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    Thread: Venusian Tweaks - how would that even work?
Post: RE: Venusian Tweaks - how would that even work?

Ran across some realistic Venusian "native" lifeforms in a web comic. "Escape From Terra" is a hard-sci-fi comic that mainly focuses on colonizing the Belt, but it does explore colonization elsewhere ...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 46 370 04-13-2018, 11:19 AM
    Thread: Venusian Tweaks - how would that even work?
Post: RE: Venusian Tweaks - how would that even work?

To quote Atomic Rockets, in theory Fluorosilicones would be stable at temps around 400 to 500 degrees C. Long chains analogous to lipids and protiens could function by exchanging carbon and oxygen, ga...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 46 370 04-12-2018, 04:32 PM
    Thread: Hello! I'm glad I joined!
Post: RE: Hello! I'm glad I joined!

Hello and welcome!  :)
Tengu459 The Arrivals Lounge 18 17,657 04-12-2018, 04:17 PM
    Thread: EG - Yas Om - Revision 2
Post: RE: EG - Yas Om - Revision 2

Good job! I really like how you've expanded the history of the Yas Om and their interactions with OA history in general.
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 121 04-09-2018, 06:28 AM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

Thanks for the links!  :) I really appreciate that. Not sure if I entered the formula wrong or what, but apparently the online calculator I used came up with a very different answer. Now to try and fi...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 04-02-2018, 07:20 AM
    Thread: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?
Post: RE: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?

(04-01-2018, 04:25 PM)Alphadon Wrote: There actually ARE words to describe new colors: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/51d40ba2ed112 Though fair enough on the rest. Although I myself did publish...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 30 506 04-01-2018, 07:28 PM
    Thread: On provolved dolphins
Post: RE: On provolved dolphins

(04-01-2018, 04:22 PM)Alphadon Wrote: That's quite an interesting idea. That means that the dolphin word for something is literally, as perceived by its listener, a picture of the thing. Which means...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 15 186 04-01-2018, 07:22 PM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

Hmmm. That means if we ditch the outer planets, and limit the inner planets to orbits of 5 AU or less, the companion could occupy a stable orbit as close as 6.3 AU. Seems a bit close, but that works. ...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 04-01-2018, 07:18 PM
    Thread: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?
Post: RE: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?

(04-01-2018, 12:23 PM)syzithryx Wrote: I agree with everything everyone else has posted; however, I also want to note that I think there's nowhere near enough detail on the diversity of philosophies...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 30 506 04-01-2018, 12:35 PM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

(03-31-2018, 06:18 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Capture events are quite rare, and generally require a third star to carry away some of the momentum. Perhaps the  K0V star encountered a wide pair of stars,...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 03-31-2018, 06:27 PM
    Thread: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?
Post: RE: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?

(03-31-2018, 05:41 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Actually Darren still occasionally produces renders for the Siberoo clade on his Deviantart page, the last one being in August 2017 https://manyardbutler.dev...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 30 506 03-31-2018, 06:23 PM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

Well drats. I really liked the concept, and searched hard for a binary pair that would produce the light levels I wanted. That said, is there any way to keep the current arrangement? Alternatively, I...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 03-31-2018, 06:06 PM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

The star system was generated using StarGen: http://fast-times.eldacur.com/StarGen/RunStarGen.html  I wanted a star system where the companion star would still be close enough to illuminate the Izaki...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 03-31-2018, 03:11 PM
    Thread: EG - Yas Om
Post: RE: EG - Yas Om

The re-write looks decent so far. I like it! It does seem to move the Yas Om away from their established "pacifist" mind-set, which was one of the things about them that I found interesting. Honestly ...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 13 164 03-30-2018, 01:37 PM
    Thread: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?
Post: RE: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?

That's too bad, I really enjoyed his works invovling the Collectors and the Queen of Pain. I also found the AE to be really interesting, and they're close to being a Sephirotic in their own right.
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 30 506 03-30-2018, 12:31 PM
    Thread: On provolved dolphins
Post: RE: On provolved dolphins

I think provolving them, mentally, would focus more on building the necessary brain structures to allow them to manipulate their environment.  What I mean is, slapping cybernetic arms on them, or twe...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 15 186 03-30-2018, 11:19 AM
    Thread: Autowars
Post: RE: Autowars

Hurray! Thanx everyone, who contributed and gave feedback. It was a lot to go over, and I really appreciate all the helpful ideas and insights.  :)
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 138 1,570 03-30-2018, 11:00 AM
    Thread: Nasa can't send humans to Mars until it gets the food right
Post: RE: Nasa can't send humans to Mars until it gets t...

I'm pretty sure NASA could've made it to Mars as early as the 80's.  Some of the best plans I've seen so far make use of landing robotic Sabatier reactors on the surface months ahead of the manned la...
Tengu459 Real Life But OA Relevant 29 26,980 03-29-2018, 08:08 PM
    Thread: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?
Post: RE: What do you want to see MORE/LESS of?

I'd like to see more about the Archosaurian Empire. There's already some fiction depicting it, such as "Under the Looking Glass," but sentient dinos don't really pop up much. Which seems odd consideri...
Tengu459 General Setting Discussion 30 506 03-29-2018, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Izaki Xenosophont Species
Post: RE: Izaki Xenosophont Species

(03-20-2018, 02:05 AM)askuse Wrote: Did the Izaki integrate any already sophont(or even provolved)alien species to their civilization,like the Terragen did with the To'ul'hs(or the Muuh did with the...
Tengu459 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 64 954 03-27-2018, 01:04 PM