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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Sorry, not many words come close to antonyms of ‘translation’, which is the word I’d be using if we had the conversation in more than just galstandard.

It’s clear the guy running his shiny battle’plate’ isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer...

No bets on him keeping his ship.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:52 pm 
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Karfston wrote:
Sorry, not many words come close to antonyms of ‘translation’, which is the word I’d be using if we had the conversation in more than just galstandard.

It’s clear the guy running his shiny battle’plate’ isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer...

No bets on him keeping his ship.


I thought that, too, at first, but the head that is chastising the idiot is the guy with the shaved sidewalls, and our admiral with the battle'plate' has shaved sidewalls.
Oh, and the squarer jaw.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:10 pm 
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I believe that is admiral Chu who seems to be in charge of Earth's orbital defense.

I don't know how you could doubt Admiral Devereaux's legendary speed reading skills.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:05 am 
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Dang it, I think you’re right.

It’s the height/width ratio changing between the last strip and this one that threw me.

Holo really does add 10 kilos, it seems.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Personally, I think "evacuated" is probably the wrong choice of word to apply to "cities", which probably explains his confusion.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Fishman wrote:
Personally, I think "evacuated" is probably the wrong choice of word to apply to "cities", which probably explains his confusion.

Especially pressure-tight cities hanging in airless space.

But my theory was that the Special Forces mods he still has must have had long-term cognitive side-effects. We've certainly seen our favorite recipients of the black market versions of those show a remarkable lack of common sense.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:54 pm 
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You normally don't think of cities being mobile . . .

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:34 pm 
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FreeFlier wrote:
You normally don't think of cities being mobile . . .

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Is a Battle plate not a city?

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grahamf wrote:
Is a Battle plate not a city?

I believe it has been explicitly referred to as a 'city' in comic. But I'm too lazy to go archive diving for the lines.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:18 am 
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I thought a battleplate was compared to a city . . .

Also, that's not quite the same as a city moving.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:11 pm 
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What about Credomar?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:24 pm 
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grahamf wrote:
What about Credomar?


One. I'm not sure the brass have internalized that Credomar, formerly a superweapon stuffed with people, has been moved. That they know it, sure. That they have considered all the implications, no. Consider the following strip, https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-03-01, where the Oafan-made vessel is told it's not welcome in UNS space because it COULD be carrying the superweapon.

Two. If you're talking about spin-gravity, sure, but there was a massive set of annie plants to draw gravity from.


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Sean wrote:
grahamf wrote:
What about Credomar?


One. I'm not sure the brass have internalized that Credomar, formerly a superweapon stuffed with people, has been moved. That they know it, sure. That they have considered all the implications, no. Consider the following strip, https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-03-01, where the Oafan-made vessel is told it's not welcome in UNS space because it COULD be carrying the superweapon.

Two. If you're talking about spin-gravity, sure, but there was a massive set of annie plants to draw gravity from.


I was referring to the fact that the city was evacuated.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:42 pm 
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Fishman wrote:
Personally, I think "evacuated" is probably the wrong choice of word to apply to "cities", which probably explains his confusion.

Agreed. You evacuate people. Cities get relocated.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:28 pm 
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"Evacuation"...... Plus the Oafan ships looking like giant suppositories... and the main character....

Schlock Mercenary: A 20-year-long poop joke.


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Pencil-Crayon_Phoenix wrote:
Fishman wrote:
Personally, I think "evacuated" is probably the wrong choice of word to apply to "cities", which probably explains his confusion.

Agreed. You evacuate people. Cities get relocated.


Evacuated is exactly the right term here, though, as relocation suggests something orderly and planned, while evacuation is for an emergency where you must leave the site of a disaster for your own safety.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:11 am 
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Flying cities?
Cities in Flight
James Blish

and at least one other series that I can't recall offhand.


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jmaechtlen wrote:
Flying cities?
Cities in Flight
James Blish

and at least one other series that I can't recall offhand.

Are these all books?

Children of Saturn has a massive city on train tracks that chases the Mercury sunset

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 pm 
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grahamf wrote:
jmaechtlen wrote:
Flying cities?
Cities in Flight
James Blish

and at least one other series that I can't recall offhand.

Are these all books?

Children of Saturn has a massive city on train tracks that chases the Mercury sunset

Cities in Flight is a series of four books by James Blish.


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