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    Thread: Heavtal
Post: RE: Heavtal

Quote:On each layer, there are statues of famous musicians from throughout Terragen scattered about. Each statue leads to sub-virches that allow the user to learn about the lives of the musicians by e...
Xandeross Creative Writing 45 771 09-22-2021, 03:40 PM
    Thread: Heavtal
Post: RE: Heavtal

Quote:I though of the virchworld as more of a ridiculously large virtual museum than a digital world that has a fully fledged society in it. Two things: First, a 'fully fledged society' need not be in...
Xandeross Creative Writing 45 771 09-20-2021, 02:56 PM
    Thread: Heavtal
Post: RE: Heavtal

You're not grasping the possibilities here. Quote:they get information about those figures in text form on their HUD No. The average individual in OA possesses a DNI and exoself that allows them to ...
Xandeross Creative Writing 45 771 09-20-2021, 01:45 PM
    Thread: Heavtal
Post: RE: Heavtal

An interesting start, but one in need of further development. Some suggestions: I don't know if distinct layers would be the best fit. Music genres influence each other, bleed into each other at the ...
Xandeross Creative Writing 45 771 09-20-2021, 12:10 PM
    Thread: Ahuman update 2.0 (AI Political science)
Post: RE: Ahuman update 2.0 (AI Political science)

Pretty good stuff. However, I would recommend elaborating on the limitations of the 'Modocentric Model', to emphasize that it offers absolutely no insight into the political relations of transapients ...
Xandeross Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 25 216 09-03-2021, 02:59 AM
    Thread: A Funeral, and afterward
Post: RE: A Funeral, and afterward

That's correct.
Xandeross Creative Writing 6 80 08-15-2020, 01:46 PM
    Thread: A Funeral, and afterward
Post: A Funeral, and afterward

The funeral procession wound its way up the sacred mountain. The path was difficult, steep and narrow stairs roughly hewn directly into the stone. Only the priests and monks walked this path, and they...
Xandeross Creative Writing 6 80 07-31-2020, 02:10 PM
    Thread: Aerolith?
Post: RE: Aerolith?

So something like aerographite would be a plausible base for aerolith, then.
Xandeross General Setting Discussion 12 170 07-12-2020, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Aerolith?
Post: RE: Aerolith?

Started trying to calculate some of the bounds on mass and density.  A kilogram of helium, in an Earth norm atmosphere, displaces 6125 liters and has a net lift of 6.25 kilograms. From this, we know ...
Xandeross General Setting Discussion 12 170 07-08-2020, 03:16 PM
    Thread: Aerolith?
Post: RE: Aerolith?

Thanks for the support. Now, the original questions still need answers. A further idea I had: depending on the exact material requirements, it might be possible to make the foam out of smart matter,...
Xandeross General Setting Discussion 12 170 07-06-2020, 11:15 AM
    Thread: Aerolith?
Post: RE: Aerolith?

I hadn't realized the idea had already been described. I guess there really is nothing new under the sun. Thanks for the quick response.
Xandeross General Setting Discussion 12 170 07-05-2020, 05:22 PM
    Thread: Aerolith?
Post: Aerolith?

Aerolith is (hypothetically) a solid material riddled with micro-cavities similar to pumice, filled with vacuum or a lifting gas so that the material is neutrally or positively buoyant in a given atmo...
Xandeross General Setting Discussion 12 170 07-05-2020, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Society of the Metempsykosids
Post: RE: Society of the Metempsykosids

I feel such a warm glow of accomplishment.
Xandeross *Ready for Edit* Submissions 15 187 05-28-2020, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Society of the Metempsykosids
Post: RE: Society of the Metempsykosids

Went ahead and revised the entry, incorporating the proposed change. With this and the image, I don't know what else needs to happen for it to be ready to go.  Overview: The Society of the Metemps...
Xandeross *Ready for Edit* Submissions 15 187 05-26-2020, 10:45 AM
    Thread: Society of the Metempsykosids
Post: RE: Society of the Metempsykosids

Something like this, perhaps? An edit of the last paragraph of the Extent section: The public leader of the Society is ||Resplendent | Aeon||, an S:3 mind originating from the ||Sea | Sky | Void | T...
Xandeross *Ready for Edit* Submissions 15 187 05-23-2020, 08:08 AM
    Thread: Society of the Metempsykosids
Post: RE: Society of the Metempsykosids

I thought it was cool. As for why they're all doing it? This is admittedly post hoc justification, but because they're all from a particular transapient culture-group. Since there's no justification...
Xandeross *Ready for Edit* Submissions 15 187 05-22-2020, 01:31 AM
    Thread: Society of the Metempsykosids
Post: Society of the Metempsykosids

Overview: The Society of the Metempsykosids is a subculture defined by its particular approach to the technology and culture of mind state backups and longevity.  Participants in the Metempsykosid ...
Xandeross *Ready for Edit* Submissions 15 187 05-20-2020, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Society of the Lazarus Helix
Post: RE: Society of the Lazarus Helix

Fourth revision. Minor adjustments for clarity and flow. Transapient names reworked; hopefully they're still unique without being annoying. Overview: The Society of the Metempsykosids is a subcult...
Xandeross Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 266 05-12-2020, 12:58 PM
    Thread: Society of the Lazarus Helix
Post: RE: Society of the Lazarus Helix

Addressing your points in order: I see it and I'll fix it next revision. Good to hear demographics and flow are fine. Backups are in fact mentioned in the very first line, so you could stick the li...
Xandeross Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 266 05-08-2020, 03:05 PM
    Thread: Society of the Lazarus Helix
Post: RE: Society of the Lazarus Helix

Third revision. Only changes are to the name, and a brief explanation of the new name. Overview: The Society of the Metempsykosids is a subculture defined by its particular approach to the technolo...
Xandeross Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 266 05-07-2020, 02:58 PM