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“Welcome to Extralegal Space.
If you seek to recklessly harm the common good, you will be damned twice- once by your peers, then by posterity for vindicating every grasping tyrant.
If you believe in flourishing without the sword and shield of the state, step forth.”
(Part of an unnamed setting that's basically "not-NOT-Parhelion")
Defeat sets in.
And now: a new book from the Suricrasia Online Online Library
From Mantax Case Studies in Computer Consciousness:
"The Apollo Guidance Computer"
By Heather Meafield and Earl Dayles
if you would like to see the book cover in its highest resolution: https://www.deviantart.com/blacklemon67/art/The-Apollo-Guidance-Computer-808983970?ga_submit_new=10%3A1565329050&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1
Thinking about https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/19/08/03/044207/marty-the-grocery-store-robot-called-ominous-mostly-useless and how, if the robot wasn't a black monolith with obinously glowing blue lights, it'd probably be better received. Make it blockier, brightly colored panels over a generic powder-coated beige/grey/silver chassis, maybe some 11x17" print ads.
5654 words. That's enough that I can go write up the #Radchdome story without feeling like I'm neglecting this story.
Are there people today who nationally identify as Soviets, as opposed to identifying with one of the post-USSR countries? Why might they do so?
This question brought to you by KSR's Icehenge, published in 1984, which imagined a distant future in which Americans and Soviets were still dominant factions. Would there be Soviets without the USSR?
In Zeta #Gundam it's confirmed that Von Braun city is built around the footprint of Neil Armstrong. This is neat worldbuilding detail, but
Why do I feel that it's sacrilege?
5200 words at last count, but progress on this story has paused mostly while life priorities took the fore.
I think I successfully quashed the idea in https://writing.exchange/@ontploffing/102485512034990226
Thanks to #radchdome content, now I want to write a story of an AI self-diagnosing themself with dysmorphia-related mental issues through forum posts. I'm gonna hold off on this until I get some plot progress in this big project, however. #amwriting
Introducing Senators of the Solar Symposium!
Once I realized that I’d have to sunset Parhelion, I set about making a gratuitously self-indulgent standalone project to cheer myself up.
And here it is: nine alien politicians, ranging from “heroic” to “hilariously dysfunctional” with everything in between. Taking cues from Star Wars extras, weird legal history on Earth, Terra Ignota, and more.
Get it for free (or name your price) now!
The emboldened WILLE attack Neo-Tokyo 3 and discover that all their plans were predicted by Gendo, who has been feeding WILLE as a possible successor to his fallen NERV. Gendo challenges Shinji in a duel of emotion.
WILLE replaces NERV as the ruler of Neo-Tokyo 3 and the planet, and reaches for the stars, only to be smacked down by SEELE with its Angels.
But Shinji, warmed by the light of his mother's AT Field, punches through, and frees the world.
It's been so long since the Second Impact destroyed Earth's surface that none now remember it happened.
In an underground village, running away from his absentee step-parents, Shinji comes across Eva Unit-01 and its command center.
An MP Eva cracks open the geofront that houses their city; Shinji tells Ritsuko and Ritsuko launches Shinji in the Eva to fight the MP Eva.
Wandering the wastes after the death of Ritsuko, Shinji finds a Pribnow Box and opens it to find Rei.
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