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Miss Sharona



Apr 28, 05 - 4:18 PM
The Beginning

I have lately tried to find more information on the very birth of Aristasia, but can only seem to find rather shattered explanations of where, when and why it all came about.

I am of keen interest to this subject and wishes to learn more, although I now feel a little lost.

There are a few questions that have been bothering me, and I do hope some of you most dearest Aristasians can help me awnser them.

1. Why was it so that men were completely excluded from Aristasia when it was founded?
2. Does one listen to music made by men if it was recorded before the eclipse?
3. Are all Aristasians lesbians - or are there those who prefer the male sex?
4. If that is the case - can those still be fullworthy Aristasians?

Oh, my, this went a little out of hand and I am most apologetic! I do however hope some of you can give me these sought after awnsers.
Lady Aquila



Apr 28th, 2005 - 9:07 PM
Re: The Beginning

Thank you for your interesting questions. Let us take them in order:


1. Why was it so that men were completely excluded from Aristasia when it was founded?


Because that is the vision the founders had, and that is what makes Aristasia what it is. The founders (and other Aristasians) have been sympathetic to the idea of non-Aristasian secessionist initiatives, but clearly they would not be like Aristasia. They would be different. Aristasia is the world we choose and the world we want to live in. If it included men it would be quite another place.



2. Does one listen to music made by men if it was recorded before the eclipse?


Yes. This is quite a complex issue. Aristasia-in-Telluria has a sort of shadow-hinterland called (humorously) Intelluria - the Telluria we deign to be "in". How far one listens to chappy vocalists such as Bing Crosby or Al Bowlly is a matter of personal taste. Clearly they are not pure Aristasian culture, which we are also trying to build. And obviously films with all, or nearly all female, casts are rare. There are some: The Women, Olivia and Takarazuka films are charming examples. If there were lots and lots of them, I should probably never watch a film with a chap in, but at present that is not an option, so I just stick to up-to-date (i.e. pre-Eclipse) films.


3. Are all Aristasians lesbians - or are there those who prefer the male sex?

Personally I am rather tired by these boxes labelled "sexuality". Do we have to be sexually oriented in that obvious way? Not many aristasians, I think, would call themselves "lesbians". I am a heterosexual Aristasian blonde - I tend to prefer brunettes, but at the same time I am not, and do not wish to be, "sexually active".


4. If that is the case - can those still be fullworthy Aristasians?

One who prefers men is clearly not going to be a full-time Aristasian, but she may well have an Aristasian persona on one of the outer rings of Aristasia-in-Telluria. Lots of Aristasians are not full-time for a variety of reasons and that is entirely acceptable. Aristasia is seen as a series of concentric circles running from the vaguely interested to the 24-hours-a-day Aristasian. Each girl finds the level that is best for her.




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