Monthly Archives: August 2019

A Little non-Sci Fi Anime

When a PC has only a year to live, what does he want to wrap up? What debts does he want to repay? What penance will he do, what vengeance will he seek? The video only gives the basic spark … Continue reading

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The Starving Artist

Or, why there isn’t going to be a Stellar Reaches issue this year. No, I’m not a literal starving artist: far from it. The problem is two-fold: that the “earning a living” part of life is very aggressive and mean, … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fabulous

From Quora: Who was the coolest looking military leader of the 20th century? Cem Arslan, Amateur military historian and armchair general There is only one proper answer to this question, and it is Field Marshal Archduke Eugen of Austria-Teschen, one … Continue reading

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The Crew Fades, The Family Weeps Silently

From Quora: What is the saddest picture you’ve ever seen? John Ewing, Hope this can touch someone’s heart. Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. From young soldiers, to middle-aged citizens, to (one fewer) old age … Continue reading

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War, Flag-Waving, and Symbols

From Quora: America has the photo of the raising of the flag in Iwo Jima, the Russians have the photo of the Soviet Union flag on the Reichstag. What WW2 photo does Britain have in the same manner? Jon Trew, … Continue reading

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The Solomani: The Race of Races

It is said that, when the Vilani first met the Terrans, they though that the Terrans government was an interstellar federation of minor human races. The video above is more on the short-term racial future of humanity: not much on … Continue reading

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Socrates, Rationalism, Traveller, and Demons

This post can be considered a indirect follow-up to my Trope Talk: Robot post.Hat tip to Uncommon Descent.) Socrates: the Philosopher Listening to His Demon From UnHerd: But the most important section of the book, to my mind, comes when … Continue reading

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Manfred Fritz Bajora, RIP

The tragedy that haunted the mummified mariner: Body of German adventurer was found hunched over table on his yacht next to note to his dead wife and fading photos that provide clues to his past MailOnline A very Traveller way … Continue reading

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Trope Talk: Robots

“Let’s see how many demographics I can piss off in this video.” The fact that this attitude is still somewhat legal in the United States makes the place rather distinctive within the Free Western World. Coding Red speaks a fair … Continue reading

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Friendly Virus

If the Imperium had begun distribution of friendly true-AI programs a few decades before the Rebellion, things could have worked out much better. The Imperium may still have died, but there would have been far more survivors, with far better … Continue reading

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