Why I Didn’t True Voluntarist or Libertarian Colors
Though Lord of Columbia is based off war, Libertarian principles run amok in the work. However, my voluntarist and Libertarian friends may spot one huge flaw in the work, but it’s something I did on purpose. This article clears up a strange issue many voluntarists may get angered over.
So without further ado, let’s work to avoid this color scheme war.
Orange and Brown…Heroes?
Voluntarism and Libertarianism tend to be associated with black and yellow, but I wasn’t about to deck my main protagonists out in black and yellow. In fact, it’s the single last color combination you’ll ever see me wear.
Well, for one, I’m a Browns fan, but there’s more to it than that, I promise you.
1. When I think of the flame of liberty, or see flames anywhere, I see traces of yellow, but predominantly orange. So, it makes sense for an orange flame to be present.
2. The flame is in a wooden torch, so therefore the wood is brown. Orange and brown worked much better than black and yellow.
When it came to orange and brown versus black and yellow, orange and brown just made sense.
Black and Yellow…Villains?
Another intentionality I carried out to make my Voluntarist and Libertarian friends’ heads explode. I decked out the villains, the Southpoint Empire in black and yellow.
Again, let me explain, and I promise it has more to do than it being the Pittsburgh Steelers’ color combo.
If one looks back in my posts archives, I state Lord of Columbia is one of a few allegories, two of which being the Revolutionary War fought in modern times and the American Empire versus the American Republic.
Well, the official colors of the US Army are black and gold (yellow).
Therefore, it made absolutely zero sense, beyond a shadow of a doubt to make my protagonists colors black and yellow.
I sought this early on.
I had a few other ideas for colors, too. Here are some originals:
1. Scarlet and Gray protagonists versus Yellow and Blue antagonists. The idea sounded attractive, but it made zero sense to dress my colonies in red and my empire in blue for obvious reasons.
2. Blue and white versus purple and black. My protagonists were dressed in blue and white while the antagonists were in purple and black. However, this one didn’t hold because I wanted to place my protagonists and antagonists in modern looks. Despite the fact I have orange and yellow as colors, they’re secondary and accents at most, the dominant colors being brown and black.
It’s a small but potentially fatal issue I wanted to clear up a few weeks before Lord of Columbia’s release. The last thing I needed was for my Libertarian and Voluntarist friends to pick up or scroll through the work, wondering why I made popular Voluntarist colors belong to the enemy.
I hope this brief article clears up any potential confusion with readers. Yes, I realize black and yellow are colors of Libertarians and Voluntarists alike, but they’re also colors of the true interventionist empire’s army, that being the United States.
That said, I went out on a limb and finally settled on the same color scheme as my Cleveland Browns. I’d like to thank everyone for their readership on My Freedom Flame, please come back soon.