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  1. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    The plausible outcomes: 1) We develop FTL, and our descendants - probably eventually evolving to something we wouldn't recognize as H. Sapiens Sapiens, but still our descendants and probably a single species (depending on just how much FTL the FTL is; 1.1C wouldn't help much; the Jenkinsverse works in kilolights and interstellar travel between places worth going to still routinely takes weeks or months) - spread to the stars. 2) We develop high-energy drive systems, but not FTL, and our descendants spread to the stars and evolve into multiple species. And perhaps we also save the Earth - or Mars, or both - from incineration... 3) We die with the Earth, if not before.
  2. Story Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Maybe to encourage Ashley to accept Grace's shapechanging? Five of the Main Eight now have ways of taking the forms of other people in various ways: Tedd (to Grace and, potentially, the other six); I think Tedd has shown more different forms than any other character. Possibly more than the entire rest of the Main 8 combined. And anyone who knows Tedd or Ellen well has ways of taking any of a large variety of different forms. (Although if they only know Ellen well, the varieties of "different" are somewhat limited.) That would obviously include all of the Main 8.
  3. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    This will come later than you think. It isn't just a matter of terraforming Mars, it's also a matter of building all the necessary housing, manufacturing capacity, etc. And it's not as if we'll suddenly realize that we have to immediately start finding ways to deal with a much-hotter Earth. It'll be a gradual thing. No single generation will see a much-hotter Earth... each generation will see a very-slightly-hotter Earth. (Unless we build something like a planetary shade, and then after working for a while it breaks. Which isn't implausible.) I still like the idea of moving the planet farther from the sun... the engineering of that task is left as an exercise for the reader. Or someone.
  4. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    To have any chance at all of detecting our radio broadcasts, aliens have to be fairly close by... they haven't gotten very far yet.
  5. Story Monday, July 8, 2019

    More effective if you haven't already killed the instructor. Or at least if they can't prove he was already dead when he signed the grade sheet.
  6. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    I would consider this certain, on either or both of two reasons: 1) It's unlikely that every planet with a biosphere develops intelligent life. 2) Developing intelligent life sometimes, probably usually, takes a long time. In the extant sample, there's been a biosphere for probably close to 4 billion years and we currently believe it's had intelligent life for significantly less than a million years. So, at present, probably about 0.1% of the lifespan of the biosphere. Assuming nothing wipes us out or causes us to abandon the planet before the sun runs low on hydrogen and starts fusing helium (which will eventually cause it to swell and engulf the earth), that will rise to somewhere in the vicinity of 50%... after which the earth becomes distinctly uninteresting, unless we figure out a way to move it to a slower orbit.
  7. Story Monday, July 15, 2019

    It could have been a list of URLs, account numbers, and passwords. Or just the userid and password for Sirleck's password manager, and enough cash to buy a smartphone his credit card.
  8. Story Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Well, Tedd did some analysis of Susan's fairydoll spell. Perhaps he did get to see a fairydoll summoned, or perhaps just having it present was sufficient for that analysis.
  9. NP Monday July 15, 2019

    And in regard to NSFW and superpowers, there are certain documented issues...
  10. Story Monday, July 15, 2019

    He snooped around and found how to get access to Sirleck's money.
  11. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    Or maybe they like planets in the goldilocks zone, but can't stand that horrible oxygen stuff.
  12. Story Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    As I recall, the timing is not that clear. It's entirely possible that Luke was blinded by Tedd's aura while Pandora was marking Tedd.
  13. EGS Strip Slaying

    Borrow the TFG for a while, and they can have a parade of her... and include Liz as you-know-who...
  14. Story Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

    Bottle it? You mean like using it to carbonate mineral water? Or, using some of it to help terraform Mars.
  15. Story Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Well, the point of contention between them isn't whether or not Elliot is Ch...that superhero. Elliot knows she thinks he is and doesn't believe his denial - and there's nothing more he can do to persuade her; meanwhile she shouldn't think she can get him to admit it. At this point, even if he weren't, the fact that she thinks he is would be what matters out of that - and the reason it matters is that it's one factor contributing to her worry about Ashley's safety. In fact, safety-wise the biggest problem would probably be if (a) lots of people think he is, and (b) he's just an ordinary high-school-level martial artist with no magical or supernatural abilities. People might show up intending and prepared to take down that superhero (according to their estimate of her abilities), and ordinary Elliot wouldn't be able to deal with what they'd bring.