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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2016, 08:37:10 PM »
I didn't.
Thanks for the warning (was it really bad? if you summarise in words it has lower effect hehe)

It's a horrible CGI dog alien whose head splits in half and there are teeth and stuff inside, like The Thing. Bad CGI though, so it's ok  ;)

Edit : @Lanko, How many words in??



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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2016, 08:55:02 PM »
Not sure I can make the story come together, but I do have a really good title.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2016, 08:57:59 PM »
Slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2016, 09:02:18 PM »
i have nothing but boring story ideas so far.

pretty sure nobody wants to read about a bromance with benjamin franklin.

lame.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 03, 2016, 09:16:11 PM »
I wouldn't worry about Mr. Franklin - he won't be available. I've got him embroiled in a scheme in 1750 already.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2016, 10:34:57 PM »
Depends who you try to ship Franklin with. They better be easier on the eyes though cause Ben wasn't a top model.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2016, 10:46:13 AM »
Nice subject, but as I read it a pure time travel story? Though I guess one could travel to some seedy
tavern to find some secret society or some destitute alchemist.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2016, 12:40:47 AM »
Depends who you try to ship Franklin with. They better be easier on the eyes though cause Ben wasn't a top model.
He may have been better looking before he got old and fat, although he was in his mid 40's by 1750. He seemed to have a bit of a reputation for playing the field.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2016, 01:11:55 AM »
Depends who you try to ship Franklin with. They better be easier on the eyes though cause Ben wasn't a top model.
He may have been better looking before he got old and fat, although he was in his mid 40's by 1750. He seemed to have a bit of a reputation for playing the field.

so, what are you trying to say about guys in their mid-forties?  huh?  huh?  i see how you are . . .

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2016, 01:51:45 AM »
The idea just hit me, and I'm deep in it. Damn it, sometimes I wish I could order up something to exact specifications rather than having to take what the back brain provide. But you can't ignore it. The back brain giveth and the back brain taketh away.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2016, 02:06:57 AM »
Depends who you try to ship Franklin with. They better be easier on the eyes though cause Ben wasn't a top model.
He may have been better looking before he got old and fat, although he was in his mid 40's by 1750. He seemed to have a bit of a reputation for playing the field.

so, what are you trying to say about guys in their mid-forties?  huh?  huh?  i see how you are . . .

I had an irish/kiwi lover who was 47, when I was 24. He was called Bobby (ha...ha...ha...) and I couldn't get the man out of my head for the longest time. So nah, nothing against mid-fourties men, but come ON, I'm not shipping him with anything.



@Jmack are you seriously complaining about the magic happening in the tinkering op-shop that is the back of our brains? It's like alchemy labs down there. Brain ideas, best ideas. Don't wish for "order to specifications" stuff. You sound like a vegan german engineer (I hope no one gets offended by that joke)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2016, 02:24:27 AM »
Actually, I'm pretty happy with the back brain's contribution. I needed a good laugh.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2016, 10:06:44 AM »
 I have to say that this months subject is hard. I'm trying to find an angle I can start from
but it eludes me still. Using another calendar feels like "cheating" .
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2016, 10:34:33 AM »
Using another calendar feels like "cheating" .
If you are in the year 1750 and in another calendar it is called the year 523, it's okay in my opinion. You could always add a visitor from England or Portugal to your story to have one person with the "right" calendar in it, if it bothers you to much.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2016, 11:16:15 AM »
Using another calendar feels like "cheating" .
If you are in the year 1750 and in another calendar it is called the year 523, it's okay in my opinion. You could always add a visitor from England or Portugal to your story to have one person with the "right" calendar in it, if it bothers you to much.
But what about using 1750 from a different calendar? So like 1750 in the Hebrew calendar, which would be 2000 BCE in our calendar? Think that's what the good Captain's talking about.  :o
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