I bet a lot of Vulcan music is like Bach and Mozart and other enlightenment-era music. Like, it’s beautiful because it’s even and mathematical and proven to be beautiful because it follows all of the proper rules and laws of nature
but I really…
Like it’s kind of seen as kinky or deviant? But tons of vulcans do it, and it’s just a not… Socially acknowledged thing? And music plays a big part cause music makes every feeling more intense, I think.
1.PLUG IN YOUR HEADPHONES.
DO NOT LISTEN WITHOUT HEADPHONES!
3.CLOSE YOUR EYES.
ENJOY A VIRTUAL HAIRCUT.
DO IT NOW.
THIS IS LITERALLY LIFE CHANGING.
Woah, I actually got chills when he whispered.
OMG. I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR MONTHS. FINALLY REAPPEARED ON MY DASH.
I thought this would be like; “Oh cool. Yeah, that sounded like a haircut.”
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND.
The back of my head is tingling.
WHEN HE WHISPERED, I FELT HIS BREATH ON MY EAR, AND I’M HOME ALONE IN A LOCKED ROOM, AND I HAD MY EYES CLOSED, AND FORGOT WHERE I WAS. JESUS CHRIST.
THE VIRTUAL HAIRCUT! YESS!!
this was creepy as shit and I am not hitting play again.
But I will share it~
Clothes. Your race must also be furred, feathered, or dead because they need some form of insulation. Human-like skin doesn’t last long in Arctic conditions. White clothes are your race’s form of camouflage instead of white skin. It also makes sense because the sun bouncing off pure white snow would burn your white characters’ skin, making them red or tanned instead of an undetectable white.
Ptarmigans. Ptarmigans have darker plumage in the summer and white plumage in the winter for camouflage purposes, just like snowy hares. Perhaps your race has darker skin in the summer and lighter skin in the winter. A few people don’t switch as quickly as others, resulting in “POC” in the winter. Please tell me you have a summer or some equivalent. You won’t be able to support complex life if you don’t.
Different living conditions. So you have the people who live out on the frozen tundra all year long. Can you not have people who live in caves or out at sea or on a mountaintop or on rocky beaches? At the very least, you will have mountains, which have dark rock your race may need to blend into.
You can have people living in certain areas while still having darker skin. The Inuit and the Aleut live in cold regions with little sunlight, but they aren’t as pale as white people at the same latitude because of differing UV levels, genetic drift, and because of their diet. Hunter-gatherers tend to have darker skin than people who live in agricultural societies because of the nutrients that differ in these diets.
You can also use trade, exploration, and relocation or immigration to put POC in your setting. It takes at least 2500 years for the skin tone of a single, isolated ethnic group to make a significant change. And that’s without other factors such as heavy shelter from the sun or lack of heavy shelter from the sun.
And, as I never seem to see understood by anyone, SKIN COLOR DOES NOT A POC MAKE. A person can still have very “ethnic” features even when their skin does not match up with the traditional skin tone (irrelevant here given the race in question is made up). Black people with albinism do not look white. An asian person with purple skin would still look asian. Not to mention East Asians are people of color who are (traditionally) as pale and often paler than Europeans sooooo