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Sam



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:05 am    Post subject: GREETINGS FROM SPACE Reply with quote

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MESSAGE AS FOLLOWS

GREETINGS FROM DEEP SPACE FELLOW TRAVELERS
FOR LACK OF ANYTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY TIME
I SHALL REPORT BACK ALL FINDINGS OF INTEREST
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS SHALL BE OMITTED TO PROTECT
NAMING RIGHTS ON PARTICULAR GALACTIC PHENOMENA
WHICH THE ENEMIES OF THE EMPIRE ARE
JEALOUSLY SEEKING I AM PART OF THE EMPIRE RIGHT
I GET THEM MIXED UP SOMETIMES I HAVE BEEN ALONE
FOR SO LONG FOR SO SO LONG I JUST SOMETIMES
GET THINGS MIXED UP OK ITS GETTING WEIRD OUT HERE
> > >

I AM BROADCASTING FROM A DUST-CHOKED STELLAR
NURSERY IN THE ATTACHING ARM DIRECTLY COREWARD
OF BOEPP AA-A H83 OR AS I LIKE TO CALL IT
THE ASS END OF NOWHERE
NEUTRON STARS HAVE BECOME COMMONPLACE AND
I HAVE DONE INITIAL SCANS ON OVER 100 SINCE I
FOUND MY WAY HERE
IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO I FOUND A VERY
UNIQUE PROTOSTAR
KNOWN AS A HERBIG AE/BE
OF JUST TWO MILLION YEARS OF AGE
I RECOGNIZED IT IMMEDIATELY DUE TO ITS EXTREMELY
FAST ROTATION I HAVE SEEN IN THE TWO OTHER
PROTOSTARS I WAS NOT QUICK ENOUGH TO NAME FOR
MYSELF VERY FEW EXIST IN THE GALAXY BUT THEY ARE
SOMETIMES FOUND IN DENSE CORE CLUSTERS
> > >



WELL I AM SURE THAT LOOKS LIKE A STAR
THAT IS REALLY EXCITING IF YOU HAVE NOT
SEEN ONE BEFORE I AM SURE I DONT REMEMBER
BECAUSE I HAVE NOW SEEN SO MANY STARS
ANYWAY OKAY
BEFORE THE SIGNAL ATTENUATES TOO MUCH
HERE IS A VANITY SHOT OF MY SHIP AT
THE BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY BEFORE
THE STRESS OF LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF
JUMPS AND CLOSE FUEL RUNS DISCOLORED AND
PITTED THE HULL SUBSTANTIALLY
> > >



ANYWAY GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER IS HAPPENING
IN SPACE WHERE THERE ARE OTHER HUMANS
I HEAR THERE ARE SOME VERY POWERFUL PLAYS
HAPPENING BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS
I AM GLAD BECAUSE I LIKE PLAYS AND I
ATTENDED SOME ONCE I AM GLAD PEOPLE
ARE FINDING A NEWFOUND APPRECIATION
FOR THE ARTS UNTIL NEXT TIME I WILL JUST
BE OUT HERE ALONE GOING SLIGHTLY CRAZY THANKS BYE
> > >

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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TO: INTERGALACTIC SOMETHING OR OTHER SAM
FROM: EARTH, SOL SYSTEM, MILKY WAY GALAXY
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Echo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...

Elite:Dangerous or something?
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Sam



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HELLO FROM THE VERY TOP OF THE UNIVERSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIYPdef6IOo
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Echo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the top of the universe, it's a bit disappointing that you can't get far enough away from the galaxy to see the spiral arms clearly.

Still, it really looks like I shall have to pick up Elite: Dangerous at some point. And maybe even reassess my opinion of Freespace 2 having been the definitive last word in spaceships.
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mouse



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the universe is a lot fuzzier than i would have guessed....
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Sam



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREETINGS FROM STILL VERY FAR ABOVE THE GALACTIC CORE

THE FUZZINESS YOU SEE THERE IS THAT YOU ARE NOT SEEING INDIVIDUAL STARS BUT ENTIRE CLUSTERS OF MILLIONS OF STARS INSIDE THE GALACTIC CORE AND SURROUNDING SPIRAL ARMS, AT INCOMPREHENSIBLE DISTANCES. "ABOVE" ME THERE IS JUST A GREAT VOID OF SPACE THAT IS NOT SAFE FOR MY VESSEL TO TRAVERSE, AS I AM NEAR THE EXTREME EDGE OF THE MILKY WAY. GOING ANY FURTHER UPWARDS, THE STARS ARE EXTREMELY DISTANT FROM EACH OTHER AND OFTEN DIM OR OLD STARS, WHICH CANNOT BE SKIMMED FOR USABLE HYDROGEN, AND THE JUMP DISTANCES BETWEEN SYSTEMS IS GROWING EXCESSIVELY LARGE. DEDICATED EXPLORER SHIPS LIKE THE ASP THAT HAVE OBSESSIVELY TRIMMED THEIR MASS MAY RISK FSD JUMPS OF WELL MORE THAN 10 MORE LIGHT YEARS THAN MY CLIPPER AND COULD PROBABLY CAREFULLY EXPLORE FURTHER UPWARD BUT I HAVE DEEMED IT TOO MUCH OF A RISK. IF I GET STRANDED OUT THERE WITHOUT SUFFICIENT FUEL TO MAKE LENGTHY JUMPS BACK TO VIBRANT STARS, I'M S.O.L.

HOWEVER WHILE I HAVE BEEN HERE I HAVE DISCOVERED AN ULTRA-RARE THING INDEED: AN EARTH-LIKE PLANET WITH A TEMPERATE CLIMATE AND BREATHABLE ATMOSPHERE. IT HANGS ABOVE THE CORE LIKE A ROUND ANALOGY OVER A PALE LIGHT SEA OF ANALOGIES, SUSPENDED IN THE INKY ANALOGY VOID.

http://i.imgur.com/nPl6y8W.png

I MAY MAKE LIKE THOSE INTREPID EXPLORERS IN 'PROMETHEUS' AND GORMLESSLY WALK ON THE PLANET AND POP MY HELMET OFF WITHOUT YOU KNOW DOING TESTS TO SEE IF THE INDIGENOUS LIFE WOULD PUT ME INTO ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK JUST FROM BREATHING OR SOMETHING


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Echo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I thought that was a hard limit of how far you can go. Cool - so a tricked out Asp (still the long-range ship of choice? That pleases me) could get further.

Anyway, love the planetary flyby - if you go down there, don't open any vases...
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sam



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Echo wrote:
OK, I thought that was a hard limit of how far you can go. Cool - so a tricked out Asp (still the long-range ship of choice? That pleases me) could get further.

Anyway, love the planetary flyby - if you go down there, don't open any vases...


HERE IS A DIAMONDBACK EXPLORER I DESIGNED FOR YOU
THAT WILL GET YOU TO THE REMOTEST REGIONS OF SPACE
FOR AROUND 10 MILLION

http://coriolis.io/outfit/diamondback_explorer/04D4D5A3D3D3D5C-------3202012i2f.Iw1-kA==.Aw1-kA==

THE INSURANCE REBUY IS A MERE 500k AND IT HAS A LOT
LONGER JUMP RANGE THAN MY VANITY CLIPPER BECAUSE
IT USES THE LIGHTEST POSSIBLE PARTS
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Echo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so the average airspeed of an unladen Diamondback Explorer beats the crap out of any type of swallow. And 33 LY on a full tank, plus a fuel scoop, is not to be sniffed at. Do you not need Shield Generators to scoop from stars any more, or did that go out with Frontier?

(Shows how recently I got rated Dangerous)

Needs more fricking laser beams though. ;-P
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