2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided




Now that we've reached 10,000 pages, it has become necessary to create a new method of indexing the pages, seeing how it's not possible to link 10,000 pages from the navabar... heck, I had trouble just linking the top 100 pages in the navabar! LOL!

Since moving to this new url in 2013, I've been linking the top 100 most visited pages in the navabar and then linking to everything else from them. As of October 15, 2017, that system is being replaced with this one, which, hopefully will make it easier for you to navigate around this massive site.

So, now I'm creating topic pages, which will contain this links to the pages, and I'll just link to the topic pages in the navabar instead. Hopefully this system of indexing the pages will make it easier for you to find the pages you are looking for.

Enjoy!

This page's topic is...

Fantasy World Building...

Writing Fantasy Books
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas
Ethnographical Questionnaire




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Ethnographical Questionnaire

In my random internet browsing today I ran across a site with a page called: The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire.

It's absolutely fascinating.

If you have never seen it before, you must go look at it immediately. It's wonderful.

I found it while searching for brainstorming ideas for world building. Every world builder should have access to this list. Every world builder should take this list and answer every single question about their world and see how well it is they really know the world which they have created.

This list is absolutely, positively amazing. I am so glad I found it. I mean, you know how much I love world building and answering questions and this is both of those activities rolled into one! Could anything be more perfect?

What the page is, basically is a massive set of questions to ask you characters about the world they live in. Cool. I figured it'd be a great exercise to use this against Quaraun world and see what we know about the world he lives in.

As there are too many questions to answer them all on one page and so many questions that it'll probably take me a few weeks at least to get around to answering them all, I'm making this page to index the questions, and as I answer them, I'll turn each of the questions into a link to the page where I answered it.

Who knows how long it'll take me to fill up this list and turn them all into links! LOL!

If you are building a world of your own, why not take these questions and answering them on your own site about your own world?

Need a place to share your pages with other authors? I got a  FB Group  just for that. Go ahead and join and post links to your books, author blogs, reddit posts, whatever else author related you have to share with us!


Writing Fantasy Books 
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas
Ethnographical Questionnaire





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| World Building For Authors |
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Ethnographical Questionnaire

Just look at how many questions there are on this thing! A few hundred! Wow! I don't know where to start.

But you know what? With as many questions as came with that list, I think, there still ain't enough and I'm just gonna go ahead and add me some more.

The original questions are in the list format under each section title header. At the bottom of each section I've added a little double row grid box. Those are the extra questions I've added to this list.

In all, with the original questions and the extra additional questions I added to it, there are more than 1,000 questions on this page.

1,000 questions about world building.

1,000 questions to help you build your fantasy realm for your novel.

1,000+ questions on creating a fictional society that is as realistic lifelike and as diverse as the real world, to increase your readers' perception of the level of reality within your fictional world.

What you are looking at it the ultimate questionaire to help you build the ultimate planet for your fictional characters to live on.

Now, the list, as it is, is a list of questions, for you to answer about your own world. The questions which are active links to other pages, are my own answers to the questions. As I answer each question, I'll turn it into a link to the page where I answered the question, if you are interested in seeing how I answered them for Quaraun's world.

But first, let's find out who the characters are who live in this here world...


Meet The Characters


The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas 
Ethnographical Questionnaire
(With my questions added to it, in the boxes under each section)

Questions of Place

  1. Describe the geography of where your society calls home.
  2. Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons?
  3. What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to?
  4. What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography?
  5. How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional?
  6. What are the most commonly-grown foods?
  7. What are the most commonly-eaten meats?
  8. What foods are considered exotic or expensive?
  9. What forms of alcohol are common? Rare?
  10. Is there usually enough food and water for the population?
  11. What is this place's most abundant resource?
  12. What is its most valuable resource?
  13. What resource is it most lacking?
  14. How do people travel from one place to another?
  15. Are the borders secure? In what way?
  16. How many people live here?
  17. Where in this place do they congregate?
  18. What part of this place do they avoid? Why?
  19. What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for?
  20. What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated?
  21. Which animals are likely to be pets? Which ones won't be?
  22. What are the most common domesticated plants here? And what are they used for?
  23. What are the most common wild plants here? What are they used for?

Extra questions of place I've added to this list.

Questions of Time

  1. How far back does this societys written history go?
  2. How far back do its people believe it goes?
  3. How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances?
  4. What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded?
  5. If it originated far away from here, how did it get here?
  6. What is the worst disaster they believe they've faced?
  7. What are the major events in this culture's past?
  8. What was the best thing that ever happened to them?
  9. What in their past makes them feel ashamed?
  10. What in their past makes them proud?
  11. What are they afraid of happening again?
  12. What are they hoping will happen? Do they think it likely?
  13. How strongly are people attached or connected to their heritage?
  14. What do they assume the future will hold?
  15. How has this society changed? Do its current members realize this?
  16. What are the most popular stories about the past?
  17. Who in the past is the greatest hero? The worst villain?
  18. Do people think the present better or worse than the past?
  19. Do people believe the future will be better or worse than the present or past?

Extra questions of time I've added to this list.

Questions of Race and Ethnicity

  1. What are the chief races in the region?
  2. What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place?
  3. How do they differ by language, appearance or ancestry?
  4. What jobs do the chief ethnicities primarily occupy? 
  5. Are any groups denied work because of racial or ethnic heritage?
  6. What are typical attitudes of the native (or majority) ethnos to immigrants and other ethnicities?
  7. How has any variety of ethnicity in the region changed the societys culture?

Extra questions of Race and Ethnicity I've added to this list.

  1. Writing Racist Characters VS The Ku Klux Klan In Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  2. Meet The Scottish Travellers
  3. Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies
  4. My Brother Almost Died - Police Refuse To Investigate
  5. What is racial harassment like?
  6. How do people avoid racial discrimination?
  7. Christmas 2009 - Old Orchard Beach Harassment Continues
  8. What happens when someone has complained about race/color discrimination? 
  9. What would happen if an Elf adopted a Human baby?
  10. Writing Albino Races Accurately - Moon Elves In The Quaraun Series
  11. What happens when someone experiences or witnesses race/color discrimination?
  12. Need advice on how to write diverse characters. | Writing A Mixed Race Asian Character 
  13. One Gypsy's Review of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
  14. A Gypsy Woman Speaks Out on How American Men Treat Her
  15. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

Questions of Family

  1. How many spouses may a man or woman have?
  2. Who decides on a marriage?
  3. Can a marriage end in divorce? How?
  4. Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason?
  5. How are families named?
  6. What happens to orphans?
  7. How are boy and girl children treated differently?
  8. What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift?
  9. What inanimate or sexless things are considered male or female?
  10. Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love?
  11. How big are families, typically?
  12. What constitutes a household? How many people live in one household? How many generations?
  13. Are girls or boys preferred and why?
  14. How common is domestic violence? Is it understood to be a problem, or a normal aspect of family life?
  15. If it is seen as problematic, what is being done about it?

Extra questions of Family I've added to this list.

  1. Women's position in Society
  2. Social Problems faced by Women
  3. Dowry
  4. Child Marriages
  5. Neglect during Early Childhood
  6. Death during Childbirth
  7. Female Infanticide and Fetal Killing
  8. Early Marriage
  9. Domestic Violence
  10. Atrocities on women
  11. Rehabilitation Of Marginalized Women Of Vrindavan
  12. Central Social Welfare Board
  13. Impact of different programmes launched by government on women
  14. Women and Society
  15. Media and Women
  16. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

Questions of Customs and Social Life

  1. What colors are associated with power? With virtue? With death?
  2. If two men get into a fight, how is this supposed to be resolved?
  3. If two women get into a fight, how should that be resolved?
  4. How do people demonstrate grief?
  5. Who inheirits property? Titles? Position?
  6. What are the most popular games? How important are they?
  7. When and how does someone go from child to adult?
  8. How much free time do people usually get?
  9. What do they spend this time doing?
  10. Is society segregated an any way?
  11. What social classes or divisions exist in this society?
  12. If so, can people move from one class to another? Are there any benefits to being of one class over another?
  13. Is there any discrimination against minority groups (racial, ethnic, religious) in this society?
  14. How independant or codependant are individuals?
  15. What are the typical roles of women and men? What are the expectations of children?
  16. Does the government play a large part in peoples lives?
  17. Does religion play a large part in peoples lives?

Extra questions of Customs and Social Life I've added to this list.

  1. How does a violent Elf Hater Learn To Love An Elf?
  2. Need help writing characters of color | EelKat on racist white readers
  3. Social Inequality and Exclusion
  4. Writing Racist Characters VS The Ku Klux Klan In Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  5. Social inequality and the disabled
  6. Social inequality and Gender
  7. Difference between Prejudice and Discrimination
  8. How to Write a Sleazy Male (Rapist/Villain/Bad Guy)
  9. Social Action
  10. Public Opinion
  11. Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, or Intersex: What Is Quaraun?
  12. The Technique of Propaganda
  13. Social Structure
  14. Advice On Writing A Bisexual Character
  15. Social Needs
  16. What are the connections between inequality, deviance, and crime?
  17. How is crime related to race, class, and gender?
  18. Writing Genderfluid Characters
  19. Suicide, Rape, and Abuse In The Quaraun Series
  20. Does Technology serve community?
  21. Does Technology empower community members?
  22. How does Technology affect one's perception of one's needs?
  23. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a communal, human economy?
  24. What are Technology's effects on relationships?
  25. Does Technology undermine conviviality?
  26. Does Technology undermine traditional forms of community?
  1. Need advice on how to write diverse characters. | Writing A Mixed Race Asian Character 
  2. Stereotypes
  3. Discrimination
  4. How can your books have gay transvestite characters and not be Erotica?
  5. Social Exclusion
  6. My 30th Anniversary of Being Transgender
  7. Social inequality and tribal
  8. The Other Backward Classes
  9. Theories of Prejudice
  10. On being a handicapped CosPlayer at PortCon Maine 2017
  11. Deviance and Disorganization
  12. Deviance is Relative
  13. Conformity
  14. Writing Transgender Characters
  15. Causes of Conformity
  16. Juvenile Delinquency
  17. Characters Are What They Do
  18. Writing Polygamous and Polyamorous Characters
  19. Prejudices
  20. Writing Demisexual, Asexual, and Aromantic Characters
  21. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  22. How does Technology affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  23. Does Technology foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  24. Does Technology build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  25. Does Technology serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  26. To what extent does Technology redefine reality?
  27. Does Technology erase a sense of time and history?
  28. What is Technology's potential to become addictive?

Food

  1. Describe how daily food is obtained.
  2. What type of foods are most popular?
  3. What are typical dishes and specialties of the region?
  4. What type of food is the locality or region famous for?
  5. What cutlery, if any, do people use for cooking and eating?
  6. How is the table arranged?
  7. How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners?
  8. How many and when are the main mealtimes?
  9. Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public?
  10. Is there a significant risk of food poisoning? How many cases lead to death? Is there understood to be a link between food and poisoning or illness?
  11. How much does a typical meal cost, if bought and not grown at home?

Extra questions of Food I've added to this list.

  1. Cannibal chefs
  2. What is the region's favorite food?
  3. What is the region's favorite dessert? 
  4. What kind of desserts do they like to eat?
  5. What kind of beverages do they usually drink?
  6. Do they like to eat vegetables? What vegetables grown locally? Which vegetables do they export? Which vegetables do they import? What vegetables is considered a rare seasonal delicacy? How often do they eat fresh vegetables?
  7. Do the utensils they use to eat affect the kind or way they prepare the foods they eat?
  8. Do they notice any differences in the way food is served at the table when they travel?
  9. Do they think that food defines a culture? If so, how?
  10. How does the etiquette of eating together in their country differ from other countries?
  11. Do they like to eat meat? What meat grown locally? Which meat do they export? Which meat do they import? What meat is considered a rare seasonal delicacy? How often do they eat fresh meat?
  1. Which food in this region is overpriced?
  2. Do they like to eat fruit? What fruit grown locally? Which fruit do they export? Which fruit do they import? What fruit is considered a rare seasonal delicacy? How often do they eat fresh fruit?
  3. What food do people like to see in a restaurant in this country?
  4. Name a spice or flavoring that their country/region/city is known for.
  5. Do they like to eat fish? What fish grown locally? Which fish do they export? Which fish do they import? What fish is considered a rare seasonal delicacy? How often do they eat fresh fish?
  6. Which food from this region/country do outsiders like the least?
  7. If they were invited to a fancy dinner with the president or a celebrity, what do people do to prepare?
  8. Are they vegetarian?
  9. Do they think that fruits and vegetables are good for their health? Why or why not? Do they use any fruits and vegetables to help them cure diseases?
  10. Do they like pizza?
  11. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 


Clothing and Fashion

  1. What kind of clothes do people wear? How does this vary by season, ethnicity, age, profession, etc?
  2. How do the genders dress: what differences are there between mens and womens clothing and accessories?
  3. How is clothing made, in small shops or larger factories?
  4. How much does typical clothing cost?
  5. How important is fashion to people? How does this vary by individual?
  6. What kinds of jewelry do people wear? And when?

Extra questions of Clothing and Fashion I've added to this list.

Entertainments

  1. Does the culture have outlets for dramatic arts (theater, puppetry, kinematography)?
  2. What other major forms of entertainment are there?
  3. Is the populace literate and numerate?
  4. Do people read for pleasure? If so, what do they read?
  5. How much do books, magazines, broadsheets and the like cost?
  6. Is there a public library system? Who uses it?
  7. Who are popular authors and poets?
  8. Who are some of the more famous characters from literature?
  9. How has this changed over time?

Extra questions of Entertainment I've added to this list.

Questions of Manners

  1. Who speaks first at a formal gathering?
  2. What kinds of gifts are considered appropriate or in extremely bad taste?
  3. How do younger adults address their elders?
  4. When is it rude to laugh at something funny?
  5. What kinds of questions cannot be asked in public? In private? At all?
  6. What parts of the body are routinely covered?
  7. How private are bodily functions like bathing or defecating?

Extra questions of Manners I've added to this list.

Questions of Faith

  1. Is the culture religious or nonreligious?
  2. What are the major religious groups in the region?
  3. What are some of their core doctrines, dogmas, beliefs and practices?
  4. What is the overall cosmology and eschatology in religious terms?
  5. Is religion a cause of dissatisfaction, dissention or hostility in the region?
  6. Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination?
  7. Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture?
  8. How are scriptural / traditional exegesis accomplished and by what hermeneutics?
  9. What is the role of myth within the religion?
  10. Is there a formal creed or set of credal statements that define the faith?
  11. What are typical symbols used in the religion and their meanings?
  12. What ritual objects are used in the religion (relics, talismans, medals, charms, etc)?
  13. What religious officials are there? Is there a formal clergy? How are they organised?
  14. Are there monks, saints, faqirs, nuns, prophets, apostles, disciples, preachers, friars, shamans, martyrs, mystics, seers, vates, sages, ascetics, religious heroes, saviours, redeemers, etc?
  15. What do people believe happens to them after death? How, if at all, can they influence this?
  16. What happens to those who disagree with the majority on questions of religion?
  17. Are there any particular places considered special or holy? What are they like?
  18. Is there a set religious calendar? What are the most popular rituals or festivals?
  19. Are there liturgical, meditative, and contemplative aspects to the religion?
  20. What is the basic structure of the religion (unitary, dualistic, etc)?
  21. What is the basic theology of the religion (i.e., monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistc etc)?
  22. What do people have to offer to their Deity or deities?
  23. What do people want from their Deity or deities? How do they try and get it?
  24. Are there differing denominations or sects of the religion?
  25. How do their religious practices differ from their neighbours?
  26. Are issues such as orthodoxy, heterodoxy, heresy and apostasy keys in the religious life?
  27. What gender, ethnic, national or racial issues exist within the religion?
  28. Is ecumenism engaged in, or are other traditions treated as adversaries or enemies?
  29. What is the most commonly broken religious rule?
  30. What is the least-violated religious rule?
  31. How are such infractions punished? Is it possible to expel a community member?
  32. How can an outsider join the religious community?
  33. Does the religion send out missionaries? What role(s) do they play?
  34. What factions exist within the dominant religious institutions? How do they compete?
  35. Are the differing groups a result of schismatism or mutual and cooperative separation?
  36. Are there monastic groups? What do they do and how are they organized? How do you join one?
  37. Are there cult groups within the religious community?
  38. How are those who follow different faiths treated?
  39. What relationship do religious and political leaders have?
  40. What superstitions are common? What kinds of supernatural events or beings do people fear?
  41. What kinds of supernatural or othernatural beings exist in this religion (angels, demons, devi, asuras, spirits, ghosts, sprites, etc)?
  42. How are dreams and visions encompassed by the religion?
  43. How is religious action expressed (spontaneous or ritual liturgy, song, dance, music, ritual action, sex, miracle plays, etc)?

Extra questions of Faith I've added to this list.

(As my series revolves around the life of a wizard-priest, a Demon, and Elder god, and a group od cultists, I've added a lot of faith type questions to this list.)

  1. The Saco River Curse
  2. How is it that the church leaders are claiming you do not pay tithes?
  3. How to write about angels?
  4. How To Create Lovecraftian Style Alien and Demon Languages For Your Novel
  5. Why do Lovecraftian beings come to earth?
  6. Does Religion express love?
  7. Does Religion express rage?
  8. What aspect of one's past does Religion reflect?
  9. Does Religion reflect cyclical or linear thinking?
  10. What are Religion's effects on the health of the planet and of the person?
  11. Does Religion preserve or destroy biodiversity?
  12. Does Religion preserve or reduce ecosystem integrity?
  13. What are Religion's effects on the land?
  14. What are Religion's effects on wildlife?
  15. How much, and what kind of waste does Religion generate?
  16. Does Religion incorporate the principles of ecological design?
  17. Does Religion break the bond of renewal between humans and nature?
  18. Does Religion preserve or reduce cultural diversity?
  19. What is the totality of Religion's effects, Religion's “ecology”?
  20. I’m mad at God about war! Does that make God mad at me?
  21. Does God love the enemy?
  22. Does the Sacred Text say when the world will end?
  23. Does God exist?
  24. Who is God?
  25. Is there an argument for the existence of God?
  26. What is God?
  27. What is the name of God?
  28. What does the Sacred Text teach about the Trinity?
  29. Is there a God?
  30. Is God real?
  31. What does Religion make?
  32. Who does Religion benefit?
  33. What is Religion's purpose?
  34. Where was Religion produced?
  35. Where is Religion used?
  36. Where must Religion go when Religion’s broken or obsolete?
  37. How expensive is Religion?
  38. Can Religion be repaired? By an ordinary person?
  39. Is God man-made? Did man create the idea of God?
  40. Is it wrong if I don’t want the world to end?
  41. What is God like?
  42. How complicated is Religion?
  43. What does Religion allow people to ignore?
  44. To what extent does Religion distance agent from effect?
  45. Can we assume personal, or communal responsibility for Religion's effects?
  46. Can Religion's effects be directly apprehended?
  47. What ancillary technologies does Religion require?
  48. What behavior might Religion make possible in the future?
  49. What other technologies might Religion make possible?
  50. Does Religion alter one's sense of time and relationships in ways conducive to nihilism?
  51. Is seeking God important?
  52. How should I understand the concept of the Father God?
  53. Is God a God of justice?
  54. Is God Almighty?
  55. Is God the Ancient of Days?
  56. What is God's relationship to time?
  57. Is God eternal?
  58. Is God's love conditional or unconditional?
  59. Does God let war happen?
  60. If Jesus is God, and if God is omnipotent, why did the redemption of humankind require Christ’s torture and execution?   Why would a God with limitless power not simply forgive man his sin?
  61. You were born with a sin nature.  Do you deserve Hell?  If so, why would God choose an eternal (and agonizing) punishment instead of a finite one?
  62. Does God allow the innocent to suffer?
  63. Does God love everyone or just believers?
  64. Is God sovereign, or do we have a free will?
  65. What are the different names of God, and what do they mean?
  66. Where was God on September 11th?
  67. Doesn't God still perform miracles like He did in the Sacred Text?
  68. Does God hear / answer the prayers of a sinner / unbeliever?
  69. Does God love us?
  70. Is it wrong for a married couple to have sex just for pleasure?
  71. What is/isn't a believer married couple allowed to do, sexually?
  72. How often should a married couple have sex?
  73. Is it acceptable to God for a husband and wife to have sex while the wife is menstruating / having her period?
  74. Should a married person have a close friend of the opposite sex?
  75. What does the Sacred Text say about oral sex?
  76. What does the Sacred Text say about BDSM?
  77. Matthew 10:29 states that not even a sparrow will fall to the ground apart from God’s will.  If God’s will is already guaranteed to be done, what purpose does prayer have?
  78. Is God so different in the Old Testament than He is in the New Testament?
  79. Is God / the Sacred Text sexist?
  80. Does God demand, seek, or request that we worship Him?
  81. Is God fair?
  82. Did God command the extermination of the Canaanites?
  83. Is God male or female?
  84. What is YHWH? What is the tetragrammaton?
  85. Is Jehovah the true name of God?
  86. What does it mean to be in the presence of God?
  87. If God is omnipresent, then what is special about being in the presence of God?
  88. Is God holy, holy, holy?
  89. Is it really true that ALL things are possible with God?
  90. Does God expect us to have blind faith?
  91. Is there any conclusive proof of God?
  92. Is God a consuming fire?
  93. Is God our Abba Father?
  94. Is God Jehovah-Jireh?
  95. Did God condone such terrible violence in the Old Testament?
  96. What is an anthropomorphism?
  97. How is the Trinity not tritheism?
  98. Does God love me?
  99. Does God hate me?
  100. Does God killing people make Him a murderer?
  101. Luke 12:7 declares that God is so intimately familiar with you as his child that he has numbered the hairs on your head.   Psalm 121:7 says “The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life.”  Do you carry health insurance?  Do you wear a seat belt while driving?  Do you lock your doors at night?  Do you own a firearm, taser or mace?  If any of these apply to you, can you explain why such protective measures are necessary if you are guaranteed God’s omnipotent hand of protection? 
  102. Does God still speak to us today?
  103. Does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?
  104. What was God doing before He created the universe?
  105. What is God's will?
  106. What is the immutability of God?
  107. Could God create a rock so heavy He could not lift it?
  108. Does God refer to Himself in the plural in Genesis 1:26 and 3:22?
  109. Does God require faith?
  110. Does God help those who help themselves?
  111. Does God allow birth defects?
  112. Do you believe that the Sacred Text is the perfect, accurate and divinely-inspired Word of God?  As the Sacred Text’s authors cannot be verified by sources outside of the Sacred Text, how do you know that this is true?
  113. Does Scripture emphasize the right hand of God?
  114. Does God have a physical body?
  115. Can God sin? If God cannot sin, is He truly omnipotent?
  116. Is God infinite?
  117. Does God allow evil?
  118. Where is God now? Where is God when it hurts?
  119. Is it sometimes God's will for believers to be sick?
  120. What is the key to truly knowing God?
  121. How is belief in God any different from belief in a Flying Spaghetti Monster?
  122. Why won't God heal amputees?
  123. Is God cruel?
  124. Is God imaginary?
  125. In Matthew 16:28, Jesus declares to his disciples that he will come again quickly.  “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."  Yet the last of the disciples died 2,000 years ago.  Why has Christ not fulfilled his promise?
  126. Does God care about the little things that happen in our lives?
  127. What does the Sacred Text mean when it calls God the "˜LORD of hosts'?
  128. Does God get angry?
  129. How should a believer respond to the characteristics of God?
  130. What is the throne of God? Does God literally have a throne?
  131. Does God works in mysterious ways?
  132. Does God really forget our sins?
  133. Why should I care if God exists?
  134. Does God provides?
  135. Is God not mocked?
  136. What is the doctrine of the impassibility vs. passibility of God?
  137. Does God allow people to be disabled / handicapped?
  138. Was Yahweh originally a Edomite or Canaanite god?
  139. Is God a megalomaniac?
  140. Does God have free will?
  141. Doesn't God heal everyone?
  142. Did God create mosquitoes?
  143. Does God refer to Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
  144. Is God an egomaniac?
  145. What do LORD, GOD, Lord, God, etc., stand for in the Sacred Text? Why are they used in place of God's name?
  146. Does God allow good things to happen to bad people?
  147. Is it wrong to be angry with God?
  148. Is it wrong to feel disappointment with God?
  149. If God protects believers... why are there lightning rods on church steeples... and why does the Pope drive around in a bulletproof car?
  150. Is it wrong to be frustrated with God?
  151. Why should we worship God?
  152. Is God a moral monster?
  153. Who is the one true God?
  154. Is God the Rock of salvation?
  155. Is it biblical to refer to God as God the mother?
  1. What is a God?
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  3. Suicide, Rape, and Abuse In The Quaraun Series
  4. Does Religion concentrate or equalize power?
  5. Does Religion require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  6. Is Religion totalitarian?
  7. Does Religion require a bureaucracy for Religion's perpetuation?
  8. What legal empowerments does Religion require?
  9. Does Religion undermine traditional moral authority?
  10. Does Religion require military defense?
  11. Does Religion enhance, or serve military purposes?
  12. How does Religion affect warfare?
  13. Is Religion massifying?
  14. Is Religion consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  15. Does Religion empower transnational corporations?
  16. What kind of capital does Religion require?
  17. Does Religion serve community?
  18. Does Religion empower community members?
  19. Is Religion ugly?
  20. Does Religion cause ugliness?
  21. What noise does Religion make?
  22. What pace does Religion set?
  23. How does Religion affect the quality of life (as distinct from the standard of living)?
  24. How does Religion affect one's perception of one's needs?
  25. Is Religion consistent with the creation of a communal, human economy?
  26. What are Religion's effects on relationships?
  27. Does Religion undermine conviviality?
  28. Does Religion undermine traditional forms of community?
  29. How does Religion affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  30. Does Religion foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  31. Does Religion build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  32. Does Religion serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  33. To what extent does Religion redefine reality?
  34. Does Religion erase a sense of time and history?
  35. What is Religion's potential to become addictive?
  36. Does God want freedom? 
  37. Does God like war?
  38. Why are there so many wars in the Sacred Text? 
  39. Is baptism important?
  40.  Should we worship on Saturday or Sunday?
  41. What values does Religion's use foster?
  42. What is gained by Religion's use?
  43. What are Religion's effects beyond Religion's utility to the individual?
  44. What is lost in using Religion?
  45. What are Religion's effects on the least advantaged in society?
  46. What does the Sacred Text say about believer tithing? Should a believer tithe?
  47.  Is church attendance important?
  48. Is God dead?
  49. What are the attributes of God?
  50. What are the communicable and incommunicable attributes of God?
  51. Can monotheism be proven?
  52. What is Theology Proper / Paterology?
  53. Does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
  54. Did God create evil?
  55. What is the biblical understanding of the wrath of God?
  56. What is Religion's impact on craft?
  57. Does Religion reduce, deaden, or enhance human creativity?
  58. Is Religion the least imposing Religion available for the task?
  59. Does Religion replace, or does Religion aid human hands and human beings?
  60. Can Religion be responsive to organic circumstance?
  61. Does Religion depress or enhance the quality of goods?
  62. Does Religion depress or enhance the meaning of work?
  63. Is God omniscient?
  64. Is God omnipresent?
  65. Is God omnipotent?
  66. Is God omnibenevolent?
  67. Is God transcendent?
  68. Does God love Satan?
  69. Did God die? If Jesus was God, and Jesus died on the cross, does that mean God died?
  70. Does God test us?
  71. What does it mean to bless God?
  72. Does God choose sides?
  73. Is God really all-powerful?  Omnipotent?  Is it true that He can do anything?  If this is the case, why has God not already defeated and destroyed Satan?  Wouldn’t it have made more sense to conquer Satan before Adam and Eve could be tempted in the garden?  Why do you think God is waiting?
  74. Why was God so evident in the Sacred Text and seems so hidden today?
  75. What should be a believer's response to a lack of sex in marriage?
  76. What does the Sacred Text say about sex before marriage / premarital sex?
  77. The conjugal family which consists of adult members among there exists sex relationship.
  78. Premarital sex - why are believers so strongly against it?
  79. Is it wrong for a believer to have a roommate of the opposite sex?
  80. Is sexual purity so important?
  81. Is sex a sin?
  82. If an unmarried couple has sex, are they married in God's eyes?
  83. What does the Sacred Text say about asexuality?
  84. Does God punish us when we sin?
  85. Is God a jealous God?
  86. Who created God? Where did God come from?
  87. How do I get the image of God as imposing and angry out of my mind?
  88. Does God change His mind?
  89. Has anyone ever seen God?
  90. What does it mean to fear God?
  91. Is it wrong to question God?
  92. Is there anything God can't do?
  93. Does God have a sense of humor?
  94. In Genesis 22, God commanded Abraham to take his son, Isaac, to Moriah and sacrifice him with a knife upon an altar.  Ultimately, God spared Isaac and revealed that this exercise was a test of faith.  However, if God was truly omniscient (all-knowing), would he not have already known the measure of Abraham's faith?  And wouldn't this edict have been traumatizing and cruel for both the parent and the child?
  95. If God commanded you, as he did to Abraham in Genesis 22, to take one of your children and kill him/her upon an altar as a demonstration of your faith and obedience, would you do it?  Can you explain what you might do in that situation?
  96. Child Sacrifice in Fantasy Novels 
  97. Does God make mistakes?
  98. What does God look like?
  99. Does God allow sickness?
  100. Is God love?
  101. Does God create people when He knows they are going to go to hell?
  102. Does God allow evil men like Hitler and Saddam to come into power?
  103. Does God tempt us to sin? What about Abraham in Genesis chapter 22?
  104. What is deism? What do deists believe?
  105. What state were you born in?  What was the religion of your parents?  Do you feel that these elements contributed to your current religious beliefs?
  106. Is God a cosmic killjoy?
  107. Is God opposed to pleasure?
  108. Did God let my house burn down in a fire?
  109. What is the immanence of God?
  110. Does God allow deception?
  111. How can there be subordination in the Trinity?
  112. Can God lie?
  113. Does God know the future?
  114. Is God with us?
  115. How can I get to know God better?
  116. What is the grace of God?
  117. Is God light?
  118. How can I believe in the goodness of God when there is so much evil in the world?
  119. If God is omnipresent, does that mean God is in hell?
  120. Does God have emotions?
  121. Did God allow the Holocaust?
  122. What does it mean to find God?
  123. What is the ontological Trinity?
  124. What is the economic Trinity?
  125. What is the favor of God, and how can I get it?
  126. What does it mean to honor God?
  127. What are the most important things to understand about the nature of God?
  128. Does God not seem to care about the millions of starving children in the world?
  129. Is God merciful?
  130. What does it mean to test God?
  131. Did God create sin?
  132. How is God our refuge?
  133. Is God a person?
  134. How big is God?
  135. What does it mean to praise God?
  136. Is God spirit?
  137. Does God have favorites?
  138. Does God allow people to mock Him?
  139. What is the glory of God?
  140. What is the Godhead?
  141. Does God hate? If God is love, how can He hate?
  142. Is God the unmoved mover of Aristotle’s teachings?
  143. Is God the God of Jeshurun?
  144. What does the Sacred Text mean when it says that God remembered something?
  145. What does it mean to be the apple of God’s eye?
  146. Is it a sin to have a sexual fetish?
  147. If God knew that Satan would rebel, why did He create him?
  148. If God knew that Adam and Eve would sin, why did He create them?
  149. Is God evil?
  150. Is God the Creator?
  151. What is the aseity of God?
  152. How does the sovereignty of God impact my everyday life?
  153. Is God the King of glory?
  154. Is God sovereign?
  155. What is the meaning of the word Elohim?
  156. What are the implications of God being infinite, unlimited, and unmeasurable?
  157. Is God described as God Most High?
  158. What is divine impassibility?
  159. Is there a mother god?
  160. Is God logical?
  161. Does God know our thoughts?
  162. Is belief in the Great Architect of the Universe (GAOTU) the same thing as belief in the God of the Sacred Text?
  163. Does God cry?
  164. Which of God’s attributes are above all others?
  165. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

Magick

  1. How is magic integrated into society?
  2. Who can work magic? Is anyone disallowed from working magic?
  3. How are works of magic accomplished?
  4. What kind of preparation or study is required before undertaking a magical work?

Extra questions of Magic I've added to this list.

  1. Wizards vs Witches vs Sorcerers: How are they different?
  2. Magic Systems and How to Build Them
  3. Necromancy: How will resurrection affect society as a whole?
  4. Spell-casting Side Effects of Magic
  5. What are Magic's effects on the health of the planet and of the person?
  6. Does Magic preserve or destroy biodiversity?
  7. Does Magic preserve or reduce ecosystem integrity?
  8. What are Magic's effects on the land?
  9. What are Magic's effects on wildlife?
  10. How much, and what kind of waste does Magic generate?
  11. Does Magic incorporate the principles of ecological design?
  12. Does Magic break the bond of renewal between humans and nature?
  13. Does Magic preserve or reduce cultural diversity?
  14. What is the totality of Magic's effects, Magic's “ecology”?
  15. What can magic users do?
  16. Do they use tools, their body and/or sheer willpower?
  17. Are there subtypes or specialties?
  18. Is magic a born talent, a learned skill or both?
  19. If there are races, which ones are most adept at magic and why?
  20. Are there certain areas with high concentrations of magic?  What happens in those areas, and how are people who inhabit those areas affected?
  21. What does Magic make?
  22. Who does Magic benefit?
  23. What is Magic's purpose?
  24. Where was Magic produced?
  25. Where is Magic used?
  26. Where must Magic go when Magic’s broken or obsolete?
  27. How expensive is Magic?
  28. Can Magic be repaired? By an ordinary person?
  29. Besides killing them, what countermeasures can those without magical abilities take to prevent magic users from performing?  (For example, silver shackles or handcuffs are often used to restrain werewolves).
  30. If there are no countermeasures, why not?
  31. Are there any circumstances where magic cannot be used?  (For example, perhaps there are dead zones where magic does not function or certain holy days where magic is forbidden and/or unavailable).
  32. Does Magic concentrate or equalize power?
  33. Does Magic require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  34. Is Magic totalitarian?
  35. Does Magic require a bureaucracy for Magic's perpetuation?
  36. What legal empowerments does Magic require?
  37. Does Magic undermine traditional moral authority?
  38. Does Magic require military defense?
  39. Does Magic enhance, or serve military purposes?
  40. How does Magic affect warfare?
  41. Is Magic massifying?
  42. Is Magic consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  43. Does Magic empower transnational corporations?
  44. What kind of capital does Magic require?
  45. How complicated is Magic?
  46. What does Magic allow people to ignore?
  47. To what extent does Magic distance agent from effect?
  48. Can we assume personal, or communal responsibility for Magic's effects?
  49. Can Magic's effects be directly apprehended?
  50. What ancillary technologies does Magic require?
  51. What behavior might Magic make possible in the future?
  52. What other technologies might Magic make possible?
  53. Does Magic alter one's sense of time and relationships in ways conducive to nihilism?
  54. Is there a ranking and/or caste system for different kinds of magic users?
  55. Is there a specific form of address for magic users?  (For example, knights and noblewomen would be addressed as Sir or Dame as a sign of their high status).
  56. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  1. Necromancy FAQ - A Real Necromancer Compares Fantasy Necromancy With The Reality
  2. Colour Magic - Gypsy Style
  3. Beware of White Men In Gypsy Clothing: Fake Psychic Scams
  4. Child Sacrifice in Fantasy Novels
  5. Does Magic serve community?
  6. Does Magic empower community members?
  7. How does Magic affect one's perception of one's needs?
  8. Is Magic consistent with the creation of a communal, human economy?
  9. What are Magic's effects on relationships?
  10. Does Magic undermine conviviality?
  11. Does Magic undermine traditional forms of community?
  12. How does Magic affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  13. Does Magic foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  14. Does Magic build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  15. Does Magic serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  16. To what extent does Magic redefine reality?
  17. Does Magic erase a sense of time and history?
  18. What is Magic's potential to become addictive?
  19. What costs and limits affect the use of magic? 
  20. Are there personal costs like running out of energy or the possibility of physical/mental damage?
  21. Are there societal restrictions like actual laws affecting magic use?  What is the main goal of these laws?  What are some of the consequences like for disobeying these laws?
  22. How do magic users learn to control their powers and obey the above laws?
  23. What values does Magic's use foster?
  24. What is gained by Magic's use?
  25. What are Magic's effects beyond Magic's utility to the individual?
  26. What is lost in using Magic?
  27. What are Magic's effects on the least advantaged in society?
  28. Are there schools, like in Harry Potter?
  29. Do they have one-on-one apprenticeships, like in Star Wars?
  30. Do they teach themselves?
  31. What is the relationship between magic, magic users, and non-magic users?
  32. Is there prejudice, or general acceptance?
  33. What aspect of the inner self does Magic reflect?
  34. Does Magic express love?
  35. Does Magic express rage?
  36. What aspect of one's past does Magic reflect?
  37. Does Magic reflect cyclical or linear thinking?
  38. If there are more specific types of magic users, or races defaulting to magic use, how do magic users treat different magic users? Do they band together, have a friendly rivalry, or is there infighting?
  39. How do families with magical ability treat those born with no magical abilities? How do families with no magical ability treat those born able to manipulate magic?
  40. Building a Magical System: A Questionnaire
  41. What is Magic's impact on craft?
  42. Does Magic reduce, deaden, or enhance human creativity?
  43. Is Magic the least imposing Magic available for the task?
  44. Does Magic replace, or does Magic aid human hands and human beings?
  45. Is Magic ugly?
  46. Does Magic cause ugliness?
  47. What noise does Magic make?
  48. What pace does Magic set?
  49. How does Magic affect the quality of life (as distinct from the standard of living)?
  50. Can Magic be responsive to organic circumstance?
  51. Does Magic depress or enhance the quality of goods?
  52. Does Magic depress or enhance the meaning of work?


Questions of Labour

  1. Describe any kind of division of labour, such as into physical versus mental versus spiritual.
  2. Is there any especial prestige attached to some category of labour or a particular job?
  3. What jobs are considered mucky or are particularly depreciated?
  4. What professions or activities are considered masculine?
  5. What professions or activities are viewed as feminine?
  6. What are usual working hours? Are there days of rest or holidays?
  7. How does this differ between different jobs?
  8. What jobs have few workers and why?
  9. What are typical wages for various jobs?
  10. How does work affect lifestyle and health?
  11. What sort of jobs are preferred by which people? Are some jobs denied to certain groups?
  12. What are the ethical oaths or codes that govern various jobs? Is there a difference in ethics between manual and mental or spiritual work?

Extra questions of Labour I've added to this list.

  1. What do we know about servants in medieval times?
  2. What is Technology's impact on craft?
  3. Does Technology reduce, deaden, or enhance human creativity?
  4. Is Technology the least imposing technology available for the task?
  5. Does Technology replace, or does Technology aid human hands and human beings?
  6. Can Technology be responsive to organic circumstance?
  1. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  2. Does Technology depress or enhance the quality of goods?
  3. Does Technology depress or enhance the meaning of work?

Questions of Art

  1. What are the favorite artforms?
  2. What are the least-favorite?
  3. How respected are artists?
  4. Do artists require official or unofficial protection or patronage?
  5. What kinds of trouble are artists in particular likely to find themselves in?
  6. How might a very successful artist live?
  7. What forms of theatre does your society have?
  8. How naturalistic or stylized is your society's art?
  9. What shapes are most common in your society's arts, like embroidery or architecture?
  10. Which artforms get the most and least respect?
  11. What form does censorship take?
  12. Who may not be an artist?
  13. What qualities equal "beauty" in this society?
  14. What makes a man or woman especially beautiful?
  15. How do people react to tattoos? Piercings? Facial hair? Cosmetics?

Extra questions of Art I've added to this list.

(Art) Entertainment

  1. Do people enjoy looking at art? Does this vary among communities?
  2. Do people enjoy doing art? Does this vary?
  3. Is there any calligraphy? Who does it?
  4. Does your culture have a distinct (or not so) musical style? What is it like?
  5. How do people listen to music (in a theater, at home, on the street, mechanical)?
  6. Does music influence people's behaviour?
  7. Does this culture have a typical dance form? What is it like?
  8. Who goes to see such entertainments?

Extra questions of Entertainment I've added to this list.

Questions of Marriage

  1. How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted?
  2. What is the term of a marriage contract?
  3. What gifts are considered appropriate or inappropriate for a wedding?
  4. How are marriages celebrated?
  5. What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple?
  6. Do relationships allow multiple partners? 
  7. In what ways is a marriage considered broken?
  8. How can a marriage be terminated?

Extra questions of Marriage I've added to this list. Because much of my series focuses on the polyamourose relationshiop of a bi-sexual transvestite main character, I've added a lot of questions to this section.

  1. How is violence seen in the family context?
  2. Age Difference In Marriage: The Fiction VS The Reality 
  3. Suicide, Rape, and Abuse In The Quaraun Series
  4. How does divorce affect the family members?
  5. What is the difference between family of orientation and family of procreation?
  6. How does society control love and marriage?
  7. Where should we, as believers, stand on gay marriage?
  8. Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce?
  9. What does the Sacred Text say about prenuptial agreements?
  10. What does it mean to be one flesh in a marriage?
  11. Does marriage serve community?
  12. Does marriage empower community members?
  13. How does marriage affect one's perception of one's needs?
  14. Is marriage consistent with the creation of a communal, people's economy?
  15. What are marriage's effects on relationships?
  16. Does marriage undermine conviviality?
  17. Does marriage undermine traditional forms of community?
  18. How does marriage affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  19. Does marriage foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  20. Does marriage build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  21. Does marriage serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  22. To what extent does marriage redefine reality?
  23. Does marriage erase a sense of time and history?
  24. What is marriage's potential to become addictive?
  25. How can I restore my marriage?
  26. Is it wrong for a married couple to have sex just for pleasure?
  27. What does the Sacred Text say about remarriage after the death of your spouse?
  28. Does marriage hinder your relationship with God?
  29. What should be the response of a believer whose spouse has had an affair?
  30. What does the Sacred Text say about a trial separation in a marriage?
  31. Should a married person have a close friend of the opposite sex?
  32. Can a couple who has gotten divorced get remarried?
  33. Will there be marriage in heaven?
  34. What should a believer do if he or she is married to an unbeliever?
  35. Do I have to confess my adultery to my spouse?
  36. What should be the believer view of romance?
  37. Making marriage last - what is the key?
  38. What does the Sacred Text say about the concept of a common law marriage?
  39. What does it mean to leave and cleave?
  40. Does the Sacred Text support the Catholic practice of a marriage annulment?
  41. Did women in the Sacred Text have a choice about whom they married?
  42. Why did God allow Solomon to have 1,000 wives and concubines?
  43. What was the purpose of a dowry (Genesis 31:15)?
  44. What was betrothal in biblical times?
  45. What does the Sacred Text say about being a believer husband?
  46. Why does God hate divorce?
  47. What are the biblical solutions for solving marriage problems?
  48. Why are believers opposed to marriage equality?
  49. What is a concubine? Why did God allow men to have concubines in the Sacred Text?
  50. Why should I get married?
  51. Is it allowable for a believer to have a life partner without a civil marriage?
  52. Advice On Writing A Bisexual Character
  53. When should a believer couple seek marriage counseling?
  54. What does it mean to be a godly wife?
  55. What does it mean to be a godly husband?
  56. What does the Sacred Text say about being a believer wife?
  57. What does the Sacred Text say about an open marriage? Does the Sacred Text address polyamory/swinging?
  58. What does the Sacred Text say about spousal/marital rape?
  59. Should I tell my spouse about my pornography addiction?
  60. What should be a believer's response to a lack of sex in marriage?
  61. What does the Sacred Text say about a wife changing her last name at marriage?
  62. What does it mean that a wife is supposed to be a helpmeet / help meet?
  63. Is the divorce rate among believers truly the same as among non-believers?
  64. If marriage is so difficult, why should I even consider it?
  65. Is it possible to marry the wrong person?
  66. Does the Sacred Text say anything about making a second marriage a success?
  67. Does the Sacred Text say what is the proper age for marriage?
  68. What does “what God has joined together, let no one separate” mean?
  69. What biblical principles should be applied to a believer marriage ceremony?
  70. What is the difference between dating and courting?
  71. If an unmarried couple has sex, are they married in God's eyes?
  72. How can I prepare myself for marriage?
  73. How can I overcome feelings of rejection?
  74. Should believers of different denominations date or marry?
  75. What should I be looking for in a husband?
  76. What should I be looking for in a wife?
  77. Is born again virginity possible?
  78. Is it possible to love a person without liking that person?
  79. What does the Sacred Text say about asexuality?
  80. What should I do if I cannot decide who I should be dating?
  81. What are valid reasons for breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend?
  82. How important is physical attraction when looking for a spouse?
  83. Why is virginity so important in the Sacred Text?
  84. What does it mean that iron sharpens iron?
  85. Why is living together before marriage considered living in sin?
  86. Why is sexual purity so important?
  87. Should a believer wear a purity ring?
  88. Does marriage concentrate or equalize power?
  89. Does marriage require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  90. Is marriage totalitarian?
  91. Does marriage require a bureaucracy for marriage's perpetuation?
  92. What legal empowerments does marriage require?
  93. Does marriage undermine traditional moral authority?
  94. Does marriage require military defense?
  95. Does marriage enhance, or serve military purposes?
  96. How does marriage affect warfare?
  97. Is marriage massifying?
  98. Is marriage consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  99. Does marriage empower transnational corporations?
  100. What kind of capital does marriage require?
  101. What does the Sacred Text say about falling in love?
  102. Is it wrong for a believer to have a roommate of the opposite sex?
  103. Is it a sin to elope? What does the Sacred Text say about eloping?
  104. Polygyny
  105. Sororal polygyny
  106. Non-sororal polygyny
  107. Polyandry
  108. Fraternal polyandry
  109. Non - fraternal polyandry
  110. Monogamy
  111. Serial monogamy
  112. Straight monogamy
  113. Group Marriage
  114. Endogamy
  115. Exogamy
  116. Isogamy
  117. Anisogamy
  118. Hypergamy
  119. Hypogamy
  120. Orthogamy
  121. Cerogamy
  122. Anuloma marriage
  123. Pratiloma marriage
  124. Marriage by exchange.
  125. Marriage by capture is where a man forcibly marries a woman.
  126. Marriage by intrusion is where a woman forcibly marries a man.
  127. Marriage by probation allow a man to stay at woman place for weeks together after which if they decide to get married.
  128. Marriage by purchase or giving bride price. A man is required to give an agreed amount of cash/kind to the parents of the bride as price which usually varies according to the physical beauty and utility of the bride.
  129. Marriage by service is where the man serves at his father-in-law's house before marriage.
  130. Marriage by trial.
  131. Marriage by mutual consent.
  132. Marriage by elopement.
  1. Does a wife have to submit to her husband?
  2. Thoughts on writing Romance: How long does it take for your characters to fall in love with each other?
  3. Is it right for a believer to date or marry a non-believer?
  4. Writing Polygamous and Polyamorous Characters
  5. What does it mean that husbands are to love their wives?
  6. What is/isn't a believer married couple allowed to do, sexually?
  7. How often should a married couple have sex?
  8. What does the Sacred Text say about divorce and remarriage?
  9. I am divorced. Can I remarry?
  10. When is the right time for marriage?
  11. What does the Sacred Text say about engagement?
  12. Why did God allow polygamy in the Sacred Text?
  13. What constitutes marriage according to the Sacred Text?
  14. Is it acceptable to God for a husband and wife to have sex while the wife is menstruating / having her period?
  15. Is it wrong for a believer husband and wife to attend separate churches?
  16. How should a believer spouse handle an adulterous affair that has resulted in a child?
  17. What should be done if a husband and wife disagree on tithing / how much to give?
  18. What does marriage make?
  19. Who does marriage benefit?
  20. What is marriage's purpose?
  21. Where was marriage produced?
  22. Where is marriage used?
  23. Where must marriage go when marriage’s broken or obsolete?
  24. How expensive is marriage?
  25. Can marriage be repaired? By an ordinary person?
  26. What are biblical grounds for divorce?
  27. What does the Sacred Text say about remarriage if a divorce occurred before salvation?
  28. Can/should a believer who is a virgin marry someone who is not a virgin?
  29. What values does marriage's use foster?
  30. What is gained by marriage's use?
  31. What are marriage's effects beyond marriage's utility to the individual?
  32. What is lost in using marriage?
  33. What are marriage's effects on the least advantaged in society?
  34. Why is premarital counseling important?
  35. What is the exception clause?
  36. Is it a sin to have a sexual fetish?
  37. Is the idea of a spiritual marriage biblical?
  38. Is it wrong for a husband and wife to have separate bank accounts?
  39. What does the Sacred Text say about handling money in a marriage?
  40. What does the Sacred Text say about an unhappy marriage?
  41. How does one handle conflict in a marriage (or any relationship for that matter)?
  42. I am in the process of getting a divorce. Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?
  43. How should a believer wedding be different from a non-believer wedding?
  44. What should be different about a believer marriage?
  45. How can married believers avoid emotional affairs?
  46. Does the Sacred Text advocate arranged marriages?
  47. What is a covenant marriage?
  48. What does it mean to be unequally yoked?
  49. How can a violent Elf-hater develop feelings for an Elf?
  50. What is the purpose of marriage?
  51. What sort of things should be in believer wedding/marriage vows?
  52. Should married believers wear wedding rings?
  53. What does the Sacred Text say about oral sex?
  54. What does the Sacred Text say about BDSM?
  55. Why is sexual temptation a bigger problem for men than for women?
  56. Does the Sacred Text say that abandonment is a valid reason for divorce and remarriage?
  57. Why is marital infidelity so destructive?
  58. Can you give me some believer relationship advice?
  59. What does the Sacred Text say about sex before marriage / premarital sex?
  60. What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
  61. How far is too far?
  62. What does the Sacred Text say about interracial marriage?
  63. What does the Sacred Text say about dating / courting?
  64. Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse, or wait for God to bring a spouse to us?
  65. Is it wrong for a couple to live together before they are married?
  66. Is there such a thing as soul mates? Does God have one specific person for you to marry?
  67. How young is too young to be in a romantic relationship?
  68. Should a believer use a dating service to find a spouse?
  69. If a couple gets pregnant before marriage do they have to get married?
  70. What is chivalry? Does the Sacred Text instruct men to be chivalrous?
  71. Is it appropriate for a woman to propose to a man?
  72. Should a couple be financially stable before getting married?
  73. What is true friendship according to the Sacred Text?
  74. How will I know when I have found the perfect spouse for me?
  75. What does the Sacred Text say about flirting?
  76. What does the Sacred Text say about age differences in relationships?
  77. How can I know if I am in love?
  78. Is it wrong to have a relationship with a close relative?
  79. If a man has multiple wives and becomes a believer, what is he supposed to do?
  80. If a person divorces and remarries, is it always going to be adulterous?
  81. Types of marriages
  82. Rules of Marriage
  83. Types of Tribal Marriage
  84. Family
  85. Main characteristics of family
  86. Types and forms of the family
  87. Social Processes affecting Family
  88. Impact of Modernism on Family
  89. Kinships
  90. Descent
  91. Primary, secondary and tertiary kins
  92. Kinship Usages
  93. Polygamous or polygynous family
  94. Polyandrous family
  95. Monogamous family
  96. Family of matrilocal residence
  97. Family of patrilocal residence
  98. Family of changing residence
  99. Matrilineal family
  100. Patrilineal family
  101. Nuclear or the single unit family
  102. Joint family
  103. The conjugal family which consists of adult members among there exists sex relationship.
  104. Consanguine family which consists of members among whom there exists blood relationship- brother and sister, father and son etc.
  105. What should I look for in a believer boyfriend?
  106. What should I look for in a believer girlfriend?
  107. Premarital sex - why are believers so strongly against it?
  108. Does the Sacred Text teach that there is a gift of celibacy?
  109. Is missionary dating a good idea? Can't God use it?
  110. How can I overcome the pain of betrayal?
  111. Is sex a sin?
  112. Why is finding true love so difficult?
  113. How can I heal from the hurt of a broken relationship?
  114. What does it mean to love one another?
  115. How complicated is marriage?
  116. What does marriage allow people to ignore?
  117. To what extent does marriage distance agent from effect?
  118. Can we assume personal, or communal responsibility for marriage's effects?
  119. Can marriage's effects be directly apprehended?
  120. What ancillary technologies does marriage require?
  121. What behavior might marriage make possible in the future?
  122. What other technologies might marriage make possible?
  123. Does marriage alter one's sense of time and relationships in ways conducive to nihilism?
  124. Is abstinence before marriage a realistic message?
  125. I am engaged to and living with an unbeliever. I am convicted about this. What should I do?
  126. I have been living with an unbeliever for years. I recently came to faith in Christ. What should I do?
  127. Does marriage reduce, deaden, or enhance people's creativity?
  128. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

Questions of Health

  1. What is the average life expectancy? How does this differ between different regions, races or ethnicities?
  2. What access do people have to clean drinking water (at home or in public)?
  3. What access do people have to proper sanitation (at home or in public)?
  4. Do houses or public buildings have plumbing? Cold and warm water?
  5. Describe any public or private bathing or latrine facilities.
  6. How is healthcare delivered in this society; what are its foundations?
  7. Are there hospitals or sanataria where many forms of health care are concentrated; or are practicioners more diffuse within the community?
  8. Do people have access to any form of medical aid for emergencies or for less urgent problems?
  9. What kinds of ailments or injuries are treatable in the locality using available supplies and expertise?
  10. What does typical healthcare cost?
  11. How do this societys doctors try to treat wounds and sickness?
  12. Which medical assumtions of this society are wrong?
  13. Do people seek care on an as-needed or emergency basis; or is health care seen as a preventative endeavour.
  14. How often do people see their doctor, dentist or other healthcare provider?
  15. Is a distinction made between physical and nonphysical ailments?
  16. What happens to those suffering from extreme mental illness? Spiritual illness? Other?
  17. How do people react to physical deformity (both congenital and acquired)?

Extra questions of Health I've added to this list.

Questions of Sex

  1. How does your society define incest? Rape? How do people react to these?
  2. What secret vice is believed to be widely practiced?
  3. What secret vice actually is practiced?
  4. What sexual habits are widely believed common among foriegners?
  5. How do people react to homosexuality? Is it frowned on? Encouraged? 
  6. Are premarital sexual relations allowed? Extramarital?
  7. How is adultery defined? What (if any) is the punishment? Who decides?
  8. Is prostitution legal? How are prostitutes viewed? Is this accurate?
  9. What is the greatest sexual taboo?
  10. What does this society mean by the word "virgin" and how important it it?
  11. Is sex confined to marriage? Or, is it supposed to be? 
  12. What constitutes aberrant sexual behavior? 
  13. Are there any cultural or religious strictures, norms or tabus that specifically address sexual conduct?
  14. Are there secular laws that control or restict sexual behaviour?
  15. At what age is it considered normal to engage in sex? Are there tabus against sex with children?
  16. Should sex be a one-to-one experience? Or are groups allowed?

Extra questions of Sex I've added to this list.

  1. How To Write Hot Sex?
  2. EelKat's Guide To Writing Monster Porn | The Kboards Article Reprint
  3. Our Primary Site Topic Is Small Penis?
  4. Quaraun GhoulSpawn and The Lich Lord's Lover: The Lover's Triangle
  5. The sex drive as one of the building blocks of social life.
  6. Is it wrong for a married couple to have sex just for pleasure?
  7. Writing Genderfluid Characters
  8. What is/isn't a believer married couple allowed to do, sexually?
  9. How to Write a Sleazy Male (Rapist/Villain/Bad Guy)
  10. How often should a married couple have sex?
  11. Writing Polygamous and Polyamorous Characters
  12. Is it acceptable to God for a husband and wife to have sex while the wife is menstruating / having her period?
  13. Writing Transgender Characters
  14. Should a married person have a close friend of the opposite sex?
  15. What does the Sacred Text say about oral sex?
  16. What does the Sacred Text say about BDSM?
  17. The KBoards BDSM Rant
  18. Is it a sin to have a sexual fetish?
  19. Happily Ever After (HEA) in Erotica or No?
  20. Is It Erotica?
  21. Suicide, Rape, and Abuse In The Quaraun Series
  22. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  1. Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, or Intersex: What Is The Difference?
  2. Sexual Foundations of society
  3. Sex – Differences
  4. Changing sex roles
  5. Masculinity and Femininity
  6. What should be a believer's response to a lack of sex in marriage?
  7. What does the Sacred Text say about sex before marriage / premarital sex?
  8. Advice On Writing A Bisexual Character
  9. The conjugal family which consists of adult members among there exists sex relationship.
  10. On Writing Yaoi: Crude Adult Comedy & Why It's NOT Erotica - A Look Inside Writing The Quaraun Series
  11. Premarital sex - why are believers so strongly against it?
  12. How can your books have gay transvestite characters and not be Erotica?
  13. Is it wrong for a believer to have a roommate of the opposite sex?
  14. Is sexual purity so important?
  15. Is sex a sin?
  16. Writing Demisexual, Asexual, and Aromantic Characters
  17. If an unmarried couple has sex, are they married in God's eyes?
  18. What does the Sacred Text say about asexuality?
  19. How to Write A Kiss
  20. On Writing Sex Fetishes In Bizarro Dark Fantasy Novels

Questions of Education

  1. Describe the education of the societys people: formal schooling, apprenticeship, etc.
  2. If education is mainly by apprenticeship, how is this accomplished?
  3. Is education compulsory / offered to everyone? What is the cost of education?
  4. Between which ages does education happen?
  5. How are year groups and academic years arranged?
  6. How are curricula arranged? What courses are typically offered?
  7. What degrees or diplomas are offered by schools?
  8. What do schools / colleges / universities look like?
  9. What are the classrooms like? What is a typical class size
  10. Who is in charge of education in the country, and in each individual school?
  11. Does this society have its own language? Its own writing system?
  12. How common is literacy? How is literacy viewed?
  13. What form and value are books?
  14. Who teaches others? How do they teach?
  15. Who decides who learns to read or write?
  16. Who teaches professions, like carpenter or scribe?
  17. Are foreigners ever brought in to teach new skills? Who does that?

Extra questions of Education I've added to this list.

  1. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  2. What does education make?
  3. Who does education benefit?
  4. What is education's purpose?
  5. Where was education produced?
  6. Where is education used?
  7. How expensive is education?
  8. What values does education's use foster?
  9. What is gained by education's use?
  10. What are education's effects beyond education's utility to the individual?
  11. What is lost in using education?
  12. What are education's effects on the least advantaged in society?
  13. What is education's impact on craft?
  14. Does education reduce, deaden, or enhance people's creativity?
  15. Is education the least imposing education available for the task?
  16. Does education replace, or does education aid people's hands and people's beings?
  17. Can education be responsive to organic circumstance?
  18. Does education depress or enhance the quality of goods?
  19. Does education depress or enhance the meaning of work?
  20. How does education affect warfare?
  21. Is education massifying?
  22. Is education consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  23. Does education empower transnational corporations?
  24. What kind of capital does education require?
  1. Does education serve community?
  2. Does education empower community members?
  3. How does education affect one's perception of one's needs?
  4. Is education consistent with the creation of a communal, people's economy?
  5. What are education's effects on relationships?
  6. Does education undermine conviviality?
  7. Does education undermine traditional forms of community?
  8. How does education affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  9. Does education foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  10. Does education build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  11. Does education serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  12. To what extent does education redefine reality?
  13. Does education erase a sense of time and history?
  14. Does education concentrate or equalize power?
  15. Does education require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  16. Is education totalitarian?
  17. Does education require a bureaucracy for education's perpetuation?
  18. What legal empowerments does education require?
  19. Does education undermine traditional moral authority?
  20. Does education require military defense?
  21. Does education enhance, or serve military purposes?

Questions of Technology

  1. Are philosophy and science unified, or do they exist as separate and independent disciplines?
  2. What devices and technologies are availible for people?
  3. Are such devices taken for granted? If not, how many are appreciated?
  4. How do people envision a difficult or impossible task that could be made easier by using some kind of device or futuristic technology?
  5. How is knowledge distributed? Is it kept unknown to the common people, or is availible for all?

Extra questions of Technology I've added to this list.

  1. A Moon Elf meets a 1974 AMC Gremlin
  2. What does Technology make?
  3. Who does Technology benefit?
  4. What is Technology's purpose?
  5. Where was Technology produced?
  6. Where is Technology used?
  7. Where must Technology go when Technology’s broken or obsolete?
  8. How expensive is Technology?
  9. Can Technology be repaired? By an ordinary person?
  10. What are Technology's effects on the health of the planet and of the person?
  11. Does Technology preserve or reduce ecosystem integrity?
  12. What are Technology's effects on the land?
  13. What are Technology's effects on wildlife?
  14. How much, and what kind of waste does Technology generate?
  15. Does Technology incorporate the principles of ecological design?
  16. Does Technology break the bond of renewal between humans and nature?
  17. Does Technology foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  18. Does Technology build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  19. Does Technology serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  20. Does Technology concentrate or equalize power?
  21. Does Technology require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  22. Is Technology totalitarian?
  23. Does Technology require a bureaucracy for Technology's perpetuation?
  24. What legal empowerments does Technology require?
  25. Does Technology undermine traditional moral authority?
  26. Does Technology require military defense?
  27. To what extent does Technology redefine reality?
  28. Does Technology erase a sense of time and history?
  29. What is Technology's potential to become addictive?
  30. What is Technology's impact on craft?
  31. Does Technology reduce, deaden, or enhance human creativity?
  32. Is Technology the least imposing technology available for the task?
  33. Does Technology replace, or does Technology aid human hands and human beings?
  34. Can Technology be responsive to organic circumstance?
  35. Does Technology depress or enhance the quality of goods?
  36. Does Technology depress or enhance the meaning of work?
  37. Is Technology ugly?
  38. Does Technology cause ugliness?
  39. What noise does Technology make?
  40. What pace does Technology set?
  41. How does Technology affect the quality of life (as distinct from the standard of living)?
  1. A Moon Elf sees a computer
  2. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  3. Does Technology preserve or destroy biodiversity?
  4. Does Technology preserve or reduce cultural diversity?
  5. What is the totality of Technology's effects, Technology's “ecology”?
  6. Does Technology serve community?
  7. Does Technology empower community members?
  8. How does Technology affect one's perception of one's needs?
  9. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a communal, human economy?
  10. How complicated is Technology?
  11. What does Technology allow people to ignore?
  12. To what extent does Technology distance agent from effect?
  13. Can we assume personal, or communal responsibility for Technology's effects?
  14. Can Technology's effects be directly apprehended?
  15. What ancillary technologies does Technology require?
  16. What behavior might Technology make possible in the future?
  17. What other technologies might Technology make possible?
  18. Does Technology alter one's sense of time and relationships in ways conducive to nihilism?
  19. What are Technology's effects on relationships?
  20. Does Technology undermine conviviality?
  21. Does Technology undermine traditional forms of community?
  22. How does Technology affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  23. What values does Technology's use foster?
  24. What is gained by Technology's use?
  25. What are Technology's effects beyond Technology's utility to the individual?
  26. What is lost in using Technology?
  27. What are Technology's effects on the least advantaged in society?
  28. What aspect of the inner self does Technology reflect?
  29. Does Technology express love?
  30. Does Technology express rage?
  31. What aspect of one's past does Technology reflect?
  32. Does Technology reflect cyclical or linear thinking?

  33. Does Technology enhance, or serve military purposes?
  34. How does Technology affect warfare?
  35. Is Technology massifying?
  36. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  37. Does Technology empower transnational corporations?
  38. What kind of capital does Technology require?

Architecture

  1. What major architectural styles are present? What do they look like?
  2. How does this vary over time and between places in the region?
  3. What major elements are present? How are they pieced together?
  4. What are houses like inside and out?
  5. What are palaces and castles like?
  6. How tall is the tallest building? How big is the biggest building?
  7. What materials are used in typical construction? Do any materials have to be imported?
  8. How are buildings constructed? Are there machines or is work done by hand?
  9. What are some famous landmarks in the region? Why are they famous? Are they famous internationally?

Extra questions of Architecture I've added to this list.

Questions of Transportation and Communications

  1. How do people get from place to place? Does this vary at all in different places?
  2. Do people make long journeys? If so, what are they like?
  3. Is there a public transport system? Who uses it? How much does it cost?
  4. What are the roads like? How do they vary from place to place?
  5. Do individuals or families own and use their own vehicles?
  6. How safe and clean is the typical transport system?
  7. What major fuels are used?
  8. Apart from face to face, how do people communicate with each other?
  9. Is there a postal service? How fast is it? How much does it cost to use? What restrictions are there on packet delivery? Does the post operate internationally? How likely is it that an article sent in the post will reach its intended destination?
  10. What technical or mechanical means of communications exist?

Extra questions of Transportation and Communications I've added to this list.

Questions of Economics

  1. What is the local economy based on?
  2. How is commerce engaged in?
  3. If levied, how are taxes collected? What are such revenues used for? How does taxation affect the people?
  4. What do people expect from their government in return for the taxes paid?

Extra questions of Economics I've added to this list.

  1. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  2. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a communal, human economy?

Money

  1. What is the local currency like? How is it subdivided? What is is based on (metal, labour, fiat)?
  2. Is currency issued by a central authority or by some decentralised means?
  3. How does it compare to other neighbouring currencies?
  4. How has the value of the currency changed or fluctuated recently?
  5. How are coins and notes produced? How common are forgeries?
  6. How is wealth distributed?
  7. Is there a public banking system?
  8. Who uses it? What benefits does it bring? At what cost?
  9. Is there a large gap between the wealth of the rich and poor? What expectations do each group have from the other?
  10. What constitutes "poverty" in this society?

Extra questions of Money I've added to this list.

Questions of Death and Burial

  1. What is their understanding of death and dying?
  2. What does this society do with their corpses?
  3. Do they cremate their dead? Or, how are dead bodies disposed of?
  4. Is the family responsible for the body? 
  5. What part do the priests play?
  6. Are there cemeteries at all? 
  7. Or, does everyone have a crypt in back with all the relatives in it? 
  8. Do people visit the dead? If so, how often and why?

Extra questions of Death and Burial I've added to this list.

Suicide

  1. What do people in this culture think about suicide? 
  2. Is it the greatest sin one can commit? Or is it a sin at all?
  3. Is it the great and last comfort of a tormented soul? 
  4. Is it worse than murder?

Extra questions of Suicide I've added to this list.

Questions of Government

  1. What is the form of government? How is it structured?
  2. What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government?
  3. What is the political status of minority communities?
  4. How is government chosen?
  5. What is the countrys general foreign policy?
  6. Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How?
  7. What kinds of punishments are meted out? By whom? Why?
  8. How are new laws created or old ones changed?
  9. Is there some form of clemency or pardon? What is involved?
  10. Who has the right to give orders, and why?
  11. What titles do various officials have?
  12. How are the rules different for officials as opposed to the common person?
  13. How do government officials dress?
  14. Is the law written down? Who interprets it?
  15. Once accused, what recourse does someone have?
  16. Is torture allowed? What kinds? Is capital punishment allowed?
  17. How are criminals executed?
  18. Who cannot rise to positions of leadership?
  19. Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances?
  20. What makes someone a bad ruler in this society? What can be done about it?
  21. What are the most common or dangerous forms of criminal?

Extra questions of Government I've added to this list.

  1. Writing Racist Characters VS The Ku Klux Klan In Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  2. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 
  3. Does Technology concentrate or equalize power?
  4. What is the supreme law of the land?
  5. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? 
  6. Does Technology require, or institute a knowledge elite?
  7. Is Technology totalitarian?
  8. Does Technology require a bureaucracy for Technology's perpetuation?
  9. What legal empowerments does Technology require?
  10. Does Technology undermine traditional moral authority?
  11. Does Technology require military defense?
  12. Who does torture benefit?
  13. What is torture 's purpose?
  14. Where is torture used?
  15. How complicated is torture ?
  16. What does torture allow people to ignore?
  17. To what extent does torture distance agent from effect?
  18. Can we assume personal, or communal responsibility for torture 's effects?
  19. Can torture 's effects be directly apprehended?
  20. What ancillary technologies does torture require?
  21. What behavior might torture make possible in the future?
  22. What other technologies might torture make possible?
  23. Does torture alter one's sense of time and relationships in ways conducive to nihilism?
  1. Paul LePage: What do you think about your state's governor?

  2. Does Technology enhance, or serve military purposes?
  3. How does Technology affect warfare?
  4. Who makes laws?
  5. Is Technology massifying?
  6. Is Technology consistent with the creation of a global economy?
  7. Does Technology empower transnational corporations?
  8. Does torture serve community?
  9. Does torture empower community members?
  10. How does torture affect one's perception of one's needs?
  11. Is torture consistent with the creation of a communal, people's economy?
  12. What are torture 's effects on relationships?
  13. Does torture undermine conviviality?
  14. Does torture undermine traditional forms of community?
  15. How does torture affect one's way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  16. Does torture foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
  17. Does torture build on, or contribute to, the renewal of traditional forms of knowledge?
  18. Does torture serve to commodity knowledge or relationships?
  19. To what extent does torture redefine reality?
  20. Does torture erase a sense of time and history?
  21. What is torture 's potential to become addictive?

City Watch & Sheriffs

  1. Is there a civilian police force, or is law enforcement the province of the military?
  2. Is the police force a nationalised one, or are there multiple regional forces?
  3. How militant or vigilante are they? Are they usually or ever armed?
  4. What is the extent of their authority? Can they shoot you? Can they use magic? Can they torture or otherwise force a confession? Can they use telepathy?
  5. Are there individuals or groups who are above the law?
  6. Is there a secret police?
  7. What is the role of police informants, if any?

Extra questions of City Watch & Sheriffs I've added to this list.

Questions of Warfare

  1. Does the country have an armed force? What types? What size?
  2. How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world?
  3. Who declares war?
  4. Who has the power to declare conditions of peace?
  5. How are treaties negotiated?
  6. What happens to prisoners taken in battle?
  7. What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces?
  8. What form of warfare does this society use?
  9. How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare?
  10. Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them?
  11. How does someone get command of troops?
  12. Where do the loyalties of military units lie?
  13. Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military?
  14. What is campaign or camp life like?
  15. What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to?
  16. How are battle injuries treated?
  17. How long do wars typically last?
  18. Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war?
  19. Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution?
  20. What do soldiers do when there's no war?
  21. Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations?
  22. Who are the countrys enemies?
  23. Whos winning the war?
  24. What defences are available to cities?

Extra questions of Warfare I've added to this list.

  1. Does Technology require military defense?
  2. Does Technology enhance, or serve military purposes?
  3. How does Technology affect warfare?
  4. I’m mad at God about war! Does that make God mad at me?
  5. Writing Stuff That Churns My Gut

And one to some additional thoughts...


So, there it was, The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire.

In all, there are more than 1,000 questions on this page.

1,000 questions about world building.

1,000 questions to help you build your fantasy realm for your novel.

And you know what?

It's just not enough questions!

For example, where are those questions about geography? Climate? Plants? Animals? We them too, right?

So, here's even more questions, because I just can't stop adding questions to this list of questions to ask myself when world building.

:)


Extra questions of Geography I've added to this list.

  1. What is the greatest archipelago on the globe?
  2. What is the deepest lake?
  3. The youngest mountain range in the world is...
  4. What is the largest Gulf in the world?
  5. What is the world's largest desert? 
  6. The climate characteristics of what regions are dry summers and moist winters?
  7. The second highest peak in the World is...
  8. Which countries are not land-locked?
  9. Which countries are land-locked?
  10. Which country in the world is the largest producer of meat?
  11. What are the characterises the desert forests?
  12. The greatest diversity of animal and plant species occurs in...
  13. Which country in the world is the largest exporter food?
  14. What is the most important river of the region/state/country/world?
  15. What is the most busiest seaport in the world?
  16. Which city of the region/state/country/world is the largest centre of Iron and Steel?
  17. Which bay of the world is the largest?
  18. Who are the original inhabitants of the region/state/country/world?
  19. The most advanced inhabitants are...
  20. What is the longest road of the world?
  21. What is the most important cash crop of the region/state/country/world?
  22. Which two countries of the world have the longest common boundary?
  23. What is regions specialises in the cultivation of citrus fruits?
  1. What is the highest plateau in the world? 
  2. The highest waterfall of the world is...
  3. What is the largest river in the world? 
  4. The World's longest river is...
  5. Largest mountain range in the world is...
  6. What is the smallest ocean?
  7. Which part of the country/world experiences a cold wave during winter season?
  8. What is the largest fresh water lake and where it is situated ?
  9. What is animals are caught for fur in the Polar Tundra?
  10. What regions get no rainfall throughout the year?
  11. Which climatic region has the least temperature range?
  12. What is the most important industry of the region/state/country/world?
  13. What is the longest Mountain Range of the region/state/country/world?
  14. What is the largest island in the world and where it is situated?
  15. Which country of the world is the largest producer of Soyabean?
  16. Which city of the region/state/country/world is the largest?
  17. What is the hottest place of the region/state/country/world?
  18. What is the coldest place of the region/state/country/world?
  19. What is the wettest place of the region/state/country/world?
  20. What is the driest place of the region/state/country/world?
  21. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 














EelKat's Guide to
World Building For Fiction Writers
The Complete Article Index

The list below are the original pages written in 2003, and republished on Squidoo in 2007:



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For help in creating characters in genre fiction try:





Even more articles have been written for this series since then:

As there are now more then 100 articles for this series, it now has it's own index page on which to list them all, as there are just too many to keep adding them to this end of article list. You can find the complete listing of all the World Building articles here now:

More on Worldbuilding In Fantasy Novels:



Books I Use When Creating Fantasy Worlds:
















*UPDATE: ADDED November 7, 2013 - I suppose one thing I should point out at this point, before we go any farther, is my use of the word fantasy throughout this series. The bulk of this set of articles was written 7 years ago in April of 2006, parts of it appearing on EK's Star Log and other parts of it appearing on my personal Squidoo account. In the 7 years since writing this I've received hundreds of emails regarding it. A common question asked being: "Why do you talk of building a fantasy world if you don't write Fantasy?"

ANSWER: Fantasy with a capital "F" is the name of a type of fiction, in other words Fantasy is a genre. I do not write Fantasy fiction of the Fantasy genre, that is correct. I do however create fantasy realms for my Science Fiction and Horror works. I write Dark Fantasy, which is a sub-genre of Horror and Space Fantasy which is a sub-genre of Science Fiction.

Did you see it? No? Let me point it out: I write about fantasy worls as the exist in Horror and Sci-Fi but I do not write about fantasy world as they exist in Fantasy Fiction.

If it is not real it is fiction, if it exists only in fiction it it fantastical, if it is fantastical it is a fantasy item, because it is not a real item, however being fantastical does not make it part of the Fantasy genre, just as not everything in the Fantasy genre is always fantastical in nature.

The word "fantasy" with a lower case "f" is a word that means "not real" and has nothing to do with the Fantasy genre (capital "F") at all. And therefore when I say "fantasy realm" I mean a world that is NOT the Earth on which you and I live on in the real world, and am in no way, shape, or form referring to the Fantasy genre.

The methods I use to create my fantasy realms can be applied to ANY genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Western, etc.



2013 World-Building Series UPDATE:

Due to issues with content scraping, outright plagiarism, some of my articles appearing on OTHER Squidoo member accounts without my permission, and many of my "Squidoo articles" being stolen off Squidoo and posted without my permission on various  blogs and sites including Wikipedia and Helium; all of my articles are in the process of being removed from Squidoo.

This series of World Building articles in one that has been heavily plagiarized over the years and as of September 2013, it can only OFFICIALLY be found here on EelKat.com - if you find it posted elsewhere, know it was stolen and I am not receiving royalties for it.


2014 Update:

As you know, or not, Squidoo owners Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn stole thousands of Squidoo articles from Squidoo members, and tried to pass them off as their own, resulting in the lawsuit against Squidoo owners for the theft of tens of thousands of articles.

More than 100 of my articles were transferred off my Squidoo account and moved to Bonnie's account,

while my authorship and writing articles, including this world-building series were deleted off my Squidoo account and transferred to Kimberly-Dawn's account!

!!!!!!!

I am shocked and flabbergasted at what these 2 women have done. That they thought they could get away with stealing so many articles from so many authors! Buying Squidoo from Seth Godin, did not give then the rights to our articles and these two horrible women had no right to delete them off of our member accounts and republish them on their own accounts, trying to pass them off as their own.

More then 100 Squidoo authors have gathered together in lawsuit against Squidoo owners, Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn. The result of that is, Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn, to avoid their asses being sued to hell and back, have now transferred the Squidoo lenses back to their original owners and deleted the entire Squidoo website.

Squidoo is officially gone. It exists no more. Squidoo is dead. Most Squidoo writers have opted to move to Hub Pages as HubPages has bought the remaining shambles of what is left of Seth Godin's Squidoo after Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn massaquered it in their article stealing frenzy.

While I do have a HubPages account and my remaining Squidoo Lenses can be found there temporarily, they are being moved here and deleted off HubPages as I move them


April 2017 UPDATE:

As of now, all on my 600+ Squidoo pages are now moved here to EelKat.com and no more are remaining on HubPages.

It's hard to believe, Squidoo has been gone for 4 years now. It was such a big part of my life for a decade.


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The Quaraun Series On Amazon:

I am wondering why has Amazon moved the Quaraun books to the category "Transgender Romance" and also "Gay Erotica"? The base story is a deeply depressed, suicidal, drug addict Elf who's lover commit suicide and he's trying not to do the same. It's an old Elf in a tavern, monologuing a lot of flashbacks and back story scenes of his youth. These stories are dark, bloody, angsty, full of drug use, murder, rape, Medieval torture, mental/physical/emotional abuse, and references to depression and suicide - no romance in it, unless you count the occasional (and usually brutally violent) rape scenes that show up in nearly every volume - sorry - no clue what Amazon is thinking or why they moved these to Romance and Erotica, but these books are NOT even close to being Romance or Erotica on any level at all. When I published these books I put them in "Dark Fantasy" and "Yaoi". If they show up in any category other then "Dark Fantasy" and "Yaoi", it's because Amazon put them there without my authorization or approval.

~EelKat



Author Interviews
On Writing The Quaraun Series:

  1. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

Author Interviews
On CosPlaying The Quaraun Characters:


Author Interviews
Reacting To Old Orchard Beach's
White Power Gay Hating Over Reaction Ban
Of The Quaraun Series:

  1. Question Everything Before Putting It In Your World 

The 4 door white truck continues to sit at the end of my drive way (146 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, Maine) near every night around sunset, reeving it's engine and squealing it's tires, with the driver yelling anti-gay threats and obscenities out the window. He continues to do the same thing at my dad's apartment building (Biddeford Maine) a few times a week, usually in mid to late afternoon time. He continues to follow me to shopping to various stores in various towns throughout the states.

Phrases he yells from the truck include:

"Kill or be killed remember Saco Shaws all transsexuals are alike"

"I keep a gun under the seat of my truck, I'm gonna use it to shoot you in the head, you transvestite freak"

if cars are going by he yells to them: "that thing is Ken's son, look at how's it's dressed; it's insane, it has autism, we can't allow that thing and it's gay cars in our family friend town of Old Orchard Beach"

He often babbles deranged ramblings about something he calls "the gay-pocalypse", raving lunacy about how "all the gays are gathering" on his doorstep. He raves some crazy nonsense about how Armageddon is coming and the war to end all wars will be "the gays against the Christians" and Christians have to be ready to "kill the gays"

My car is the Autism Awareness Car and had 2.5million marbles glued to it (I have Autism - savant - Kanner's syndrome) he claims tat my car "is gay" because of what it looks like. My car has been vandalized several dozen times, including to have the tires slashed 7 times in 6 months.

After dark often around 10PM, he stands at the end of the logging road across the street from me and shoots at my motohome (in February 2014 he shot holes in my neighbour's barn while doing this). I have video footage of 3 of his shootings at me here:  https://youtu.be/NUebzJ9sz9U and here: https://youtu.be/C4dZbgG-Smw

This has gone on since August 2013 now, in addition to all the vandalism, hate crimes, pet beheadings, etc that has happened, including the bomb that blew up our house in 2006.

As you know, that whole time I had not been able to get a plate number on the truck. He as just here again, and I just realized why I could not get a plate number... there are no plates on the truck, either on the front or on the back. However, as he was driving away today... I noticed, there is a plate, stuck up in the back window of the truck, where it can barely be seen, deliberately obscured from view behind a silver tool box.





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