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Atookaia I :: A fantasy

 
 
Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2003 10:46 pm
That won't work, what if I truly love to shag great numbers of femfolf and nobody shares the love? And who truly loves to collect trash and clean sewage pipes? I'm changing the title of this thread, we aren't going to heaven, we're making a society.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2003 11:02 pm
Hey, check it out! I have to think of more things to suggest, the first one went pretty well. Pondering... pondering...
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2003 11:08 pm
I think all the inhabitants should only wear a loin cloth.

Ok so I think we agree on size (bigger than earth but trying for the same gravity or lower), and distance from the sun (same as earth).

I suppose we'd have to have the same water/land ratio for the right amount of precipitation but what about the land distribution? How many continents etc?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2003 11:12 pm
All of 'em, eh? Ladies too, of course. Or do they have some kind of little fur boob-merkin number like Racquel Welch? (It's late, I have no idea what I'm talking about, but wasn't she in some movie wearing a skimpy fur bikini?)

10 continents.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jan, 2003 11:43 pm
I agree, more land masses of smaller sizes. It'll give us a lot of variety.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 01:19 am
Great lots of islands of various sizes and climates. Being so close to the various seas/oceans we can soak up all those good postive ions.

Do we have to wear clothes?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 05:11 am
Ok, islands, various sizes and climates - some of them with large, very high plateaus - with alpine meadows, or beautiful temperate rainforests, flatlands, hills and mountains - some with glorious lakes - so the people - such as Craven - who love the cold - can be happy.

Of course, one can teleport down to the glorious beaches, should one desire warmth and sea.

Doubtless, we have tundra, arctic regions, deserts, jungles, savannas, any climate/vegetation you desire...any climates/regions we OUGHT to have, that earth has not provided?
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 08:53 am
clothes are optional - maybe regional?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 11:10 am
'Twas kidding about the topless dress code, since I'm not trying to make a sci-fi flick there is no dress code.

Ok, 10 continents sounds good.

I like the idea of a diverse topography as well. Feel free to design your own corner of Atookaia.

Deb, climates that earth doesn't have? That interests me, please explain.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 01:43 pm
JoanneDorel wrote:
42 could be a name since we are creating a fantasy planet.


There is precedent. There is a "Lake 32" not far from Timberland, and I've been to places with names like "Hill 731"



Hmmmm .... synapse click here ... Perhaps "Gloria" might be a fitting name for our planet.

(A special prize to anyone figuring out the convoluted connection to my original remark which inspired my choice-of-name proposal)


timber
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 01:49 pm
Geez ... this place is evolving fast ... I'm a bit behind the curve. That's what I get for trying to participate while actually using the computer for more mundane things of necessity. You guys are makin' it it damned hard to get any work done here!



timber
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 02:22 pm
Deb's reference to climate not found on earth might be air that is not polluted by industrial waste.

For me I would like my little corner of our new world to alllow me access to a cabin in the mountains and a hut by the beach.

I would also like to have a city similar to New York to go to when ever I wanted to.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 02:56 pm
Well, 'tis hard to know what climates a new planet might have! Or to imagine climates we do not have - and I just woke up - I will think upon it -and return..... how many moons do we have? Is/are our primary/ies binary? That would make for different climates!
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 03:15 pm
The tidal influence of moons appears, at least in computer simulations, to be critical to atmospheric dynamics. There probably ought to be a moon or two. Two or more would call for a bit of math which might prove thorny.



timber
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 08:40 pm
What type star? Sun-like? Medium age, small-ish size?

We could have extra high altitudes with species even more specialized for that niche. Massive torsos to hold huge lungs, slow-moving for lower matabolism, hairy for warmth..... I suppose it could be a semi-dormant volcanic type mount with some hot spring activity. High altitude vallies and rivers.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 08:41 pm
I actually once wrote a fantasy story for a class in college about people who carved icebergs and inhabited them.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jan, 2003 11:36 pm
If the star is not exactly like the sun we'd have to work out distance and ...

Actually that's a great idea. The world is larger so our day can be longer and with a different orbit we can have a more reasonable calendar.

You guys can choose the moon I'm excited about time measurements that make sense (since they aren't dictated by the current solar system).

And as to animal inventing we've already deviated so far from my fantasy that I begin to wonder why I let loonies like y'all live on my planet anyway so why not.

lil'k,

I'd love to be one of the icecavemen. But like J.D. I need a big apple to visit every now and then.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2003 12:01 am
Personally, my favorite thing about NYC is that it has convenient access to 4 major airports with out-going flights ... That entire Connecticut-to-Virginia Megalopolis thing you guys out there got goin' on is a bit off-putting to me.

Good point about day-length and Calendar, CDK. Since we're playing with planetary orbit paramaters size and density, we can do the same with the moon or moons. It might be intriguing to work out the dynamics of a couple of differently-massed and distanced moons ... could do interesting things to tides, day length, and seasons. Could make for a striking night sky, too. Maybe something like this

http://www.novaspace.com/LTD/POOR/PIX/G_P.thum.jpeg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2003 02:50 am
(Yay! Can I beg off working out the effect of the moons and stuff, and invent my first animal? - I know it is waaaay too soon, which is why this is in parentheses - but I want a cat - just like OUR cats - but it chases frisbees, and catches 'em, and brings 'em back, AND it goes for long walks!!!!! I am postulating a Tookaia bird-like creature - oblate and spinning - which the "cats" preyed on when not domesticated - so they have frisbee instincts. And I wanted the gravity lower, so we could have some winged "cats" and "horses". NO WINGED "COWS"!)

PS: The winged ones are ectomorphs - and they have hollow bones.....
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jan, 2003 02:46 pm
Funny how some people think parentheses solve everything! LOL

I stole your idea Dab and created a topic for that:

Invent an animal
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