Author Archive: Mordanicus

Announcement

I have decided no longer to post stories on this website. Instead I have created account on Wattpad and from now on I will publish my stories there. On this site I will continue to post my musings (“contemplation”) and the occasional reviews.

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Amazonian Family Code

The Family Code of the Queendom of Amazonia, has the following structure:

Title 1 Natural Persons

Title 2 Descendants and Adoption

Title 3 Marriage

Section 1 The Legal Consequences of Marriage

This section defines marriage as a union between two women of at least seventeen years of age.

It establishes that the junior spouse owes obedience to her senior spouse.

It further deals with the legal position of a junior spouse and with matrimony.

Section 2 Dissolution of Marriage

There are two ways how a marriage can be dissolved: annulment and divorce.

It establishes the grounds for annulment and provides three for grounds for divorce:

  • neglect of marital duties
  • adultry
  • criminal conviction

Section 3 Child Custody After Dissolution

Section 4 Recognition of Foreign Marriages

This part establishes, among other things, that a marriage between a man and a woman is null and void.

Title 4 Inheritance

Title 5 Curatelle

Title 6 Provisions Regarding The Royal Family

Country files: New Afrika

Name: The Republic of New Afrika

Primary location: Sun-Earth Lagrange points

Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic

Capital city: Karenga

Economic system: mixed market economy

Official ideology/state religion: ubuntu

Language: Afrihili

Founded: 2030s

Role in international relations: small power

Main allies: Elysia

Main rivals: none

National Anthem: Jo Fo! (Go straight ahead!)

National sport: Athletics

Featured in: Dinner

The small islands

Urando is the name of a planet and its single continent, which is about the size of all terrestrial continents combined. Besides this super-continent there are several “small islands” on the planet. Though usually called small islands, several have sizes between that of Iceland and that of Greenland. These islands are scattered across the Urandan Ocean and most are uninhabited, due to the large distances between them and the mainland. Continue reading →

Urando map

I have previously posted a photograph of the map of Urando. However, I have now properly scanned this map, so I am now able to use graphic software (Inkscape and GIMP) to edit the map and to produce maps of individual regions and countries.

My intention is to update an improved map of Urando and maps of Gramatia and Benya before New Year. Later this week I will post more background articles regarding Urando.

Movim

Movim is an open source, decentralized and standardized social network. Unlike competitors like “facebook” it is not driven by financial interest but is instead funded through donations. So there are no adds and also the privacy of its users is respected.

Interestingly Movim is not hosted on a single server but on several ones. Each user can select a server he or she likes, located in a country of one’s preference. Also everyone is able to set up a new Movim server.

I have created a Movin account (just look me up on Movim – my user name is Mordanicus).

More info: movim.eu

A few words on solaris

As things go as planned, I will get another computer in some time from now. The principle OS which I will install on it, will be – of course – a Linux distribution. However, I intend to run a couple of other operating systems using virtualization (kvm, to be precise). I have compiled a list of some guest OSes, including some other Linux distributions, but also a few other OSes: Continue reading →

Back from never gone

No, I am not gone. The last few months I was just busy to finish my thesis, so I had put my WP activity on a hold. Fortunately I have now completed my studies (finally) and hence I have now the time to do things I like more. Consequently I will resume posting stuff once more. Continue reading →

Excerpt

This is an excerpt of a cancelled novel by me: The Dead of All My Enemies

I was sitting behind my desk, when my last surviving enemy stepped into my office. I looked up from my work, straight into the eyes of my arch nemesis. Perfectly calm I asked: Continue reading →

Country files: Faiakea

Name: The Republic of Faiakea

Primary location: Main Asteroid Belt

Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic

Capital city: Ogygia

Economic system: warrantism, distributism

Official ideology/state religion: hedonic realism

Founded: 2057

Role in international relations: small power

Main allies: none, isolationist state

Main rivals: most other spacer nations

National Anthem: the joy of work

National sport: paintball hunting