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    Thread: When the Solar Dominion's founder went to Liahili University on Eden
Post: RE: When the Solar Dominion's founder went to Liah...

Nice start! It’s interesting but could probably describe solarism more? Or have the values of solarism floating around in the background? Maybe add a few more sensory details about the world here a...
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 3 44 Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Thread: hello
Post: RE: hello

Welcome to Orion’s Arm, Hayden/ Yibomine! Feel free to explore or contribute ! Let us know if you have any questions!
Dfleymmes1134 The Arrivals Lounge 5 48 Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    Thread: Reclamation (OA Novel)
Post: RE: Reclamation (OA Novel)

also, interrogation scenes are a great time to show some character background that they've kept secret so far in the story. maybe by playing the prisoners off one another the interrogators could creat...
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 187 2,172 05-12-2021, 11:11 AM
    Thread: Reclamation (OA Novel)
Post: RE: Reclamation (OA Novel)

yeah it would also help to have news reports or orders or video communications from filopav every so often through the chapters to build him up as a character
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 187 2,172 05-12-2021, 10:07 AM
    Thread: Reclamation (OA Novel)
Post: RE: Reclamation (OA Novel)

You should probably add a line or two to remind us of who Fillopav is, and his personality/background It takes away from the surprise a bit when I struggle to remember who Fillopav is or who he is as...
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 187 2,172 05-11-2021, 07:12 AM
    Thread: Reclamation (OA Novel)
Post: RE: Reclamation (OA Novel)

Nice! Now these are the kind of plot twists I come here for!
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 187 2,172 05-11-2021, 07:08 AM
    Thread: Hi, all!
Post: RE: Hi, all!

(05-09-2021, 11:08 AM)jsauceman Wrote: Thanks for having me! Longtime reader here and hopeful contributor, provided my writing is skillful enough and my knowledge of the canon comprehensive enough (...
Dfleymmes1134 The Arrivals Lounge 5 153 05-09-2021, 11:16 AM
    Thread: Proof-reading EG
Post: RE: Proof-reading EG

(05-05-2021, 09:43 PM)selden Wrote: The article, https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/46411e9d02b29 (Conversion drive) has a paragraph which refers to femtoscale engineering, which I understand to h...
Dfleymmes1134 Suggestion Box - OA website 933 999,965 05-06-2021, 02:55 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

(05-04-2021, 12:17 AM)echammond Wrote: - Quote: Mass-sterilization as a means of necessary population control. Even the emptiest of habitats probably have some sort of active population control - th...
Dfleymmes1134 General Setting Discussion 18 266 05-05-2021, 09:43 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

Yay! Bring the writing! Here’s a few previous , related threads to help with inspiration Food that would scare us https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthre...ht=Horrify What common features of the ...
Dfleymmes1134 General Setting Discussion 18 266 05-02-2021, 10:37 AM
    Thread: Input for book chapter
Post: RE: Input for book chapter

(05-01-2021, 01:06 AM)giulio Wrote: Thanks! (btw Discord is also searchable). First I would like to revisit wormholes. What is the argument used to rule out time travel via wormholes? Is there a sto...
Dfleymmes1134 General Setting Discussion 17 165 05-01-2021, 01:49 AM
    Thread: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?
Post: RE: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?

(04-30-2021, 09:51 AM)sandcastles Wrote: Who here has read Blindsight, by Peter Watts?  Part of the premise is advanced aliens with intelligence but not self-awareness.  They do everything on instin...
Dfleymmes1134 Books, Games, Movies, and TV 21 1,085 04-30-2021, 10:16 AM
    Thread: OA Site Redesign - Call for Images + Header Suggestions
Post: RE: OA Site Redesign - Call for Images + Header Su...

just bumping this up, in case any of the background images in this thread are still good for the homepage (I can adjust sizes)
Dfleymmes1134 Suggestion Box - OA website 18 10,012 04-28-2021, 06:52 AM
    Thread: Plasma Processor Power Consumption
Post: RE: Plasma Processor Power Consumption

This plasma processor? https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/506308cd7f8c1 This plasma processor thread? https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthre...omputation related articles Matrioshka Hypernode h...
Dfleymmes1134 General Setting Discussion 3 61 04-27-2021, 05:08 AM
    Thread: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?
Post: RE: How Often Do Humans Legitimately Win?

This question can be sidestepped by keeping the stakes smaller Or by ignoring the larger context In some future where advanced aliens invaded earth... did the protagonist get home to their family af...
Dfleymmes1134 Books, Games, Movies, and TV 21 1,085 04-26-2021, 02:45 AM
    Thread: Night theme for forum?
Post: RE: Night theme for forum?

https://mods.mybb.com/themes You’re welcome to look into this
Dfleymmes1134 Suggestion Box - OA forum 7 62 04-15-2021, 09:25 AM
    Thread: A y11K teacup /“the art of broken pieces”
Post: RE: A y11K teacup /“the art of broken pieces”

(03-27-2021, 01:40 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: So - thoughts and comments on the story.... Overall, I liked it. :) I'm sure there's some formal name for the genre which I don't know, but in my head I would...
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 6 90 04-15-2021, 06:03 AM
    Thread: EG Redesign - Ideas and Suggestions?
Post: RE: EG Redesign - Ideas and Suggestions?

Honestly i like the EG the way it is, graphically speaking Though open to suggestions But I’m sure there’s some features that could help improve it Expand/contraction for blocks of text Definitely...
Dfleymmes1134 Suggestion Box - OA website 16 1,017 04-15-2021, 03:05 AM
    Thread: Reclamation (OA Novel)
Post: RE: Reclamation (OA Novel)

-continue to add more characterization and backstory to the characters in each chapter Particularly for the main characters. Karpoc for example seems flat and you could maybe mention some less than hu...
Dfleymmes1134 Creative Writing 187 2,172 04-14-2021, 09:18 PM
    Thread: Alien Biospheres Series
Post: RE: Alien Biospheres Series

The series by biblarion? Yeah it’s very helpful! There were a lot of folks who mentioned it every so often on the macrystis discord a few months ago
Dfleymmes1134 Books, Games, Movies, and TV 7 542 04-14-2021, 07:55 PM