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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 13:14:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: Re: (urth) Bluvian blood bank

--- Michael Andre-Driussi  wrote:
> So we posit a technocratic solution, a human-to-inhumi blood bank.

I don't see any need for technology or a bank, which is probably
well beyond the capabilities of Blue.
> Foster
> dependence, or codify the biological to nullify the unpleasant while
> accepting the unchangeable.  Somehow the inhumi will work off their
> debt,
> sweat for their, er, bread, performing air-courier services and
> non-strength onerous labor, like, oh I dunno, childcare. ;)

Gosh, the first thing I should have thought of!

> And a cadre of vampire police, to deter any feeding outside of the blood
> bank, even between consenting adults. :)

Already in existence (though Bluvians seem to be surprisingly
careless at times), except for the consenting-adults part.  But
central control of anything, especially something that needs only two
fangs and a wrist, is a long way off in Blue's future.  Maybe in some
of the more tyranically ruled individual towns you could make some
kind of attempt.

> Screening prospective blood donors: saints are always in hot demand
> (although as rare as . . . well, as saints), and so are utilitarian
> pragmatists.  Criminals are probably forbidden.

As are people who satirize suggestions on mailing lists.  :-)

> Gothic teens?  A gray area
> :), but one that probably does not exist on Blue where vampires are
> undeniably real and frontier-life is too busy to support large scale art
> decadence.

On the other hand, the set-up could encourage immigration of Goths
from Nessus, which must have them.  Once we get those mirrors working.

Jerry Friedman

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