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    Thread: EG - Menexenes (rewrite)
Post: RE: EG - Menexenes (rewrite)

Very interesting... the biology section was amazing. But i felt it was too humanized in the latter parts... would concepts such as sex, trees, or music apply to such alien creatures?????
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 29 606 08-11-2017, 03:09 AM
    Thread: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megastructures' orbiting star near the Milky
Post: RE: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megast...

It appears the most likely explanation is a jupiter like planet with a ring system... and the weird dips detected earlier were trojan objects. The question is, how big are the trojans and why are they...
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 86 127,087 05-30-2017, 04:41 AM
    Thread: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megastructures' orbiting star near the Milky
Post: RE: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megast...

my current guess is that its several large(size wise) hot jupiters in unstable orbits around the star. iirc sodium is a vapor that is emitted from close in hot jupiters.
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 86 127,087 05-28-2017, 03:47 AM
    Thread: Military SF Writing Project
Post: RE: Military SF Writing Project

Oh yeah im aware of the time frame... Writing a near term story maybe more interesting due to the shear realism of the scenario. Ill probably even get a chance to name drop some potential unexpected s...
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,807 12-12-2016, 03:19 AM
    Thread: Military SF Writing Project
Post: RE: Military SF Writing Project

Hmmm i dont want to sound shady but is there a cash prize if a person wins? Because my supply of curency is dangerously short. Anyway it looks fun i have plenty of ideals and theories on how a space w...
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 7 10,807 12-11-2016, 03:08 PM
    Thread: To'ul'hian
Post: RE: To'ul'hian

(06-19-2016, 09:37 PM)Rynn Wrote: General note: I feel we should try not to overuse apostrophes. The use of apostrophes to illustrate an alien language is already a trope, we don't want to fall into...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 37 465 06-22-2016, 10:07 AM
    Thread: How do spacecraft in OA protect themselves in combat?
Post: RE: How do spacecraft in OA protect themselves in ...

A while back i was working on my own scifi universe(in my head of course) that basically explored a couple centuries of space development. Honestly, i came to the conclusion that once you can build sp...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 19 195 05-04-2016, 08:44 AM
    Thread: Using a laser pointer to confuse a kitten
Post: RE: Using a laser pointer to confuse a kitten

I was thinking about something like this where a transapient could create a seemingly alien artifact which give its owners god like powers. Then watch as multiple factions fight over it.
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 10 178 04-26-2016, 01:38 AM
    Thread: The Cis-Luna Bracelet Band
Post: RE: The Cis-Luna Bracelet Band

I may be able to submit an image or two.... Does the floor/outer wall of the settlement have to be round or could it be slightly cylindrical? Edit: Could i make one slightly smaller than the baseline...
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 48 495 03-16-2016, 04:00 AM
    Thread: What would it take to break OA?
Post: RE: What would it take to break OA?

I doubt the discovery of an alien civilization would completely break the OA universe. If by some small chance we managed to recieve signals from a far away civilization, we could always include them ...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 27 449 03-15-2016, 05:17 AM
    Thread: High Energy Emitting Civilisations
Post: RE: High Energy Emitting Civilisations

This is probably a better one. But the main idea is to have and HEEC in the middle stages between emergence and galactic domination.
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 682 02-27-2016, 10:54 AM
    Thread: High Energy Emitting Civilisations
Post: RE: High Energy Emitting Civilisations

Attached is a possible way the HEECs in Andromeda may look like.
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 682 02-27-2016, 10:24 AM
    Thread: High Energy Emitting Civilisations
Post: RE: High Energy Emitting Civilisations

(02-27-2016, 12:52 AM)Matterplay1 Wrote: If we want to portray Andromeda as a place with a large number of HEECs then just as with the Milky Way their very co-existence is a mystery. The natural que...
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 682 02-27-2016, 06:36 AM
    Thread: High Energy Emitting Civilisations
Post: RE: High Energy Emitting Civilisations

Could it be possible to lower the number of HEECs in the andromeda Galaxy. In the Milky Way, we really only have like 4 seperate HEECs so it seems that having almost triple that number in andromeda is...
Fsci123 Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 682 02-26-2016, 01:21 PM
    Thread: Balkanized America
Post: RE: Balkanized America

(02-08-2016, 12:15 AM)Rynn Wrote: Just to echo centaur: this is hundreds of years in the future. A federal Europe isn't on the cards either in the foreseeable future. The interesting thing about his...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 55 725 02-08-2016, 01:21 AM
    Thread: Balkanized America
Post: RE: Balkanized America

Honestly I think the US breaking apart is the most implausible storyline or the OA universe. Currently the long term trend is a total North American unification, not the opposite.
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 55 725 02-07-2016, 03:42 PM
    Thread: Sol IX
Post: RE: Sol IX

(01-21-2016, 11:34 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Basically, if this planet exists, it would likely have been one of the first things consumed to expand Sol's first WH. Along with perhaps another large number ...
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 10 16,497 01-21-2016, 11:44 AM
    Thread: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trillion AT, etc.
Post: RE: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trilli...

Shouldn't Terragen observers be able to spot a fleet of M'er vessels even from half way across the galaxy. From the main article, their vessels are extremely large and deploy exponentially larger magn...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 71 1,912 01-20-2016, 12:56 PM
    Thread: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trillion AT, etc.
Post: RE: OA: One Million AT, One Billion AT, One Trilli...

(01-13-2016, 09:39 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Or some other, currently unknown xenosophont group might pop up and cause havoc. There many be a threat from the Reality Intertextualisation Project Could th...
Fsci123 General Setting Discussion 71 1,912 01-13-2016, 04:13 PM
    Thread: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megastructures' orbiting star near the Milky
Post: RE: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megast...

Could gravitational lensing caused by a microscopic black hole cause dimming effects like this?
Fsci123 Real Life But OA Relevant 86 127,087 10-18-2015, 05:02 AM