Taiki-san, how exactly does the aging process, sexuality, and puberty work on Kinmoku?
Taiki: The answer to this question is two-fold. First, there is is the biological side. Technically speaking, we are very similar, genetically, to humans. We have two, separate genders for procreation. We go through a similar life cycle as well: birth, infancy, childhood, puberty and adolescence, adult hood, late or mature adulthood, then death. They occur at about the same rate as a healthy human, though mature adulthood seems to last a little longer for us as we, on the whole, tend to take better care of ourselves than most humans do. On the other hand, that is probably less biological than it is an environmental cause.
As we’ve stated numerous times before, sexuality on Kinmoku is handled quite differently, particularly in the Tankei kingdom. Essentially, gender roles are almost non-existant. It has not always been the case, but thankfully as our society grew, one gender was no longer dominant over the other. I think a great deal of that has to do with having strong female leaders, such as Princess Kakyuu and her line. It could have become a matriarchal society because of our unique role in the founding of our kingdom, but those of us in a position of power made sure that positions were given by merit, rather than gender. But I digress.
With our people, the happiness and healthiness of the individual is more important than his or her gender or his or her choice of sexual or life partner. There are almost as many same sex couples as there are couples of different gender. And it is interesting to note that, as our population grows or declines, that balance shifts. It is nature’s way of making sure that our planet is not overpopulated, since we are the dominant species.
Yaten: Old enough to know better, but young enough to still look awesome.
Seiya: We’re older than we look. Senshi stop aging after we turn 21 or 22 years old. It’s kind of why we don’t develop a lot of close relationships with people.
Taiki: Though we’ve recently been speaking with the Earth senshi, and apparently Neo Queen Serenity can use her Ginzuishou in order to hault the aging process of anyone who is purified by it. I am not sure what kind of repercussions that might have, but it is something that she can do.
On the other hand, I am still mystified that they know so much about their own future. That seems incredibly dangerous to me…
I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t love every second of this movie. It’s not going to win any acting or writing awards, but it was so much fun to watch. I loved all the nods and references to Jurassic Park.
Book: A Thousand Nights Author: E.K Johnston Publishing: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 336 Rating: ★★★ (3.5/5)
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Lo-Melkhiin killed three
hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When
she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She
knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not
let her be next. And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and
she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous
palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes,
exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees
everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and
she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and
listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the
sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that
have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a
cruel ruler. Something went wrong. Far away, in their village,
her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert
winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death
stirs the air. Back at the palace, the words she speaks to
Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little
things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each
tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more
terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to
the rule of a monster.
My many thanks to the author, publisher, and to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of A Thousand Nights in exchange for an honest review.
was absolutely thrilled when I found out I had been approved to read a copy of A Thousand Nights before its release
date (October 6th) because it has been on my list of most
anticipated releases for 2015 for quite sometime. I’m not joking when I say I
was on the verge of tears when I had learned of my granted approval. With my
high anticipation came my high expectations. What I loved most about A Thousand Nights was it’s stunning, and
I mean undeniably stunning, writing.