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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2018, 05:46:46 PM »
Those are really interesting ideas!
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2018, 07:48:56 PM »
Those are really interesting ideas!
Mine were drawn from real life.
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« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2018, 09:44:28 PM »
Those are really interesting ideas!
Mine were drawn from real life.
I suspected. Reality is usually stranger and more interesting than fiction.
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2018, 10:10:43 PM »
Noisy, if I use situations really close to those, will you have a problem with stealing them?
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2018, 06:05:15 AM »
Noisy, if I use situations really close to those, will you have a problem with stealing them?
No problem at all. I posted suggestions for your use. I used to post "stubs", interesting (to me anyway) bits of stories for people to consider. My small contribution to the field.  :)
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2018, 06:11:26 AM »
Here's another. Five PBRs going up a river. At an "oxbow" in the river all five are hit by RPGs from both banks simultaneously. One boat flips over. The one man still alive on that boat is trapped under it as the enemy hammers it with rifle fire. This turns out to be good for the survivor, he has air holes. The boat settles until he has about 3 inches between water and hull. He has to keep himself up against the hole to breath. The people on the bank keep randomly firing at the boat for two days. He waits a day after they stop and slithers out of the boat. There's a chunk of junk sticking out of the back of his right calf so he can't walk. He does the ~70 klicks back to base by swimming.

Just your basic bad day at work scenario.
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2018, 10:47:47 PM »
Here's another. Five PBRs going up a river. At an "oxbow" in the river all five are hit by RPGs from both banks simultaneously. One boat flips over. The one man still alive on that boat is trapped under it as the enemy hammers it with rifle fire. This turns out to be good for the survivor, he has air holes. The boat settles until he has about 3 inches between water and hull. He has to keep himself up against the hole to breath. The people on the bank keep randomly firing at the boat for two days. He waits a day after they stop and slithers out of the boat. There's a chunk of junk sticking out of the back of his right calf so he can't walk. He does the ~70 klicks back to base by swimming.

Just your basic bad day at work scenario.

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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2018, 02:08:53 AM »
Just think of water-borne Harleys with machine guns and mortars.

And crazy people. Lots and lots of crazy people.
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2018, 02:48:00 PM »
Noisy, if I use situations really close to those, will you have a problem with stealing them?
No problem at all. I posted suggestions for your use. I used to post "stubs", interesting (to me anyway) bits of stories for people to consider. My small contribution to the field.  :)

I guess what I am thinking about fielding could almost be considered a suicide squad although I don't see any need for neck bombs. They are light years and worm holes away so would not work. FTL communication in my universe is only through ships jumping across wormholes carrying messages. 
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2018, 08:28:13 PM »
Noisy, if I use situations really close to those, will you have a problem with stealing them?
No problem at all. I posted suggestions for your use. I used to post "stubs", interesting (to me anyway) bits of stories for people to consider. My small contribution to the field.  :)

I guess what I am thinking about fielding could almost be considered a suicide squad although I don't see any need for neck bombs. They are light years and worm holes away so would not work. FTL communication in my universe is only through ships jumping across wormholes carrying messages.
You might want to read The Mote In God's Eye, Niven and Pournelle did a good job on "tramlines".
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #85 on: April 28, 2018, 03:58:21 PM »
You might want to read The Mote In God's Eye, Niven and Pournelle did a good job on "tramlines".

I think I have the rules of my wormholes pretty much nailed down.
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #86 on: April 28, 2018, 05:19:55 PM »
You might want to read The Mote In God's Eye, Niven and Pournelle did a good job on "tramlines".

I think I have the rules of my wormholes pretty much nailed down.
Good to go then. Myself, I'll steal anything that ain't nailed down. That's what "Introduction" is for.  ;D
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #87 on: April 28, 2018, 05:32:53 PM »
Good to go then. Myself, I'll steal anything that ain't nailed down. That's what "Introduction" is for.  ;D

I may want to publish the thing someday and the more original the better.
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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2018, 03:09:26 AM »
Noisy, if I use situations really close to those, will you have a problem with stealing them?
No problem at all. I posted suggestions for your use. I used to post "stubs", interesting (to me anyway) bits of stories for people to consider. My small contribution to the field.  :)

I guess what I am thinking about fielding could almost be considered a suicide squad although I don't see any need for neck bombs. They are light years and worm holes away so would not work. FTL communication in my universe is only through ships jumping across wormholes carrying messages.
Deadlines are always interesting. "In 240 hours, your weapons and equipment will shut off and anything sensitive will self-immolate. If you're not at rendezvous XYZ at hour 239, you're not coming back."

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Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2018, 04:51:04 AM »
Good to go then. Myself, I'll steal anything that ain't nailed down. That's what "Introduction" is for.  ;D

I may want to publish the thing someday and the more original the better.
True. My stuff won't be published while I'm alive, I don't want to argue with anyone.
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