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    Thread: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo
Post: RE: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo

I like all of the artwork, I look forward to seeing it all.
sandcastles Art and Visual Media 10 149 06-30-2021, 07:38 AM
    Thread: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo
Post: RE: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo

The first launches were in 85 A.T. (2055 c.e.) Why is A.T. capitalized and c.e. isn't?  It should be consistent.  I think "at" and "ce" is usual in the EG.  EG is also capitalized.  How do we know wh...
sandcastles Art and Visual Media 10 149 06-30-2021, 07:33 AM
    Thread: Hypertalls
Post: RE: Hypertalls

I knew bionts and vecs would be helpless, but both Archailects want them alive and well.  They could be unknowing pawns.  And the planets in the system have lots of interesting stuff left over from an...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 13 190 06-30-2021, 07:28 AM
    Thread: A self-destructive sabbatical
Post: RE: A self-destructive sabbatical

I liked both versions equally. The next time he came too Caville felt more awake I think you meant "came to", not "came too".  I think there should be a comma after "to". Why does the wall persist...
sandcastles Creative Writing 13 181 06-30-2021, 07:07 AM
    Thread: Hypertalls
Post: RE: Hypertalls

A very old planet with a thick mantle which has cooled, might allow for a building with multiple sub-basements going down...how far?   The lowest sub-basement could have extensions reaching the core t...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 13 190 06-25-2021, 06:19 AM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

resolution limit of the Argus Array at this distance when operating in extreme ultraviolet. I'm not sure which end of the ultraviolet part of the spectrum is considered the extreme end.  Why do you ...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 462 06-11-2021, 01:07 PM
    Thread: What common features of the OA would we find revolting/uncomfortable/scary IRL?
Post: RE: What common features of the OA would we find r...

Isaac Asimov had a short story about a scientist in a future where food is grown hydroponically, he grows some vegetables in soil and everybody is horrified. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Taste
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 41 817 06-10-2021, 12:18 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

Thanks. I put my replies in the quote bubble just because it was so early in the morning and I felt too lazy to figure out how to do it the usual way.
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 462 06-10-2021, 12:14 PM
    Thread: What common features of the OA would we find revolting/uncomfortable/scary IRL?
Post: RE: What common features of the OA would we find r...

I have an idea regarding etiquette, probably not shocking to anybody in Y11k.  There are so many different ways of communicating, instead of trying to replicate the other person's manner of speaking, ...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 41 817 06-09-2021, 09:13 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

(06-08-2021, 02:52 PM)NexusEye Wrote: On the Terran Federation page the line Quote:They have a well-developed memeto-media-entertainment industry, competitive with the NoCoZo and the Orion Federatio...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 449 3,936 06-09-2021, 08:43 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

(06-09-2021, 01:41 PM)The Astronomer Wrote: ...the future has no obligation to be interesting to you But we're not living in the future, I was trying to be interesting in the now; I'm sorry I wasn'...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 462 06-09-2021, 08:37 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

I thought choosing an old name might be more interesting than random combinations of letters.  Different OA societies probably have different names for this object. and the same word can have differen...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 462 06-09-2021, 01:10 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

The surface is supposedly very smooth but if there are impacts wouldn’t that make the surface not that smooth? Some sort of cybernetic organisms or robots could be partly comprised of pocket universe...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 462 06-09-2021, 07:49 AM
    Thread: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from the military
Post: RE: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from ...

I found a few things about pre-1900 UFO sightings.  Anything much earlier is probably just artistic imagination and weird symbolisms.  Although Carl Sagan did cite the Sumerian legend of Oannes... ht...
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 19 1,333 05-22-2021, 11:46 AM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

It turns out, apparently, it's okay to have children be a little bit dirty, it strengthens their immune systems.  So in the future, parents will stress over exactly which species of microorganisms to ...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 32 513 05-22-2021, 11:09 AM
    Thread: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just building for fun)
Post: RE: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just...

Could ceramics be involved here?
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 32 401 05-19-2021, 12:16 PM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

I forgot to mention another notion I had.  Beings can play a game.  One gives the other some disease, injury, genetic anomaly, and the other has to guess what it is and find a cure. No harm done, sin...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 32 513 05-19-2021, 12:11 PM
    Thread: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could horrify someone from 2021?
Post: RE: Possibly commonplace things in Y11k that could...

You mention population control and the prevalence of virches but the EG does list many worlds with populations of non-virtuals in the billions or more.  I wonder why they would be so populous, and if ...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 32 513 05-19-2021, 12:02 PM
    Thread: Constellations List
Post: RE: Constellations List

Famous Tourist Destinations https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47898b0a8c04 I found another locality, I don't know if it's a catalog number. Recently a limited number of tours have become availabl...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 36 304 05-15-2021, 02:12 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48591ce42ccf6 In the STC periphery the long lived clade Gaudi of augmented posthumans have been resculpting the surface of their paludian subclass planet, Barzelon...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 449 3,936 05-15-2021, 01:54 AM