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TheThirdPolice
TheThirdPolice
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1/21/2016
The Russian experiment to vanquish night.

The program was closed after the satellite brainwashed a few cosmonauts.
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The Duke of Waltham
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1/21/2016
Fascinating story. And it seems to be completely forgotten, at least outside Russia or scientific circles. An ambitious project, of course; more than the idea itself, what surprised and impressed me the most was that a prototype was actually tested successfully. I'm glad the sky isn't full of these things—we have enough light around as it is—but I'm also hopeful about the plans to produce cheap, clean energy this way. I know better than to be expect easy solutions to big problems, but you never know...

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Charlotte_de_Witte
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1/21/2016
A great story! A real shame they didn't let him work on solar sails.


I have also started to wonder if Polythreme might have been modeled a tiny bit on the USSR?



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1/22/2016
I just had an urge to make a Russian Scientist with the Surname of "Evilsky" for no reason.
(Looks up how to say "Eh wha "in Russian.)
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TheThirdPolice
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1/22/2016
"Da tui shto?"

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Guest

1/22/2016
TheThirdPolice wrote:
"Da tui shto?"

*Keeps repeating to himself*

I will not create Hyubert Zlosky. Five characters is enough. I will not create Hyubert Zlosky. Five characters is enough. I will not create Hyubert Zlosky. Five characters is enough. I will not create Hyubert Zlosky. Five characters is enough....
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Mordaine Barimen
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1/22/2016
But there are more profession paths than that. Surely you want to experience them all?

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Guest

1/22/2016
Mordaine Barimen wrote:
But there are more profession paths than that. Surely you want to experience them all?

*breaks down crying* D**n you all. D**n you all to H**l! I wanted a Mad Scientist Cosmogone spectacle-wearing character! I now have a sixth character (and I'll make him public, unlike the fifth.) I hope you all choke on the damage done! Do you have any idea how long it takes for me to play 5 characters?!
(And I literally just create him, and somebody is asking for an Alibi?)


Okay seriously, I just couldn't not (think about it) make a mad Russian Scientist! (And I have Polish/Russian Ancestry IRL.)

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    xKiv
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    1/22/2016
    the truthseeker wrote:
    I now have a sixth character


    Seven is the number.


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    1/23/2016
    xKiv wrote:
    the truthseeker wrote:
    I now have a sixth character


    Seven is the number.

    Maybe if they unretired something Big Grin
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    Pyrodinium
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    1/23/2016
    Soviet Russia is a strange place. Polythreme got nothing on them.

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
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    1/23/2016
    I don't know... Polythreme's matryoshka dolls would take some beating EEK!

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    Psyche Labyrinth
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    1/23/2016
    Humans are gaining too much power. They're going to destroy nature. Can we please have a MoPD to regulate scientific information before the earth explodes or something?!

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    1/24/2016
    Psyche Labyrinth wrote:
    Humans are gaining too much power. They're going to destroy nature. Can we please have a MoPD to regulate scientific information before the earth explodes or something?!

    Khoroshiye novosti vse!
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    Nanako
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    2/7/2016
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    A great story! A real shame they didn't let him work on solar sails.

    I have also started to wonder if Polythreme might have been modeled a tiny bit on the USSR?

    I always thought polythreme was a somewhat clumsy metaphor for the atlantic slave trade
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    TheThirdPolice
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    2/9/2016
    Someone found a better analogy than the Dawn Machine: Russian Varchas.

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    Happy Londoner
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    2/9/2016
    Imagine a city lit by a sattelite. Every street flooded with light. Every upturned face white. Every surface blazing. Sense of reality stripped, minds hot. No more night. No more link with how it used to be.

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    TheThirdPolice
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    2/9/2016
    Happy Londoner, I'm tempted to mark your delicious post as "accepted" to transfix it in the hideous light of eternity.

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    Happy Londoner
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    2/9/2016
    Light it bright then. Bring some Dawn to this thread.

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    Actually, the story is amazing. I'm Russian. I've lived in Russia all my life, gone to school, studied history of science at some point - and have never even heard of this project until now.

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    TheThirdPolice
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    2/9/2016
    Сделано. Никто не убежит от новой зари.



    (Thank you V. for correcting my grammar.)

    edited by TheThirdPolice on 2/9/2016

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