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    Thread: Neo-Pig Question
Post: RE: Neo-Pig Question

Nah man, it's OK, no need to relurk! It's great to have some feedback here, you've made a valuable contribution to the EG and a broader set of viewpoints are always welcome.
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 29 348 08-10-2016, 01:24 AM
    Thread: Neo-Pig Question
Post: RE: Neo-Pig Question

(08-09-2016, 12:45 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Quote:*shrug* Pretty much what I expected--one of those atheists. Alan isn't an atheist; far from it. His beliefs tend towards the strongly mystical - cert...
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 29 348 08-09-2016, 06:55 PM
    Thread: Neo-Pig Question
Post: RE: Neo-Pig Question

A little late, but I think this is a good edit - I think it's fairly clear that M Alan Kazlev (a founder of the OAUP, who wrote a LOT of articles for it) wasn't so hot on Islam, or on Christianity eit...
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 29 348 08-08-2016, 09:36 PM
    Thread: <EG> Free Birds
Post: RE: <EG> Free Birds

Gotta be a much more symmetrical wing, 'end on'.
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 298 07-31-2016, 08:03 AM
    Thread: <EG> Free Birds
Post: RE: <EG> Free Birds

Yeah, that make sense. We're getting ahead of ourselves!
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 298 07-30-2016, 04:01 PM
    Thread: <EG> Free Birds
Post: RE: <EG> Free Birds

Yeah, right, wings aren't the best idea. They'd probably be quite far removed from birds. At a larger scale, solar sails will do it - otherwise it'll be jet propulsion and such, I guess. I suspect you...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 298 07-30-2016, 02:21 AM
    Thread: <EG> Free Birds
Post: RE: <EG> Free Birds

Nice! On a tangential note, I think there'd probably be some pretty established vacuum-adapted biospheres and civilisations by Y11K.
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 298 07-29-2016, 08:55 PM
    Thread: <EG> Free Birds
Post: RE: <EG> Free Birds

You're churning them out Cray! Very nice, good to have in. Maybe a mention of vacuum-adapts. I think you could get funkier - why have a head that works one way up? Why not a beak surrounded by a ri...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 298 07-29-2016, 12:05 AM
    Thread: <EG - rewrite> Earth
Post: RE: <EG - rewrite> Earth

I agree that the extent of anthropogenic damage to the environment shouldn't be downplayed. Ouch, the Hive sounds a rough place. Interesting-looking book, though! MAK seemed to have quite a connectio...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 132 07-27-2016, 09:48 PM
    Thread: <EG - rewrite> Earth
Post: RE: <EG - rewrite> Earth

Great idea. A few thoughts - the History section, esp this part (see below), could use a bit of rewording for neutrality. Quote:Prior to the emergence of the archailect, the planet suffered greatly ...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 132 07-26-2016, 10:00 PM
    Thread: King Ho'than'shi II of Gla'shoo'ath
Post: RE: King Ho'than'shi II of Gla'shoo'ath

There might also be societies where the giants are seen as 'big dumb brutes' and are generally enslaved labourers.
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 135 07-22-2016, 08:28 PM
    Thread: <EG> The Second Expulsion
Post: RE: <EG> The Second Expulsion

If most of the emigrant CoGs are from Paleolithic-tech-level societies, they could quite plausibly be expected to not know much about how the vast majority of the CoGs live. Funny article, also, Cray...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 197 07-21-2016, 02:02 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

It'd be nice to have a 'Like' button on posts so we could express approval for them without writing it out!
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 98 2,312 07-20-2016, 10:10 PM
    Thread: <EG> The Second Expulsion
Post: RE: <EG> The Second Expulsion

(07-20-2016, 08:50 AM)Cray Wrote: (07-20-2016, 05:44 AM)QueElEs Wrote: While I like the degree of ambiguity you have at present, I'm interested in whether booting off non-human-baseline groups by ...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 197 07-20-2016, 08:36 PM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

Another point - I think it can be difficult for new writers to do stuff which really fits in the OA canon - it takes not only familiarity with the setting but also 'getting your head around' a lot of ...
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 98 2,312 07-20-2016, 08:32 PM
    Thread: <EG> The Second Expulsion
Post: RE: <EG> The Second Expulsion

(07-20-2016, 05:07 AM)Cray Wrote: (07-20-2016, 04:24 AM)QueElEs Wrote: On my phone, but: very nice Cray! Just on the whales and sufants - the current articles in the EG have them departing Earth m...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 197 07-20-2016, 05:44 AM
    Thread: <EG> The Second Expulsion
Post: RE: <EG> The Second Expulsion

On my phone, but: very nice Cray! Just on the whales and sufants - the current articles in the EG have them departing Earth much earlier than this, and I recall no indication that their entire Terran ...
QueElEs Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 197 07-20-2016, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Who are the most numerious hominids in the known galaxy?- About another possible typo
Post: RE: Who are the most numerious hominids in the kno...

These memetics might well be differentiated based on ideas, aesthetic and ethical values etc utterly beyond our ken as present-day baselines, of course!
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 27 282 07-20-2016, 02:08 AM
    Thread: Who are the most numerious hominids in the known galaxy?- About another possible typo
Post: RE: Who are the most numerious hominids in the kno...

Yeah, I think that makes sense. Or at least, in some regions, while large areas of the Periphery and Outer Volumes still have 'cladist' classifications as predominant. Maybe they'd think of it like a ...
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 27 282 07-20-2016, 12:10 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

Crazy Tom, just in case you WEREN'T being sarcastic with "edit: The other way to draw an audience is to go in the direction of an Encyclopedia, a repository of cutting edge sci-fi ideas an a forum for...
QueElEs General Setting Discussion 98 2,312 07-19-2016, 06:47 PM