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Much better. The description of the folding bed still seemed too detailed if she's looking for weapons, but this works.

I just had a good laugh at this:
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Yvonne pulled her head out from under the covers..



When did she detach it from her body? emoticon

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 emoticon I changed that word to "poked." The phrase in very common in my part of Texas so I didn't even think about it when writing the scene. I also added "unbreakable" to the description of the bed to show she looked at it with the idea of using part of the bed as a weapon.

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Allium veggies! Brain food that helps when going through bubble space. This gets Yvonne involved. emoticon

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Wohooooo!

Yes, "poked" works better. emoticon emoticon

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The horses from the waves painting inspired my description for Angeni Tusanke's day cabin.

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Very beautiful. Love it.

(Is that the guy in whose quarters Yvonne woke up?)

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Angeni is the Captain of the ship (her name means "Spirit Horse" in Navaho). Yvonne woke up in Gerry's quarters and he is a Primary Services Technician. That position is like that person at work that knows how to do everything job-related. Everyone knows it and the person has access to things most people don't have but doesn't have a position in management.

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Love Angeni's name. emoticon

And yes, I know people like Gerry. Those are very important but never fit any labels.

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My story uses two recipes to mitigate, to a large degree, the effects of bubble space transit.
]This drink and ]this appetizer.

The two act very similar to how limes and oranges provide a body with vitamin C to prevent scurvy.

With bubble space transitions the key is cellular communication and immune responses which are, as a general rule, better with humanities newer blood types.

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Ugh. I hate mushrooms. emoticon emoticon

I like your idea. emoticon emoticon

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Why would the government of the PLS have trouble with star flight but not with interplanetary flight? For this to work as the protagonist set-up there has to be a consistent reasoning I can refer to from time to time in both TABA and story sequels.

Got it! The PLS is set up under a Mercantilism model similar to that of England between 1650 and 1800. In the Solar System, the current trade triangle is Earth, Luna, and Mars which creates strife in the Asteroid belt and Callisto. The system cannot survive in its current form if you add the unlimited and uncontrolled expansion implied by a viable mode of travel to the stars.

The second inspiration was a Hala fruit pic which I edited to create this picture of the asteroid Jo.

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Whoa! That's one freaky fruit! emoticon








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quote:

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Whoa! That's one freaky fruit! emoticon

And it makes for one very cool looking asteroid. emoticon



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Indeed it does.







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I just had an idea. My TABA story has scenes in it that I decided to not use in my first draft but I was thinking maybe I could rewrite some of them as "flash challenge stories" of 500-1,000 words.

Then, if I could get a few of those published elsewhere I could get people acquainted with the sci-fi universe I am creating and maybe that would help when it comes time to publish the actual TABA book.

Good idea????

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Yes, it is. Short works based in the same world as a novel/s can help readers to dip their toes into the pool in order to see if they like that world. If they like the short works, they'll buy the larger works as well.

I'd already been working on ideas for short works that go with my larger works. You can also include a few chapters of the novel/s at the end of the short works to draw them in further.








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I made a picture of Brewtus...

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Love the pics. emoticon emoticon emoticon

And yes, short stories or flash fiction set in your world are an excellent way of attracting readers.

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As I approach the colony scene in my story I started thinking about how it could be done. PLS Exodus does have some components already (originally destined for the Callisto colonies) but what else... I discovered a cool possibility:



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Soap bubbles and bubblegum gave me an idea this morning for my story! emoticon

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This gallery of photos is awesome and fit into my story so well I was smiling from ear to ear!

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My inspiration for a path forward in my story.

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Very cool stuff! emoticon

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14 km x 7.5 km = [sign in to see URL] square kilometers = the area of Kape that has the lava tubes, the rainbow cliffs, Lake Vert Melange and a portion of the fumarole fields. I am rounding this number to 330 sq km for purposes of my stories "headright grant" system in use by the PLS. The idea of the "headright grant system" came to me while I was reading articles on Texas history and one of them took me to ]this site.

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Lava Tubes are fascinating. And they seem to make good habitats.

Love your dip into history. emoticon

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I have heard the term "Man Trap" most of my life but never thought I would be attempting to describe that event.

The Captain has given Maria the task of getting Walter to talk about his experiences on Kape. Walter does not know that Maria is a PLS Officer and she cannot tell him.

To accomplish the task, Maria has decided to meet Walter "by accident" at the Ship's "lake." It is very strange to be staging a "manhunt." Do women really do this type of thing? Or am I letting my male ego and imagination "stereo-type" Maria's actions?

Please don't freak out. I was looking for a "shocking" string bikini that would assure Maria of getting the reaction she was looking for in her "manhunt." I found this but am unsure of how to describe it... The bikini is NOT a see-through swimsuit but the "nude colored cloth gives it that appearance when it is wet. I need a PG-13 description...

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 ... hmmm ... There's a saying, "Less is more." Perhaps you should pick just a few things to mention, and leave the rest to the imagination. emoticon

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Thank you Jox, I was overthinking the scene and think you are correct. emoticon

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I was getting coffee and looking at a blank page this morning. Then I thought to myself, "You can do better than this!" emoticon
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