10/7/2021

Current Eventsmac's History

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  • 8RP Threads
  1. Current Eventsmac's History Timeline
  2. Current Eventsmac's History Historical
  3. Current Eventsmac's History Definition
  4. Current Eventsmac's History Documentaries

Basic Information

Current Eventsmac's History Timeline

  • Historical Declination Viewer.
  • Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. It took Thomas Jefferson 17 days to write the Declaration of Independence.
  • In this list we explore an event from each decade in U.S. History that has shaped the country. Read on to find out more about the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the Louisiana Purchase, the Dred Scott decision, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and more.
Known current name
Fiona MacLaine, Lady Lochbuie
58th Chief of the clan MacLaine
Note: in Gaelic, she would be known as Fiona NicLaine (feminine form of the surname)

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Nicknames
Mac
Lady MacLaine
Fee or Fi (pronounced the same)
Beware: use this at your own risk unless you are one of the very few who can get away with it
Fleet
Independent Trade Consortium
Rank -- ITC Council Chair
Height
5'5' in her boots, which she normally wears
5'4' barefoot
5'6' in heels
Weight
118 lbs.
Hair
Copper-y (redhead/ginger)
Eyes
Hazel
The colour tends to shift depending on mood, dress, and lighting
Generally greenish-gold, with darker green toward the outside, gold around the center, and bits of blue and brown mixed in throughout. So when her eyes dilate (low light or when she's angry, for example) they appear more green. In bright light or when she's relaxed/happy, they appear more gold.
Age
32

Appearance

Personality

It's not for nothing that Kane calls Mac a she-devil -- she's proud and stubborn, with a quick wit when she's amused, and quick blades when her mood turns stormy. She's fierce in defense of friends and family, and has a kind and loyal heart. She'll take on anyone, anytime, and often surprises her foes with strength they didn't know she had. And regarding those much stronger than herself she has this to say:

'Luckily I have my rapier wit with which to slay my foes in prose. And of course I can always kick them while they're doubled over with laughter at the very idea of me attacking them.'

For all that, she is also surprisingly reserved. She prefers to keep her personal life private whereever possible and doesn't usually care to be touched by someone she don't know. In fact she's been known to stab folk who try to surprise her with the ever-popular glomping.

She has a deep love of family, and a sense of duty to her clan and her people that very often over-rides the longing for adventure and freedom that took her out into the black in the first place. Her friend Kerravyn is forever telling her she's on the wrong side of the desk.

Mac is very much a free spirit, a loyal and staunch friend and ally, opinionated and stubborn, and doesn't care much for rules and discipline, preferring common sense and decency to law and order. She relies on instinct and 'gut feeling' most often to guide her actions. She's also an optimist who tries to see the good in everyone and everything. One of her core beliefs is that everything happens for a reason and will work out for the best in the end. Because of this, she tends to take life as it comes rather than trying to control events.

Mac and Kane

Fiona MacLaine is deeply, madly in love with Kane -- much to the wonder and amusement of friends and foes alike. Their relationship is sometimes tempestuous and they seem an odd couple, but there's a strong bond. And though his flirtatious quips and grins for the ladies don't usually bother her much, be careful how you go on ... she is known to be a jealous woman. She herself is not much for flirtation, but when the mood strikes she'll flirt outrageously with Kane or in a milder fashion with a few trusted friends.

Some Mac-isms

  • Want to hear the gods laugh? Tell 'em you have a plan.
  • If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
  • Life is risk.
  • You can eat an elephant -- one bite at a time.
  • Time enough for rest in the grave.
  • A trust given is a trust earned.
  • Whiskey may not cure the common cold ... but it fails more agreeably than most other things.

Current Eventsmac's History Historical

Other notes and mannerisms

  • In a fight, she will avoid giving mortal wounds if she can help it.
  • She does speak with a Scots accent, and the brogue becomes more evident if she's upset. Her native language is Scots Gaelic, which she sometimes slips into when emotions are running very high.
  • She also has a tendency to pace when she's upset or thinking hard about something.
  • If she's got a glass in her hand, she'll use the drink to hide behind so that her face will give away less of what she's thinking.
  • With rare exception, Mac does not lie, especially to those closest to her. Allowing others to assume something that's not true... well, that's another matter.

Biography

Family, Friends, Associates, and Rivals

ParentsSiblingsOther close family

Edward (Ned) MacQuarrie

Kane

Horizon

Shannon

Calynn

Sto Helit

Kerravyn

Starlock

Adnibar

Sunstrike

Jasper

Kram Notmilah

Ship

Previous Ships

The William Wallace
Frigate Mk II
The Cavalry
Cruiser Mk V
Boghadair (Arrow)
Medium Class Warship (Mk II)
Destroyed during events of SSA Downfall

Current Ship

Definition
Claidheamhair (Swordsman)
Warship MK IV

Crew

Gunnery Officer: Lachlan MacFadden

Engineer: Jesiah (Jess) Witherspoon

Shield Tech: Angus MacFadden

Current Eventsmac's History Definition

Expert Tech: Seamus McIntyre

Medic: Sarah MacQuarrie

AI: Swordsman


Armament

At least four knives at any given time: a Scottish dirk visible at her hip, one in each boot, and at least one smaller knife concealed elsewhere. Recently started carrying a blaster as well, though she rarely uses it.

RP Threads

Non-canon threads indicated with [NC]

Autobiographical

The Making of the MacLaine
An autobiographical thread containing events in the life of Fiona MacLaine, not necessarily related to any particular story arc.
Eventsmac
Whirlwind
Mac and Kane
  • First Meetings -- RPs about Mac's initial encounters with various characters (mix of canon and non-canon)
  • Swordsman -- The story of the Claidheamhair's AI

Story Arc

SSA Downfall: Enemy Within
Academy go BOOM. Film at 11.
  • Home Front: Ventra -- The story of a remote ITC mining outpost and some trouble it's having with a rival mining corporation, Ventra Mining
Home Front: Ledon
The mining asteroid known as Ledon, one of only a few sources of Nerion in the system, and the only source currently known of high grade Nerion ore. It is owned by a private group which leases mining rights to multiple mining operations. Another group also considers the asteroid to be part of its territory.
A group of miners there, tired of conditions on Ledon and the current owners, are looking to gain independence.
  • Home Front: Into the Fire
  • New Order

Current Eventsmac's History Documentaries

Other

  • ITC: Overture -- Stories of everyday activities in the Star Pirates universe, also a forum for role-players to introduce their characters. (mix of canon and non-canon)
  • As the Asteroid Turns

Out of Character

In Real Life

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Drop the phrase “pop culture” into a conversation, and the people you’re talking with will likely conjure images of Hula Hoops, Pet Rocks, Britney Spears or reality shows. Words like “vapid,” “transient” and “shallow” may flash through their minds.

Despite its much-maligned image, popular culture, or “pop” culture as it is more commonly known, is a vital component in the story of humanity. For that reason, pop culture history warrants exploration. Besides, it’s fun to talk about.

It doesn’t cure diseases, topple nations or make technological advances—unless one considers things like Les Paul’s development of multi-track music recording a technological advancement, which I, for one, do—but pop culture reveals many facets of human behavior throughout history. It is hard to define the human experience without it.

The Genesis of Popular Culture


Written scores gave musical creations wider audiences. Library of Congress.
Sociologists consider culture as the formation of traditions and trends that link humans in a common group. Therefore, human culture existed even in prehistoric societies; however, those prehistoric societies’ tradition and arts (things that are created, such as cave paintings and decorated pottery) are generally considered as folk art and folkways. Popular culture, by definition, requires that the masses—that’s us, folks—be engaged in practicing and consuming it, thereby making it popular.

Three early, significant popular-culture mileposts are, in chronological order, wedding ceremonies, music performed from written scores, and the establishment of fashion styles.

Wedding ceremonies, predating even Biblical accounts, began traditions based on religious tenets and quickly became engrained in society.

During the Renaissance composers began committing notes to paper and thus created the opportunity for music to be shared beyond first-person familiarity. For the first time, a piece of music could be performed by someone who had never heard it.

Fashion styles that took clothing beyond mere functionality were initially set by royalty and aristocracy, but societal changes like the emergence of the French bourgeois class and simple technological advances in clothing manufacture such as the sewing machine gave style a broader “popular” appeal. Thus, in a couple hundred years we went from tights and lace cuffs for European aristocracy to modern teenagers wearing their pants around their knees.

Shakespeare the Superstar

The Western world’s first pop culture “superstar” was probably William Shakespeare. His theater plays are timeless classics, but he wrote them for a mass audience, thus fulfilling pop culture’s requirement of art that is meant to be enjoyed by the masses. Shakespeare’s art bridged the gap between popular and fine art in 16th century England—and ever since, as it is among the finest literature ever produced in English. Several of his plays were set elsewhere in Europe, which exposed the common Englishman to wedding and courtship traditions of different classes and cultures, potentially influencing those of England.

Popular Culture Becomes Global
Popular culture didn’t require satellite television and the Internet to become global. When the first explorers took to the seas or traveled overland routes to distant places, they were influenced by, and returned with, examples of other cultures’ popular art, artifacts and customs, such as drinking coffee. If that hadn’t caught on, Starbucks would be stuck trying to sell cups of hot, frothy milk for three bucks a pop.

The masses were usually not the first to experience exotic forms of popular culture, but they were exposed to them over time. The mixture of popular elements of different cultures was also one of the factors that began to blur the lines between popular and fine arts. While Kabuki Theater was accessible to all classes of Japanese people, Europe’s aristocrats initially regarded it as high art.

The Age of Industrialization: Relax, Enjoy
In the case of popular arts especially (theater, dance, music and more recently movies and television), the masses must have sufficient time and resources to enjoy these arts. Technology is the catalyst that made this possible.

Even though many 19th-century industrial laborers worked long hours, they did not generally work the dawn-to-dusk, seven-day-a-week schedules of agrarian toilers—cows need milking even on the Sabbath—and industrial laborers had more money in their pockets. This enabled them to enjoy entertainment venues and engage in hobbies, crafts and recreation outside their work lives. Life became more than survival, family and religion. The concentration of people in urban areas, attracted by jobs in the factories, also gave rise to more and different kinds of popular art forms by concentrating potential audiences.

Technology and Pop Culture


The sewing machine provided new fashions for everyone. Currier and Ives, Library of Congress.
Technology also created new kinds of arts and items and made them available to everyone, not just the wealthy elite. Obvious examples that changed society significantly enough to alter the course of history are radio, television, motion pictures, amplified music, computers and the Internet. Technology recently erected another significant milepost in the pop culture timeline—the development of tech-based social networking. Other technological advances resulted in such diverse things as silk-screen printing (Express your opinion on your T-shirt!), bowling alleys’ automatic pinsetters, and Wii.

Pop Culture History Portal
Historynet.com offers this Pop Culture mini-page with linked articles to advance the knowledge of the role pop culture history has played in changing human history and how it continues to do so, in order to better understand its effects on the history of human endeavor.

An important aspect in the study of pop culture is opinion. What makes some elements of pop culture forgettable while others become timeless? What do you regard as some of the most important—or maybe just memorable—contributions of pop culture in history? Give us your opinions in the Comments section below.