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DA short film (or inspiration-like)
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Found a nice short film made by a german film student. I think the robot faction has many similaries with Dark Augusto, not? Anyway a very inspiring sci-fi project was made here in a no-budget film.

http://mashable.com/2013/01/14/rha-sci-fi-short/
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| January 15, 2013, 4:53 pm
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Ooh, very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed that.

Anyone else still alive? I feel like the last fan, sometimes.
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| January 18, 2013, 3:13 am
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I'm still here
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| January 19, 2013, 10:11 pm
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Well, three is company. Wish I had access to more than digital Lego, I'm a hundred miles from my collection for the next eight weeks. I'll find a way to be productive...
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| January 20, 2013, 2:22 pm
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meh, mocpages still looks dead. I leave for like, a year, and almost nothing changed :(.

For a time, Christian's stories gave me the will to go on, but then he stopped making his comics for some reason, so yeah...

Being my first post on this site in about a year, it seems petty almost. I'm not sure why.
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| January 22, 2013, 7:10 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
meh, mocpages still looks dead. I leave for like, a year, and almost nothing changed :(.

For a time, Christian's stories gave me the will to go on, but then he stopped making his comics for some reason, so yeah...

Being my first post on this site in about a year, it seems petty almost. I'm not sure why.


Christian said he hasn't forgotten about the comics. I still do a MOC or two on Flickr every now and then. Most of my stuff is in writing now, though...

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| January 23, 2013, 1:39 am
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For no real reason in particular, I've completely overhauled almost everything related to the Coalition on the wiki. Have fun looking at the new info, more updates in days to come, I hope.

I've been meaning to do it for a few months now. In fact, since September, before I started college. But I delayed long enough, so it's mostly up. Still gotta fix the vehicles page.

It's as I feared back in March 2012, though. I'm on long-term absences from my Lego at home, all I have is LDD now. Doesn't stop me from MOCing, but... Whatever, I'll still try do what I can here. Got that story fragment I've been mulling over for a year (needs UMRC to finish first).

/end ramble
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| February 3, 2013, 9:14 pm
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I imagine thats how DA would act. They seem to personify them well. Nice plot twist at the end too.
We need to add more canon to the timeline people!!! Think of ideas here!
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| February 4, 2013, 8:58 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I imagine thats how DA would act. They seem to personify them well. Nice plot twist at the end too.
We need to add more canon to the timeline people!!! Think of ideas here!


What do you think I spent my weekend doing? I've been fleshing out the time period from 2470-3000 pretty well, I think.
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| February 4, 2013, 11:02 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

What do you think I spent my weekend doing? I've been fleshing out the time period from 2470-3000 pretty well, I think.

I meant from 3003 onward.
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| February 5, 2013, 9:50 pm
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The problem is that Christian's comic takes place in these times, and we can't really do too much until the matter of the mysterions is resolved. That's why I've haven't taken many steps beyond the initial character building for my Tarsis-POV story. The Mysterions and events of season 4 could be massive, and I don't want to get anything wrong.

So I wait.
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| February 6, 2013, 1:37 am
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We have a chronic problem of bursts of chatter of a week-long period, and then going silent again...

In any case, I'm finalizing where I want my own story to go. I guess I'll just have to make it take place far from the Mysterion action. I'll provide a different perspective on ongoing events, almost entirely from the point of view of a people whose faith was so strong that the world stayed as it was in their eyes, until everything shattered apart in 2882. I of course mean the common Tarsin, who is generally bewildered by how much things have changed in a century and a half after thousands of years of static quiet. I really plan to investigate the ethnic strife and power dynamics that ensued after the civil war. And of course, the impending Krill invasion and formation of the QPWC.

Of course, none of this will come to pass if I can't write everything out before summer break and have sets pre-designed for building when I return home.

Why do I talk so much? Someone needs to fill the silence. Will anyone respond? I don't know. Who would read this series? All 4 of you still around, because between Christian and I, we might be the last two breaths of life this theme has.
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| February 24, 2013, 7:42 pm
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I can't build bits for my story, not like you guys can, but I am writing bits here and there. Most of mine focuses of the fall and retaking of Ifrith (much more fun than the attack on the Anubis(place holder) ) And contact with the Rakalan empire. May also introduce various splinter groups to the Evdraph and more races. While likely Most people won't ever read it, I'll try to post it attached to mocs pertaining to the chapter upon completion.
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| February 25, 2013, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
I can't build bits for my story, not like you guys can


I'm notoriously bad at sets.

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=289520&id=/user_images/8633/13174247021

I plan to remedy this with a bricklink order sometime, I've got about a hundred dollars saved up. Gotta do a CIC, at least two quarters, and a few halls for a Warpship interior. Not to mention, planet locations... oy vey.

But whatever you write, I'll read. I'm desperate for new material, that's why I'm always making it.
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| February 26, 2013, 1:35 am
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Even the 23rd century seems silent. Neither story or design continues. Probably because the franchise fans are all at the same age and doing college or job now.
I can only promise, that my series will end one day and i'm still working on it here and there. Unfortunately a big lack of time let it keep silent because i force myself to puplish only quality which needs a lot of sets and scenes to be build, additionally over 200 pics are already on my pc untouched which make half of season 4.

The story development is open. My concept is looking to 3002, so the series will end where we are, that's why i don't invent anything after. I'm glad to hear that ideas for evdraph and other perspectives exist, these are free to develop, also all factions can be used by others as long as you don't try to explain Mysterion background stories. Ther're enough of other factions that can be dealed with. For example i don't really know or saw anything about the Rakalan empire, Trellassi or Lyssul, more ships for Maox and of course some Mysterion objects would be cool as well. If anyone wants to build some simple models, i would build them in my comic as well.

+: Teaser pics and a teaser may be finished march 2013
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| February 26, 2013, 6:55 am
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Even the 23rd century seems silent. Neither story or design continues. Probably because the franchise fans are all at the same age and doing college or job now.


The story stopped progressing, but design continues on Flickr. Just look at the most recent thing from Ian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42585324@N03/

I've been busy in other themes, but I've been drawing up ideas behind the scenes, and doing a lot of world building as of late. I've got an entire short story about the rise and fall of a certain Emperor Lazakaros, who was responsible for modern Tarsis as we know it. But it is true that most of us are in college now. Danny and Josh aren't, but Josh is a drawfriend now and Danny is inactive. SISE is in college, I'm in college, Ian is in college, Moffatt will be in college soon, who knows where Matt or Areetsa went... Oy, we've all gotten old.

But I'm glad to hear about a potential teaser in March.
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| February 26, 2013, 10:30 am
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Whichever one of you got my comment plz approve it as its rather important. Yes, I'm back (as I explain in my comment a bit).

Update (see my comment if it was approved): I'll probably create the faction's page on the wiki for you guys ahead of time to add suspense (of course the idea has to be run through you guys of course)
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| March 21, 2013, 2:48 pm
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This place really must be dead. My incredibly long comment wasnt approved in 4 days. Who else is still here?

If Awe is still here, Ian's stuff looks really good! I assume the first photo is an interpretation of a Warpspace hole.
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| March 24, 2013, 1:57 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
This place really must be dead. My incredibly long comment wasnt approved in 4 days. Who else is still here?

If Awe is still here, Ian's stuff looks really good! I assume the first photo is an interpretation of a Warpspace hole.


I have always been here.

In any case, your comment went to Sean or I can't see it, I don't have anything regarding this group in my messages. And yeah, the purple lightning is how Ian interprets a warpspace rift. I rather like it. SISE managed to revive 23C, so now we're all busy again. Go check our wiki if you don't believe me, it was updated just last night.

If you can't post your long comment, see if you can write it out somewhere else, put it on your homepage or something.
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| March 24, 2013, 6:12 pm
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>my face when Christian did a big update on the wiki

It's not over yet, kids.
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| March 26, 2013, 11:29 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
>my face when Christian did a big update on the wiki

It's not over yet, kids.

What big update? Ill i see is some fixes on the umrc pages. There isnt even a new episode out....
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| March 29, 2013, 1:35 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
What big update? Ill i see is some fixes on the umrc pages. There isnt even a new episode out....


I'm not sure how much I can tell you, but Christian has big plans for the series, and if he's making them wiki-official, then he's got to be moving ahead on something.

Also, still waiting to see your big post, since it's not in moderation anywhere. Sean probably ate it. Post it on the wiki, perhaps?
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| March 29, 2013, 1:42 pm
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Well, grim news from the Western front. Because of some changes in my general life plan, I may be doing a summer term here at university. This makes my comic idea impossible to do, so I'll just turn it into a short story instead. Knowing my short stories, this could end up at 70,000 words long...
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| April 12, 2013, 2:41 am
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That's odd, it's not recording that I made a post...
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| April 12, 2013, 3:24 pm
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>that feel when Delta never showed us what he wrote

>that feel when it'll be months again before anyone posts
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| May 7, 2013, 11:31 pm
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Day 60. I'm starting to think I'm the last one left here... I don't know how much longer I can go on.
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| July 13, 2013, 5:14 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Day 60. I'm starting to think I'm the last one left here... I don't know how much longer I can go on.

Lurking, as ever. just nothing to talk about yet as I rebuild much of my worlds from the ground up.

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| July 13, 2013, 7:07 am
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Obligatory check in after 3 months.

http://i.imgur.com/XDFlG7q.jpg

Pic related.

We in the 23rd Century are still alive and kicking, more than ever since 2009, in fact. Wetpaint moved to Wikifoundry which has proved incredibly unreliable for us, so we've moved to a new site:
http://23rd-century-universe.wikia.com/wiki/23rd_Century_Universe_Wiki

We've also revamped the entire aesthetic and gotten some new members:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/23c/pool/

Just a word from your friends over yonder. I do hope this theme gets back on the rails, it offers so much potential, but I don't see it happening anymore.
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| October 12, 2013, 3:26 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Obligatory check in after 3 months.

http://i.imgur.com/XDFlG7q.jpg

Pic related.

We in the 23rd Century are still alive and kicking, more than ever since 2009, in fact. Wetpaint moved to Wikifoundry which has proved incredibly unreliable for us, so we've moved to a new site:
http://23rd-century-universe.wikia.com/wiki/23rd_Century_Universe_Wiki

We've also revamped the entire aesthetic and gotten some new members:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/23c/pool/

Just a word from your friends over yonder. I do hope this theme gets back on the rails, it offers so much potential, but I don't see it happening anymore.

Everyone *****ed off, it seems. I've been too caught up in college to do much, and thanks to the profound lack of conversation between the faction owners, I'm probably going to flush my part in this universe and recycle it in another.
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| October 12, 2013, 4:06 pm
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff thanks to the profound lack of conversation between the faction owners, I'm probably going to flush my part in this universe and recycle it in another.


Fair enough. Can't blame me though, I've been here the whole time, just can't do anything because Christian's been busy and he's the one who knows where the theme was going to go.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
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| October 12, 2013, 4:18 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Fair enough. Can't blame me though, I've been here the whole time, just can't do anything because Christian's been busy and he's the one who knows where the theme was going to go.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Strange, that things hinge on his stuff, when it was Yuri and Blitz that actually started it all that time ago. Alas, they too have fallen silent. Sadly, I'm just not sure what to do with this anymore. It shaped almost all of my designs and ideas for years.
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| October 13, 2013, 1:55 am
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
Strange, that things hinge on his stuff, when it was Yuri and Blitz that actually started it all that time ago. Alas, they too have fallen silent. Sadly, I'm just not sure what to do with this anymore. It shaped almost all of my designs and ideas for years.


Call it evolution, if you will. 23rd Century started out as space totalitarian communists fighting the forces of democracy. It's now space feudal crusaders versus the forces of corporate fascism disguised as socialism disguised as democracy.

What happened to us is that we bled off members until there was only 6 or 7 of us left (Ian, Moffatt, me, Matt Backwards, SISE, Josh, and sometimes Danny). 6 or 7 is all you need to keep going something, and we reshaped our theme into something solid and enduring.

GGW never had our numbers though, the bleed off of less interested members crippled this theme. It's only me, you, and maybe Christian (he was on the wiki a month and a half ago) now. 2-3 people is not enough to keep something alive, especially when the least active of the bunch holds the keys. It's a real shame, because this had potential. It was like a lighter, less-serious, more diverse, and dynamic setting than 23C (a theme best described as noble-dark); which brought entirely new possibilities to the table.
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| October 13, 2013, 9:32 pm
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I see DeltaKevin has been busy on the wiki as of a few days ago, so I did some updates on my field of expertise. Also, some new registered there two weeks ago.

I wonder if either will grace us with their presence?
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| November 11, 2013, 6:54 pm
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Monthly check in. All quiet on the Western front.
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| December 17, 2013, 2:19 pm
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Day ???

Winter has come, and spring will not come again. I maintain the vigil until the last light and heat slips out of the world.
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| January 25, 2014, 1:22 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Day ???

Winter has come, and spring will not come again. I maintain the vigil until the last light and heat slips out of the world.

Seems we've had a good run here, but not much else may come of this group again
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| January 25, 2014, 4:24 am
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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD YOU GUYS ARE STILL ALIVE???

Or were at least...looks like I was too late...
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| February 26, 2014, 10:14 pm
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If anyone is out there, then hello and im back after, jesus how many years has it been???

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| February 26, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
If anyone is out there, then hello and im back after, jesus how many years has it been???

Boo.
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| February 27, 2014, 1:35 am
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I posted a reply. Waiting for it to be approved. So yeah, even though I'm silent, I'm here, waiting for the other survivors.
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| February 27, 2014, 10:22 am
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I posted a reply. Waiting for it to be approved. So yeah, even though I'm silent, I'm here, waiting for the other survivors.


Awe yet lives, though distracted with university business...
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| March 3, 2014, 7:14 pm
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I'm still alive...
...and coming to mocpages all few weeks (to watch for some new castle mocs)

I'm sorry that the groups are current mostly inactive. There were just too many commercial projects i had to focus on. And it would be wrong to announce a specific date now because i can't say when it'll continue. And i want to start when there's enough to puplish to keep it alive for many weeks instead of making small bits with big holes of waiting between them.

All i can say is, they needed nearly 20 years to do a Watchmen movie adaption an we're still waiting for Sin City 2 and The Dark Tower, so something on a waiting list is not the same than something dead...
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| March 4, 2014, 8:43 am
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k. Just so you know the rundown is both the 23CU and GGW groups are in need of or currently undergoing overhaul in some areas. I'm planning to get rid of a lot of unrealistic trash that I didn't see a few years ago in both groups (and not just my own).
In the meantime I'll be writing a 23CU and/or GGW novel I announced a couple years back, but since the whole sight went dead, ya know how that worked out. I've grown greatly as a writer since the days of when a last posted literature before Chris Phipson deleted it. It's in a whole new league now.

On a more lighthearted note, Christian, du bist deutsch?
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| March 4, 2014, 9:26 pm
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One of the biggest holes in our canon here in GGW is the lack of reason for the 4 Quad Power (thinking of renaming that btw) factions just randomly ganging together. Since the long time ago I envisioned that plot element I realized that just doesn't happen in politics without good reason. enemies don't just buddy up because its logical, the Krill would need to be practically knocking on everyone's doorstep for an alliance to appear out of the blue.

I'm going to keep the alliance, but redesign it so its much more realistic and less corny than "hooray, merging of four mortal enemies!"

The basic plot and details and such will remain much the same though. I'm thinking it will be an EU type unification with that type of collab going on.

Also, Czech this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_667_Cc.
Seems like a suitable Earth colony planet. It's confirmed to exist and only 22 light years out.

There's another confirmed-to-exist Earthlike exoplanet called Kepler-62e. It's about 1200 light years away. Anyone else think this is a good in-universe setting to place Tarsis?

*Sees that the next UMRC isn't out*
*Facepalm*
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| March 4, 2014, 9:29 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
I'm still alive...
...and coming to mocpages all few weeks (to watch for some new castle mocs)
..so something on a waiting list is not the same
than something dead...


I'm glad you're still with us, Christian. Even if it is only to look for new castles.

Quoting Delta Kevin 22
There's another confirmed-to-exist Earthlike exoplanet called Kepler-62e. It's about 1200 light years away. Anyone else think this is a good in-universe setting to place Tarsis?


http://i.imgur.com/jXkKoO3.jpg?1

Sorry for the primitive job on this, I had to use imgur's editor to deal with a basic outline I drew a while ago. Tarsis in the middle of the big yellow circle. These are 23C borders, of course; GGWU borders are much smaller and more fragmented.


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| March 5, 2014, 1:05 am
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I was looking through earlier comments in this thread, when I found something that seemed to imply you had inside info on post ep. 31 events in the UMRC comic, and had your own fiction about the Tarsin PoV for afterwards. Great to see we still got some material here. I had a recent brain blast about how human-Tarsin relations would progress throughout the time after the Great War of Man. Not necessarily history, more of cultural interaction. I can't remember anymore I just remember thinking "Dang this is good stuff!"

I'm thinking of revamping so many things, while I may not remember them all, I got so many ideas!


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| March 5, 2014, 2:07 am
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I was looking through earlier comments in this thread, when I found something that seemed to imply you had inside info on post ep. 31 events in the UMRC comic, and had your own fiction about the Tarsin PoV for afterwards. Great to see we still got some material here. I had a recent brain blast about how human-Tarsin relations would progress throughout the time after the Great War of Man. Not necessarily history, more of cultural interaction. I can't remember anymore I just remember thinking "Dang this is good stuff!"


I have limited inside info, for when Christian asked if I wanted to write an episode. I still have the basic outline sitting around somewhere...

The material and ideas for that story are still sitting around too. I have a mostly finished outline on my computer, which I haven't touched since last spring...

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| March 5, 2014, 2:20 am
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I should mention that Ian and I significantly reworked big events that lead to the fall of the Old Coalition and the rise of the Empire of Tarsis: http://23rd-century-universe.wikia.com/wiki/The_Beacon_Cataclysm

Reading between the lines, one realizes these were my oft-mentioned Old Machines, or at least a contingent of them, coming back from the Triangulum galaxy after a voyage of... a long time. Something corrupted them out there, and they released a contagion into the Old Coalition's computer networks, which instructed all machines to turn on their masters. This wasn't like BSG where Cylon Centurions point their guns at you, this was stuff like your self-driving car trying to run you over or your drones bombing their own controllers. When they got the factories, well... Imagine what self-running, self-maintaining war machine factories instructed to kill everything would do.

Thus, there are still a few planets with these evil machine-made robots running around killing anyone they find. Some even live under populated Tarsin planets, locked away like the Balrog under Moria.

Someone better versed in general lore than I might be tempted to draw a link to Dark Augusto (which really ought to be renamed)...
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| March 5, 2014, 3:04 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Someone better versed in general lore than I might be tempted to draw a link to Dark Augusto (which really ought to be renamed)...

Aye, Dark August shouldn't be the name of a faction of killer robots. Probably A good old Latin Name would do.
Also. Daleks. Because EXTERMINATE!
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| March 5, 2014, 5:30 am
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Dark Augusto sounds so mysterious… I dislike renaming other people inventions.

About the Quad Power:
Kevin, you’re partly right, we left out some details. Here just a few points tot hink about:
MAOX ist he first and for a time only faction directly offended by the Evdraph, they’re invaded and would get any ally they can get.

E.A. is a close ally to MAOX and partly dependent tot hem in matter of technology, culture, economy and military. Like the E.U. without the U.S.. When MAOX is at war, Earth is strucked, too. After the fall of MAOX, E.A. would be next victim and defenceless against the krill swarms.

I imagine NEOS some kind of isolated and in cold war to other factions but their biggest menace is DA. Maybe they would join an alliance when MAOX offers them military support at the Stab, a conjoint defence. In Exchange, Skaboor gives a big amount of resources and transport routes out oft he warzone, Win-Win for both sides.

Tarsis has the least reason to join former enemies and the Evdraph are no danger for them now. But while political instability and revolutions, some interstellar partners would strengthen the empire’s authority over the own people, so they could be paid to join the alliance as long as they think to get more from it than need to give.
All in all, it’s a marriage of convenience, never an alliance of best friends.

The U.M.R.C. project
First is just wanted to finish Season4 but about 1 year ago i decided to remake the whole series and expand the older seasons for a better dramaturgy, including some new ideas and to create an equality of quality for each season. Especially season 1 will get a complete remake, the others expanded with additional episodes, finally 4 seasons each 17-18 episodes, 68 episodes at all.

For season 4 my plans are:
-Obama still president until at least 3004, his first mandate, though some critical affairs will happen in Sason 4
-The last episode will show the first conjoint quad power war fleet starting into mission; that means that maybe i have to change the timeline to about 1-3 months to make the travels oft he last episode more realistic, also the quad power war council won‘t come up within one day but after a series of negotiations.
-The Sluur-arc will be revealed but finally they keep allies of Maox staying in the background
-The Mysterions won‘t influence the great galactic war that much so just keep them out of future stories playing after 3002 and everything’s fine
-Ther’re will be an episode showing a possible but non-canon future where Skaboor is one oft he biggest victims of the war and the council had broken, earth seems lost, maybe including a new ally of the Evdraph.
-I plan to include more NEOS, DA and Coalition but also want to use new episode for crazy original and some cliche sci-fi ideas and not only political drama stories. Not all are planned out yet so if you have some ideas tell them, also Awe will write an episode for Season 3 remastered (i still hope)
-I can’t say when it will be but i’m working on it here and there but Season 1 will be published this year definately.

Private:
Kevin, ja, bin deutsch.
Awe, are there any graphics of how coalition warpspace is looking when flying inside/through it? Something glowing tunnel or just white or black?

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| March 5, 2014, 12:37 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
All in all, it’s a marriage of convenience, never an alliance of best friends.


That's a very Tarsin way to phrase the situation. They'd join the QPWC, though mostly because the Tarsins think on terms of centuries rather than the next election, and it would be a wise long-term investment to defeat the Evdraph together with potential enemies than go at it alone. After all, Tarsis may rise again and be able to reclaim her lost glories from the barbarian hordes of NEOS, EA, and MAOX... Tarsis would not fare well against the Evdraph without help, though. Marriage of convenience indeed. Rather like in Babylon 5 when Sherridan got everyone to work together against the Shadows.

Quoting Christian Schlichting
also Awe will write an episode for Season 3 remastered (i still hope)


For sure, I'm still on for that.

Quoting Christian Schlichting Awe, are there any graphics of how coalition warpspace is looking when flying inside/through it? Something glowing tunnel or just white or black?


Ian has since changed what etherspace (no longer warpspace, because that's apparently under the Warhammer 40k copyright aegis) looks like. Here's a picture of a ship coming out of it he made: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42585324@N03/8578233923
On the inside, we agree it looks like a hurricane's inside, but with a purple tinge, and purple/pink lightnings too. Kinda like this in different colors: http://i.imgur.com/dzV2TQy.jpg


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| March 5, 2014, 2:24 pm
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I agree that DA isn't exactly an appropriate name for a faction of killer robots considering its part Latin. Possibly retcon it to be society's name for it based on some off translation or something? I got an idea already right after typing that.

I agree that the QPWC (which also ought to be renamed), would start off rather shaky and more of a convenience thing. However, I have grand ideas in my head for a post Great Galactic War (as in the ongoing/approaching conflict in canon) future, maybe a century later, involving a confederation between its members. It's featured in one of my drafts for literature involving this universe, where the united galaxy has to face an extra-galactic threat (think the Empire and New Republic in the Star Wars EU, against the Yuuzhan Vong that inspired this idea of mine, they grew to be convenience allies but a mere century or two later, in the Legacy comic series they formed their own federation together).

Also, Awe do you have any ideas as to what the Tarsin writing system looks like? I've grown rather curious about that.

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| March 5, 2014, 5:58 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I agree that the QPWC (which also ought to be renamed), would start off rather shaky and more of a convenience thing. However, I have grand ideas in my head for a post Great Galactic War (as in the ongoing/approaching conflict in canon) future, maybe a century later, involving a confederation between its members. It's featured in one of my drafts for literature involving this universe, where the united galaxy has to face an extra-galactic threat


In my opinion, you'd have a hard time getting the Tarsins to go along with that any longer than there was a threat that big around. You're basically describing what they tried to be, really. But as we can see, that didn't end well, though they still claim the World is theirs to rule (World with a capital W=their name for the galaxy). Like the Byzantine Empire after the Fourth Crusade, the Tarsins are refusing to acknowledge their deteriorating situation as a long-term trend. They think it's just a bump in the road before divine providence returns to them and sweeps away the heathen foes. The people of Constantinople didn't think their city would fall until Turkish banners flew over a tower of the Theodosian Walls...

Quoting Delta Kevin 22 Also, Awe do you have any ideas as to what the Tarsin writing system looks like? I've grown rather curious about that.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_script
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_alphabet

Somewhere between these two. It's got the interconnectedness of Mongolian, with the precise angles and curves of Coptic. I imagine most people write it from top to bottom, but it can be arranged to make sense in any orientation.

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| March 5, 2014, 7:14 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I agree that the QPWC (which also ought to be renamed), would start off rather shaky and more of a convenience thing. However, I have grand ideas in my head for a post Great Galactic War (as in the ongoing/approaching conflict in canon) future, maybe a century later, involving a confederation between its members. It's featured in one of my drafts for literature involving this universe, where the united galaxy has to face an extra-galactic threat


In my opinion, you'd have a hard time getting the Tarsins to go along with that any longer than there was a threat that big around. You're basically describing what they tried to be, really. But as we can see, that didn't end well, though they still claim the World is theirs to rule (World with a capital W=their name for the galaxy). Like the Byzantine Empire after the Fourth Crusade, the Tarsins are refusing to acknowledge their deteriorating situation as a long-term trend. They think it's just a bump in the road before divine providence returns to them and sweeps away the heathen foes. The people of Constantinople didn't think their city would fall until Turkish banners flew over a tower of the Theodosian Walls...


And yet the Byzantine legacy lived on, and its sucessors eventually became part of the EU (unless Im mixing my facts up here, that would be Greece correct?). Funny though that Greece IMO shouldn't be in the EU. Too corrupt.

On that note, lemme just say, I think the EU would be so much better without countries like Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Romania in it. Like seriously, theyre a corrupt waste of money. I'm fine with Italy, but the rest, ugh, their governments are terrible
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| March 5, 2014, 10:20 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
And yet the Byzantine legacy lived on, and its sucessors eventually became part of the EU


I wonder what Herakleios, Basil II, Alexios, and Konstantinios XI would have to say at the present condition of their descendants... They don't even hold Constantinople. Unworthy successors indeed. Tarsins wouldn't let themselves get that far down the hole. It's a cultural thing, really. They have far more of an obligation to their ancestors and race than any of us do here in the West of Earth.

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| March 6, 2014, 1:42 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

I wonder what Herakleios, Basil II, Alexios, and Konstantinios XI would have to say at the present condition of their descendants... They don't even hold Constantinople. Unworthy successors indeed. Tarsins wouldn't let themselves get that far down the hole. It's a cultural thing, really. They have far more of an obligation to their ancestors and race than any of us do here in the West of Earth.


Amen to that. Greece is like....the crapbag of the EU. They only wish they still had Istanbul, which is why they fight with Turkey so much over Mundane things like Cyprus.
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| March 6, 2014, 11:15 pm
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On an unrelated note, I've added some more details and taken some defunct things out of the timeline and battles so far pages. The clean up begins... who knows how far it'll get.
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| March 7, 2014, 3:53 am
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Lol. Yeah. We especially need to revise the canonity of the EOS involvement in the Coalition-Earth War
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| March 8, 2014, 12:06 am
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
Lol. Yeah. We especially need to revise the canonity of the EOS involvement in the Coalition-Earth War


Agreed. Remove one of the R's from Skaborr, and straighten out what part they played in the war. The idea that they'd get as far as Tarsis (and that the Tarsins were incapable of fighting both UNE and Skaborrs at once) just doesn't sit right with me. Especially considering upcoming canon additions to 23C; where the war is only close because the Coalition isn't dedicating all its attention to the conflict. Well, at least until the Earthmen kill someone very important, and by then the Coalition realizes the Earthmen have a tech lead on them, which can get problematic.
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| March 8, 2014, 2:25 am
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I don't know...I'm rather fond of the second r in the name. It makes me think of it as pronounced like a rolling r sound in Latin America. Sounds kinda exotic.

I'm thinking of going through a huge overload of canon revision with the neos.

I'm thinking that the dispute between having two Emperors around with the EOS and Coalition would be a big wedge thrown between peaceful contact between the two factions, which I would conveniently place at around the time the Othaen/Vasiv conflict with Earth heats up.

Physiologically, I'm thinking of making
Skabor(r?)s a race of blue skinned humanoids, like the Chiss from the Star Wars EU, except without the glowing red eyes and "I'll put a knife in your back while you're not looking" attitude...
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| March 10, 2014, 10:53 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I'm thinking that the dispute between having two Emperors around with the EOS and Coalition would be a big wedge thrown between peaceful contact between the two factions, which I would conveniently place at around the time the Othaen/Vasiv conflict with Earth heats up.


I thought the NEOS was getting a King? I was gonna say that the enmity between MAOX and Tarsis would be in part due to MAOX claiming the title the Tarsins had carried alone for millennia. Kinda like how the Emperors in the East weren't so happy when the Pope crowned Charlemagne as Emperor in the West. If the NEOS became a Kingdom rather than an Empire, then it'd explain the seemingly random attacks on Zordor and Fort Wrath. The Tarsin nobility are a jealous people, and cannot stand competitors and rival claimants. In fact, it could be said they've destroyed entire states for putting themselves on the same level as their leader (who is God's will made manifest and backed up by those they consider to be actual messengers from God, to the Tarsins).

Quoting Delta Kevin 22
Physiologically, I'm thinking of making
Skabor(r?)s a race of blue skinned humanoids, like the Chiss from the Star Wars EU, except without the glowing red eyes and "I'll put a knife in your back while you're not looking" attitude...


I've always been averse from aliens who are humans with bumps on their foreheads, so to speak, but Christian makes use of them so I can't argue.

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| March 11, 2014, 12:37 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

I've always been averse from aliens who are humans with bumps on their foreheads, so to speak, but Christian makes use of them so I can't argue.

I have to agree on that. Bugs the 'ell out of me just how many purple or blue or whatever-color-they-may-be hummies are around. That's why I made eight different alien species that only have a humanoid shape(ie: two arms two legs), and why I made it a rule that the Evdraph must be brick built. With a medium like lego to be working with, you should put every ounce of your imagination into it, not just use the basic bodies they gave you :P
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| March 11, 2014, 1:12 am
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
I have to agree on that. Bugs the 'ell out of me just how many purple or blue or whatever-color-they-may-be hummies are around. That's why I made eight different alien species that only have a humanoid shape(ie: two arms two legs), and why I made it a rule that the Evdraph must be brick built. With a medium like lego to be working with, you should put every ounce of your imagination into it, not just use the basic bodies they gave you :P


Ian and I don't like it either, over in 23C. We've crafted out two of our aliums completely, the thyrendi: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wikifoundryimages/ibfV2xnAovzJy_kyPIRXIg98202

And the arkanin: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wikifoundryimages/kR9tx4zrCUjwRALUyGovZw701489

One is sufficiently inhuman enough, the other delightfully so, in my opinion. Too bad only one can be built in Lego form.
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| March 11, 2014, 1:47 am
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Hey, the whole point of it is because we established earlier in canon that the Skabors were to be a distant cousin to the brother races of the Terran and Tarsin humans. Believe me, I know how frustrating it can be to see unoriginal human-like species everywhere like Star Wars does.

And the NEOS will be retconned to a kingdom, but that's only AFTER the CoP defeats the (original) EOS during the 23CU tri-war. To put that clearer, the retconned Kingdom of Skaborr will become an autocratic type of Empire under Fed, while experiencing rapid expansion and technological innovation under his centuries-long regime. Then, after the war, they'll renounce their ruler's title and claim to divinity and go back to being a peaceful royal monarchy instead of an imperial one.

I'll cement the details later, but I've got a good idea with that.
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| March 11, 2014, 2:12 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Ian and I don't like it either, over in 23C. We've crafted out two of our aliums completely, the thyrendi: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wikifoundryimages/ibfV2xnAovzJy_kyPIRXIg98202

And the arkanin: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wikifoundryimages/kR9tx4zrCUjwRALUyGovZw701489

One is sufficiently inhuman enough, the other delightfully so, in my opinion. Too bad only one can be built in Lego form.

I feel both of those could potentially be brick built. It would be impossible if they were smaller than mini-figs, but doable if the same size or larger (Especially the leaf nymph/reaper destroyer one would be doable if larger than a mini-fig.) Detail would certainly be lost though. I'm going to post some reworked Ifrithians in a bit.
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| March 11, 2014, 2:26 am
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
And the NEOS will be retconned to a kingdom, but that's only AFTER the CoP defeats the (original) EOS during the 23CU tri-war. To put that clearer, the retconned Kingdom of Skaborr will become an autocratic type of Empire under Fed, while experiencing rapid expansion and technological innovation under his centuries-long regime. Then, after the war, they'll renounce their ruler's title and claim to divinity and go back to being a peaceful royal monarchy instead of an imperial one.


Ah, that definitely works for me. Even more Byzantine allusions, like when Herakleios defeated Khosrau and forced him to renounce the title King of Kings.

I seriously hope you change Fed's name to something more... alien. Commander Fed is a relic of an ancient time by internet standards, it's best to keep up with the present.

Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff I feel both of those could potentially be brick built. It would be impossible if they were smaller than mini-figs, but doable if the same size or larger (Especially the leaf nymph/reaper destroyer one would be doable if larger than a mini-fig.) Detail would certainly be lost though. I'm going to post some reworked Ifrithians


The Thyrendi appear in both my (now de-canonized) comics and Christian's, you just have to use one of the new skeleton heads for them. I've toyed with a UCS arkanin, but I have no idea how to pull it off.
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| March 11, 2014, 2:40 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Ah, that definitely works for me. Even more Byzantine allusions, like when Herakleios defeated Khosrau and forced him to renounce the title King of Kings.

I seriously hope you change Fed's name to something more... alien. Commander Fed is a relic of an ancient time by internet standards, it's best to keep up with the present.


We certainly have a lot of ancient history references in this theme don't we?

And of course, I will need to alienize Fed's name as you suggested. You mean the same way you turned Ian's name into something exotic sounding right?



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| March 11, 2014, 3:04 am
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
We certainly have a lot of ancient history references in this theme don't we?

And of course, I will need to alienize Fed's name as you suggested. You mean the same way you turned Ian's name into something exotic sounding right?


I have a love for historical allusion. 23C is basically 900s/1000s Europe in space. Byzantium/Tarsis has knocked the caliphate/Sarthion out of the game for the moment, they're being faced by upstart Bulgaria/Earth, and Pechenegs/barbarians threaten elsewhere.

GGWU on the other hand... 1200s/1300s Byzantium/Tarsis has greatly waned in power after a highly destructive civil war. Bulgaria/Earth has been reborn, though not as strong as it was in its heyday. The Caliphate has been abducted by the Egyptian Mamlukes, but they remain Sarthion for the purposes of this analogy. Meanwhile, strange hosts from far away have emerged out of the mists, that would be the Mongols/Dark Augusto and Krill. The NKOS/Hungary is under heavy attack by them. MAOX/Turks came out of nowhere and helped out Bulgaria/Earth at the great cost of Byzantium/Tarsis, and now are a very powerful state in their own right, but they too are threatened by the Mongols/Dark Augusto and Krill.

Cool how that all works out. And yeah, making it exotic is what I had in mind. But I have no idea what kind of sound you are going for with Skaborr. Tarsin sounds are a mix of Slavic, Greek, and Persian, but for Skaborr? No idea.

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| March 11, 2014, 3:17 am
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308637

Derp. Wrong link http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/383303
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| March 11, 2014, 4:16 am
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Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
Derp. Wrong link http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/383303


Pretty cool. I suppose I should mention we actually do have some brick built aliums in 23C: http://www.flickr.com/photos/door_knob/7132241943/

These guys would be appearing in Christian's comic for the episode I write, assuming we ever get around to it.
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| March 11, 2014, 11:59 am
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I like unhumanoid aliens as long as i can use/build them in Lego form, that was the main reason for so many trek-like skin-coloured aliens (and i'll add at least 1-2).
I remember that in the old NEOS canon there are human-like citizen and the native Skaborr, is that still actual or do i have to remake some of my already photographed scenes (until now i used the old humanoid space suit in NEOS colours and black helmet uncovering the face)? Or could we at least canonize a human minority living in the Skaborr kingdom making it a mixed culture(also Lyssul and Trelassi belongs to them now).
We definately need a Trelask minifigure scaled appearance. I have no idea for them.
By the Way we have a blue skinned female in UMRC season 4, i could make her a Skaborr if you have no better ideas for Skaborr forms. As you prefer...
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| March 11, 2014, 2:37 pm
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I imagine that due to the political and cultural interactions between Tarsis, Earth, Zordor, and Skabor that there would be sizable minorities of the other 3 in any given one. For example, humans from MAOX wanting to return to the original home of humankind, and Terrans wanting to see the older, more "majestic" human world of Tarsis. You'd have Skabors from the outer regions of the Kingdom (particarly from nearby the Stab) fleecing to the other 3 to escape the devastation of war, etc. I also remember that there is a sizable Tarsin diaspora in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars in Earth-space, or so our canon currently says. I feel like Lowlander Tarins would be attracted to Sôl for the relative peacefulness it provides relative to the rest of the World.

Can't you just change the color of normal human figures to blue using the photo-editing software you have though? That would eliminate the need for any explanation in your comic.
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| March 11, 2014, 3:32 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Or could we at least canonize a human minority living in the Skaborr kingdom making it a mixed culture(also Lyssul and Trelassi belongs to them now).
We definately need a Trelask minifigure scaled appearance. I have no idea for them.
By the Way we have a blue skinned female in UMRC season 4, i could make her a Skaborr if you have no better ideas for Skaborr forms. As you prefer...


I approve of both of these ideas. Blue space chicks are always good to have if you don't mind being a little silly (which GGWU certainly is).

Quoting Delta Kevin 22
For example, humans from MAOX wanting to return to the original home of humankind, and Terrans wanting to see the older, more "majestic" human world of Tarsis. You'd have Skabors from the outer regions of the Kingdom (particarly from nearby the Stab) fleecing to the other 3 to escape the devastation of war, etc. I also remember that there is a sizable Tarsin diaspora in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars in Earth-space, or so our canon currently says. I feel like Lowlander Tarins would be attracted to Sôl for the relative peacefulness it provides relative to the rest of the World.


I don't see why not. A lot of Tarsin serfs and their low-ranking highlander leadership moved to the Kingdom of Sol, not only for a more peaceful life, but also to ensure there was a constant presence and stop Earth from slipping away. There used to be some on most every planet, but the freedom wars have either thinned their numbers or outright killed them all, as is wont to happen on war that comes down to ethnic lines like that. The long-term plan was to fully assimilate Earth into Tarsin culture. I like to imagine (as is similar to the Balkans and Turkey today) that although there's a lot of animosity to the Tarsin conquerors, the humans of Earth picked up some of their customs, manners, foods, clothes, and architecture.

MAOX people wanting not to have to deal with constant wars might also end up in Earth, as Earth in Christian's comics seems like a place for everyone to come if they want to. A very multicultural, multiracial state, it seems. A prefect breeding ground for conflict!

As for humans moving into Tarsis... That could get messy. Pure Tarsin worlds are a lot stronger on their traditional ways than the Sol Tarsin societies. That means oaths of fealty, full and honest conversion to their religion, willing submission to feudal system and surrender of rights considered to be God-given on Earth... It'd be a huge culture shock, and I don't know how many outsiders would be able to get used to it within their lifetimes. I'd rather live in one of the mixed societies on Earth, myself. Best of both worlds, and all.
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| March 11, 2014, 5:35 pm
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Not exactly, Terrans and Tarsins have lived together peacefully on neutral Coaliton guild worlds like Miko Irud, well, until recently, cause we know how that worked out
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| March 11, 2014, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
Not exactly, Terrans and Tarsins have lived together peacefully on neutral Coaliton guild worlds like Miko Irud, well, until recently, cause we know how that worked out


I don't remember writing that... Guild-worlds are simply planets entrusted to the leaders of guilds (the descendants of ancient corporations, some believe) rather than the feudal highlander nobility. They're the Free Imperial Cities to the Tarsin Holy Roman Empire. I feel we have a major misunderstanding in the works here. I'm tempted to just draw a diagram detailing where and what everything was before Earth got free again. Seeing as how Christian never really touched on anything that went on in this part of history, I'm assuming that what I've written about it goes as canon for the moment.
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| March 11, 2014, 6:42 pm
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I may be confusing Miko Irud with the freedom war of Caturia, but didn't we specifically name a certain planet where Terrans and Tarsins coexisted and then eventually got mad at each other and had a war?
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| March 11, 2014, 9:05 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I may be confusing Miko Irud with the freedom war of Caturia, but didn't we specifically name a certain planet where Terrans and Tarsins coexisted and then eventually got mad at each other and had a war?


Yes indeed, that was Caturia. That was many other planets before the 2840s, but Caturia VI's peace lasted the longest. It is unclear what exactly is going on between the edges of the Earth Alliance and the Empire of Tarsis, but as far as I can tell, the Tarsins consider it de jure territory, but have no ability to enforce any kind of rule there. So de facto, it's a constellation of independent planets just doing their own thing. The Arkanin and Digondarians are in there too, somewhere, but Bernardo didn't know about them and they aren't big powers, so they're not on the map. Perhaps I will draw this out.
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| March 11, 2014, 9:27 pm
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Figured I'd make Gideon a mod. It's pretty long overdue anyway.
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| March 11, 2014, 9:48 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
Figured I'd make Gideon a mod. It's pretty long overdue anyway.

Thank you
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| March 11, 2014, 10:20 pm
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No problem. Anyways, wadda ya think of moving to wikia from wikifoundry?
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| March 11, 2014, 10:27 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
No problem. Anyways, wadda ya think of moving to wikia from wikifoundry?


I'm 100% for it. The formatting process is much less mysterious, you can have headers and jump to sections within a long article (only I have to worry about that), you can easily set up links between pages and change them all at once if you rename it instead of breaking the link on all pages, it doesn't have nearly as much downtime and loading time... The advantages are countless. People who never even touched 23C's wiki have made contributions on ours.

Also, rough map of how I've been envisioning things: http://i.imgur.com/OkaZzz9.jpg

Time to ramble! I've included four important 23C states, though they're not relevant anymore. I've also included where I think Tarsin majority planets transition to Terran majority planets; this unhappily intersects right through Arkanin space (which should have few Tarsins) and next to the Vasilitaj (the mysterious realm of the Vasiv that allows no foreigners to enter besides certain guarded forts). The Digondarians have a close relationship with Tarsis, and continue to fulfill their oath of fealty, despite being told not to by MAOX/EA. The Arkanin of Othaen (ignore the map's misspelling) were told the same thing but don't have the guts to go against them, and are now full turtle mode against the war all around them. The Vasiv seceded the moment the civil war broke out, they're not interested in doing anything to anyone. Why do I say MAOX/EA told them to break their fealty to Tarsis? Because Digondar and Othaen had no good reason to leave what was a very advantageous alliance due to military, technological, and religious ties, someone had to pry them apart. The Arkanin are not a warlike people and kept their word. The Digondarians are looking forward to fighting the Evdraph, so they aren't afraid of anything (though I think they should be).

Christian says on the wiki that many of the big Earth colonies already went independent by the time the home world was liberated 2867 and refused to join the EA. I imagine if the big powers did this, then a lot of little colonies like Caturia VI did this as well. So there's a whole array of independent former UNE/Kingdom of Sol-founded colonies with Terran majorities around Earth Alliance.

I didn't even touch MAOX and NEOS/NKOS because those aren't mine to touch. Neither is Earth for that matter, but I have some knowledge in it due to 23C.
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| March 11, 2014, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

I'm 100% for it. The formatting process is much less mysterious, you can have headers and jump to sections within a long article (only I have to worry about that), you can easily set up links between pages and change them all at once if you rename it instead of breaking the link on all pages, it doesn't have nearly as much downtime and loading time... The advantages are countless. People who never even touched 23C's wiki have made contributions on ours.

Also, rough map of how I've been envisioning things: http://i.imgur.com/OkaZzz9.jpg


Christian says on the wiki that many of the big Earth colonies already went independent by the time the home world was liberated 2867 and refused to join the EA. I imagine if the big powers did this, then a lot of little colonies like Caturia VI did this as well. So there's a whole array of independent former UNE/Kingdom of Sol-founded colonies with Terran majorities around Earth Alliance.

I didn't even touch MAOX and NEOS/NKOS because those aren't mine to touch. Neither is Earth for that matter, but I have some knowledge in it due to 23C.


It's fine, as the more intellectual of us when it comes to interstellar geopolitics, you have m approval when it comes to messing around a bit with the placement of various factions.

I feel like you made the independent Terran states rather...overdone on the map. I believe Christian mentioned somewhere on the wiki that about 60-70% of Terran territory is again under Earth jurisdiction. The area of lost territory you made on the map seems pretty large for that ratio.

I also, must again point out how convenient it is that a good third of the map is completely barren and unoccupied (at least as far as we know...). Once again, looks like a good place to put a malicious mysterious force derived from the now non-canon Venus Collective
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| March 11, 2014, 11:31 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22

It's fine, as the more intellectual of us when it comes to interstellar geopolitics, you have m approval when it comes to messing around a bit with the placement of various factions.

I feel like you made the independent Terran states rather...overdone on the map. I believe Christian mentioned somewhere on the wiki that about 60-70% of Terran territory is again under Earth jurisdiction. The area of lost territory you made on the map seems pretty large for that ratio.

I also, must again point ou how convenient it is that a good third of the map is completely barren and unoccupied (at least as far as we know...). Once again, looks like a good place to put a malicious mysterious force derived from the now non-canon Venus Collective


I recall nothing about 60-70%, but I've been wrong before. Like I said, this is just a rough thing I threw together. Didn't want to give the Tarsins too much clay, someone might get upset (even though they've been actively settling new planets for 12,000 years now).

That empty third is called the Lost Realm by Coalition states. Few who go there ever return, but many vile hosts have invaded the light of civilization from it...
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| March 11, 2014, 11:35 pm
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You know, sometimes it takes a long time to realize your design looks like something you've seen before. Just now had the realization that the Evdraph wouldn't be so different from an Acklay o3o
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| March 12, 2014, 1:52 am
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What languages does Earth speak anyway? I figured it was just a mix of everything we have now, just advanced by 1000 years. But Deltakevin has this "Terran standard" on the wiki, which I admit I have not heard of before.
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| March 12, 2014, 10:56 pm
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Think about it, they gotta have some sort of common language or common communication between members of the species would be incredibly difficult and not allow for level of global peace and understanding this future Earth has. Kind of think about it as the earth version of Imperial Tarsin, and for some backstory, they started making everyone speak it after the nuclear apocalypse so that the survivors could communicate and trade their now very limited resources amongst themselves. At least, that's how I think of it.
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| March 13, 2014, 1:12 am
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Complex question. saying it's a global english would be political incorrect. Language can evolve big in 1000 years. Based on earth population it would be a mix of chinese, indian and english.
But in GGWU we'll have WWIII wich can change political and cultural influence a lot (Who won? Nobody but who lost more? Who came back first? Canada?) The next thing is a long time under tarsin control which would intoduce Tarsin language like english and spain invade colonial countries on Africa and South-America until today. Most african speak french or arabian languages e.g.. In the 31st century with all isolated colonies on other stars and their own cultural developments that would make a giant mixture not comparable to any language we know today. So, how they communicate between space sectors? Do they have a translator like in Star trek and everyone talks his own or are there official standartized Earth alliance/Maox and Coalition languages every child has to learn at school?
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| March 13, 2014, 10:48 am
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Complex question. saying it's a global english would be political incorrect. Language can evolve big in 1000 years.


I'll answer in depth when I fet home; in the mean time, should we make a new thread? This one is kinda long.
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| March 13, 2014, 2:57 pm
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https://secure.flickr.com/photos/crazy_texan/13709569374/

23C takes it's very first step out of the pure Lego world. I hope that link works, because I'm running a secure http extension because of problems with adware in the past...
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| April 8, 2014, 1:14 am
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That link just brings me to the flickr homepage for some reason.

:(
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| April 13, 2014, 7:07 pm
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Same.
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| April 13, 2014, 7:17 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
That link just brings me to the flickr homepage for some reason.

:(


As I feared... Well, try this instead. Moffatt has created two preliminary test animations by now; who knows what we'll have done by summer.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazy_texan/13709569374/in/photostream/

(implying this will even go anywhere)
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| April 14, 2014, 6:49 pm
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i like it.

So you guys are making an animated movie or something?
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| April 18, 2014, 8:18 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
i like it.

So you guys are making an animated movie or something?


Well, the hope is to do a short animation of something. But it's far from an easy process.
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| April 20, 2014, 1:59 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, the hope is to do a short animation of something. But it's far from an easy process.



What will it be an animation of?
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| April 20, 2014, 5:05 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22


What will it be an animation of?


A battle, if you look at the title of the second animation. I have no further information on it, 23C is just something we barely keep running on the side of real life. Alas, it takes second place in the big picture for all of us.
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| April 21, 2014, 11:55 am
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Not surprised the sleep came over this group again.

I just got back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy and couldn't shake the distinct feeling that that movie has a similar tone to the greater GGW world...
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| August 6, 2014, 1:17 am
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Still 3 weeks to cinema release here :(. but i thought the guardians would be more a comedy?!
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| August 7, 2014, 3:57 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Not surprised the sleep came over this group again.

I just got back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy and couldn't shake the distinct feeling that that movie has a similar tone to the greater GGW world...
I've been busy with the construction of a Mass Effect Online Table Top over on roll20, and school just started up again for me. I doubt greatly that my free time will allow for more work here.
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| August 7, 2014, 10:16 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Still 3 weeks to cinema release here :(. but i thought the guardians would be more a comedy?!


Exactly, it's a very whimsical and fun movie. That's the feel I've gotten from your comics. Less concerned with the internal workings of a world and more concerned with the people in it. I absolutely loved it. The entire film ran on the rule of cool, pretty much.


Quoting Gideon Creator of... Stuff
I've been busy with the construction of a Mass Effect Online Table Top over on roll20, and school just started up again for me. I doubt greatly that my free time will allow for more work here.


Yeah, I figured that'd be the case for most of us.
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| August 14, 2014, 4:34 am
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I suppose I'll mention what I've been up to in recent months, aside from getting wrecked by an attempt to do general chemistry classes over the summer.

I'm guessing we've all heard about the Islamic State and the drama in Iraq that's been unfolding since early June? The sheer zeal and fervor in their videos was definitely... disturbing, to say the least. But it got me thinking about the Tarsins and their own religion, and just how it came to be and what it had to turn into to help them survive the much darker times preceding 23C's era. So I've been writing out that in my spare time. Link related:
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/thenotsogreat/14506825568/

Ian and I have also reached the conclusion that there is no one single Tarsin culture, but rather one metaculture consisting of many related smaller cultures. Think medieval France, with the cosmopolitaine Parisians, the Normans, the Provencals, the Aquitainians, the Burgundians, the Wallonians, the Auvergnese, the Gascons, and so forth. A man from Toulouse and a man from Paris would be quite different from each other, but they hold much more in common together than they would in regards to, say, a German. This allows for a much greater diversity in portrayal of this ancient set of cultures, and makes the entire situation more believable. You don't get 11,000 years of empire without some changes between the populations you command.
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| August 14, 2014, 4:51 am
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Triple post: inspired by the recent addition of the Caturia VI article to the wiki, I posted the entire backstory to my on-hold story idea. It tells the tale of New Courland and its ethnic troubles. The story itself would have followed the turbulent winter and spring of 3001 from the point of view of a Tarsin girl and Earth police officer. Don't know if I'll ever write it, but I had all the build-up events written, so why not post it?
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| August 15, 2014, 5:09 pm
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Someone's been updating the wiki again...
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| September 23, 2014, 6:33 pm
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H-hey guys, 23C got a new map after several years of procrastination:
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141201011105/23rd-century-universe/images/e/e2/StarChart2284.png

In the 1% chance that Christian's comic ever continues, at least he can know where Tarsin planets are.
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| November 30, 2014, 8:28 pm
That map is rather small, to be completely honest.
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| December 24, 2014, 12:21 pm
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Quoting Kay Why
That map is rather small, to be completely honest.


Wow, I had no idea it'd resized itself like that. Looks like Matt goofed up on the HTML...

Try this one:
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/23rd-century-universe/images/e/e2/StarChart2284.png/revision/latest?cb=20141201011105

Or: http://23rd-century-universe.wikia.com/wiki/File:StarChart2284.png
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| January 3, 2015, 8:41 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Wow, I had no idea it'd resized itself like that. Looks like Matt goofed up on the HTML...

Try this one:
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/23rd-century-universe/images/e/e2/StarChart2284.png/revision/latest?cb=20141201011105

Or: http://23rd-century-universe.wikia.com/wiki/File:StarChart2284.png

Much better.

By the way, is there any chance of reviving this universe? It's too good to just die out.
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| January 3, 2015, 11:55 pm
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Quoting Kay Why
Much better.

By the way, is there any chance of reviving this universe? It's too good to just die out.


Only a fo ol's hope is left, I'm afraid. All the content makers are basically gone, and I'm getting busy enough with real life that I can't even fully look after 23C at the moment, let alone revive a dead theme like this one.
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| January 4, 2015, 3:01 am
I won't give up! I will use all resources at my disposal!

(By which I mean that I'll use my alliance with BHP to try and get a freeware game going, which could springboard this theme.)
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| January 4, 2015, 11:39 am
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