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Anonymous asked: Ah. Usually for multi-part asks I copy/paste the extra parts into the answer for the first one so its all in one post.

I’m on my phone so no can do neighborino

Anonymous asked: there was an ask between those last two. idr what all it said though. did tumblr eat it?

nah, it went thru, i just didn’t want to clog ppl’s dashes

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Russian metro.

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Russian metro.

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Anonymous asked: when they just finished a war of attrition against the Covenant, and suddenly a portion of their GDP is guaranteed to be exported, regardless of how their affiliation with the UNSC may affect their trade relations with other species.

I think you’re giving them way too much credit, both the UEG and the Innies. As a conflict theorist, my motto is: “It’ll all end in tears” because it undoubtedly will. REVOLUTIOOOON

Anonymous asked: Very true, but the Kig-Yar managed to work with humans to create a frankly thriving economy in the Rubble, even during the war, and the tax haven wouldn't be exclusive to big businesses, and certainly not to military manufacturers (AMG, for example, is basically the Dodge of the 26th century, and makes civilian vehicles, as well as military ones). The UEG just got done financing a war that lasted 27 years. They're going to want to make that money back, and the easiest way to do that is through

Regardless if companies could do that, they still probably wouldn’t, just because of costs. The kind of planets the Innies could control and use wouldn’t be ideal ones, probably with few natural resources aside from minerals/metals, and they’d also be wildly in the middle of nowhere. A company, if it wants to grow, would still have to ship goods, pay for construction, maintenance, electricity, etc. It isn’t a smart business plan lmao I can see the innies SURVIVING on their own but I don’t see them living happily. re: jefferson state economics

Anonymous asked: when we say innies are we talking halo or what?

yessirree bob

Anonymous asked: would boost the local economies. On top of that, with the Sangheili civil war going on essentially next door, the market for that kind of manufacturing has to be incredibly ripe, leading to market competition, which would drive the local economies even further. And since the colonists would be the hosts to UEG-based businesses, those businesses would have to abide by local labor laws, which would likely include a fair minimum wage.

This is all certainly true! Personally I would not want to be anywhere near the outer colonies or the seceded colonies. “Small groups of poorly armed humans living in glorified villages as they struggle to survive on planets that certainly aint no Earth” sounds like target practice to me. And while wartime markets always boom for those in possession of the right weaponry - and if Kilo-5 taught us anything, Innies certainly are - there is the inevitable decline. But, I must digress, seeing as the galaxy just got a lot more crowded, and many species are still bitter; wartime may last decades, especially in the outer reaches of habitable zones. Big-name companies could move to Innie-controlled planets, but I suspect UEG may make it hard for them. Additionally the cost of transporting goods back into the inner colonies may greatly outweigh the benefits of cheap labor. There is also the fact that introducing big industries into a small society creates a massive imbalance between classes, and according to chaos theory, it’s only a matter of time before the scales tip again.

generally, while the innies could start off with a simple society and build up on their own, i suspect living conditions will be just as bad as they were under UEG control. damned if you do, damned if you don’t, yknow

Anonymous asked: With the "Innies Out!" slogan. Do you believe they should be allowed to secede from the UEG?

ohhhh ok I get it lmfao sorry anon, it’s 5 am. in some way i do agree, because the outer colonies get less resources than the inner systems. they generally live in poorer conditions, farm for themselves, and are so far from the influence of ueg that it’s understandable why they’d want to cease being under their control. it reminds me of the “six californias” debate however; namely the concept of the “jefferson state”. people in that area of influence are farmers, loggers, industrial type workers who don’t get paid much and typically live in less than desirable conditions. they’re so far from the attention of the government that it seems unfair for them to have to follow those laws when they’re basically ignored. it’s debatable if the same rules apply on a interplanetary scale, but the fact of the matter is, without a big government like the ueg, those innie colonies would fall into squalor. how would they pave their roads? construct equipment for generating electricity? how would taxes be controlled, how would they be acceptable, with such relatively small populations, when so much needs to be done in order to create a functioning society? third parties could charge however much money they pleased because the ueg would have no control over it. due to a monopoly over the market, third parties could charge whatever they wanted when it came to innie customers, because it’s a necessary good; a city can’t live without water, means of growing crops, or building homes, and third parties could take advantage of that. plus, most planets visited by humans are only borderline habitable. how can you expect to maintain a stable community when you depend entirely on shipped-in goods? when the world you cut yourself away from is the only lifeline to survival?

in the end, if the innies want out, let em out, but they’ll get fucked over in the long run imho

capsicle-on-the-rocks asked: Your artwork is just the best :) It's the most realistic version of the Chief I've come across and loved. Your version of him is the one I usually refer to if I'm picturing his face now. Good job!

ahhh omh i’ve been grinning over this message since you sent it. thank you so much!! i really appreciate it!!!!

Anonymous asked: You didn't do the meme thing recently that I'm aware of, but... AGREE/DISAGREE: "Innies Out!"

i cant tell if youre referencing the insurrectionist faction in the halo series or belly buttons

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