]] has a "bank", which is simply an empty building. By occasionally stepping inside this "bank", [[Parson]] can "inspect" the "bank", which makes [[Gobwin Knob]]'s economy more productive.  
 
On [[Erfworld]], things which seem to have no practical function can perform a symbolic function. For example, [[Gobwin Knob]] has a "bank", which is simply an empty building. By occasionally stepping inside this "bank", [[Parson]] can "inspect" the "bank", which makes [[Gobwin Knob]]'s economy more productive.  
  
Since there is no pregnancy and there are no babies in [[Erfworld]], [[heir]]s are [[pop|popped]], [[Nookie]] also seems to have no practical bearing on [[pop|popping]]{{WoT|4047518}}. However, it may serve an important symbolic function. According to [[Parson Gotti|Parson]]'s discussion with [[Maggie]], it would seem that the technical act and, erm, "Tools" involved are much the same.
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Since there is no pregnancy and there are no babies in [[Erfworld]], [[heir]]s are [[pop]]ped, nookie also seems to have no practical bearing on [[pop]]ping{{WoT|4047518}}. However, it may serve an important symbolic function. According to [[Parson Gotti|Parson]]'s discussion with [[Maggie]], the technical act and "tools" involved are much the same.
  
 
==Known Nookie Pairings==
 
==Known Nookie Pairings==
*[[Princess]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] and [[Prince Ansom]]
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*[[Wanda]] and [[Stanley]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 48]]}}
*[[King|Queen]] Jillian Zamussels and [[Count]] [[Vinny Doombats]]
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*[[Jillian]] and [[Ansom]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
*[[Lady]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]] and [[Overlord]] [[Stanley the Tool]]
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*[[Olive Branch]] and [[Tommy Firebaugh]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 14]]}}
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]] and [[Uhura]]
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*Jillian and [[Bart Lightrail]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 38]]}}
*Countess [[Artemis]] and Prince [[Forthewin]]
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*Jillian and [[Marika Neagle]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 43]]}}
*Dame [[Olive Branch]] and [[Tommy Firebaugh|Atomic "Tommy" Firebaugh]]
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*Wanda and various [[Haffaton]] casters {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 55]]}}
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and [[Countess]] [[Marika Neagle]]
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*Archons and various clients {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 25]]}}
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Viscount [[Bart Lightrail]]
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*Jillian and [[Vinny Doombats]] {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 28]]}}
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*[[Sizemore]] and [[Uhura]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 31]]}}
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*[[Artemis]] and Prince [[Forthewin]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 50]]}}
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*Terry Sagittari and Dodge {{ref|[[LIAB Text 55]]}}
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*[[Duncan]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 38]]}}
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*[[Don King]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 159]]}}
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*[[Bill]] and his [[Doll]] of [[Bunny]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 165]]}}
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==Known Non-Pairings==
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*Jillian and [[Jack Snipe]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 77]]}}
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*Vinny Doombats and Faq-based [[skank]]s {{ref|[[LIAB Epilogue 21]]}}
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*[[Parson Gotti]] and Archons {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 81]]}}
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*[[Bea]] and Don King {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 160]]}}
  
 
=Speculation=
 
=Speculation=
While [[Nookie]] serves no biological functions, it may be considered to serve social functions like with [[Wikipedia:Bonobo#Sexual_social_behavior|bonobos]].
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While Nookie serves no biological functions, it may be considered to serve social functions like with [[Wikipedia:Bonobo#Sexual_social_behavior|bonobos]].
It has also been speculated that it can influence the traits of a popped unit when an heir or noble unit is involved. Namely, Jillian and Vinny's involvement is speculated to have a bearing on the personality/temperament of the [[FAQ]] [[Heir]] currently in production.  
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It has also been speculated that it can influence the traits of a popped unit when an heir or noble unit is involved. Namely, Jillian and Vinny's involvement is speculated to have a bearing on the personality/temperament of Jillian's son, [[Albert Zamussels]], who seems to have inherited Signamancy and even specials from Vinny.
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Nookie could be a form of Natural Date-a-mancy.  In addition to the aformentioned possible influence on heirs, the nature of the emotions involved with such an act could both build and destroy relationships, not only between individual units, but also sides.  A study of who is (or is not) engaging in Nookie with whom and why may give a breakdown of relationships between units and how to use that against the units in question.
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==Presumed Nookie Pairings==
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*Vinny Doombats and [[Jaclyn]], two other [[Archon]]s {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
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*Jillian and her [[Three-Edged]] Sword {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 37]]}}
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*Olive Branch and [[Loj Banhammer]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 59]]}}
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*[[Slately]] and [[Holly Shortcake]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 42]]}}
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*[[Dove Barstool]] and [[Posbrake]] {{ref|[[WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 11|Diggoug 11]]}}
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*[[Bunny]] and [[Ponzie]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 60]]}}
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*Bunny and [[Caesar Borgata]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 158]]}}
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==Speculative Nookie Pairings==
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*Wanda and her [[uncroaked]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 5]]}}
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*Jillian and Wanda {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 78]]}}
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*[[Ace]] and [[Cubbins]] {{ref|[[LIAB 93]]}}
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*Archons and [[Charlie]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 99]]}}
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*[[Tramennis]] and his [[duplicate]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 85]]}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
There certainly appear to be real emotional attachments associated with these pairings, as evidenced by the complexities of the relationships between [[Wanda]], [[Jillian]], [[Ansom]], and [[Vinny]].  However, it is unclear how deeply these emotional bonds run, and it may depend on the individual.  That said, there have been multiple cases in which "love" and [[nookie]] coincide, and those conflicting emotions, particularly when combined with the ability of [[ruler]], [[warlord]] and [[caster]] units to exercise freewill, may have changed the outcomes of engagements (Wanda not croaking Jillian at the [[Tower of Efdup]], or Jillian's capturing Ansom at the [[Expository Bridge]]).
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Similarly to [[Earth]], emotional attachments are often associated with nookie pairings, as evidenced by the complexities of the relationships between [[Wanda]], [[Jillian]], [[Ansom]], and [[Vinny]].  However, it is unclear how deeply these emotional bonds run, and it may depend on the individual.  That said, there have been multiple cases in which [[love]] and nookie coincide, and those emotions, particularly when combined with the ability of [[ruler]], [[warlord]] and [[caster]] units to exercise ''free will'', may have changed the outcomes of engagements (e.g. Wanda not croaking Jillian at the [[Tower of Efdup]], or Jillian's capturing Ansom at the [[Expository Bridge]]).
  
==Possible Nookie Pairings==
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Lady [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
 
*Count Vinny Doombats and [[Jaclyn]], two other [[Archon]]s
 
*Archons and unknown clients
 
*Archons and [[Charlie]]
 
*Archons and [[Parson Gotti]]
 
*[[Queen Bea]] and [[Don King]]
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and [[Jack Snipe]]
 
*Viscount [[Caesar Borgata]] and [[Bunny]]
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]] and [[Maggie]]
 
*[[Ace]] and [[Cubbins]]
 
*King [[Slately]] and [[Holly Shortcake]]
 
*Dame Olive Branch and Wanda Firebaugh
 
 
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Latest revision as of 06:32, 15 June 2016

Certainly a /kind/ of magic carpet ride.

Proposed Canon

Nookie is an action equivalent to the real world euphemism of the same name. It is usually performed by units in pairs.

On Erfworld, things which seem to have no practical function can perform a symbolic function. For example, Gobwin Knob has a "bank", which is simply an empty building. By occasionally stepping inside this "bank", Parson can "inspect" the "bank", which makes Gobwin Knob's economy more productive.

Since there is no pregnancy and there are no babies in Erfworld, heirs are popped, nookie also seems to have no practical bearing on poppingWoT-4047518. However, it may serve an important symbolic function. According to Parson's discussion with Maggie, the technical act and "tools" involved are much the same.

Known Nookie Pairings

Known Non-Pairings

Speculation

While Nookie serves no biological functions, it may be considered to serve social functions like with bonobos. It has also been speculated that it can influence the traits of a popped unit when an heir or noble unit is involved. Namely, Jillian and Vinny's involvement is speculated to have a bearing on the personality/temperament of Jillian's son, Albert Zamussels, who seems to have inherited Signamancy and even specials from Vinny.

Nookie could be a form of Natural Date-a-mancy. In addition to the aformentioned possible influence on heirs, the nature of the emotions involved with such an act could both build and destroy relationships, not only between individual units, but also sides. A study of who is (or is not) engaging in Nookie with whom and why may give a breakdown of relationships between units and how to use that against the units in question.

Presumed Nookie Pairings

Speculative Nookie Pairings

Analysis

Similarly to Earth, emotional attachments are often associated with nookie pairings, as evidenced by the complexities of the relationships between Wanda, Jillian, Ansom, and Vinny. However, it is unclear how deeply these emotional bonds run, and it may depend on the individual. That said, there have been multiple cases in which love and nookie coincide, and those emotions, particularly when combined with the ability of ruler, warlord and caster units to exercise free will, may have changed the outcomes of engagements (e.g. Wanda not croaking Jillian at the Tower of Efdup, or Jillian's capturing Ansom at the Expository Bridge).