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  • I had to go all the way to the Urban Dictionary to find something about framlings, ramen and varelse.

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  • "Do you tell us that we are condemned always to be varelse, and never ramen?"

    Speaker for the Dead

  • And" quite an amazing turn" they have several times referred to the females as varelse!

    Speaker for the Dead

  • She knew that the piggies were ramen, not varelse.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • "What does all this talk of utl-nnings and fr'mlings and ramen and varelse have to do with Ender's Xenocide?"

    Speaker for the Dead

  • The fourth is the true alien, the varelse, which includes all the animals, for with them no conversation is possible.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • No wonder they speak of the females with that odd mixtures of worship and contempt, one minute not daring to make a decision without their consent, the next minute telling us that the women are too stupid to understand anything, they are varelse.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • And he would also have gone as the Speaker for the Dead, to understand the piggies and explain them to humankind, so they could be accepted, if they were truly raman, and not hated and feared as varelse.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • Now, though, I realize the females are probably every bit as intelligent as the males, and not varelse at all.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • The difference between raman and varelse is not in the creature judged, but in the creature judging.

    Speaker for the Dead

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  • Not at all. I was just envisioning such a boss....

    August 7, 2007

  • What? Did you think I was joking?

    August 7, 2007

  • Haha!

    August 7, 2007

  • Sounds like my boss.

    August 7, 2007

  • Varelse (pronounced var-ELSS-uh) are strangers from another species who are not able to communicate with us. They are true aliens, completely incapable of common ground with humanity.

    August 3, 2007