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About Liviana

“Liviana” is the philosophical nom de plume of Giovanna Laine, a nod to the practice among the American thinkers who debated Confederation and Federalism during the late 1700s, writing in “The Federalist Papers” and “The Anti-Federalist Papers” under such Roman noms de plume as Cato, Publius, Brutus, etc.

A philosopher, logician, and linguist by training, a huge fan ofStar Trek, a gamer, and a member and supporter of the Green Party of the United States, Miss Laine also loves to cook Italian cuisine. A native Texan, she currently resides somewhere in the wilderness of the American South with three cats, several guitars, a few firearms, and an extensive library of books, magazines, journals, comic books, videos, and music.

About the Name

“Liviana” is Latin for “Livia-like,” or “Similar to Livia.” Several Roman women had the name Livia, including the wife of Augustus Caesar (Livia Drusilla, later known as Julia Augusta, regarded by some historians as “the first Empress of Rome”). The original meaning of livius, livia, and livium would have been “dark bluish grey,” and the modern English word “livid” derives from the related Latin word “lividus.” “Liviana” as a personal name would therefore mean something like “similar to Livia” (as noted above) in reference to some similarity to another woman whose name was Livia, or “similar to dark bluish grey” in some way.

However, the owner of The Progressive Flame and hostess of "Republic News" on the Giovanna Liviana channel on YouTube adopted the name primarily in honor of the Star Trek character Liviana t’Charvanek (aka Di’on t’Charvon, aka Thea), a Romulan woman who commanded not one Romulan warbird, but a fleet of at least three vessels of the Romulan Star Navy, at a time when women in the United Federation of Planets were not allowed to command even a single starship in Starfleet (later series have retconned this restriction, but it seems to have been regarded as “canon” during the time when TOS was in production and for some time afterwards):
Liviana Charvanek at Memory Beta.

And now for a little linguistic lecture about the origin of the name, since so many online "baby name" sources get it wrong, and these sites are so often taken as authoritative (in spite of most of them having been produced by amateurs) ...

Livia is a Latin name (the feminine form of “Livius” and not a short form of “Olivia,” although it certainly can be used as such), and not Hebrew. The Hebrew word confused with “Livia” on a few baby name websites is actually “Lavi” (“L’via” or “Levia” in modern Hebrew), which means “Lioness,” and which is linguistically unrelated to the Latin name “Livia.” The transliterated /v/ in “Lavi” represents a “doubled” Hebrew letter Beth, with the sound of an English /v/, while the /v/ in “Livia” is in no need of transliteration, but represents the sound of an English /w/ in Classical Latin. Thus, LAH-vee or lə-VEE-ah versus LIH-wee-ə exposes the reality that the seeming similarity is an illusion based solely on orthography without phonetic basis. Moreover, the etymology of the two names also varies, with one deriving from Proto-Canaanite (a Semitic language) and the other from Proto-Italic (an Indo-European language); the two names do not even have the same meaning. No doubt should exist that “Livia” is a Latin (Roman) name, at least for anyone with formal training in Linguistics and Classical Latin.

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Basic Patron
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Basic Patronage gains access to Patron-Only Content here on Patreon and in my Discord server "Liv's Livestreams & Vids," which features both a text channel and a voice channel for Patrons only, and a special Patron role with a distinct tag and tag color.  In addition, Basic Patronage gains mention in the Acknowledgements at the end of my  articles in The Progressive Flame on Medium.  The name to be included may need to be negotiated.
Romulan!
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Romulans receive the rewards of Basic Patron and mention in the Acknowledgements at the end of my videos on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.  The name to be included may need to be negotiated.
Centurion
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Romulan Centurions receive the rewards of Basic Patron and Romulan! and will be eligible to join a quarterly (once every three months) livestream I will be hosting on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.
Subcommander
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Romulan Subcommanders receive the rewards of Basic Patron, Romulan! and Romulan Centurion, and will be eligible to join me for a regular monthly livestream on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.
Tal'Diann Operative
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Tal'Diann Operatives get all preceding rewards and will be able to request that I join their livestreams on YouTube or Twitch.  Livestreams on YouTube will be eligible for inclusion in my "Other Appearances" playlist, which may gain you a few more views and possibly more subscribers.  This is not the only way to get me on your livestream, but the other ways are a bit more challenging.


I say "request" because considerations of time and date will figure in to whether or not I can join.  Also, I may reject some invitations based on past experiences, but if I do so, I will explain why, and what you can do to rectify the situation so as to encourage me to join you again.  Generally speaking, if I come on your stream and someone on there is being intentionally obnoxious, I'm not going to be pleased;  this will also be reflected in whether or not I add the stream to my "Other Appearances" playlist (so if I've been on one of your streams and you don't see the stream in the playlist in question within a week, you should ask me if I've forgotten to add it to the playlist or if I took exception to something in the stream).

Senator
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Romulan Senators get all preceding rewards, and I'll come up with something else as well.  This will, if nothing else, at least strongly encourage me to write more articles at The Progressive Flame and to produce more videos for the Giovanna Liviana channel on YouTube.
About Liviana

“Liviana” is the philosophical nom de plume of Giovanna Laine, a nod to the practice among the American thinkers who debated Confederation and Federalism during the late 1700s, writing in “The Federalist Papers” and “The Anti-Federalist Papers” under such Roman noms de plume as Cato, Publius, Brutus, etc.

A philosopher, logician, and linguist by training, a huge fan ofStar Trek, a gamer, and a member and supporter of the Green Party of the United States, Miss Laine also loves to cook Italian cuisine. A native Texan, she currently resides somewhere in the wilderness of the American South with three cats, several guitars, a few firearms, and an extensive library of books, magazines, journals, comic books, videos, and music.

About the Name

“Liviana” is Latin for “Livia-like,” or “Similar to Livia.” Several Roman women had the name Livia, including the wife of Augustus Caesar (Livia Drusilla, later known as Julia Augusta, regarded by some historians as “the first Empress of Rome”). The original meaning of livius, livia, and livium would have been “dark bluish grey,” and the modern English word “livid” derives from the related Latin word “lividus.” “Liviana” as a personal name would therefore mean something like “similar to Livia” (as noted above) in reference to some similarity to another woman whose name was Livia, or “similar to dark bluish grey” in some way.

However, the owner of The Progressive Flame and hostess of "Republic News" on the Giovanna Liviana channel on YouTube adopted the name primarily in honor of the Star Trek character Liviana t’Charvanek (aka Di’on t’Charvon, aka Thea), a Romulan woman who commanded not one Romulan warbird, but a fleet of at least three vessels of the Romulan Star Navy, at a time when women in the United Federation of Planets were not allowed to command even a single starship in Starfleet (later series have retconned this restriction, but it seems to have been regarded as “canon” during the time when TOS was in production and for some time afterwards):
Liviana Charvanek at Memory Beta.

And now for a little linguistic lecture about the origin of the name, since so many online "baby name" sources get it wrong, and these sites are so often taken as authoritative (in spite of most of them having been produced by amateurs) ...

Livia is a Latin name (the feminine form of “Livius” and not a short form of “Olivia,” although it certainly can be used as such), and not Hebrew. The Hebrew word confused with “Livia” on a few baby name websites is actually “Lavi” (“L’via” or “Levia” in modern Hebrew), which means “Lioness,” and which is linguistically unrelated to the Latin name “Livia.” The transliterated /v/ in “Lavi” represents a “doubled” Hebrew letter Beth, with the sound of an English /v/, while the /v/ in “Livia” is in no need of transliteration, but represents the sound of an English /w/ in Classical Latin. Thus, LAH-vee or lə-VEE-ah versus LIH-wee-ə exposes the reality that the seeming similarity is an illusion based solely on orthography without phonetic basis. Moreover, the etymology of the two names also varies, with one deriving from Proto-Canaanite (a Semitic language) and the other from Proto-Italic (an Indo-European language); the two names do not even have the same meaning. No doubt should exist that “Livia” is a Latin (Roman) name, at least for anyone with formal training in Linguistics and Classical Latin.

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Basic Patron
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Basic Patronage gains access to Patron-Only Content here on Patreon and in my Discord server "Liv's Livestreams & Vids," which features both a text channel and a voice channel for Patrons only, and a special Patron role with a distinct tag and tag color.  In addition, Basic Patronage gains mention in the Acknowledgements at the end of my  articles in The Progressive Flame on Medium.  The name to be included may need to be negotiated.
Romulan!
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Romulans receive the rewards of Basic Patron and mention in the Acknowledgements at the end of my videos on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.  The name to be included may need to be negotiated.
Centurion
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Romulan Centurions receive the rewards of Basic Patron and Romulan! and will be eligible to join a quarterly (once every three months) livestream I will be hosting on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.
Subcommander
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Romulan Subcommanders receive the rewards of Basic Patron, Romulan! and Romulan Centurion, and will be eligible to join me for a regular monthly livestream on the Giovanna Liviana channel at YouTube.
Tal'Diann Operative
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Tal'Diann Operatives get all preceding rewards and will be able to request that I join their livestreams on YouTube or Twitch.  Livestreams on YouTube will be eligible for inclusion in my "Other Appearances" playlist, which may gain you a few more views and possibly more subscribers.  This is not the only way to get me on your livestream, but the other ways are a bit more challenging.


I say "request" because considerations of time and date will figure in to whether or not I can join.  Also, I may reject some invitations based on past experiences, but if I do so, I will explain why, and what you can do to rectify the situation so as to encourage me to join you again.  Generally speaking, if I come on your stream and someone on there is being intentionally obnoxious, I'm not going to be pleased;  this will also be reflected in whether or not I add the stream to my "Other Appearances" playlist (so if I've been on one of your streams and you don't see the stream in the playlist in question within a week, you should ask me if I've forgotten to add it to the playlist or if I took exception to something in the stream).

Senator
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Romulan Senators get all preceding rewards, and I'll come up with something else as well.  This will, if nothing else, at least strongly encourage me to write more articles at The Progressive Flame and to produce more videos for the Giovanna Liviana channel on YouTube.