Characters

When I am writing articles on this blog, sometimes I will use the Socratic method to help illustrate my point. These characters are written off of a set of tropes to help give them a place in the discussions. The characters are just that, characters. Their dialogues are fiction, unless otherwise indicated everything that happens in those dialogues are products of the author's imagination or are used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead) is purely coincidental.

Mara

mara is hacker

Mara was the first character added to this blog. She is written to be the student in the Socratic dialogues. She has a fair amount of knowledge about technology, just enough to not be afraid to ask for clarification on how things fit into the larger picture or to call the teacher out for being vague or misleading. Mara helps Aoi get up to speed with some topics. Mara is a shark with brown hair that has a red streak.

Pronouns (she/her)she/her
Subjectshe
Objecther
Dependent Possessiveher
Independent Possessivehers
Reflexiveherself

Here are some example sentences with these pronouns:

  • she went to the park.
  • I went with her.
  • she brought her frisbee.
  • At least I think it was hers.
  • she threw the frisbee to herself.
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mara is aha

aha
mara is hacker

hacker
mara is happy

happy
mara is hmm

hmm
mara is sh0rck

sh0rck
mara is wat

wat

Cadey

cadey is enby

Cadey is written as the teacher in the Socratic dialogues. They started out as a self-insert for the author of this blog to de-emphasize certain points, but then evolved into a way to have interplay between themselves and Mara. They are written as someone who has expertise in the topics being discussed, but doesn't have perfect expertise. They help Mara with answers to questions about details to the topics being discussed and work well with Numa due to being friends for a very long time. Cadey is an orcadragon with pink hair.

Pronouns (they/them)they/them
Subjectthey
Objectthem
Dependent Possessivetheir
Independent Possessivetheirs
Reflexivethemselves

Here are some example sentences with these pronouns:

  • they went to the park.
  • I went with them.
  • they brought their frisbee.
  • At least I think it was theirs.
  • they threw the frisbee to themselves.

Please note that this pronoun is normally a plural pronoun. It is used here to refer to a single person. For more information on this, see this page from Merriam-Webster that will explain in more detail.

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cadey is aha

aha
cadey is angy

angy
cadey is coffee

coffee
cadey is enby

enby
cadey is facepalm

facepalm
cadey is hug

hug
cadey is percussive-maintenance

percussive-maintenance
cadey is wat

wat

Numa

numa is delet

Numa is the keeper of firey hot takes. Born in the fires of shitposting and satire, Numa genuinely does care about the topics being discussed, but has a bad habit of communicating in shitposts, memes, and hot takes intentionally designed to make you reconsider how serious she is being about any given topic. She could definitely be a wonderful teacher if she could lessen up a bit on the satire. The stickers for Numa are 3d renders of the author's v-tubing avatar, but Numa is written differently than the characterization of the author when streaming. Numa is a fairly tall (6') human with neon green hair that usually wears it in a high ponytail.

Pronouns (she/her)she/her
Subjectshe
Objecther
Dependent Possessiveher
Independent Possessivehers
Reflexiveherself

Here are some example sentences with these pronouns:

  • she went to the park.
  • I went with her.
  • she brought her frisbee.
  • At least I think it was hers.
  • she threw the frisbee to herself.
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numa is delet

delet
numa is delet2

delet2
numa is dismay

dismay
numa is happy

happy
numa is neutral

neutral
numa is stare

stare
numa is thinking

thinking
numa is vibe

vibe

Aoi

aoi is cheer

Aoi is the idealist. She is another student type like Mara, but hasn't been marred by the cynicism that can come with experience in this industry. If Mara is a junior in a university going for a programming degree, Aoi would be a freshman. Aoi can feel bullied by misunderstanding Numa's satire as rudeness, but looks up to Mara and Cadey as ideals for where she wants to go in the industry. Aoi is a blue-haired foxgirl.

Pronouns (she/her)she/her
Subjectshe
Objecther
Dependent Possessiveher
Independent Possessivehers
Reflexiveherself

Here are some example sentences with these pronouns:

  • she went to the park.
  • I went with her.
  • she brought her frisbee.
  • At least I think it was hers.
  • she threw the frisbee to herself.
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aoi is angy

angy
aoi is cheer

cheer
aoi is coffee

coffee
aoi is concern

concern
aoi is facepalm

facepalm
aoi is grin

grin
aoi is happy

happy
aoi is rage

rage
aoi is sleepy

sleepy
aoi is smug

smug
aoi is sus

sus
aoi is wut

wut
aoi is yawn

yawn