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by Ranthe
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5524
Views: 951119

Re: Screenshots

Hello everyone, it's been a while! I was debating as to whether this belonged in Screenshots or Tales from the Spaceways , eventually decided that it was mostly images and belonged here. Anyway, I present: "Death of a Reesdice Worker's Commuter" https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5513/30879209702_572d957...
by Ranthe
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 103313

Re: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.

It's the satirists I feel sorry for, really. This sort of stuff is just stealing food from their tables. Satirists can’t f*cking type quick enough Satirists have issued a plea for politicians to stop being such a massive collection of half-headed cock-bongos, as a combination of RSI and worn out ke...
by Ranthe
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 103313

Re: EU referendum and the zombie apocalypse

Then again, they might not. And negotiating from a position of panicky desperation is unlikely to secure us the best deals going. New Zealand have just offered us the use of their trade negotiators (anyone from New Zealand here? Thanks very much for that!) It doesn't sound like they're going to be ...
by Ranthe
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: "The Expanse" series from SyFy
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

"The Expanse" series from SyFy

Anyone else seen this series? If you haven't, I highly recommend it!

It includes the most realistic space-combat scene I've seen in SF for... well, ages:
https://youtu.be/mq0xETavaN0

And here's some Oolite-y vibes of leaving a station in this clip!
https://youtu.be/J4G0MYMTQms
by Ranthe
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 320384

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

You just can't trust anybody these days! So Atomic Annie is in G2 up in the Teonan web in the north-east sector, and I witch out from Soorte to Bebege with cargo and one passenger contract. Upon arrival at the Bebege beacon I acquire what appears to be a trio of unofficial escorts – two Cobra Mk II...
by Ranthe
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A new Aussie flag
Replies: 59
Views: 25171

Re: A new Aussie flag

As for broader context, there is none specifically. This is a subject that continuously rumbles along at a slow rate in Australia. The only thing making it any more topical than usual is the referedums going on next door in New Zealand. The first referendum has finished, and the top contender is th...
by Ranthe
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 18566

Re: An American Christmas card

And back on the topic of Christmas appropriations, I'd like to share the contributions that Aussie songwriter Kevin "Bloody" Wilson has made to the genre of Christmas music (most definitely NSFW): "Ho Ho F*cking Ho" and "Hey Santa Claus (You C*nt)".

:mrgreen:
by Ranthe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Freefall
Replies: 1
Views: 3050

Freefall

Thought I'd share a SF comic strip I've been following for several years now: Freefall , a three-times-a-week comic that started in 1998 detailing the misadventures of the starship Savage Chicken and its crew: * Sam Starfall, an alien con artist; * Helix, a childlike robot; and * Florence Ambrose, a...
by Ranthe
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: "Star Wars Downunder"
Replies: 25
Views: 9658

Re: "Star Wars Downunder"

I'll agree with you, however, that standard XXXX is awful stuff. This is the reason why you export a lot of it. It's Australia's W.M.A.= Weapon of Mass Amnesia. :lol: :lol: :lol: WORST beer i ever had in my life was in Hastings. we had a rental house for a week in the old town. streets 2 yards wide...
by Ranthe
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A new Aussie flag
Replies: 59
Views: 25171

Re: A new Aussie flag

We can explain away the backward kangaroo by claiming it is looking out, toward NZ, and note also that it appears to be a female with distended pouch. Oh, NZ, you know we are going to assimilate you sooner or later, why do you resist? Yeah, we've seen your West Islander assimilation propaganda ... ...
by Ranthe
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: "Star Wars Downunder"
Replies: 25
Views: 9658

"Star Wars Downunder"

What would happen if you crossed Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial? Answer: Star Wars Downunder, an epic tale of the good the bad and the thirsty. Directed by Michael Cox and written by Michael Cox and Bryan Meakin, Star Wars Downunder, is half an hour of action, special effects and lova...
by Ranthe
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A new Aussie flag
Replies: 59
Views: 25171

Re: A new Aussie flag

The Kiwis are also pondering a new flag I notice, and many of the designs put forward there also seem a bit devoid of meaning, although the Fern motif seems to be popular. Yeah, the four five designs put up for the referendum aren't that inspiring for me, to be honest. I rather like the "Tiro Ranga...
by Ranthe
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Roadrunners, emus, wedge-tailed eagles, kiwis & YOU!
Replies: 57
Views: 20374

Re: A new moral conundrum

Evolution? Please explain? :mrgreen: Evolution is the process by which species change over generations into new species. The changes can be caused by random mutation, environmental influences and luck. In America, a specific set of circumstances and factors led a pre-Roadrunner species to evolve in...
by Ranthe
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Take the Solarnauts challenge!
Replies: 42
Views: 14544

Re: Take the Solarnauts challenge!

Tichy has just posted this link in another part of these forums. Maybe you are looking for Rogue System :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFlrRfVeNA I lasted three minutes and 32 seconds before I gave in, and that was painful. If you've completed viewing the Solarnauts, try this new challenge! Ha...
by Ranthe
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Main Employment
Replies: 42
Views: 15106

Re: Main Employment

Bulk haulage, multiple cargo and passenger contracts across a long route.
And occasionally lopping off the odd fugitive on principle. I toy with the idea of applying for a Random Hit just to see whether the Assassin's Guild rep falls over laughing when a 'Conda jockey applies for a contract :-).