MaschinensäckeThe highly developed people of Hurdelhabadan are a community of enlightened beings who have overcome the constraints of the laws of nature and can shape the world with their imagination. They are telepathically gifted and use their full creative potential for art and science. They indulge in lusts of all kinds and enjoy every activity to the highest degree. So they have created an advanced culture with the most magnificent and diverse forms of expression. Since they can bend the causality in their favor, there is no crime among them. You can do everything without creating harm. Life is a game that serves to maximize joy, adventure and insight. There is an ideal combination of a relaxed, harmonious feel-good atmosphere and stimulating creative chaos.
Their form of society is attacked by many sides, especially by the Freitaglandmänner, who despise every free-spirited way of life and want to subjugate the whole universe. But as tolerant as they are to each other, as rebellious they respond to constraints. Threatening gestures and demagogy have no chance. Every threat to their freedom leads to fierce resistance.
- The Values of the Maschinensackdom
- Structure and Functionality of a Maschinensack
Naming and conceptional Development
The term "Maschinensack" (machine sack) was created sometime in the period 1994-1995. A Lego minifig equipped with poles and technical parts, clattering in a house, established the name. Soon the term was widely used for people who are equipped with strange devices. When the Donnerstagland (Thursday Land) was conceived as an ideal world, where everyone is friends and where no one has to work, its people were given the name Maschinensäcke. From now on, they were the heroes, cool and sovereign, but in the beginning not always fair. Since Schuschinus now mainly based his drawings and stories in this fantasy world, his typical way of drawing people with beaks in profile was also associated with the name. The name had lost its direct reference to machines, but the Maschinensäcke were often portrayed as cyborgs with advanced technology.
From the New Heyday on, the concept was reconsidered. For one thing, Schuschinus began to draw characters more humanly, which contradicted the idea of Maschinensäcke as an alien species. However, Schuschinus had always regarded different looking toy figures as Maschinensäcke, and even drawn characters haven´t always been uniform. On the other hand, there were many new ideas that deepened the concept of society of this ideal world. So the Maschinensäcke became a community defined by their shared values and their imagination. They gain full control over themselves, which allows them to change their bodies as well. That explains the stylistic variability in drawing. In order to develop an independent canon of values, experiments were deliberately made with crossing moral boundaries. The good guys should by no means be like a rigid, celibate Jedi Order, but instead free, creative and sensual, they shouldn't suppress their dark sides, but rather know how to guide them and live them in a self-created world.
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The Maschinensäcke first used a common identification symbol in 1995. It was kind of a bird in profile (wall-owl), whose design did not originate from Schuschinus himself. A little later, ancient cave paintings were rediscovered under a table of the grandparents which Schuschinus had placed there and forgotten. They probably originated in the Prehistoric Era. There was a symbol of a circle with a bow, whose meaning remained unclear, but it was chosen as the new logo of the Maschinensäcke. The underside of the table was further embellished to a shrine of art, which unfortunately was later destroyed. So the original of the Logo is lost forever. During the second season of Sabbelradio, while talking gibberish, the word "Apra" fell, which was then designated as the name of the symbol. The logo is of striking simplicity and a shining symbol of hope throughout the Schuschiverse. However, its simplicity also makes it prone to imitation, and it is not unlikely that anyone ignorant in pseudoreality will happen to invent an identical icon. Furthermore, its simplicity allows for a great deal of modification without sacrificing its recognizability. Maschinensäcke incorporate the icon into their items in a variety of ways, but have no uniform flag or crest.
The Values of the Maschinensackdom
From the Era of great Failures on, Schuschinus began to draft a constitution for the Maschinensäcke, which is rather a disordered collection of ideas for moral guidelines. Maschinensäcke have a high sense of dignity and developed a functioning society, which makes laws unnecessary. The law has been abolished and replaced by a canon of desirable ideals, which are always renegotiated and whose limits can be explored experimentally.
You can deal with it, or you perish with it. Nothing takes away from the right to absolute freedom, except where it restricts the freedom of others. This also and especially applies to nature. If compromises are necessary because different claims to freedom hinder each other, or where laws of nature make something impossible, this is a fault in the system that must be eliminated. Freedom is defined by the abundance of possibilities and the absence of constraints.
Sensing and living out positive emotions, as well as practicing activities that trigger them, is seen as the meaning of life, which must not be disturbed by the outside world. Joy is a basic right, that everyone is entitled to, unlimited and free of charge. Dualistic systems that make suffering seem necessary to appreciate joy or that everything good has to have its price are wrong. Nobody shall have to haggle over their well-being. The pleasure principle is an important and accepted decision criterion that must not result in disadvantages. Sources of joy are free to choose and forever serve as intense as in the beginning. Habituation does not occur, nevertheless the finding of new sources and voluntary abstinence shall not be impaired.
Sayings such as "We are only guests in this world" you will not hear from a Maschinensack. Everyone has the right to a true home, that will always be there and that can´t be taken away by nothing and noone. According to the individual needs, this contains everything, one needs to feel good and safe and still to have no losses in freedom. An own dimension for dream house and private haven, optimal family/friends, physical and virtual possibilities to live ones interests and an atmosphere of trust and appreciation. Everyone has the right to perfect data privacy and to take every possible action to ensure that.
Leisure is sacred and untouchable. As leisure pomises count breaks, end of working day, weekend, holidays, vacation and retirement. These have priority over work and are not revocable, even if they were given by mistake. Example: Give someone a vacation with the intention to misuse it for exams. In this case, the word vacation was thoughtlessly used, but the die is cast. With the vacation one has also granted the unimpeachable right to free time. To misuse it for work is shameful scam.
Everyone has the right to be off on all existing holidays, regardless of original purpose and personal meaning of the holidays. If several leisure occasions fall on the same date, for example holidays on the weekend, then the occasions have to be shifted. The once experienced annual total amount of free time may never fall below again in the future. Of course, everyone is free to use their free time for work voluntarily. Remember that free time is not synonymous with bumbling around or even forced breaks. It serves to do what makes you happy.
- Knowledge and Wisdom
Maschinensäcke question everything, explore the world and themselves with critical thinking. They love to philosophize, research is carried on with great enthusiasm. They don't let lies and misbeliefs seduce themselves. They acknowledge facts, but in doing so they do not allow the world to dictate the value and use of knowledge and skills. The acceptance of the status quo is only an option, if it has been found to be good according to one's own, independent evaluation. They strive to fully savor life in active design and improvement as well as in conscious idleness and nonsense in order to experience all facets and grow from them.
- Sincerity and Truthfulness
Maschinensäcke are proud beings and encounter each other at eye level. They honestly speak out what they think and stand up for their values. They never take an attitude of subservience. Respect is based on honest esteem, not on hypocritical courtesy.
To know oneself and to live by ones true nature is fundamental to unfold one´s full potential and to reach a world of maximal diversity and interestingness. Self-fulfillment is life, conformity is death. Nothing shall stop you from realizing your boldest visions.
This is less meant in a materialistic sense, rather in an essentialistic one. Things that you use, work on, create and learn to love, have a story, they are interwoven with your own personality. And these parts of personality mustn´t fade, as well as memories, experiences or abilities mustn´t. Everyone has ownership of their person and the right to let it grow steadily and without loss. Therefore, property shall be liberated from materialistic insufficiencies, saved in memory as pure characteristic essence, and always be able to recreated by the power of mind on a materialistic level. And memory must be written on a perfect, unlimited and everlasting storage medium. This should be as flexible as the brain, but back up every change, so that no memory has to be considered falsified. In this way, the accumulation of property loses its bitter connotation of greed and becomes part of character building.
To call playing a preparation for the "seriousness of life" is sacrilege. Never a Maschinensack will acknowledge work and toil as the true and authentic, and belittle the noble activity of playing. Play and fun is the meaning, work is just annoying formality, an interruption of meaningful activity, whose necessity has to be overthrown. Growing up must not affect the play instinct.
Art is a diverse term, which shall not be reduced to a personal interpretation here. In everything the Maschinensäcke create, it is particularly important to them, that it has artistic value and soul. To what amount this consists in craftsmanship, aesthetics, expressiveness, emotion or something else, be up to everyone themmselves. Art must be free, it must not be affected by economic factors or institutional and ideological regulation. Art has to be preserved and accessible to everyone. Censorship is abhored in any form. Once created, art is under protection and must never be destroyed again.
The infinite depths of one's imagination are the most real thing at all. Dreamers are highly respected, their creativity inspires progress, art and the joyful shaping of life. The buzzkiller physics aren´t allowed to interfere with your plans. Everything, one can imagine, has to work.
Prudery is an atrocity for the Maschinensäcke. Among them, lust and love are completely natural and innocent, sensuality is encouraged in all areas. The carnal desire is decoupled from the tiresome matter of procreation. There are no unwanted pregnancies, no venereal diseases and no lust killers. All people are desirable, openminded and of age. You are not limited to one gender or sexual orientation and you can experiment unrestrainedly. What elsewhere counts as perverse, is practiced here above all. One is inclined toward all imaginable constellations and appreciates diversity without succumbing to jealousy.
Structure and Functionality of a Maschinensack
HardwareA body shall not be a hindrance, but a personal, freely definable form of expression and source of pleasure. The physical presence is variable, ranging from highly sophisticated biological animal-plant hybrid bodies that provide a closed ecosystem, making them independent of nutrients, over cyborgs, to forms of pure energy that can adopt any shape as a force field and also exist virtually. In any form, their existence is secured by backups. In spite of all diversity, there are some popular, recurring characteristics that are conducive to the living of joy:
The bodies have distinct stamina, strength and agility. Of course, fitness is genetically programmed and does not have to be built up and maintained through tedious training. Also, their genetics are competent enough to prevent any diseases or disabilities. A little laziness or "unhealthy" behavior does not immediately lead to the collapse of organ systems, as it is usual in the pseudoreality. Maschinensack bodies know, that they have to remain efficient and automatically counteract any wear and tear.
According to their diverse nature, there is no uniform method of reproduction. This can happen sexually, by cloning, or by the artistic creation of a new character. Eggs can be laid, or living offspring, even adult persons can be created. Age can be adjusted and maintained later anyway. Maschinensäcke only procreate, if they decide so consciously. This makes contraceptives unnecessary and saves a lot of worry. The offspring is equipped with all the necessary skills from the beginning, to survive on their own without any effort and not to annoy their environment with incompetence. Maschinensäche can have an orgasm in every body part.
Their immune system accesses a collective database, so that they are always currently vaccinated. Maschinensack cells are absolute loyal and incorruptible. They don´t let themselves affect, neither by viruses and poisons, nor by cancer or autoimmune diseases. Even if, the affected cells could be isolated and blasted off. Even the severest injuries can be fully regenerated. Against smoke, gases, physical attacks and radiation, they possess a personal force field and an unfolding armor.
Maschinensäcke can modify their physical appearance through nanotechnology and holography. But also on a mechanical level. Interchangeable pigments allow an adaption of skin color or camouflage. The length of every single hair can be controlled by tiny winches. The body height can be altered through hydraulic telescope bones, restucturing of muscles and fat allows further finetuning. Clothes are put on via teleportation. The universal compatibility facilitates transplantation and the connection with artifical body parts. Maschinensäcke are naturally odorless, but can replicate odorant molecules and compose a personal perfume.
SoftwareWhat defines the actual Maschinensack is their free mind. They are not instinct-driven animals, but have full access to their subconscious and true free will. Teir mind is the ultimate operating system that can create and run any program they want. It can telepathically log into the Schuschinet and communicate with all Maschinensäcke, but is absolutely safe from hacker attacks.
Through telepathic link, emotions can be exchanged, which provides a deeper understanding of other persons. Maschinensäcke are actually social and don´t just act as if. All Maschinensäcke are sympathetic to each other. There are no sharp divisions between kinds of relationships such as friendship, love or kinship. Everyone is free to have as many relationships as they want and to define their contents and nature independently, without orienting on predefined role models. But there is no pre-installed addiction to social contacts. A Maschinensack can live in isolation for a long time without taking mental damage. Virtual interaction is as effective as physical. Unsocial ways of life are not negatively charged, because they are not the harmful result of involuntary psychological problems, but free and comprehensible decisions.
- Intelligent Intelligence
An intelligent brain can be trained diversily. In the case of Maschinensäcke, the learning process doesn´t affect just the data itself but also the data management. The brain doesn´t condition itself unaskedly, simply because a stimulus is repeated. Neural networking can be planned, it accesses the learned knowledge and is based on the wishes of the brain owner. Positive imprinting is supported, negative suppressed, regardless of what kind of permanent negative stimulus one is exposed to. Well-trodden paths of thought can be deliberately blocked, so that they do not distract you to remain open to new ideas. Knowledge can be learned or downloaded, but most Maschinensäcke enjoy the self-reliant discovery.
- Outsourced Personality
A Maschinensack defines himself not only by his body and mind, but by everything he does in life, his interactions and products are part of him, which are stored on historical stages or objects outside of his body. Therefore, every attack on his property is an attack on his person. Burglary is rape, destruction is mutilation. Shared experiences or things that have emerged through teamwork, form connected identities. Nevertheless, anyone can edit these things individually by splitting the timeline.
LanguageIn 1999, attempts were made to construct the Hurdelhabadan language. This was canceled due to the expense of effort. Instead, the then recently rediscovered language "Quyrxul" was set to be the official language. Exploring the mysterious black gas dwarf Quyrxulr on the outer rim of the Hurdelhabadan solar system, explorers discovered that the Drubdlautis species living there preserved the original language of the universe. This most precise of all languages contains the feelings of the speaker and the state of the environment, indeed the course of the entire universe that has led to speaking at this moment. Because of that, no sentence is formulated twice in the same way, the language reinvents itself with each sentence. You can only understand it through telepathically delivered emotions. This way the degree of understanding can be precisely controlled. You can reveal your entire soul to someone or use it as a secret language that is understandable only to individuals in a group.
Writing SystemAfter a brief introduction of a new script in 2002, efforts were made in the New Heyday to reconstruct the alphabet of an old manuscript from 1995 and to add missing characters. The font can be used as both letters and syllabary. In the future, the characters shall be expanded according to the phonetic alphabet.
MediaSince art, education, entertainment and unconditional freedom of information are among the highest goods in Maschinensack culture, they have a wide range of media. Everyone has the right to distribute their own media.
CulinaryLife is given on Hurdelhabadan without further action. Maschinensäcke eat for pleasure only, food will usually be completely recycled without residues. Excretions are optional, as is their composition. No living thing needs to be murdered, food materializes at the desired level of preparation. Maschinensäcke are immune to toxins and pathogens, so disgust is also voluntary and does not interfere with tasting different flavors.
|Jellyfish with googly eyes and spider salad|
|fat soup||oil, butter, margarine, lard, cream, bacon|
ArchitectureBuilding a house is not an exhausting task, turning you off with physical and bureaucratic restrictions, but rather resembles playing with building blocks or an intuitive to use 3D software. That is why houses are diverse and individual. However, interest groups can also come together and build cities with an uniform appearance in favor of the stylistic effect. There is no lack of space, because each new building can be stored as a separate file on a parallel dimension level, which can be variably linked to recombine cities. Because the community is totally trustworthy and respectful, you don´t need to be afraid of burglars. Doors can be left open without concern, gardens be used commonly. Bridges and secret passages connect the parts of the building, apartments are not separated from each other, but lead into common rooms. The temperature stays as desired by itself, so indoors and outdoors can flow into one another without being sealed off. There are no barriers and prohibition signs on construction sites. Everyone is invited to help shape and enjoy buildings in their unfinished state. There are many interactions and visits, young and old ones equally use the whole city as a playground. Still, everyone can retreat to his personal dimension to have the whole city for oneself.
EducationSince noone has to drudge for his life on Hurdelhabadan, there is no need to learn boring things. There is no compulsory schooling, no alienated cramming, no exams, grades or degrees. Rather, Maschinensäcke indulge in childlike curiosity and the pleasure to acquire knowledge playfully. Learning is a fluent and neverending process, where character development and creativity are in focus. For that purpose there are interest centers, which are open to all people voluntarily and free of charge. These are the cultural volcanoes, where you can find information on every topic and like-minded people for exchange, where art and science flourish. Every knowledge is valued equally. That e.g. Mathematics has a disproportionate importance is a delusion of pseudoreality. It is one possibility among many and no more or less worth than other topics. Also completely idle things can also be deepened here.
|Rantistics||The science of ranting is concerned with the variety of swearwords, the artful formulation of complaints and insults and the processing of these into effective spells in order to fight the evil with mere words.|
|Study of Powerbubis||
Meticulous research into all aspects of Power Bubis
Super Sentai Costume Design Classification
|Clutching Brickology||Includes the shapes and color theory of bricks, their possible combinations, the design of Mocs.|
|Mixing||The combination of various ingredients for the purpose of achieving impressive effects.|
|Pegleg Manufactory||The manufacture of artificial body parts.|
FashionAccording to the free spirit, there are nowhere dresscodes. You can dress to the hilt or dress in rags, cover up or go naked. The boulevards are a permanent fashion show. There are fashion trends, but nobody has to fear ostracism, if they dress completely differently. The trends are usually very colorful and emphasize nonconformism, creativity and the beauty of the body.
SportsPhysical exercise is not necessary to stay fit. Sport is practiced just for fun. There are no stiff rules that spoil the fun of physical activity in everyday life. Snowball fights and the building of giant sand castles are high cultural assets, just as urban exploration including climbing on scaffolding and sneaking through ruins. Nevertheless, there are organized sports, because it doesn't do any harm.
|Cucumber Game||It is played on an artificial island on a stormy sea. There is one goal, a cucumber-shaped ball and any number of players. The rest is spontaneous|
|Glow Stick Hockey||They use hockey sticks and a glow stick as puck. There are no goals, the entrances to the dressing rooms are used. The goal is to beat up the opponents and bring the glow stick into your own dressing room. Included in the Sticks are weapons and special features.|
|Bellyball||The ball may only be touched with the torso. For extremities, the exception is, that you can use them, if you do not use their surface, but the meat inside.||As an alternative to the boring sports like football and handball, bellyball was developed, which combines elements of classic team sport and contact juggling. At first, it was a shadowy existence, but then it became sexy. Players became idols with ever-fancier circus numbers and extreme bodybuilding that not only affected their muscles. The sport moved into the background and it became a freak show. The undisputed queen of bellyball was Lena Peiwes. After her death, the belly ball fever ebbed away.|
|Random Fighting||Very popular are voluntary gladiator games with no or arbitrary rules. It's about creative and aesthetic fighting techniques. The highlight was "The Tournament" (2009).|
|LARP||Abstracted physical activity on a dull, flat surface is usually too boring for the Maschinensäcke. They want to fill the movements with stories, make the playing field and the players appealing. LARP ensures social diversity and exciting conflicts without coercion and real danger, because all the bad things such as bureaucracy, diseases or wars can be simulated lifelike as a role-play. The annual Slaughterfun-day is the largest LARP festival on Hurdelhabadan.|
|Frm-hunt||Every dead Frm makes the world a little better.|
There is no economy on Hurdelhabadan in the sense of an overwhelming system of forced labor, struggle for limited goods and out-of-control virtual numbers. No one has to work, because the body is self-preserving. Trade is a voluntary hobby to discover interesting goods and meet people. There is a great variety of offers of different goods for every interest, even for the smallest niche target groups. No one has to fear that his treasured grocer will have to close because of tough competition. Small shops, markets, large department stores and mail order exist harmoniously next to each other. Everyone is allowed to print their own money to collect and play. The most popular currencies are Ballsule and Misi.
There is also no poor and rich in the sense of unjust social classes. Everyone chooses the lifestyle that suits their personality. One can indulge in luxury and decadence or live under the bridge without fulfilling any requirements. Pomp and glitter are just like dirt and garbage neither fate nor merit, but aesthetic stylistic devices that can be changed at any time. No one is despised for their lifestyle because it does not affect anyone else. There is enough space and resources for everyone. The value of things is measured not by scarcity or demand, but by personal significance and psychometric richness.
The Maschinensäcke deeply abhor the military with all its coercion and barbaric customs. But strategy- and role-playing games are popular and fights are completely safe for Maschinensäcke, because life and health as well as their belongings are secured by backups. There are military representations without their actual degrading properties. Those who particularly enjoy butchering can let off steam at various clubs and events.
The Frms are constantly trying to carry war everywhere. In this case, each Maschinensack has the right to self-defend on his own discretion. No one has to exercise this, because Maschinensäcke have a superior physical capacity by nature and access to the database of martial arts. They also have the right to possess as many and as dangerous weapons as they want, because their world is not as stupid and dangerous as the pseudoreality. The clubs also participate, sometimes in costumes that are similar to uniforms. But even in an emergency it remains a game for the Msäcke, while the Frms fall victim to their own vicious violence.