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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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Or do what I do...just stop before it's done, resume it a couple of years later!!

I'm glad you're back, and that BIAD is now relieved of his duties...I think....he is, isn't he?




posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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My better-half has me rebuilding a linen closet and it's seems like it's taking forever.
Everytime, I close the doors and go to my garage to cut some wood, when I return
BIAD jumps out and splutters "Boo!"

After eight times, it can get a little weary!

Anyway, I deliberately spilled all my nails out on the floor and him being a stickler
for tideness, he's now sat crossed-legged counting them as he puts them back in
the box.

The view is terrible.



posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Yikes, I bet it is! (the view)...but then, it was your idea...

Wild has been contemplating her life...trying to figure out where she's going, and recalling where she's been. Trust is hard for her, where once she trusted everyone she came across.

She'll be up to disclosing pretty soon, though, I'm told.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Post is up...introducing...Redbeard.

Don't know how long he'll be around, but he's ... in the words of Wild...."not a good guy."

Enjoy!



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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neno will handle him - eventually. Right now I've got to figure out if neno has to slay another dragon, or if BIAD has the matter in hand.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:35 AM
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Don't worry,the Dragon-thing is all part of BIAD's 'coming-to-terms' with who he is.
The tale will be here soon!



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Hi, guys! I was gettin' kinda lonesome here....:pout:

Glad to hear you all are divining what's to come -- so am I. Not sure yet.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by wildtimes
Hi, guys! I was gettin' kinda lonesome here....:pout:

Glad to hear you all are divining what's to come -- so am I. Not sure yet.

I'm sorry for the delay, the carpet-fitters came and done us proud and now I about
ready to toss another episode on the fire.

Breath in deeply.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Another short delay can be expected on my end, but, since my storyline is pretty much solitary from the rest of yours (at least for now) - it shouldn't be a problem. I hope to have something up today or tomorrow morning.

In the mean time it's pretty cut and dried - Silo, Chumley, Newman and Adam will be leaving Ship. It's up in the air if Chumley will go (he's having difficulties with Ship) but for sure the other three. To 'Scotland' - wherever that is.


peace



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by wildtimes
Hi, guys! I was gettin' kinda lonesome here....:pout:

Glad to hear you all are divining what's to come -- so am I. Not sure yet.


BIAD sends a hug and is now dancing with merriment at his latest posting.
The cursed writers-block seems to have lifted

Hugs to Silo too!



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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There's a question that I and BIAD are hoping you can answer and it falls
within the realms of traditionalism and ritual.
Scotland isn't too-far away from where BIAD's little folly-shed resides in my
garden, on a nice night, a keen-eyed satellite may even pick up the flashing
fairy-lights that adorn the eaves.

Scotland, the proud nation that endured the crushing thumb of their Southern
nieghbours for centuries, now revel in their time and look to a positive future.
So the question...

If you obtain a kilt, will you be wearing under-garments...?
I know it may seem a little 'pervy' and I have questioned BIAD thoroughly about
the query, but he assures me that is important.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Khalamzadar Update



I don't think it has been established in the story that Dag actually died on a "northern continent" separate from the one neno is on. I hope not, anyhow. Looking at the map, it seems there really aren't any northern continents - just islands:



I've marked the approximate location of neno in red. the yellow is a suggested "northern" location for the other bunch, which puts them on the same continent, but to the north in some grasslands, near an ocean shore. I calculated the distance between those two points given the planet radius from the canon thread, and measuring the distance on the map in pixels - it works out to about 5100 kilometers, or about 3169 miles. just a little more than the width of the entire US. that's about a 127 day walk, at 25 miles a day. Not quite 4 1/4 months. Think "neno in Ecuador" and "Ben and company in southern Canada"

Each pixel on the map shown here is about 43.6 km / 27 miles.

if that works for you all, then it puts BIAD's landing somewhere within 30 miles or so of the Ben Crew at the yellow dot, because he just crossed Sslar's tracks heading inland towards neno. it's still a long walk between the two, assuming you don't have to cut a path in the jungle or wade too many swamps, both of which will slow travel. Gonna need a rendezvous by vehicle, I think.

The Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself Planet Building



I tinkered with my swap file to get this computer to make big pictures with Terragen. When I ran the file for neno in the jungle at the edge of the city, I got a surprise:



All of the trees are suspended overhead. Those overhead tangles are the roots of the trees.


It seems that for whatever reason, the software thinks the surface of the planet is actually 69.8 meters "above" where it really is, so it set the trees that far too high, since I told it to set them on the planet surface. I fiddled with the trees, and got them to sit on the actual surface, rather than the perceived surface, and got this:



Such was my day in Adventures in Planet Building. Those are some BIG trees, nuh?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:45 AM
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Then it looks like BIAD and if he finds Sslar, has got to pick 'em up and put 'em down
a great deal to get back to Neno's and Tibbs' location!

Mmmm... I'll give his shed door a knock and see what he thinks!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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ET, phone home - we'll send a car 'round to pick you up...

OR maybe an SUV, black, with suitably blacked out windows as befits your station as Intergalactic Ambassador!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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I think Mr. Jordan and 'The Committee' have a plan to boost BIAD
along on his journey.
BIAD has just reported in that he 'saw' the way ahead as he watched
his water snails that he keeps in a jar.

I nodded and quickly left his abode!



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
... To 'Scotland' - wherever that is.


peace


Well in that case, we'd better pipe you in, M'lady!

The Dragoons...



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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I recall that tune from "The last of the Mohicans" - but I think it was done by Clannad in that flick. The Bannockburn Memorial was an interesting choice of venue to me - I had ancestors who fought there, Lowland Scots from Ayrshire.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the visual. Helps a lot!



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu
reply to post by A boy in a dress
 


I recall that tune from "The last of the Mohicans" - but I think it was done by Clannad in that flick. The Bannockburn Memorial was an interesting choice of venue to me - I had ancestors who fought there, Lowland Scots from Ayrshire.



Again, the 'mind-lines' across the Atlantic must be open and I think that
since BIAD has placed the odd-looking coathanger-cum-car aerial on the
roof of his folly/shed, it has improved.
Two months from now, I expect the Man/Girl will have a TV that shows
ghostly images of you, Wildtimes and Silo!

He has began to collect wiring, so...



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 11:25 PM
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Love it BIAD, thank you!

EEEKKK! I'm just getting nutty to post! I hope I have get it up today!

Neno If you've got ideas of inviting Pip down to the planet to get things going? With the horses and animals? That's all cool - let me know!

peace




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