Pod Culture

A donation spends her donat years (0-8/10) in a pod (a family) with Subaki, Bizaki, or Hizaki (sometimes there are even Zaxiri and Marixi) caregivers living together in one residence. A Maker is any citizen that has conceived, given birth to, or raised a donation, in the role of a parent; she is also any femmar from whom DNA was used to create the donation (even if she has no part in raising her). Role-specific names are employed, derived from biological terms like Mak, Mako, MakMak, or Kerma and Kerms.

Despite having multiple caregivers in the pod, a donation has only two to three biological makers, and these are called ‘primary-makers‘ or primaks. Typically, at least one primak remains home with the donations every day; this maker is called a nestor by her bond partners. Due to the group dynamic of pods, not every donation carries a genetic relation to her nestor; she may be the donation of other bonded members of the pod.

Names reserved for elders of the pod (the makers of one’s maker) are eldermak, or elderkerms, or the word ‘elder‘ before their given name. Elders regard their donations donation as, donata.

sibox (sister) or ‘sib‘ is one born of the same makers or one that shares 50% of a citizen’s DNA. A sibtox (cousin) is one born of one’s makers sibox. Siboxi (Sisterhood) is the oldest form of relation among Femmar and was marked among the original subjects by an intense sexual aversion. Before DNA scanning via the Femakixirpaxul, the original and the shored did not engage in full group sexual activity due to the many sibox among them. DNA scanning after the awakening of the 115,000 subjects found that each femmar had four or more genetic siblings, except FusafitakilThe twins created by the Femakixirpaxul shared 97% of the same DNA (the Kul twins born of the 10th Ramaxian Gen share 90%) and Femitokon held a 50% kinship with subject Haluxikon but her twin Fusofitakil carried no genetic connection to Haluxikon.