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    Thread: Tropes Questions
Post: RE: Tropes Questions

Ah right, provolves come into the mix as well. The way you phrased the question made me think you were asking about humanoid beings - my bad. :p
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 6 107 03-14-2015, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Tropes Questions
Post: RE: Tropes Questions

Bird and fish people would fall under Rianths and Splices. I'm not sure what you mean by "Reptilians" - same concept as the former? The last two I thought would be tweaks but that seems to refer to bi...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 6 107 03-13-2015, 10:07 AM
    Thread: Transingularity POVs
Post: Transingularity POVs

They're supposed to be incomprehensible, yes, but my curiosity about them is insatiable. I've been pondering what their perspective might be like. Starting with S1s, what might the universe look and ...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 3 94 03-04-2015, 01:28 PM
    Thread: <EG> Mindsculpting
Post: RE: <EG> Mindsculpting

Rynn Wrote:- Changes in personality: more assertive, optimistic, more sociable over technical, more artistic etc - Changes in cognition: thinking in disembodied (i.e. 360 degree) images, memory focus...
Amonisi Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 162 01-30-2015, 04:30 PM
    Thread: <EG> Mindsculpting
Post: RE: <EG> Mindsculpting

Thank you :) The brackets are things I'm unsure about, yes. With its scale I don't have a good grasp of how long it takes things to get around the Terragen Sphere, and haven't pinned a location for th...
Amonisi Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 162 01-27-2015, 06:00 AM
    Thread: <EG> Mindsculpting
Post: <EG> Mindsculpting

Hello, I was told this is in a good state to post for critique - so here it is. Mindsculpting Using [augmentics and infotech], sophonts can restructure eir minds to shuffle emselves around the topos...
Amonisi Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 162 01-26-2015, 10:45 AM
    Thread: Merry Christmas everyone!
Post: RE: Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy holidays everyone! (12-25-2014, 10:51 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Hope that Robot Santa doesn't get you! I hope you had a better defense than a mistletoe. :P (12-29-2014, 12:45 PM)TSSL Wrote: Ru...
Amonisi General Off-topic Discussion 4 8,928 12-31-2014, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Low-Altitude Starship Flight?
Post: RE: Low-Altitude Starship Flight?

Reactionless drives would enable a craft to hover with no apparent means of lift or propulsion in a planetary environment. Todd mentions some other possible uses as well in the OA Starship thread: (...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 7 96 09-14-2014, 05:34 PM
    Thread: Writing advice
Post: RE: Writing advice

Hmmm. What kind of catalyst do you mean? Where he is and what he's doing, or what's going on internally? For the former one thing that came to mind was asteroid or comet mining out near the lightspeed...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 116 09-03-2014, 11:45 AM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: RE: Amorphous mentalities

(08-30-2014, 12:48 AM)Rynn Wrote: Last is technology that modosophonts can't understand how it works or how to use it. I think your analogies sum it up pretty well, but would this last category stil...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 09-01-2014, 06:35 PM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: RE: Amorphous mentalities

Alright, here it is - need to come up with better descriptions of its uses to make those sections more meaty and less parroted. Mindsculpting Using [augmentics and infotech], sophonts can restructur...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 09-01-2014, 02:04 PM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: RE: Amorphous mentalities

I'm feeling a bit lost with this, particularly the story about the incident which is intended to be an example of it going horribly wrong or being sabotaged and creating something very strange. Should...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 09-01-2014, 01:07 PM
    Thread: <EG> Proposal: Asteroid Brains
Post: RE: <EG> Proposal: Asteroid Brains

These do sound like a lower-S version of the 'asteroid nodes' mentioned on the page for S3s, though that's probably referring to asteroid-sized chunks of pure computronium. It's interesting to imagine...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 30 347 08-30-2014, 07:52 AM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: RE: Amorphous mentalities

Been tinkering with the EG and an idea for a mysterious historical incident. Some crucial elements I'm not clear on though - can transavants actually create transapientech themselves (e.g. hyperfog)? ...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 08-28-2014, 02:22 PM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: RE: Amorphous mentalities

(08-20-2014, 12:52 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Ontologies and memetics can help see another sophonts POV, such that communities of diverse beings can live and work together in productive harmony. What you'r...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 08-20-2014, 03:25 PM
    Thread: Amorphous mentalities
Post: Amorphous mentalities

Many things in OA, be they infrastructure, people or both (a nanoborg, for instance) are capable of rapid shapeshifting to take on a wide variety of physical forms. What about rapid mental changes? I ...
Amonisi General Setting Discussion 11 210 08-19-2014, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Popping the void bubble!
Post: Popping the void bubble!

I really ought to quit lurking before it gets any later. :P I first came across Orion's Arm when I was rifling through TV Tropes for more xenofiction. I was immediately intrigued by the summary blurb...
Amonisi The Arrivals Lounge 2 6,139 08-17-2014, 05:37 PM