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by RockDoctor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Continuing my pogo-sticking across the thin ice, and depending on the crocodiles to be a bit less than snappy, Let's try another necessity of life - clothing. Necessity? A significant plot point in Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" is the importance of nudity within the "Nest" - partly to diff...
by RockDoctor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, the stillsuit does have some plot implications ("he will know your ways as if he were born amongst you", or some such prophecy concerning the Muad'dib), but is it "central"?
by RockDoctor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay... we've had food and drink, we've had booze. Let's try another necessity of life - clothing. Launching straight out onto the thin ice, wearing clodhoppers, twelve-point crampons and using a pogo stick, I'll propose the Invisibility cloak/ Hallow in Potterverse. If you'll accept Potterverse as...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Is there a sandbox?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Is there a sandbox?

I'm going to try a revision : HOWTO : text colo u r The tag is (open.sq.bracket)color=ColourValue(close.sq.bracket)Text(open.sq.bracket)/color(close.sq.bracket A partial list of colours recognised is below. You can also directly specify an RGB hextet with #123456 in place of a ColourValue text strin...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Is there a sandbox?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Is there a sandbox?

Is there a sandbox area for fiddling with this implementation of BBCode/ PHPBB ? I'm toying with the "color" tag and wanted to check and post a HOWTO, but I don't see a sandbox. HOWTO : text colo u r The "color" tag is [color=ColourValue]Text([/color(] A ColourValue may be either an RGB hextet (#123...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about this, then... name five fictional, delicious foods from five different SF universes. Bonus points if said foods are important to the plot. Since I'm currently failing to sleep to Protector (having recently failed to sleep to the Ringworld Engineers ), I think Tree of Life fits, and I'm no...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Not sure if you would really call it scifi but we also have Tantalus serving his son as food to the gods. Wasn't Tantalus serving his brother's sons as the main course? Then Tantalus' son carried on with the family tradition ... away down the line to Agamemnon who at least didn't actually eat Iphig...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Martians in H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds don't seem to have any moral qualms about eating humans (or at least drinking their blood). And in Futurama , everybody loves eating delicious Popplers , even after they find out they're the offspring of the sentient (and downright irritable) Omic...
by RockDoctor
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Two to go, still. But Meatball sounds a nice planet. I've only met a couple of the "Sector General" stories before, but I'll keep the eyes peeled for them. Unless I've lost count, we're still looking for the final two SF bits of deliberately sentient dinner Shall I throw in a Faroese non-SF pilot-w...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] System Features: Rings
Replies: 177
Views: 57108

Re: [Release] System Features: Rings

Milo wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 pm
I'm using Ship Repurchase, unsure if that makes a difference.
I've never used that one. Which makes it a potential target, straight off.
by RockDoctor
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] System Features: Rings
Replies: 177
Views: 57108

Re: [Release] System Features: Rings

After having my ship destroyed, I got the following exception: Warning: removeFrameCallback(): invalid tracking ID. Active script: System Features Ring effect script 2.10.3 systemfeatures-rings-effectScript.js, line 30: removeFrameCallback(this.$fcb); What did you do? (So I can not-do that.) I've n...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Another one I've used before - the planet Meatball, in James White's Sector General universe (in the collection Major Operation ) has living continents which are apparently edible since they are often attacked by smaller predators that eat chunks of them. At least one is sentient - although these a...
by RockDoctor
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Pizza the Hutt, in Spaceballs , is a human-pizza hybrid and mobster. He ultimately eats himself. Autocannibalism - get a grip on yourself! Well, if the Hutt can converse - which he (? it?) evidently can, the it's answered the sentience question better than Alan Turnings Apple (now there is a name f...
by RockDoctor
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

which is odd considering their genocide count. Does Galactus eating entire planets including their sentient inhabitants count? A genocide a day keeps the doctor ... well, pretty busy really. I don't think a planet with a thin garnish of life forms really counts. They life forms are really a very th...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5584
Views: 698206

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Abelard Snazz, the man with the double-decker brain - star of occasional stories in the 2000AD - is known to boost his thinking powers by consuming the odd Syrian Sentient Milkshake … http://www.slumberland.it/public/immagini/content/db_fumetto/abelard_snazz/abelard_snazz_milkshake_286.jpg Another ...