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Certainly a /kind/ of magic carpet ride.}}}}
 
Certainly a /kind/ of magic carpet ride.}}}}
  
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=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.
  
=Proposed Canon=
 
 
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==
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*[[Lady]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]] and [[Overlord]] [[Stanley the Tool]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 48]]}}
 
*[[Princess]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] and [[Prince Ansom]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
 
*[[Princess]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] and [[Prince Ansom]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
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*Dame [[Olive Branch]] and [[Tommy Firebaugh|Atomic "Tommy" Firebaugh]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 14]]}}
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*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Viscount [[Bart Lightrail]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 38]]}}
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*Princess Jillian Zamussels and [[Countess]] [[Marika Neagle]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 43]]}}
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*Lady Wanda Firebaugh and various [[Haffaton]] Casters {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 55]]}}
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*Archons and unknown clients {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 25]]}}
 
*[[King|Queen]] Jillian Zamussels and [[Count]] [[Vinny Doombats]] {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 28]]}}
 
*[[King|Queen]] Jillian Zamussels and [[Count]] [[Vinny Doombats]] {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 28]]}}
*[[Lady]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]] and [[Overlord]] [[Stanley the Tool]] {{ref|[[TBFGK 48]]}}
 
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]] and [[Uhura]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 31]]}}
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]] and [[Uhura]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 31]]}}
 
*Countess [[Artemis]] and Prince [[Forthewin]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 50]]}}
 
*Countess [[Artemis]] and Prince [[Forthewin]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 50]]}}
*Dame [[Olive Branch]] and [[Tommy Firebaugh|Atomic "Tommy" Firebaugh]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 14]]}}
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and [[Countess]] [[Marika Neagle]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 43]]}}
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Viscount [[Bart Lightrail]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 38]]}}
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels  and [[Three-Edged]] Sword {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 37]]}}
 
 
*Terry Sagittari  and Dodge {{ref|[[LIAB Text 55]]}}
 
*Terry Sagittari  and Dodge {{ref|[[LIAB Text 55]]}}
*Count Vinny Doombats and [[Jaclyn]], two other [[Archon]]s {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
 
*Archons and unknown clients {{ref|[[LIAB Prologue 25]]}}
 
*Lady Wanda Firebaugh and various [[Haffaton]] Casters {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 55]]}}
 
 
*[[Duncan]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 38]]}}
 
*[[Duncan]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 38]]}}
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*Viscount [[Caesar Borgata]] and [[Bunny]]
 
*[[Don King]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 159]]}}
 
*[[Don King]] and [[Vanna]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 159]]}}
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==Known Non-Pairings==
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*Princess Jillian Zamussels  and [[Jack Snipe]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 77]]}}
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*Count 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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*Queen [[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 Jillian's son, [[Albert Zamussels]], who seems to have inherited Signamancy and even specials from Vinny.
 
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.
 
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.
  
==Analysis==
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==Presumed Nookie Pairings==
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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(implied but not explicitly stated)
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*Count Vinny Doombats and [[Jaclyn]], two other [[Archon]]s {{ref|[[TBFGK 73]]}}
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*Princess Jillian Zamussels  and her [[Three-Edged]] Sword {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 37]]}}
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*King [[Slately]] and [[Holly Shortcake]]
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*Lady [[Dove Barstool]] and King [[Posbrake]] {{ref|[[WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 11|Diggoug 11]]}}
  
==Possible Nookie Pairings==
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==Speculative Nookie Pairings==
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*[[Ace]] and [[Cubbins]]
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*Archons and [[Charlie]]
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*[[Bill]] and his eldritch creations of [[Dollamancy]]
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Lady [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
 
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and Lady [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
*Archons and [[Charlie]]
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*[[Maggie]] and [[Sizemore Rockwell]]
*Archons and [[Parson Gotti]]
 
*[[Queen Bea]] and [[Don King]]
 
*Viscount [[Caesar Borgata]] and [[Bunny]]
 
*[[Sizemore Rockwell]] and [[Maggie]]
 
*[[Ace]] and [[Cubbins]]
 
*King [[Slately]] and [[Holly Shortcake]]
 
 
*Dame Olive Branch and Lady Wanda Firebaugh
 
*Dame Olive Branch and Lady Wanda Firebaugh
 
*Dame Olive Branch and King Loj [[Banhammer]]
 
*Dame Olive Branch and King Loj [[Banhammer]]
*[[Bill]] and his eldritch creations of [[Dollamancy]]
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*King [[Tramennis]] and his own [[duplicate]] {{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 85]]}}
*Lady [[Dove Barstool]] and King [[Posbrake]]
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*Lady Wanda Firebaugh and her [[uncroaked]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 5]]}}
*King [[Tramennis]] and his own [[duplicate]]
 
  
==Impossible Nookie Pairings==
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==Analysis==
*Princess Jillian Zamussels and [[Jack Snipe]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 77]]}}
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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]]).
*Count Vinny Doombats and the Faq based [[Skank]]s. {{ref|[[LIAB Epilogue 21]]}}
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:42, 16 May 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

(implied but not explicitly stated)

Speculative Nookie Pairings

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).