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  1. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    Most of this discussion of the possibility of Sam being marked, assumes that his mark-spell would be something related to sex changing. Possibly Pandora noticed he was really hungry, and gave him the ability to materialize hamburgers (really good ones, by Sam's standards... or maybe by Pandora's) at will.
  2. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    That would not be necessary. Heck, they could advertise for test subjects. (They probably wouldn't, there's still a significant "keep it secret" faction.)
  3. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    If that is true, should we not leave the judgment up to the dogs? (Who apparently disagree.)
  4. Sketchbook Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    If the sky is bronze, I'm staying indoors.
  5. Sketchbook Tuesday Dec 4, 2018

    As if THAT would ever happen in THIS comic!
  6. Story Monday, November 19, 2018

  7. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    Some of mine would be less than exciting... "We were driving through east Texas, and the name of this one church we drove by startled me. It soon turned out to have a extremely ordinary - and obvious - explanation, but still..." Seriously, that's the origin of one of my worlds (don't have a story for it yet). "Hey, every religion I know anything about has this one specific thing in common. Atheists like it too. How do I justify a human society reversing it?" I have the first draft of several early scenes of that story done. "The character names are derived from the town names on exit signs along this (possibly long) section of freeway." My lady and I do that, making up the story, while traveling.
  8. This Day In History

    There are also only a few places between Seattle and Vancouver BC where one is clearly not in an urban area. Or, maybe I should say, twenty years ago there were only a few such places - there are probably even fewer now. So there could plausibly be a single megalopolis incorporating both metropolitan areas.
  9. This Day In History

    Time was invented so everything wouldn't happen at once. But it doesn't work.
  10. Things that make you worried.

    I've noticed that most of the forums I'm on have been kind of slow lately. Not just this one.
  11. NP Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

    ... feet?
  12. Story, Friday Nov 23, 2018

    Actually, the setup that would require the least amount of work is almost certainly Sam showing up at Salty Crackers for the card tournament, while Grace works the counter. Not that it would take all that much setup to establish the two of them having a class together at MSHS.
  13. NP Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

    Nanase appears to be almost close enough to reach the lever with a hand... she can release her left foot, furthest from the switch, and then maybe she can reach it with her right hand. Or she can release both feet, and reach it with a foot.
  14. NP Monday Nov 19, 2018

    Only if it comes with the ability to see in gecko-vision. (You'd lose the ability to distinguish red from blue, but you'd gain the ability to see ultraviolet.)
  15. NP Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

    From Nanase's perspective this isn't really a cliffhanger... ... it's a ceilinghanger.
  16. Story Wednesday November 21, 2018

    Clarification requested: Popcorn waved goodnight?
  17. NP, Wednesday November 14, 2018

    Geckos, by the way, have much better color vision than ours - but not the same as ours. In our retinas we have rods for black-and-white vision, including in very dim light, and cones for color vision but only in reasonably good light. Gecko retinas have only cones, but their cones are more than twice as light-sensitive as our rods (which are about 100 times as sensitive as our cones). And instead of having r-g-b cones, they have uv-g-b cones. So, Dan is definitely correct that Nanase losing color vision is something HE added.
  18. This Day In History

    Sometimes reality is so absurd that it's really hard to parody. In fact I consider this the norm for the "leadership" of a certain political party (which I won't identify because this ain't the place for it).
  19. This Day In History

    Also: the southernmost significant city in Washington is Vancouver. The southernmost significant city directly north of Washington is Vancouver.
  20. This Day In History

    November is also National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to crank out 50,000 words of a first draft between Nov 1 and Nov 30. After which you're probably sick of that story, so National Novel Editing Month isn't until March. (Also, the delay will typically make it easier for you to read - and thus edit - what is there, rather than what should be there.)
  21. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    (how did this post get in THIS thread?)
  22. Shipping News

    Your "not really" fails because your exception to it explicitly violates explicit conditions of the earlier statement. Equivalent: "All red things...." "Not really, because this blue thing..." Note: you may be entirely correct in every way except the notion that you're countering the earlier statement. Now the earlier statement DESERVES a "not really" because it makes an assumption that "any society where a parent passes property and hereditary titles/rank/privileges to their children" will pass these things on the paternal line. There have been matrilineal societies, and male-dominated societies that used a modified matrilineal system - a man's property would be passed on to his mother's daughter's sons. In these societies, paternity doesn't matter much. Maternity does, but it's rarely in doubt unless someone is trying really hard to obfuscate it.
  23. This Day In History

    It's kind of odd... most of the military victories that became part of England's (not Britain's, just England's) national self-image occurred in this war, which lasted about 70 years and thus is known as the Hundred Years War. But... England decisively lost the war. At the start of it, nearly half of modern France owed fealty to England's king or was substantially surrounded by fiefdoms that did... at the end, almost none of modern France reported to England. Like, one or two small port cities on the English Channel were all that was left of that half of the kingdom.
  24. This Day In History

    Is guaca-mole made with avogadros?
  25. NP Monday Oct 22, 2018

    Your head gets far more than its weight-proportionate share of your blood circulation - that big high-power brain eats a lot of energy and oxygen. Therefore, yes, the neck and head are also radiators. In cold weather, anything that cuts down on that will have a disproportionate warming effect. There's even an old saying: if your feet are cold, put on a hat.