signet of House Schuschinus, representative for the Maschinensäcke, which do not have any uniform signet

Maschinensäcke

The 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.

naming


The term "Maschinensack" (machine bag) was created sometime in the period 1994-1995. A Lego minifig equipped with poles and technical parts 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, its people got the name, which was henceforth associated with positive qualities. Even though the name has no direct relation to machines anymore, Maschinensäcke often use cyborg technology.

Signet


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 signet 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 signet 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 signet 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 anarchistic society, which makes laws unnecessary. Thus the law was abolished and replaced by a consensus of values, which is allowed to be negotiated permanently.

Structure and functionality of a Maschinensack


Hardware

A 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, and 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:

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Software

What defines the actual Maschinensack is his 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.

Culture


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language

In 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.

script

After 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.

culinary

Life 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.
title image ingredients preparation comment
Jellyfish with googly eyes and spider salad
cotton soup
fat soup oil, butter, margarine, lard, cream, bacon
Pirti Tepon
roasted human
screw casserole
salt dumplings
garbage cake

architecture

Building a house is not an exhausting task, which turns you off with its 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. 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.

education

Since 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.

fashion

According 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.

sports

Physical 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.
sport image rules comment
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. The annual Slaughterfun-day is the largest LARP festival on Hurdelhabadan.
Frm-hunt Every dead Frm makes the world a little better.

economy


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 his 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.

warfare


The Maschinensäcke deeply abhor the military with all its coercion and barbaric customs. But role-playing games are popular and one can dress in an uniform and mimic a villain for fun. War exists only as a game among the Maschinensäcke, but the Frms are constantly trying to carry war everywhere. In this case, each Maschinensack has the right to self-defend on his own discretion, even in a costume. No one has to exercise this, because Maschinensäcke have a superior physical capacity by nature. 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. Who has special fun at slaughtering can join various clubs and events. For Maschinensäcke fighting is completely harmless, since life and health as well as their belongings are backed up.