The 18th Ordinary Meeting of the 165th session of the Literific took place on the 13th of March in the Senate Room.
Jonny Finlay, Oran Kennedy and Paddy Mallon spoke in favour of bionic humanity. Finlay opened the debate saying that we already have bionic humanity. He argued it was good for advancing humanity and that in this way it is a part of natural evolution. Kennedy said that on a level the input of film, literature and video games has made us realise how wonderful bionic humanity can be. He said that if the technology exists to help a person we cannot deny them it and that ultimately it allows humanity to progress. Mallon determined by welcoming bionic humanity people could have a second chance at work and life but that it was also sheer awesome.
Calvin Black, Owen Wright and Nick Millington all opposed the motion! Black mentioned the increase in selling limbs and being attacked and also how much easier it would be to kill someone if you had guns in your limbs (hence shooting President Kydd, which he did, with a toy gun). Wright warned the House of the dangers of bionic humanity and determined that it would reinforce the divide between classes as the rich would have it first and do we really want a robotic Donald Trump? Millington said bionic humanity was a concern and that currently we are limited by our technology but that we will advance rapidly in the coming years
The debate then went to the floor. We went to a vote and the motion passed.
The 16th Ordinary Meeting of the 165th Session of the Literific took place on the 27th of February in the Senate Room. Ciarán Gallagher ended a riff off by starting Bohemian Rhapsody which then turned into a group singing thing with piano played by Henry Adams.
Ciarán Gallagherand Paul Shannon were the proposition. Ciaran had a speech but was interrupted by bagpipes and the arrival of our favourite German Sebastian Eckert. His actual argument was quite good and serious and focused on the uniqueness of musicals and how they consist of wonderful things. Shannon then continued for the proposition. He commented on the shambolic nature of the evening before moving on to his three reasons for supporting the motion, his reasons three. There was singing, logic and observations of the Literific council.
Ben Murphy and Jonny Finlay opposed musicals! Murphy felt musicals contained an unnerving amount of optimism and that they do not reflect life as it is since life can be kind of terrible. Finlay begged us not to waste membership money on a musical that would just end up as gifs on Tumblr. Instead he recommended creating a blockbuster movie, suggested titles being Adam Potter and the Standing Order of the Phoenix or Doctor Whom. Both titles were accompanied by detailed descriptions.
The debate then went to the floor. We then went to a vote and the motion passed.
The 11th Ordinary Meeting of the 165th session of the Literific took place on the 12th of December in the Senate Room.
Dr Goss, Ben Murphy and Marie-Louise Synnott took the bite for proposition. Goss spoke of the dismal quality of current films of the adult persuasion and reasoned that the talented, ‘saucy specimens of desire’, also known as our members, could create something of a far higher calibre. Mr Murphy told the House that it was their democratic right to make adult home videos. Ms Synnott explained how well equipped the society would be if it chose to go with the motion as she had many contacts that could help make a high quality product.
Mr Jonny Finlay, Ms Emily Walker and Captain Ciaran Gallagher (QUBSU President for 2014/2015) took on the opposition. Finlay questioned the artistic flair behind it and whether it would reflect the Literific. Emily Walker stated the three reasons you’d want to make a sex tape are 1) for fun 2) to remember the good old times and 3) to make money. C’p’n Gallagher said that there is never any guarantee of secrecy, that once it’s made you can’t guarantee that it won’t be leaked.
The motion went to a vote after the floor debate and was surprisingly defeated.
For more information read about this debate in the minutes: there are two sets of minutes because the original ones were deemed inappropriate for the Secretary of State to hear at the NI flags debate.