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    Thread: Proposed Edit for Archailectual Mysticism Article + My Draft
Post: RE: Proposed Edit for Archailectual Mysticism Arti...

ProxCenBound Wrote: (06-18-2024, 11:06 AM) -- Thank you, and also I do want to apologize for perhaps being too harsh in my response previously.  -- No worries at all! I took absolutely no offense -...
Andrew P. Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 646 06-18-2024, 12:23 PM
    Thread: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens
Post: RE: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens

stevebowers Wrote: (06-18-2024, 08:23 AM) -- The floating touchscreens are an interesting aspect of this picture, actually.  I've noticed a trend for illustrations for hard science fiction set in the...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 11 157 06-18-2024, 09:07 AM
    Thread: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens
Post: RE: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens

stevebowers Wrote: (06-17-2024, 09:09 PM) -- I honestly don't see anything wrong with that new Hon'Kken image. We could use it as is. -- Thanks! It's missing the top right hand, the cable between t...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 11 157 06-18-2024, 06:18 AM
    Thread: Proposed Article: Thym Olep
Post: RE: Proposed Article: Thym Olep

Drashner1 Wrote: (06-14-2024, 10:53 PM) -- Looks good to me. Not seeing any content issues nor really any wordsmithing issues (nothing's jumping out at me). Will try to grab time to do another rea...
Andrew P. Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 92 06-17-2024, 06:24 PM
    Thread: Space Art 3, the Reckoning
Post: RE: Space Art 3, the Reckoning

These are *incredible*! Hats off to you! I think I probably speak for the others when I say most or all of these will easily find a loving home in the setting. If I may, what software do you use f...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 9 65 06-17-2024, 04:07 PM
    Thread: Art Request Thread
Post: RE: Art Request Thread

stevebowers Wrote: (06-16-2024, 11:33 PM) -- Now up. -- Beautiful! Thanks Steve  :D If anyone else has recs for images that could use an AI makeover, send them my way!
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 431 7,457 06-17-2024, 04:07 AM
    Thread: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens
Post: RE: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens

Worldtree Wrote: (06-17-2024, 03:35 AM) -- Wow that software is impressive! Did you use one of those sketches as the basis somehow ? -- Yup! It’s Adobe Firefly, you can input images as structural o...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 11 157 06-17-2024, 04:05 AM
    Thread: Art Request Thread
Post: RE: Art Request Thread

stevebowers Wrote: (06-16-2024, 06:15 PM) -- Quote: -- Et voila, sprinkling a little generative AI always makes everything better: -- I'd choose the first one. . For some reason I tend to think ...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 431 7,457 06-16-2024, 06:19 PM
    Thread: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens
Post: RE: Hon'Kken/Other Neogens

I've been messing around with generative AI lately, and I thought I'd have a go at trying to make a new, realistic version of this old sketch; I haven't quite gotten there, but I thought I'd share thi...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 11 157 06-16-2024, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Art Request Thread
Post: RE: Art Request Thread

ProxCenBound Wrote: (06-16-2024, 10:43 AM) -- The image on the Godchasers, Godwatchers (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/46f96610edaa2) article came up on Discord, negatively. I have to agree; I ...
Andrew P. Art and Visual Media 431 7,457 06-16-2024, 03:09 PM
    Thread: What the heck is consciousness anyway?
Post: RE: What the heck is consciousness anyway?

Not to exhume a (very) old thread, but in light of the recent PIT vs CIT "mini" debate, (https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=6218) I thought it might be a good time to follow up on this...
Andrew P. General Off-topic Discussion 16 35,514 06-16-2024, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Metasoft Musings
Post: RE: Metasoft Musings

Drashner1 Wrote: (08-21-2019, 12:43 PM) -- I would suggest its even 'worse' than that. Because in most cases religion is something that is learned and seems to involve a certain degree of flexibility...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 14 255 06-16-2024, 02:08 PM
    Thread: A Detailed Description of Something OA Iconic
Post: RE: A Detailed Description of Something OA Iconic

ProxCenBound Wrote: (06-16-2024, 10:51 AM) -- At some point a while back (I want to say c. 2018?) we started adding what we now call Snapshots to various articles, basically being the sorts of things...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 8 175 06-16-2024, 12:36 PM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

I've attempted to diagram out the various categories of sophont under discussion using a Venn diagram I threw together in Powerpoint; it's definitely incomplete, and I've just stuck "rheomorph" in a l...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 114 1,155 06-16-2024, 11:53 AM
    Thread: A Detailed Description of Something OA Iconic
Post: RE: A Detailed Description of Something OA Iconic

I know this is a very old thread, but I'd like to try and revive this concept- I think OA would benefit greatly from having more content that is specifically geared toward immersing readers in various...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 8 175 06-16-2024, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Magvivisystem Hyperpolity
Post: RE: Magvivisystem Hyperpolity

Just came across this thread while browsing for interesting topics- I think the MVSHP (if you'll excuse my atrocious acronymizing) is a fascinating concept, and the magmatter-based biology/ecology beg...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 5 102 06-16-2024, 08:47 AM
    Thread: Metric Engineering Ideas
Post: RE: Metric Engineering Ideas

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-12-2013, 11:41 AM) -- Tachyon Wrote: (04-11-2013, 06:20 PM) -- Well, not quite. A black hole inside a void bubble runs afoul of Thorne's Hoop Conjecture, which says that an obj...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 13 328 06-16-2024, 08:42 AM
    Thread: Updating the Negentropy Alliance
Post: RE: Updating the Negentropy Alliance

Hey all, I initially posted a proposed article update for the NA on this EG Articles thread (https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=6007&page=3), but on the recommendations of others I'...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 23 257 06-15-2024, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Developing Tohul's Natural History
Post: Developing Tohul's Natural History

Hey all, I came across this thread (https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=4461&page=4) from the EG Articles sub-forum which hadn't been active for a couple years, and it inspired me to...
Andrew P. General Setting Discussion 0 20 06-15-2024, 04:19 PM
    Thread: Tohul Geological History ready for editing
Post: RE: Tohul Geological History ready for editing

After thinking on this a bit, I think it might be a good idea to start a General Setting thread and open the floor to ideas on how to develop and expand upon Tohul's geological/biological history; I'm...
Andrew P. Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 621 06-15-2024, 03:09 PM