@Guesticus: In marriage: Rule #!, The wife is always right. Rule #2, If the wife is ever wrong, apologize immediately, buy her and expensive gift to make up for "your" error, fix the problem and refer to Rule # 1.
@Merceneiress What happened to the Clone Universe, the Evil Emperor and the Mind Reading Hooker? Sampson, Billie, Little Tirin and Aunt are still in limbo at this point somewhere in time.
@Dragonrider, @Guesticus and @ems: Sariel is still spinning her tale about what happens in the future and this page represents further down the road in the distant future where this "utopia" developed. No need for an Emperor at this point, just the time syndicate --- indeed like a 1984 type of situation. A rebellion of sorts arises out of this apathetic universe where everyone is perfectly content (with nanos that make sure they feel that way). But I believe no matter how much we alter our humanity/nature, "mutations" one way or another will arise (as here, perhaps in the form of resistance to the nanos).
Haha, Dragonrider has the rules of marriage perfect (I follow them to the letter!)
Guesticus - good question - even among two wives there may be a wife and a husband...
@Guesticus: with two partners be they both male, female, or one of each always one is the lead, or Husband and one follows, the wife. While both nay be strong in their specialty, and take second to none in their area, in the relationship one will be the Alpha and the other the Beta.
@Guesticus: Sorry about that, this is a subject that brings me pain, had a brother who died from AIDS and a Foster Daughter who's real mother drove her to suicide by keeping on insisting all she needed was a hot affair with a man to change her life. She had graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Mothers field in order to try to please the woman.
@Dragonrider: Very sorry to hear about both your brother and your foster daughter. I've seen my share of tragedy and death unfortunately, but the story about your foster daughter hit me quite hard --- my imagination can come up with all kinds of weirdo sci fi stuff/stories/places like Saronia, other dimensions, time travel for people to read, enjoy, laugh at, but no amount of imagination could allow me to approximate the amount of pain you must have felt.
@awhorl: Hi; I'm married for 46 years and my Wife and I rarely have serious disagreements and we have an equality that allows either of us to lead whoever is more familiar with the subject. I admit that I may close my eyes when she's driving as she brakes with her left foot and closes faster than I.