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    Thread: Article Update Request Thread
Post: RE: Article Update Request Thread

Alright, felt motivated now and decided to format these properly as requested. ----- Article name: Cult of the Exsanguinated Giraffe Article link: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/464d11732c315 ...
Crossroads Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 215 09-06-2021, 03:37 PM
    Thread: Article Update Request Thread
Post: RE: Article Update Request Thread

Glad to see this. A while back there was a similar effort, but it was in the general setting forum, and not as concisely formatted. That thread is still pinned there. We should unpin it since this is...
Crossroads Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 215 09-06-2021, 02:36 PM
    Thread: All Tomorrows by C. M. Koseman
Post: RE: All Tomorrows by C. M. Koseman

His alien speculative-evolution project Snaiad is really cool too: http://www.cmkosemen.com/snaiad_web/snduterus.html
Crossroads Books, Games, Movies, and TV 3 417 08-28-2021, 05:21 AM
    Thread: Life extension (Update)
Post: RE: Life extension (Update)

Very nice. If I could nitpick, this stood out to me: "By the 2nd century AT life expectancy had risen to 200..." By the 2nd century AT = by 100 AT = by 2069 CE = by 48 years from now. World average ...
Crossroads Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 21 211 08-19-2021, 06:00 AM
    Thread: (Deep breaths) "Clades", limitations and possible solutions
Post: RE: (Deep breaths) "Clades", limitations and possi...

I know I'm not that active anymore so weight my opinion however you see fit, but I am inclined to agree with those who emphasize that clades should, in many cases at least, not be treated as changing ...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 35 424 08-17-2021, 07:38 AM
    Thread: Random thought about Americanism
Post: RE: Random thought about Americanism

The Americanism stuff post-merge needs better integration with the main article rather than just being tacked on at the end. It has some redundancy at present. It should be merged with and replace the...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 14 234 07-26-2021, 07:40 AM
    Thread: Hypertalls
Post: RE: Hypertalls

I asked a very similar question a while back, when rewriting Metropolis Ring City: https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=3131 On a side note: in line with something dangerous_safety men...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 13 200 06-23-2021, 08:18 AM
    Thread: Gender in OA
Post: RE: Gender in OA

How about this: Some clades use complex gender systems that diverge from the six standard hu genders. For example, the Tensepathraa, a clade of insectoid neogens, were designed with no less than 17 g...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 77 1,308 05-29-2021, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

Now updated: https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/47645c107aed6
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 28 312 05-26-2021, 04:06 PM
    Thread: Gender in OA
Post: RE: Gender in OA

Okay, done. Thanks. https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/45f995454be75 One other minor thing I noticed is that the Vedokiklek are described as provolves, but their article calls them splices. Should...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 77 1,308 05-26-2021, 04:00 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

Tytalus "In 3344 AT the results of this survey were collated at Tycho City on Luna by Irene Habelsein-Io; she realised that the life on this planet was almost identical to that found on Outland, a se...
Crossroads Website and Content Issues 480 4,302 05-21-2021, 01:51 AM
    Thread: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just building for fun)
Post: RE: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just...

Thanks for your replies to me earlier, that makes sense. I wonder what the 'opacity' of molten salt would be compared to water. It's apparently pretty clear, but to what depth? What color(s) might th...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 32 403 05-20-2021, 09:48 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

Speaking of planets... The Garden Worlds article describes Mexenenos as an "AquaGaian (Marine Thermal)" planet, which is clearly not correct. The Menexenes article describes it as an "ammonojovian" p...
Crossroads Website and Content Issues 480 4,302 05-20-2021, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Gender in OA
Post: RE: Gender in OA

(02-18-2021, 03:49 PM)Crossroads Wrote: I know I'm rather late to weigh in on this matter, but I just figured out what it was about this paragraph that hadn't sat right before and I think this is a ...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 77 1,308 05-20-2021, 09:18 AM
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

Nice! And thanks for the write up and for adding it, respectively. Two things: 1. We should switch the uncertainty on the mapping and the communication. Rather than "as hypothetical transapientech g...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 28 312 05-17-2021, 05:17 AM
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

Interesting. My knowledge of OA's physics (and RL physics) is fuzzy to say the least, but unless someone with more knowledge objects, it might be good to add this as a possible explanation to the arti...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 28 312 05-08-2021, 08:23 AM
    Thread: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just building for fun)
Post: RE: Building a life bearing IgneoGaian world (Just...

I really like this idea, and, dangerous_safety, I enjoyed your fleshing it out. I do wonder what you meant by "crystalline life". I get the idea of fluorosilicone life - its biomolecules are made of f...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 32 403 04-27-2021, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron star system
Post: RE: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neu...

Thanks for the clarifications, dangerous_safety. Even if it can't be formed naturally, I'm sure that somewhere in the Terragen Sphere, some group or transapient has created large amounts of "continen...
Crossroads Real Life But OA Relevant 22 5,491 02-24-2021, 09:45 AM
    Thread: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron star system
Post: RE: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neu...

(02-18-2021, 06:19 PM)The Astronomer Wrote: (02-18-2021, 04:01 PM)Crossroads Wrote: (02-06-2021, 09:10 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I think there would be a lot of planets, especially around white dwar...
Crossroads Real Life But OA Relevant 22 5,491 02-19-2021, 03:39 AM
    Thread: Gender in OA
Post: RE: Gender in OA

(02-19-2021, 12:07 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Still on my first cup of coffee so the brain cells are a bit fuzzy around the edges, so this may be preliminary thinking.... I think to me the most important ...
Crossroads General Setting Discussion 77 1,308 02-19-2021, 03:22 AM