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    Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on July 9th 2010, 10:20 am

    Hello,

    I'm Steve, and I'm from the UK. (What do you mean you guessed that?)

    It's nice to be in a forum where I can say something like 'I write Old Testament Space Opera' and not being completely misunderstood...

    Geeky stuff I like: sci-fi in book and TV form (and audio drama, but that goes without saying, right?), retro video games (somewhere among my unfinished projects is a Hitch-hikers Guide themed version of Jet Set Willy), and (although this possibly doesn't count) Minis. The one in my avatar is called Binky, and we just sold one called Yoda...

    Oh yes, and did I mention I write Old Testament Space Opera?

    I have a suspicion some of what I just said sounds very English... now, is there any tea on this spaceship?

    Steve

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  seanbutnotheard on July 9th 2010, 11:17 am

    I must say, "Old Testament Space Opera" sounds like an amazing concept. Images are forming in my head already... Moses leading the Israelites through a wormhole, chased by Ramses's hover-speeder army, all while Wagner-esque techno pushes the action forward? Yes, please.

    (EDIT: and after actually reading about it on your website, it sounds even more interesting than my silly example...)

    I never had a Spectrum growing up, I was a Commodore 64 guy... but I do love the look of Spectrum graphics.

    Cheers and welcome,
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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Paeter on July 9th 2010, 11:37 am

    UKSteve wrote:
    It's nice to be in a forum where I can say something like 'I write Old Testament Space Opera' and not being completely misunderstood...
    Steve

    Welcome to the Island Of Misfit Toys, UKSteve! Where everyone has been misunderstood by someone!

    Great to have you here!


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  hvymtlcowboy on July 9th 2010, 1:04 pm

    Well met, Steve from UK!

    I'm Steve from the USA! Very Happy

    And I write Christian Sci Fi in whatever time period 'the Boss' sees fit to inspire me with. I look forward to getting to know you.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Rohelf on July 9th 2010, 6:23 pm

    Old Testament space opera... wow! I'll have to get Dunadwarf over here to talk to you. Apparently great minds think alike. He's been bouncing ideas off me for a sci-fi retelling of Exodus for a while. I bet you guys could have some good discussions about your individual takes on things, or maybe even get some collaborative work going.

    Oh, and as far as tea goes, I'm a chai addict myself. So methinks we do need a teapot on this ship. Smile

    At any rate, great to meet you, and be welcome!

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  ProfessorAlan on July 10th 2010, 12:29 pm

    UKSteve wrote:Oh yes, and did I mention I write Old Testament Space Opera?

    Sounds great. Glad to meet ya.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Aussie_Pilgrim on July 10th 2010, 7:51 pm

    Hahahaha I read 'old tesitimate space opera' and fell off my chair! The concept is All kinds of awesome! Dam thats going to running through my head all day now. If my pastor get up and starts preaching old testmate today I'm gonna have a hard time not to laugh.... Darn my visual imagination!


    Oh and g'day UKsteve! Pleasure to meet you.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Cerddaf on July 13th 2010, 3:57 am

    P Reg car!. I thought I was the only one driving a 14 year old vehicle by choice.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on July 13th 2010, 8:52 am

    Cerddaf wrote:P Reg car!. I thought I was the only one driving a 14 year old vehicle by choice.
    You should have seen the one that got away - Yoda was a '72 Clubman Estate Very Happy

    But before I get too sidetracked into car talk, welcome to the forum!

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Cerddaf on July 13th 2010, 9:49 am

    We've spoken before.
    I'm Malcolm Cowen


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Hackmodford on July 15th 2010, 9:17 am

    I'm a BIG HH fan!


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Paeter on July 15th 2010, 6:00 pm

    Hackmodford wrote:I'm a BIG HH fan!

    I'm lost. What's HH?


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Hackmodford on July 15th 2010, 6:03 pm

    Paeter wrote:
    Hackmodford wrote:I'm a BIG HH fan!

    I'm lost. What's HH?

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    by: Douglas Adams

    It's like, the best Sci-Fi Comedy ever written! And I'm serious. It was so improbable that it would succeed that the likelyhood that it would succeed become so probably that it immediatley suceeded Wink (or something like that)

    In what other story are we the 3rd most intelligent specie on the planet!? In what other story is the earth blown up within the first 15 minutes and labeled as insignificant with a entry in the guide (the book of knowledge for hitchhiker's) that calls the earth "Harmless" only to be updated by Ford Prefect, who is infact not an ape-descendant but from a small planet in the vincinity of beetleguese, "Mostly Harmless"!

    It's just awesome Razz


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on July 15th 2010, 6:11 pm

    Hackmodford wrote:
    Paeter wrote:
    Hackmodford wrote:I'm a BIG HH fan!

    I'm lost. What's HH?

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    by: Douglas Adams
    And I have an annoying tendency to quote it randomly. It and Red Dwarf, the second best sci-fi comedy ever written. Smile

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Cerddaf on July 15th 2010, 6:20 pm

    Not to mention the Sirius Cybernetic Corporation, which bears no relationship to any real IT company.

    Or the ultimate answer to Life the Universe and Everything being 42.
    ( so now you've got to find out what the ultimate question is )

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Hackmodford on July 15th 2010, 6:21 pm

    UKSteve wrote:
    Hackmodford wrote:
    Paeter wrote:
    Hackmodford wrote:I'm a BIG HH fan!

    I'm lost. What's HH?

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    by: Douglas Adams
    And I have an annoying tendency to quote it randomly. It and Red Dwarf, the second best sci-fi comedy ever written. Smile

    Me too! I even had a custom vanity plate made that is sooo geeky and references the HHG

    It says "101010" it's binary for... can you guess what number? Wink


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on July 16th 2010, 2:57 am

    I bet all the strags are even now scouring the earlier posts now to find the quote that started this bizarre and inexplicable exchange....

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Cerddaf on July 16th 2010, 4:13 am

    Personally I blame the Hairdressers and Human Resources Consultants on the B arc.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Paeter on July 16th 2010, 11:36 am

    UKSteve wrote:I bet all the strags are even now scouring the earlier posts now to find the quote that started this bizarre and inexplicable exchange....
    I've been reading from the beginning and I'm still lost. But you guys have at it!
    Very Happy


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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Cerddaf on July 16th 2010, 12:42 pm

    One of the jokes is about a planet that found itself suddenly threatened by some hideous but undefined threat.

    So they decided to build 3 spaceships as great Arks
    The A ark would contain all the great thinkers, scientists, inventers, musicians etc
    The C ark would contain all the workers, skilled and unskilled, farmers, nurses, etc.

    The B ark would contain all the middle management, hairdressers, Human Resources Consultants, Telephone Sanitizers, chat show hosts, etc.

    It was agreed to send the B ark out first to the chosen new planet, so that they could get there first and have everything organised for the other 2 Arks when they arrived.

    So they sent out the B ark, then quietly forgot about the A and C arks and got on with living happy, properous and fulfilled lives until one sad they they were all wiped out by a hideous disease caught from a dirty telephone.

    Meanwhile the B Ark crashlanded on the 3rd planet of a small sun. The survivors wiped out the original inhabitants (The Neanderthals) and became our ancestors.

    So we are all descended from a lost crew of Telephone Sanitizers, Human Resources Consultants, and other equally socially useful groups.

    This explains a lot about human society.

    The author did have a somewhat jaundiced view of humanity.





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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  Hackmodford on July 16th 2010, 3:10 pm

    Cerddaf wrote:One of the jokes is about a planet that found itself suddenly threatened by some hideous but undefined threat.

    So they decided to build 3 spaceships as great Arks
    The A ark would contain all the great thinkers, scientists, inventers, musicians etc
    The C ark would contain all the workers, skilled and unskilled, farmers, nurses, etc.

    The B ark would contain all the middle management, hairdressers, Human Resources Consultants, Telephone Sanitizers, chat show hosts, etc.

    It was agreed to send the B ark out first to the chosen new planet, so that they could get there first and have everything organised for the other 2 Arks when they arrived.

    So they sent out the B ark, then quietly forgot about the A and C arks and got on with living happy, properous and fulfilled lives until one sad they they were all wiped out by a hideous disease caught from a dirty telephone.

    Meanwhile the B Ark crashlanded on the 3rd planet of a small sun. The survivors wiped out the original inhabitants (The Neanderthals) and became our ancestors.

    So we are all descended from a lost crew of Telephone Sanitizers, Human Resources Consultants, and other equally socially useful groups.

    This explains a lot about human society.

    The author did have a somewhat jaundiced view of humanity.





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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on July 18th 2010, 4:08 pm

    Cerddaf wrote:P Reg car!. I thought I was the only one driving a 14 year old vehicle by choice.
    I've gone off the idea of progress. It's overrated.

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    Re: Greetings from England

    Post  UKSteve on February 26th 2011, 11:25 am

    Hey guys, just randomly re-booting my intro thread since I haven't stopped by for months...

    Hope to be joining in more soon though Smile

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    Post  Paeter on March 1st 2011, 1:36 am

    UKSteve wrote:Hey guys, just randomly re-booting my intro thread since I haven't stopped by for months...

    Hope to be joining in more soon though Smile

    re-boots are welcome! Good to hear from you!


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    Post  Hackmodford on March 1st 2011, 10:23 am

    I wonder what will come of this Wink


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