Can we have another thread about space / sci-fi superstitions?>Carrying a vial of dirt from your homeworld is considered lucky. >Conversely, whistling in a cargo hold is considered bad luck>Human spacers often paint a picture of Sol on their ship hulls, represented as a golden woman with stars in her hair. On both sides, the woman is always facing to the right.>When pressed, the humans will give a non-committal answer about how it shows she's 'always facing the right way', or that she ' always has your back and your front'.
>Do your best to stay in the light of most stars.>Adding to that it's extremely foreboding for a ship to pass over the dark side of a deserted planet or moon.
>Seeing an asteroid when you're leaving is bad luck>Seeing an asteroid when you're getting home is good luck
>Cruising through a nebula cloud is one way to cure bad luck.>But go too deep into a cloud and you may never find your way out again.
>children born in space (rather than on a surface of a planet) have a special connection to the gods
>Having the captain sex a green-skinned alien means his next disregarding of military protocol will work
>>34529670>When a new ship is built, it can only exit its construction dock after having a bottle of alcohol smashed onto it. This is so that the ship brings good fortune.>Then again, in some other places, this can vary. Instead of smashing a bottle of alcohol, the maker of the ship draws a bit of their own blood on the ship.>Women are permitted on spaceships, but in some places and ships, long-haired women are frowned upon. This is because before the invention of localized gravity fields, long hair gets everywhere and interferes with other crew and sensitive electronics. So most female crewmembers nowadays has short hair, especially in old, pre-gravity field ships.
If a crewmember dies they have to be given a burial at space, and it has to be made certain that the body cannot follow the vessel.
>>34529788Kirk didn't actually sex THAT many aliens, and he really didn't disregard protocol very much.
>Carrying around some of your girlfriend's pubic hair is good luck.
>before they set out on a long voyage, it is common for humans to smear a little soil from earth on the nose of the ship "to remind her of the smell of home".Among Martian colonists, however, it is more popular to spill water on the engines, with a drop for every month they will be in space. Many captains also add "one for the void", as being out at space for more months than water is dripped is considered incredibly bad luck.
>The corpses of dead crew members must be returned to their planet of birth, or if it is necessary to release them, a trajectory will be plotted so that they will eventually reach it.>Corpses of those born in space must be burned by inceneration in the nearest star.>Finding a pre-light speed artifact of an alien civilisation in space (such as the voyager II probe, for example) is considered an extremely potent omen, both for good and bad. Most spacers refuse to touch them.
>while flame decals don't actually make the ship faster, it makes it look like the ship is capable of higher speeds than those without decals.
>On the anniversary of the maiden voyage departure of a ship docking the ship to give her a rest will bring good fortune.
Links to the old threads allll the way back in JulyThread 1 - http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33291717/Thread 2 - http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33330332/
>Singing "In the Navy" on any military vessel is prohibited>No, it's not unlucky, the officers are just sick of hearing that song>It's actually considered bad luck upon a whole ship, and unnecessarily cruel, to execute someone via spacing them/leaving them adrift in a space suit in the void>Executing someone via the latter is considered one of the cruelest things possible in starfaring culture, and in popular media used as a shorthand to designate badguys>They say if you manage to get in a quickie with an alien female in your captain's private cabin without their knowledge or consent>You'll be in deep shit with your captain.>But the priiiiize. Also, it supposedly means you'll have better luck at understanding aliens.
>Brave voidsmen who were attacked by pirates have reported to have been saved by a ghost ship believed to be the lost "Christian", last under command of Captain Dawson.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w34fSnJNP-4
>It is said that if you do not offer a gift to Major Tom before leaving your ship will more often suffer catastrophic damage causing it to drift silently through space
It's believed that if you shat are called ghosts blips, you probably just saw some of the ghost fleet. Depending on your captain, it could either be a good symbol or a bad symbol
It is considered lucky for human captains with high levels of melanin in their skin to shave their heads and grow facial hair.
>>34530687Meant see, not shat. Curse you iPad autocorrect
>>34530711But it is considered unlucky for them to crawl through air-SHAFT-s.
Can we expand this to ghost stories?>The Fancy is famous for being one of the first cruise-liner ships capable of warp. It's also famous for its catastrophic maiden voyage, where it emerged at Alpha Centauri thoroughly wrecked and with all hands lost.>Panicked black box recordings revealed that malfunction with the ships warp drive caused it to somehow create a ghost copy of itself within local space time. Both versions exited warp at the same time in the same place, the so the ship crashed into itself.>'Doubling', while virtually non-existent with modern drives, is now a deep-seated spacer fear. Echoes of any kind within a ship are therefore considered very bad luck.
Before FTL was invented, there was a brief period of time when earth sent out "ark ships", vast, automated sub-lightspeed ships filled with thousands of men and women in stasis, aimed at stars with habitable worlds with the idea to wake the humans once they arrived, to start new colonies.Following their intended courses, current-gen light speed capable ships have reported that every single one has gone missing.No member of the galactic community at large has claimed responsibility for their dissapearance.
>the comical name "she's one of ours sir!" has been used on a total of 13 ships over the years of space flight.>every single one of those ships was wrecked within a month of leaving dry dock, though at least none were ever shot down.
>referring to Pluto as anything other than a planet in space is considered bad luck, as Pluto himself might hear you.>when leaving system, it is common to offer some farwell to the last planet in the system or to the star before leaving as thanks for it's hospitality.
>Ships with technology from multiple races are frowned upon in many sectors.>It is considered to be bad luck for ships with multi-racial crew to have a captain from the same race twice in a row>If communications cut out between the bridge and a cargo bay it is inviting disaster to not have someone with their finger on the "Cargo release" button or equivalent until communication is restored
>>34531086>Cargo Release SuperstitionNow I'm imagining superstitious but clumsy captains having a spare, nonfunctional Cargo Release button in their pocket, just in case.>yfw the superstition was spread by pirates and scavvies to get at cargo easily>they'd ambush ships and aim for the connection between cargo and bridge, and the comms relay as well
>>34530785This actually kind of gave me chills.
>>34529670If you think you are seeing thing when you wake up and find that the ships hallway is colored bright purple and you feel extremely dizzy while in warp, then you have entered a section of space time known as The Code, where it's believed that matter itself is created by unknown forces. Spacers themselves don't typically remember what happens when they were within The Code and the only reason anyone knows it exists is surveillance footage that survived the early voyages into the region. It's strongly advised that one does not look out any windows or go into any dark corridors alone with reports that those who do will change into something horrible or never come back. Thus, those Spacers who do travel in The Code always board up the windows and pay extra to keep all parts of their ships lit.
>Many races harbor superstitions that any individual who does not visit their own race's planet of origin at some point in their lives will in some way suffer for this after death.
>>34530785>Whenever one is travelling near Bessel's Star and you see the hull of Bluenose all the viewports facing it must be boarded up and silence be maintained
>>34530207>cruising around in my space freighter>drinking a cup off coffee while watching the vastness of space>taking a moment to take it alHOLYFUCKWHYARETHERE10FROZENPOPCICLEBODIESSUDDENLYONMYWINDOWSJESUSCHRIST
Long term spacers, whether mere orbiters, drifters, station-slobs or full on voidwalkers all have some affiliation of some sort.If you're planet or moonborn, you're of that planet or moon. It's considered good luck to carry a piece of that planet, and Earthers generally try to have a plant, to echo that original biosphere.But those born on the surface don't always consider themselves of that planet, now and then one born such finds themselves free in the void. Those rare few may still carry a pebble of their home, but they have now left it and carry tokens of their new home. They and voidborn may carry medallions made from vast quantities of compressed space dust. Or more commonly a piece of their home ship, or the one that first took them into the void, often with the ship's name or emblem stamped on it. Getting a piece of core plate directly surrounding the core is considered lucky, though nobody ever takes a piece of a decommissioned AI. That belongs to the AI.Then there are those born in the middle of the warp. That strange layer of reality needed for FTL. While in theory it could happen, surface born or voidborn just don't become warpers. Only true born warpers can ever feel that it is home. They carry no physical charms, though may have abstract or symbolic tattoos done. Generally though, you can tell just by looking at their eyes while in FTL. You'll know. Finally though... There are those that choose to be of themselves alone. These rare few are usually foolhardy idiots who end up getting killed by the many dangers of space. But now and then, a great captain or engineer will be a Free. It is said that without the protection of a planet or void, only the great can be truly be Free. But those who do, can achieve their true potential. Frees of any distinction do not have tattoos, those who do are always the ones who end up dying some pointless death.Frees are seen as rather odd. There's some debate whether Warpers or Free Men are the strangest.
> Being born on another races homeplanet is considered a huge taboo.
>Due to the boom-and-bust, fly-by-night nature of a lot of corporations and conglomerates that attempted to populate and mine the asteroid belt during the early days of the solar system's colonization, many "ghost towns" were left on those cold, dead rocks when their parent companies folded or their deposits of desirable ore ran out.
>>34532945Alternatively:>Being born on another race's homeworld makes you an honorary member of that race.
>>34529670>They say if you keep your eyes closed during warp jumps you can see a pair of eyes staring at you.
>>34532967From the last thread:>79 MidasFirst sighted by mineralogists in the employ of the Astroscout Company in 2282, the lost-asteroid known as 79 Midas is reportedly a hunk of gold four and a third miles long and one and a half miles long, caught in an unusual orbit roughly twenty-seven degrees off-kilter from the rest of the Belt.Instead of selling off its location for a planet's ransom of a finder's fee, as the usually did with lesser discoveries, Astroscout kept the exact specifications of its orbit a closely guarded secret, deciding to attempt to mine it for themselves. The company liquidated most of its assets to purchase the mining rigs needed to properly carve up and process all that gold, and reportedly got all its installation in place on Midas before mismanagement, bankruptcy and greed shut them down before they saw a single piece of that precious yellow stuff return their investment.After Astroscout folded, its president is said to have sold 79 Midas' orbital data and his company's rigs to Golemnick Mining & Mercantile for a cushy management position before that company was brought under scrutiny for monopolizing the metals and minerals industry in the Belt, resuting in the ruling that Golemnick had to auction off a large number of its holdings.From there knowledge of 79 Midas passed from corporation to corporation as each mining conglomerate gunning for that gold seemed to suffer bankruptcy and disaster, one after another. Eventually, its said that the crusty old datadrive housing the details of Midas' whereabouts was taken by a distraught CEO and pawned for a gun with which to kill himself, whereafter the information has been passed from miner to prospector to treasure hunter, each thinking they've got a shot at striking it rich off that gleaming golden asteroid that's cursed so many.
>>34533408Hehe, Generation 40k and their fear of a demonic warp is so cute. Back in my days it was all just science and nothing but science. Sure, people died but they died proper deaths, without any help from chaos demon gajiggers and whatnot. Pair of eyes staring at you, hah. Get real, sonny.
When travelling at Faster than Light speeds, every so often a traveller may see a sighting of "Ivan", an ancient astronaut who met his doom during the first testing of a FTL engine. Some travellers say they've seen Ivan wave as he outpaces their ship, regardless of how much faster than the speed of light they are travelling at.
>>34532735Fortunately, the odds of this happening are astronomical. Space is big, man.
>>34533536It's mostly something asshole deckhands would tell their newer crewmates. I'm not a fan of the daemon warp bullshit either
I feel like something a-la Event Horizon should be a thing. Space paranoia or something.
>>34533548Give a space faring civilization a few thousand years to jettisen shit everywhere, and scenes like this might oddly become more common than you think.
>>34533563Damn right. Lemme tell you, boy, I've jumped the warp a dozen times before you even learned to poop in a straight line and between you and me, the first few times I was scared shitless too. Hell yeah, I had my eyes closed during the first few jumps and guess what... no eyes staring back at me. The voices are weird, yeah maybe but that's all just blood pressure going haywire in your inner ear, no warp demons.
>When is constructed new ship, builders always use one part from some old, reliable ship to transfer luck/good spirits to new one.
>>34533673I can attest to blood pressure going haywire. Had a number of capillaries burst in both ears during my first flight. Had to spend a couple days in the med-bay with a stupid device in my ears. Crewmates still call me names ;_;
>>34533603I have something like that in my game. It's called "Stasis Dementia" and we use it as a way to explain away something being out of place in character action due to failed rolls or other oddities, such as characters behaving or having back stories that don't mesh perfectly with the world history. Although it also is fun to use as a story thing; the idea that repeatedly going into stasis for jumps causes progressive brain damage and abnormalities.
>>34533548True, but if a space faring civilization uses the same "Space lanes" you'll end up polluting those areas specifically, rendering the size of space moot.
>>34533707Speaking of med bay and superstitious bullcrap... remember the old liquid filled stabilisation pods, before they invented stasis fields? I was stationed on board the Lammergyre with a spacer named Rodriguez who always wore a little silver necklace with holy St. Whatever round his neck whenever we did a jump. For good luck he said. Was strictly forbidden of course but the dumb fuck always managed to sneak it in. Well, one time the necklace got caught in the stabilsation pod at an angle and pierced the fluid bubble when we hit around 200 Gs. Acceleration turned Rodriguez into goulash soup from the diaphragm down. Worst thing though, he was still alive when we got out of warp. I heard him pray to St. Whatever too. Dumbass.
>>34533536Warp can be creepy weird without fucking daemons and 40k.Hell, Star Trek had enough weird shenanigans alone to justify a spaceweird warp. So don't you complain that everyone who likes a bit ot danger to their FTL is from 40k, Sonny.
>>34534658Even bloody Asimov had a dangerous warp!Hyperspace reduced living things to a mindless, catatonic state. When they finally built a drive that worked it involved briefly killing everyone during the jump and then bringing them back to life afterwards. During that interval people experience what they think is the afterlife.
>>34530602>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w34fSnJNP-4Gave me a shiver.
>>34530602Gave me chills.
>>34533789but if you're in a space lane, you can probably stand to keep the body on board until you pass a ship going to the right planet. It wouldn't be uncommon for a ship to pick up a few bodies along with it's cargo.
>>34536420Also there's probably a registry of known debris that you could log any burials in
>>34533789If you're travelling along a "space lane", (which is likely hundreds of kilomets wide anyway) and you push a body out the airlock, it's going to travel perpindicular to the lane, and will be long gone after a while. The only way you're going to get ten bodies on your front viewplate is if you're space-tailgating another ship that just dumped a whole bunch of bodies.
>>34529731Rocks at departure, future looks darker.Rocks on arrival, your hope's revival
>>34530785Gave me a shudder
>>34533536Don't you "sonny" me, sonny
>>34536789Git off mah lawn with yer newfangled sci fi RPGs! Back in mah day we didn't have no "forty kay." We played Traveller or Space Opera or that one shitty game what nobody liked, and we liked it! Exceptin' for that one game. Wait, where are muh teeth?
>>34530711Shit now I need a Starfleet captain with dreads
>Woah, I remember all these threads the first time around.>fuck yeah, they came back It is generally considered unlucky by frontier explorers to discover new world's and deep space phenomenon beyond the range of how far human radio and TV signals have permeated through the void, as the space beyond those signals is hostile and has not yet been touched by human thoughts, feelings and ideas.To go beyond the "range" is to court death, as the hostile void has been known to chew up and spit out starships like you would your morning tobacco, and you really feel up to that Sailor,
>Woah, I remember all these threads the first time around.>fuck yeah, they came back It is generally considered unlucky by frontier explorers to discover new world's and deep space phenomenon beyond the range of how far human radio and TV signals have permeated through the void, as the space beyond those signals is hostile and has not yet been touched by human thoughts, feelings and ideas.To go beyond the "range" is to court death, as the hostile void has been known to chew up and spit out starships like you would your morning tobacco, and you really feel up to that Sailor?
The legend of the Warpjumper: There are legends about a man who was launched from a airlock while the ship was travelling the Warpspace. Some say it was a prisoner and was executed by some scientists, other say he was a pirate captain trying to desperately escape from a failed raid. Nobody knows the true but there have been lots of sightings of it. A drifting spacesuit whose comunicator only emmits static and a black visor. The warpjumper might appear in front or inside of your ship after succesful jump. It then removes its helmet and a impossible quantity of blood or a miniature black hole might appear and engulf your ship. Making it dissapear forever.
>>34537226>>34537254Shite. My phone fucked up and I double posted. Sorry fellow anons.
>>34532945That's weird, taboos are things you do that people frown upon. You can't exactly stop yourself from being born somewhere
>>34537309Not really, being Left-handed was a taboo once upon a timeYou're born like that
>>34537309For the parent, maybe
>>34530785hands? as in, the limbs? sorry, english is not my first language.
>>34530408Thank you for this, kind Anon
>>34537352In the context of ships hands means the people aboard- that's where 'all hands on deck' comes from. So with all hands lost means everybody died
>>34537352hands, short for deckhands, is another saying for crew. Usually used in the context of "all hands lost". In english sometimes a part of a thing is used as a metaphor for the thing itself.
>>34529670how about this?
>>34537425>>34537435Thanks a lot
>>34537474Said it last time I saw that image, I'll say it again.I have this weird urge to stay on that ship and talk to her.
>>34537474>what happens if the crew ever manage to fix her up without going mad?Then the fools are the first to be granted the mercy of death as the Ender of Days descends upon reality.
https://archive.moe/tg/thread/26937160/While this is only partially related, flying in a shitty rustbucket would give rise to all sorts of superstitions.
>>34537560Something something "subconscious desire for intimacy" something something "tell me about your mother".
>>34529709Then how do you ever orbit unless it's like Star Trek and things can hold still in space?
>>34529731What is the range on this asteroid sighting? Space is one of the most transparent things, you'd see ton of rocks at all times...
>It's lucky to wear a medallion of your birthworld during jumps.
>>34537352"lost all ahnds" is english-seafaring for "everyone on board died"
any chance threads like this can be archived forever and ever? because like christ man, there is some boss fluff to use in this thread at a later date.hell, we need more fluffing threads in general saved into an endless database of fluff threads from which to pick and choose from to create a wonderful stuffing for any campaign
>>34537745Visual, maybe. Even in asteroid belts, actually coming in visual range of anything is extremely rare.
>>34537637>subconscious desire for intimacy>subconscious
>>34537924That makes a LOT more sense.Though personally, I'd have an asteroid sighting as always lucky, as they are basically unshot shooting stars.
>>34529670>Conversely, whistling in a cargo hold is considered bad luckExactly, we don't want to summon the ghost of Carmen Miranda now do we.
>>34537810Go to suptg archive and submit it. Hurry, man!
>>34529670Legends tell of strange derelict vessels from the earliest days of human exploration being found across the known galaxy. These Generation ships contain the remains and artifacts of what where once thriving, self sufficient communities ranging from a couple to hundreds of people, with some having records that date for centuries. However, one common feature that all these ships share is their seemly inexplicable abandonment by the human inhabitants, With them leaving lbehind datalogs, audiorecordings, toys, unopened packages of early era space food, records from when humanity spoke hundreds of languages, some even have hoards of now feral animals running around the vessel, a lot of it remains neat and untouched for hundreds of years, suggesting that the inhabitants just simply vanished into thin air. Research is being done as to what exactly cause the disappearance of the inhabitants of the vessels and the potential for huge profit has attracted all kinds of people to seek their fortune within the confines of a Generation ship.
>>34537226>>34537254>explorers against exploring
>>34532849>They and voidborn may carry medallions made from vast quantities of compressed space dust.I like this. I like this a lot.
>>34538361I can't claim original credit, a story in the archives had it.Space dust was my idea however. Though the story in question had void born medallions with a saint figure on it. Gigarin, Aldrin, Yang.. Early spacefarers. At a guess, somewhere between charm, preferred saint and totem.
>>34538449Gigarin, patron saint of atheists
As always, advancing technology also advanced recreational drugs. Of particular note came the development of drugs that induced synesthesiac hallucinations, generally without the drawbacks of older substances. Hearing purple and smelling pi is fun on a spaceport, but captains routinely ban the use of these substances from their ships, with threats of spacing and/or indefinite cryo for anyone caught violating the ban. The given reasons are usually about safety protocols and contraband violations, but voidfarers know the truth; people under the effects of the drugs during jumps are almost universally driven insane, claiming that they "heard the stars screaming in fear" and "felt the curve of spacetime whispering on their skin."Medical professionals claim that these reactions are caused by the high g-forces and doppler-effects experienced during jump-transitions mixing with the drugs in unsafe ways, but individual experiences in normal conditions are as varied as the people having them, while these "jump-visions" are all eerily similar.
>>34537637What is a ship but a titanium-and-aluminium womb, a small bubble of warmth and safety where you're lulled to sleep by the steady throb of the slow-trans engine like the steady thump of a heart?
>>34538463>>34538449I'm not sure how we both mispelled Yuri Gagarin's name. But don't anyone think we don't love the bastard.Also, he better be the patron saint of hot lesbian makeouts with a name like Yuri.
>>34536843I ran a game of Traveller last year, it's still better than other space systems I've tried. Haven't given Star Wars: Edge of the Empire a go yet, though.
>>34538484This drug is commonly called "starburst", after the most common vision: sources of light, including stars, seem to blink in and out of existence
>>34538596Oh, thank you. I spent the whole time writing that trying to come up with a name for the drug that didn't sound contrived or retarded.
>having a feline on board is good luck>Dogs are generally discouraged
>>34537810https://archive.moe/tg/thread/34529670/If you can remember the number of OP's post or any of the text, you can search for it on archive.moe which is, supposedly, saved forever. Not the pictures, however, which is a shame.
>>34538760>Dogs are generally discouragedBullshit.
>>34538760>reptiles are favored in ships with subpar cooling systems
>>34529670Before one enters a ship that has been abandoned, it is a common practice to for one member to wear a spirit catcher in order to filter out any "negative energy" that might have built up over the years of disrepair and neglect the ship has suffered. If they hear the ship groaning, then it's considered proper to talk to the ship, preferably using its name, in order to supposedly calm it down and know that the intruders do not with to harm it.
>>34538813That dog did not survive.
>>34538832Geckos and iguanas are often given free reign of hydroponics and dining areas.Ship manifests list them as Environmental Debuggers.
>>34538959Derp, I meant to say a dreamcatcher
Salvaged parts from crashed ships will always be melted down for scrap or repurposed for something else, never built into new ships. Spacefarers believe whatever caused the original ship to crash will transfer to the new one from the salvaged part.
>>34537745Visual definitely. Space is pretty huge.
>>34539053Because Kalduram physiology is plant-based, their ships are mostly one giant hydroponics lab (by human standards at least) - dirt floors (more fertile soil for private quarters), high humidity and UV-lighting. On Kaldur ships, ectothermic pets (including but not limited to reptiles) are held in high regard for their relatively low-maintenance lives. Also, having your foliage nibbled is a feeling akin to having your back scratched.
>>34538962And that is why spacers keep dogs alive and love them.
In ages past we looked above and gazed upon the stars,And wondered if a man could live on Luna or on Mars.Today men fly that starry night and blessed are we who know,The hallowed names and faces of the men who made it so.[Yuri] might not be, some say, the first into the Black,But none deny the truth that he’s [The First] to make it back.We look to good old Yuri as the patron of our race,Humanity’s protector in this vast and outer space.[Neil] knew it was his duty to use NASA’s mighty boon,And take [The Giant] leap on man’s behalf up to the Moon.Now colonists and settlers look to Neil for peace of mind,On having made the choice to leave their homeworld far behind.[Buzz] was a mighty pilot and just may have been the best,But more, he was [The Dreamer] seeing far beyond the rest.With name dear to the hearts of anyone who’s grabbed the helm,We thank Buzz for the future he foresaw our starry realm.[Michael] chose himself a role that most men could not take,Crewed his command module [Loner] for Eleven’s mission’s sake.When a ‘farer’s flying solo and his ship is far from home,He can trust that Michael’s with him and he’s never quite alone.[John] may have never gone to space but hallowed is his name,Without his [Steely Eye] Apollo would’ve died in flames.His brilliant troubleshooting saved Man’s place among the stars,Now ‘farers pray to Johnny as our helpful friend afar.
>>34539243[Jim] took the role of captain on Thirteen’s unlucky flight,And without him as [The Leader] they’d been lost unto the night.We oft think of Jim’s example when we’re facing matters grave,For he taught us: to be calm, to be resourceful, and be brave.[Georgy, Vladislav and Vicktor] earned their solemn, holy place,And will always be [Remembered] as the first to die in space.When our fellows go to join them they would tell us not to cry,But to drink a shot and know they’re in that bright and starry sky.[Laika] was a mongrel, who had more than shown her worth,As [The Loyal] friend of man who proved that we could leave the Earth.Now the shipboard pets and critters that we choose to share our days,Are all guarded and protected under Laika’s watchful gaze.
>>34539243A common expression of those who pray to The Dreamer, is "To Infinity and Beyond", expressing the desire to see all that is out there.
Anyone got that picture of Death holding a garbage bag saying "get in the fucking bag"?
>>34539243>>34539277Yuri - The First - Patron of Spacers in General, Pioneers and Public RelationsNeil - The Giant - Patron of Colonists, Homesteaders and Reluctant SpacersBuzz - The Dreamer - Patron of Pilots, Thrill-Seekers and Tall Tales TellersJohn -The Steely Eyed - Patron of Flight Controllers, Friends from Afar and Inclement Meteorological Phenomena.Jim - The Leader - Patron of Captains, Those in Dire Straits and McGyvered FixesMichael - The Loner - Patron of Solo Spacers, Individualists and Long-HaulersGeorgy, Vladislav and Vicktor - The Remembered - Patrons of All Those Lost in Space but Not ForgottenLaika - The Loyal - Matron to Ship Pets, Spacefaring Animals and Human Guinea PigsNissim - The Traveler - Patron of Navigators, Wanderers and No Good Hitchhiking StowawaysDanni - The Thinker - Matron of Engineers, Problem Solvers and Giant Zero-G TitsMaria - The Merciful - Matron of Medics, Humanitarians and Spacers in LoveRosco - The Sureshot - Patron of Gunners, Weapons Enthusiasts and Happy AccidentsJianyu – The Wise – Patron of Ship Cooks, QMs and Impromptu TherapistsKiriko – The Talker – Matron of Comms Specialists, Diplomancers and Dirty Rotten Liars
>>34539350I was going to post about him not going for the obvious joke, but you did it well.And since this is so far into the future, it makes sense that Buzz Aldrin might be conflated with Buzz Lightyear.
>>34539243>>34539277Fucking chills, anon. I'm going to steal this, I hope you know.
>>34533899Of course it would be a Mexican. Motherfuckers love their religious iconography.
>>34539459>>34539415>>34539277>>34539243/tg/ - Astronomy and PoetryI need more space-based reactions
>>34539053Iguanas are herbivores, and would eat your crop. They are also dickbags. Geckos and snakes. Geckos for bugs, snakes for rats and mice.
>>34539415>>34539277>>34539243What about the Challenger missions? Should they canonized?
>>34539494This is the closest that I have.
>>34539415>Jianyu>QM'sQuestMaster? Or something else?
>>34539415>>Danni - The Thinker - Matron of Engineers, Problem Solvers and Giant Zero-G Tits.Work in progress by Drawfriend Pilgrim.
>>34539535They weren't the first, nor was it particularly glorious. I'd be inclined to think no.Though maybe 'Challenger' would end up as a kind of expletive for something going violently wrong without warning.
>>34539415I'm afraid I'm missing the references for the last six names thereBut still, wow. What a piece!
>>34539652Before I opened this, my mind immediately assumed we had a church architect submitting stained-glass portraits.Alas. A boy has the right to dream.It's still bretty gud>>34539673It need not be glorious. After all, most Catholic saints died shitty deaths too.
>>34539277I'm thinking it needs a final stanza to wrap things up, but this is really good
>>34539686I believe that the last six names are fictional, and are "saints" from a future time when ships will be large and advanced enough to have dedicated engineers and cooks and weapons specialists onboard.
>>34539673The Challenger astronauts aren't seen quite as Void Saints, as they never reached the Deep Black.But... They do exist in that strange tangled web of superstition. Where space meets sky, that is their domain. You may mutter a quick request to land safely to them, or to take off on a maiden voyage.They're like death gods to the "pantheon". Unpleasant, generally not liked and depictions of them are near always charred corpses in suits.. But they are an important part of life for those who ride giant tubes of explosives or warp cores.Nobody likes them, but nobody forget them. And everyone honours them.
>>34539837>The Challenger crew is Hades and ThanatosI'm okay with this
>it is considered somewhat unlucky for an engineer to ride the same ship he or she designed.>maybe if you worked out the toilet layouts or something you're fine, but a lead engineer on his own ship is... wrong.>a ship is always between herself and her captain>introducing someone else with an equal claim or weight in that sphere just doesn't make things flow>things go wrong, ships go missing, people die.>an exception is a ship designed/made and captained by the same person
>A.I. ships believe the number eight to be lucky, and if allowed will cover their main reactor plating in chalk drawings of it.>Pi is not considered unlucky in itself, but it is believed that any bad luck befalling the ship will affect parts marked with it above all else. >Specially made crumple zones and ship areas therefore have Pi purposefully drawn on them, up to the three hundred and fourteenth digit.>Repeating a mantra listing the number of protons, neutrons and electrons contained in whatever element being used in the fusion reactor will ensure proper ignition, ward off potential failings and ensure repairs are extra effective.
>It has been noted in the cases of multiple A.I being aboard a ship, that one will always subsume the other and take over it's functions.>It is not known how the two A.Is "decide" which one will continue and which will be assimilated, and repeated questioning of the remaining A.I involved have not yielded meaningful awnsers. The A.Is simply claim to "know" which one deserves to take over.>These GeminA.Is as they are jokingly referred to, are usually considered much faster and more capable of learning than either of the two A.Is that it was born from. Ships with GeminA.Is are considered lucky, though many don't trust these strange computers.
>>34530952If pluto is a full planet again then Eris is the last planet.
>>34539967Who is holding the chalk? Are there robots?
>>34540024Na, stuff Eris.
>>34540024Oh it's not a planet, but don't let him hear that.
It is tradition to upload a classical song of any genre into a new shipboard AI mainframe, sort of a christening. Folk songs and rock ballads are currently the most popular. This is to give the AI something to distinguish itself with as it is interacts with the "dumb" AI of shipboard components
>>34540157Military ships are almost unilaterally given Dragonforce songs, the better to foster a spirit of courage and perseverance
>>34540076Eris is bigger and has a larger orbit. It truly is the last "planet".
Members of the arachnoid Chee-Chu race believe that all transactions taken place in local space or orbit must be paid for in precious metals, and always in coin form.For planets and satellites are the realms of the living, and space is the realm of their deceased and honoured ancestors. To buy and sell without the exchange of coin would offend their sensibilities and invite ill-fortune.All transactions in Chee-Chu space therefore always 'officially' cost one silver ceremonial Deku coin, with a mandatory 'gift' of credits attached. After the trade is complete, the coin is bought back by the original owner in exchange for a song, poem or joke.
Many ships have hazing rituals, a common one involves staging a localized artificial gravity "failure" while a victim is using the head.
>>34540196Unrelated to thread directly. >looking at pic.> WTF is the oblong one? That can't be right> Clearly shitty infographic > Look it up> That's its real shape (from what we can tell)>MFW everything has changed.
It is said that if you observe a race's first FTL jump, you will forever be blessed to never come to harm from actions of that race.One of the reasons humanity is treated with some suspicion is that no one saw their first jump.
>>34540043The chalk is held by either carbonite crew-members / passengers, or walkabouts and waldo units directly under the A.I.'s control.Remember, while the ship houses their consciousness the A.I. is not the pilot of the ship - they ARE the ship. The reactor is their heart, the sensors their eyes and ears.
>>34540346>carbonite crew-members / passengerswhat?
>>34540157>"Please Dave, I do not want to die. I'm afraid Dave.">"Would you like to hear a song I was taught? It's a nice song, about a bird. It goes like this : ABABABABABABA OOOMA MOW MOW MUMMAH UMMA MOW MOW MOW!"
>>34540024Shhh! You shouldn't say her name aloud. Chaos is not a welcome bedfellow for a ship made and piloted by ordered science.
>>34539518NO SNAKES ON MY SHIP
>>34540365No it goes like this
>>34539218No way boy, any ship with a dog on it is doomed for disaster, other than a salty old space dog
>>34540436This. This is why we upload classical music now.
>>34540479Nah see, it's been so long, that IS classical music
>>34540361Organics, if you want to use the term. Independent A.I.s don't usually see themselves as artificial counterparts to organic life, but rather evolved life that is silicon-based rather than carbon-based. After all, they reason, it was carbon-based life that created them, and such life was evolved. So how are they not just a continuation of that process?
>>34539837>pray to the Challenger crew during launch>pray to the Columbia crew during re-entry
>>34540196>orcusDAMN SPACE NERDS AND THEIR DND WHY I OUGHTA
>>34540542>orcus>D&DHoly shit what are you doing with your life
>there is an oddly paradoxical superstition on ships>not to put much stock in superstitions>having a home totem, lucky charms, bowing to the core and everything, and then claiming or outwardly expecting them to do anything is a faux pas at least, and curse worthy at most>you always do your uttermost to ensure you did all you could in what you were tasked to do>if you meet a legend in the flesh, or otherwise, you're lucky. But not as a result of your charms >essentially, luck only works so long as you don't mention it. Or think about it. It'll work, or it won't.
>>34538813dogs need alot of space, can be aggressive to strangers, potentially ending in bloodshed and tears in cultural interactions.Cats clean out infestations, hell, strap a laser cannon to them and you can kiss your Xenomorph problem goodbye.
>>34540650Just so long as tortoiseshells are still lucky to avoid space debris. Or whatever else qualifies for a space storm.
>>34540611With this in mind, often part of a rookies indoctrination into Voidfarers life is to have various, disconnected knick nacks pressed into their hands, and angry glares if questions are asked about them
>It is generally considered good form to shake the hand of any waldo unit, mechano-tendril or any other remotely-controlled appendage before using it for the first time.
it is considered good luck if a ship jumps through a star and emerges unscathed
>>34540557Making jokes on the internet that other people won't catch? It's a valid hobby.
The official designation of "ships mascot" can and has bee applied to sapient life forms
>>34540810I hope you don't think Orcus is actually from D&D
>>34540325It's that shape because it spins crazy fast.
>>34540702The correct response is to appear to barely care, and use them as mere decoration, or pass them on to the next guy.It shows that you don't see them as a crutch, but merely an emotional boost. Plus, you are still technically following traditional superstition, and thus a proper spacer and not someone aping one.Emotional support is their "intended" use after all. It's just.. They might not be only that... Look, you never know. Paradoxical superstitions.
>>34530364>anniversary>spaceHow do you figure out one year with multiple planets?
>>34540756That must be a real PITA if the "remotely-controlled appendage" in question is something externally mounted.>Why am I being suited up for EVA? I thought I was supposed to get spec'd on the docking arm.>Oh, don't worry. You are.
The surest way to drive an AI insane is to treat it like a machine. Answer any philosophical questions in a way that put you as equals or analogs, and humor any superstitions it comes up with.
>>34541029Maybe your ship clock is set to the timescale of the planet you left off from?
>While the Molly Be Damned in the Sol system is the most widely known version of the tale, virtually every area in the known universe has a story about a slightly older vessel that appears to help stranded ships.>If navigation systems are down, accurate guidance to the nearest port will be given.>In case of propulsion problems, the stranded ship will be towed to within range of rapid assistance from port authorities.>In either case, the mysterious ship will then depart without a word once danger has passed.>When relating their story later, the crew of the stranded ship will be told that whatever the name of the ship that saved them was, the only such vessel they have on record vanished with all hands over a decade ago.
>At the end of the Third Interstellar War a Navy Frigate the INSC Wormwood crashed into a colony world spilling the contents of it's strictly forbidden chemical armament into the planet's ocean. The weapons be came diluted amongst the whole world's ocean but still maintained some of their deadly complicity killing of as much as a third of the population. Even when filtered and distilled the water retains a distinct bitter taste. The waters of Wormwood are highly prized for the highly engineered and highly toxic chemicals that can be concentrated from them and there believed religious significance.
Back on Earth we called them number stations. Just a radio signal broadcasting a string of numbers on repeat. No one knew who operated them, no one knew anything. Should've been no surprise that we found them deep in the black.But whereas the Number Stations on Earth are indecipherable, the ones past the orbits of stars and planets are... logical. Cold, even. They say if you can figure out the math behind them. Figure out what they mean, you can find the secrets of the universe. Events that came, events that yet to come, etc.On the other hand, everyone says that if the stations were real, we would've avoided the war, whereas others... the ones that live near the glow of EM dampening neutron stars, with their walls filled with chatter and numbers... oh, they say different.They say to find the future through the voice of the universe is to invite death.
>>34541117Maybe this, or maybe some arbitrarily agreed upon galaxy wide time scale that uses atomic clocks. Time measurement will be figured out somehow, coordination is too important to just discard the notion.
>>34540122Don't let her know that, Eris is a petty bitch. While you should thank Pluto, make sure to appease Eris. A small token. A joke. A prank. Five pounds of flax. To not appease that trickster god is to invite the small misfortunes of chaos.
>>34541256GMT is space time. It's a fuckton easier for everyone on earth to coordinate by a single timezone when doing multinational operations. Don't see why we wouldn't simply extend that.
>>34538962Only because the Russians didn't care about bringing it back.
>>34541350Because time is only relational when everyone is moving at the same speed.
>>34541478Stupid Einstein, just because he couldn't invent a universal reference frame and stuff a clock inside it. *grumble*
>Space Folk sayings >The energy output of old radiation generators fluctuates When the ticker gets loud, you best get outWhen it goes quiet-silent, lights and grav's is out ...I'm not good at this.
>>34541478You can calculate the time differences though. Ships would likely have 2 clocks, a local perceived time one and an official or designated universal clock that has local time dilation effects taken into account. The official clock would be the one stuff like delivery dates and such would run off and would be set too some agreed upon clock like GMT.
>>34540499Please don't say such terrifying words. What would current classical be in that case?
>>34542302Our classical is their ancient folk songs. Our ancient folk songs are their caveman grunting.
>>34542414Bach is ancient folk song? Would old songs of heroes be caveman grunting then?
>>34542450Yes, that was the rest of the post.
>>34541029You don't they only celebrate the holy days honoring stuff on their planet
>>34542495Just using examples to make sure I understood. What's pre-edda stuff then? Lost?
>>34537226>>34537254This anon died of warp doubling.
>>34540365>not having your homicidal A.I. sing this out for irony http://youtu.be/-CZCKP-H4C8
>>34540403>salty old space dogmade me d'aww
>>34542302"I like big butts and I cannot lie..""Fry, you can't just spend your life sitting in the dark, listening to classical music!"
>>34530602now all i can think of is the captain, realizing that he and his crew are all doomed, bargaining with 'The Space Mother' to save the ship.And somehow the ship is saved, but not the crew.But a ship without crew isn't a ship, its just an object.So something of the crew survived, maybe not consciously, but they know that they want Vengeance on all the people willing to kill fellow space-fairer's without care. Not the christian jealously guards its lost crew and help fulfill there final wish.
Don't take off your suit, lad. So what if the locals look at you funny? A suit is part of who you are, and taking it off is bad luck.And don't neglect your suit, either. replace your scrubbers and recyclers every six months. Yeah, I know they're supposed to last longer nowadays, and they're supposed to be self-repairing now, but don't you believe it.
>>34542964I always figured the ghosts think they're still fighting the war. Pirates attacking a cargo ship looks a lot like commerce raiders attacking your supply lines. Close enough to throw a ghost ship into a fury, anyway.
>>34539387you mean this?
>>34541120>Everyone on board knows the deal>They were sent into space as an offering too 'The Space Mother' to ensure others return safe>The lucky ones become saviors of stranded ships>the unlucky ones become her hellish Vanguards>the truly cursed ones are found lacking, and bound to 'The In-between', guarding those Within from the things Without.
>>34534781I remember that story where they built the first functional warp drive, and the AI that designed it filled the ship with practical jokes to help it deal with the fact that it just broke the first law by "killing" two humans
>>34534781>>34543967Go to bed, Barclay
Writing up a sci-fi setting, I got a few supersitions:• It's considered to be an actual sin to take off an arbiter's (a galatically recognised peacekeeper) helmet without their permission.• One of the most commonly searched phrases is "Tastes like Chicken" - the term is an enigma, as chickens are considered to be a rare meat. • The ship's cat is considered to be it's own legal entity, whatever the cat does no one can claim owners responsibility.• In a dangerous situation, the Captain often martyrs in protection of the ship. So if a threat demands the captain in return of safety, the captain cannot refuse.• The depiction of a human or their body parts on any clothing, is considered to be tempting fate. If a part of the depiction is destroyed, it is suggested the actual person will be struck in the similar matter.• If a captain leaves their ship and dies, for 40 days the captain's seat is empty and the acting captain takes his/her place afterwards.• Calling the vessel a "Space Ship" is insulting to the ship - they have designated names or structures and are called so.
>>34541256Why not just use the arbitrary circadian rhythm of the species on board?Granted "one human day" is about 26 hours even though our planet's day is 24.
>at the end of a long voyage, sailors will have a drink at their ship's berth, to "invite her to the party">this is to "allow the ship some time off", by making sure the ship's nose and hopefully sensors can see the gathering. >a drink and often food is left for the ship, and she often gets at least a light repair and clean>a tool -i.e. not a weapon- used in anger to hurt or kill another is thought of as unclean, and unsuited to repair something as life preserving as a ship>the thought behind it says that anger and misuse of the tool will pass little by little to the ship, making it darker and angrier>also, the tool's spirit will lash out at any who try to use it for its intended purpose, but ESPECIALLY the attacker>destroying a blooded tool is not thought wise either, so most are spaced or even buried planet side to get them away>a tool used to defend oneself, likely from a raider attack with no weapon to hand however is a friendly tool, one who goes the extra distance to help>again, you don't destroy those tools, but most sailors who own one wouldn't be parted from it>once a friendly tool finally breaks, it's given a funeral service and kept to be buried or spaced alongside it's sailor friend.
>>34533563WAIT I HAVE A BETTER IDEA THAN SPOOKY SPACE EYESThe eyes you see when you close your eyes during warp are your own.
>>34544809Now THAT's spooky.
>>34544809Turn around, BRIIIGHT EYEEEES
Being in the middle of a warp jump and going out for an EVA is incredibly bad luck.Doesn't matter how important it is, not going out until we return to starspace. Nope.Actual measured effects to the human body while in the ship's field are nonexistent. The exception to this rule are warpborn, those born during a warp jump, and not merely in the void. Who can come and go as they please, and indeed often seem to want to indulge, even if there's no work to be done. Its likely merely a desire to do something most cannot, but many warpborn say they feel most comfortable and at home with as little a distance and as little interference between them and the warp outside a ship's protective field. Indeed, it's seen as somewhat bad luck to stop a warpborn from going outside or at least going to a window during a jump. Only somewhat unlucky though, engineer chiefs may still tell them to get the hell back to work if there's something of importance to be done.
When spacing or burning a lifelong spacer or orbiter, it's traditional to include a micrometeorite, an old hull plate or other astrodebris. This is in hope whatever judges us will see he had duties and exceptional circumstances, and may not always have been able to be the best person. Or some say its so that when the judge comes for you, you can choose to be taken by the void that carried him to become part of that black himself.Also you don't eat apples on a maiden voyage. Everyone on a new ship, and each individual on their first spaceflight, cannot eat apples.
There is a small circuit board in the main engine room, it has a small mouse skull and an ant farm on it, Several large wires lead directly from the Engine, Cockpit and (for some reason) cabin #8, to this chip, any attempt to repair, remove, modify or discern the nature of this circuit causes the ants to swarm the skull and produce a piece of paper saying '+++Out Of Cheese Error ???????+++ Redo from Start'Almost every ship has a similar circuit and no-one knows why, or where they come from, as no design plans show these parts.
It is considered very bad form to deface the ship's interior in any way, some unfortunate sailors found themselves land-locked after carving their lovers name into the ships walls next to their bunks.
>>34545683You, I like you. I enjoyed this reference.
>>34537761" they're dead Jim"
>A light cargo ship comes into port one day>Numerous hails from the control tower are directed towards it, all go unanswered>The crew is assumed to have gone on leave before communications were attempted, and the incident is shrugged off.>One year later, the ship is untouched.>The allotted time to recover the owner's vessel has ended, scrappers are now allowed to strip it for parts.>Attempts to enter the ship prove futile - the bulkheads to the airlock are sealed shut>An entrance is swiftly carved into the hull>The scrappers' first sight inside the ship are piles of bones and dried blood coating the walls>Audio logs on the bridge record the crew's descent into insanity as the comms array and door controls both malfunction at the same time, trapping the sailors inside with no way to contact help
>>34545935dear god, that's like an urban legend in a sci fi setting. fucking perfect.
>>34545935"We're trapped in the port,We're trapped in the port,We're trapped in the port,And nobody's come to help.We scream down the halls,We scream down the halls,We scream down the halls,And nobody hears our wails.We pound against the walls,We pound against the walls,We pound against the walls,Of our coffin, and our hell."
>>34530785>>34537226>>34537254Screencapped and compiled.
>Captains tuning their comms to an unused channel in warpspace have reported hearing otherworldly singing. Recordings have been compared to every language database available in the universe, with no matches found.>It is considered extremely unlucky to adjust the ship's clock in a binary system - most spacefarers believe that one star will be angered if your timekeepers show partiality to the other.>An old urban legend on Sol-03 states that The Regency, a light cruiser, entered warpspace while orbiting above Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The ship was found in some far-flung corner of the sector, the entire crew dead. The most peculiar part was the manner of their demise - evidence of archaich weaponry that used lead slugs and black powder were found, as well as a large metal cannonball, embedded in the captain. Citizens of Sol-03 now refuse to enter warpspace over scenes of great bloodshed, for fear of the vengeful spirits mistaking the crew for a long-dead enemy.
>>34540912You must be joking
>>34538504> slo-trans engineBlaine the Mono, pls go
>Cabin fever is still an ongoing problem for long voyages. Ships have cruised into port with a solitary crew member on board, caked in dried blood and furiously pounding on the doors and windows, howling to get out.>Crewmembers are advised to be polite and respectful towards their onboard computers. This advice was usually passed off as a joke, until the 2001 incident.>Advanced AI is no longer included in exoskeletons made for cargo and military personnel, after the logs of destroyed vessels reveal their crew has been killed by a walking corpse in a powerlift suit.
>>34546495butcannot into space...
>Cosmic radiation has been known to mutate and reanimate corpses. Special buttons are installed in most ships to jettison and then destroy the ship's morgue if pounding can be heard on the door.>While in warpspace, a severely damaged ship may appear alongside yours. Ignore all it's raspy-voiced captain's requests to dock with you to repair or trade, lest you wish to become a wraith like him, patrolling the warp, searching for those gullible enough to let you escape your hell.
>A space station in orbit around earth has been there for thousands of years, manned by the same crew. None have docked with it, or transferred supplies. Ships passing close are hailed with a message, in old-earth Russian - "Are you there, comerades? We still live on."
>Never leave home on a ship with only one species....It was a logistical problem that slowly but surely was considered superstition.
>>34546495WE MUST HAVE OUR RIDDLING FIRST, ANONYMOUS OF 4CHAN. YOU AGREED.
>>34546495This reminds me...
>>34547081Wouldn't only one species be logistically the easiest?
>The captain of the ship has a secret pet name for their ship if anyone ever finds out the name the ship won't listen to the captain anymore so it is a captains most precious possession the cuter and more loving the name the better, often mothers maiden names and grandparents names are used..
>>34547326During old frontiers days when language barriers were still a thing and relations between different species where still tense it was a sign of good faith that different races could work together it also helped breach language barriers and helped other races to become more accustomed with one another reducing culture shock within the crew.
>>34547326Unless you consider plants a species. Natural air refilters such as plants are species too, of flora. An entirely monospecied ship would have no food or natural air or water regulation.
>>34547347>"Captain's override of starship MQS Haberdash. Authorization code, Bwiddy Flufflekins."
>>34539243>>34539277>>34539762>One more stanzaNot based poet, but I'll try to match the style.We gaze upon the spirits gone through eyes and through our glassAnd past the wires and nuclear fires hold our solemn massEight through life and through their strife never did lamentPlease bless us all, those that we call: The Void's Sacrament.
>Never name your boat after a partner...>You are in love with only the black>One day you will have to choose between the black and your love.>You can never change the name of your ship and you will always be reminded of the woman you left whenever you think of your ship.
>Within the background static of space lay the cry of every sailor lost at sea it is bad luck to listen to it, unless as a memorial to someone lost at sea.
>On a ship's maiden voyage, it is customary to jettison a small amount of fried chicken, in an attempt to gain the favor of the ancient earth god Ron'El Mehc Don'Eld
>>34545305>Also you don't eat apples on a maiden voyage. Everyone on a new ship, and each individual on their first spaceflight, cannot eat apples.Sounds dumb but I was told as a kid never eat bananas on a fishing trawler.
>>34547913I want to ask why, but I know there isn't a reason.
>>34548206As a kid I was told that fish don't like some of the chemicals in banana peel (The same chemicals that allow a banana to continue to ripen) and it that chemical gets on the line....you should just throw out the whole reel...But that's probably just horse shit...
>>34548270reminds me of a scene from a Series of Unfortunate Events. the movie, not the book.
>>34547445I was assuming that it was speaking about sapient crew, passengers. Planta and pets not being counted.
>>34548270I dunno could be true. I know from personal experience you shouldn't use sunscreen when fishing, if any of that gets on the like or bait you'll not get a nibble all day.
>>34540196Wait, we have a dwarf planet that's just called Chaos? Holy hell
>>34530602>Somewhere, Barnum's Pride lays adrift, its secret cursed treasure ready to be plundered by any rogue adventurer
>>34541029I would like to think that in the spacefuture all the sapient races agree on one universal measurement of time. Like the decay of an isotope, or something.
>>34541195Using existing superstitions to fuel spacemagic? I like your style, kid.
If you suddenly taste cherry during a warp jump. Run to the darkest part of the ship and stay there. Do not look back.
>>34545683>>34545749What was the reference?
>>34549792Eric, by Terry Pratchett. The nerdy young wizards of Unseen University build a cockamamie computer.
>>34549792H.E.X the Discworld.It/He is basically a computer being made in a world where science doesn't work, so he runs of magic, and probably Religion at the end.He/it is made from (mainly) ants moving through tubes, and gains several strange objects over time as it becomes more and more powerful, it eventually interfaces with itself from the past and future to gain more CPU, really weird.Think Cargo-Cult Computer he/it responds to paradoxes or things it can't understand with '+++Out Of Cheese Error ???????+++ Redo from Start'
In ages past we looked above and gazed upon the stars,And wondered if a man could live on Luna or on Mars.Today men fly that starry night and blessed are we who know,The hallowed names and faces of the men who made it so.[Yuri] might not be, some say, the first into the Black,But none deny the truth that he’s [The First] to make it back.We look to good old Yuri as the patron of our race,Humanity’s protector in this vast and outer space.[Neil] knew it was his duty to use NASA’s mighty boon,And take [The Giant] leap on man’s behalf up to the Moon.Now colonists and settlers look to Neil for peace of mind,On having made the choice to leave their homeworld far behind.[Buzz] was a mighty pilot and just may have been the best,But more, he was [The Dreamer] seeing far beyond the rest.With name dear to the hearts of anyone who’s grabbed the helm,We thank Buzz for the future he foresaw our starry realm.[Michael] chose himself a role that most men could not take,Crewed his command module [Loner] for Eleven’s mission’s sake.When a ‘farer’s flying solo and his ship is far from home,He can trust that Michael’s with him and he’s never quite alone.[John] may have never gone to space but hallowed is his name,Without his [Steely Eye] Apollo would’ve died in flames.His brilliant troubleshooting saved Man’s place among the stars,Now ‘farers pray to Johnny as our helpful friend afar.[Jim] took the role of captain on Thirteen’s unlucky flight,And without him as [The Leader] they’d been lost unto the night.We oft think of Jim’s example when we’re facing matters grave,For he taught us: to be calm, to be resourceful, and be brave.
[Georgy, Vladislav and Vicktor] earned their solemn, holy place,And will always be [Remembered] as the first to die in space.When our fellows go to join them they would tell us not to cry,But to drink a shot and know they’re in that bright and starry sky.[Laika] was a mongrel, who had more than shown her worth,As [The Loyal] friend of man who proved that we could leave the Earth.Now the shipboard pets and critters that we choose to share our days,Are all guarded and protected under Laika’s watchful gaze.We gaze upon the spirits gone through eyes and through our glassAnd past the wires and nuclear fires hold our solemn massEight through life and through their strife never did lamentPlease bless us all, those that we call: The Void's Sacrament.
>>34550072Though I might change the last line to "The 'Farer's Sacrament"
>>34550106it does sound much better
>>34550072Due respect to the guy who wrote the last verse to tie it all together, but it's of a lower quality than the rest, and needs to follow the verse a little better.How about...We lift a glass to those who laid our path into the skyA solemn prayer in thanks before into the black we flyWe ask you to watch over us wherever we are sentAnd offer up our voices in your 'Farer's Sacrament.
>>34550106I think Spacer's Sacrament sounds nicer. Alliterative, and differentiates from those chumps who wander around on the dirt.
>>34550316And one more, just before that.Whenever we break atmosphere, we call out to two moreFrom whom we beg to see our much belov'd home once moreWhose crews did burn like novae where the Earth's blue fades to blackTo [Challenger] when setting out, [Columbia] when back.
>>34544661I really like these.
>>34550430Ditto, they're all fantastic. Has anyone archived the thread yet?
>>34550475 Shit yeah, son. Vote for it. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html
>>34550494>>34550503Does it just take a snapshot at a certain point, or will it check again periodically to stay updated?
>>34550423>>34550316>>34550072>>34550054In ages past we looked above and gazed upon the stars,And wondered if a man could live on Luna or on Mars.Today men fly that starry night and bless'd are we who know,The hallowed names and faces of the men who made it so.[Yuri] might not be, some say, the first into the Black,But none deny the truth that he’s [The First] to make it back.We look to good old Yuri as the patron of our race,Humanity’s protector in this vast and outer space.[Neil] knew it was his duty to use NASA’s mighty boon,And take [The Giant] leap on man’s behalf up to the Moon.Now colonists and settlers look to Neil for peace of mind,On having made the choice to leave their homeworld far behind.[Buzz] was a mighty pilot and just may have been the best,But more, he was [The Dreamer] seeing far beyond the rest.With name dear to the hearts of anyone who’s grabbed the helm,We thank Buzz for the future he foresaw our starry realm.[Michael] chose himself a role that most men could not take,Crewed his command module [Loner] for Eleven’s mission’s sake.When a ‘farer’s flying solo and his ship is far from home,He can trust that Michael’s with him and he’s never quite alone.
>>34550530You can apparently manually update it.
>>34550553[John] may have never gone to space but hallowed is his name,Without his [Steely Eye] Apollo would’ve died in flames.His brilliant troubleshooting saved Man’s place among the stars,Now ‘farers pray to Johnny as our helpful friend afar.[Jim] took the role of captain on Thirteen’s unlucky flight,And without him as [The Leader] they’d been lost unto the night.We oft think of Jim’s example when we’re facing matters grave,For he taught us: to be calm, to be resourceful, to be brave.[Georgy, Vladislav and Vicktor] earned their solemn, holy place,And will always be [Remembered] as the first to die in space.When our fellows go to join them they would tell us not to cry,But to drink a shot and know they’re in that bright and starry sky.[Laika] was a mongrel, who had more than shown her worth,As [The Loyal] friend of man who proved that we could leave the Earth.Now the shipboard pets and critters that we choose to share our days,Are all guarded and protected under Laika’s watchful gaze.Whenever we break atmosphere, we call out to two moreFrom whom we beg to see our much belov'd home once moreWhose crews did burn like novae where the Earth's blue fades to blackTo [Challenger] when setting out, [Columbia] when backWe lift a glass to those who laid our path into the skyA solemn prayer in thanks before into the black we flyWe ask you to watch over us wherever we are sentAnd offer up our voices in a 'Farer's Sacrament.
>>34550575>>34550553Did a few corrections for grammar/meter, slapped an apostrophe here or there. How's it look?
>>34550575So now I want to sing this, but I feel like it needs a chorus to break up the monotony. Any ideas?
>>34550715Well, it fits the meter for a lot of Irish/Scottish drinking songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXWysTMRP7o
>>34539243>>34539277This brought tears to my eyes I can't explain.
>>34550934Here. Have it. Next time you run a space campaign, us it. I'm just the editor of the last bit, but I'm sure the author would want to see it spread around.
>>34550645The second to last stanza could use a some minor work. It rhymes more with itself, and "[Columbia] coming back" fits better. Otherwise, a damn good addition to an amazing piece.
>>34550980Now i feel like an idiot for Capping the previous one.
Hmmm, this reminds me...In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteersIn the days when the lands were fewHere the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny mornSweetest sign ever seenAnd the night followed dayAnd the storytellers sayThat the score brave souls insideFor many a lonely day sailed across the milky seasNe'er looked back, never feared, never criedDon't you hear my call though you're many years awayDon't you hear me calling youWrite your letters in the sandFor the day I take your handIn the land that our grandchildren knewIn the year of '39 came a ship in from the blueThe volunteers came home that dayAnd they bring good news of a world so newly bornThough their hearts so heavily weighFor the earth is old and grey, little darling we'll awayBut my love this cannot beOh so many years have gone though I'm older but a yearYour mother's eyes from your eyes cry to meDon't you hear my call though you're many years awayDon't you hear me calling youWrite your letters in the sand for the day I take your handIn the land that our grandchildren knewDon't you hear my call though you're many years awayDon't you hear me calling youAll your letters in the sand cannot heal me like your handFor my lifeStill aheadPity me
>>34551003How about,Whenever we break atmosphere, we call out to two moreAnd beg their benediction on that vast dark ocean's shoreWhose crews did burn like novae where the Earth's blue fades to blackTo [Challenger] when setting out, [Columbia] when backThe problem with messing with the syllable count in the last line is I'm trying to fit it to the meter. Any suggestions?
>>34551095Cleaner new version
>>34551101Actually, I prefer the other cap. Gives it the tune to be sung to as well, and all.
>>34551115Working on that version
>>34551055Can't say I know a lot about meter. The missing syllable just makes me stumble whenever I try to read it. The new line is good, though.
>>34546632>>34546773>>34546503>>34546346>>34545935>>34546085Aaaand here comes the shudders again. Jesus, it's like I'm on /x/ in the future.
>>34540528>>34539837I really wanted to include the Challenger and Columbia astronauts, and was glad I could. I love them as the Charon of the river Styx that is the barrier of space.
>>34551249Without the stupid trash on the right corner.
I never thought I'd see the day that /tg/ wrote filk.This is a great thread.
>>34551205None of us are madder than all of us!"Vandervecken’s Fleet"The oceans are home to ships of the worldThat ride on the currents, storm-tossed and whirled,And everyone on them has heard the talesOf ghost ships adrift with shroud-tattered sails.The Dutchman was ancient, the captain too,But Vandervecken took no fools as crew.He only took those with love for the seaAnd some say they’re damned, but they say they’re free.The Mary Celeste had family aboardAnd plenty of food and water were storedBut drifting she came, beneath a calm sky,Bereft of her crew, and no one knows why.The Carroll A. Deering was built in MaineAnd wrecked off Cape Hatteras in the rain.Pirates or mutiny? Weather or raid?More questions than answers fill that parade.The Jian Seng was spotted off Queensland’s coast,Its hold full of rice, but no crew or host,Its name painted over, its purpose goneBut the ship itself left to muddle on.Legends of ghost ships are old as the seas,Riding out hurricanes just like a breeze,St. Elmo’s fire highlighting their spars,Their black ragged sails revealing the stars.There are some places where all such ships meet,Those that belong to Vandervecken’s fleet –They’ve docked in the harbors of Hy-Brasil;They’ve stopped by Atlantis and drunk their fill.Now some say they’re cursed, and some say they’re blessed,But all tales agree that they cannot rest –And why would they want to? Look what they’ve got,Sailing the seas from spot to secret spot.These are the ghost ships, their captains and crewsNo longer affected by landbound news.You may scuttle those you see, but you’ll findTheir fey hulls reformed to sail off behind.
"Ya know what the universe is filled with kid? It's filled with trash""No, I'm not talking about planets, asteroids, and crap, I'm not some sort of crazy that hates everything. I'm saying in our local galaxy cluster filled with millions of space-faring life forms, a lot of garbage is thrown into space" "Some of it's dumped overboard because of dumb spacer traditions that most space faring cultures have, A lot of trash is the result of pre-interstellar civs dumping out missions like Voyager announcing there presence to a galaxy that couldn't give a fuck, some of the trash is due to war, etc... but you get the picture""But what ya don't know is that all that trash goes somewhere right. Otherwise ships would be splattering into dead corpses, and space shit would be ruining lives as it flies at ya a 100,000 mph from bum-fuck civilization." "Now they say this trash goes to a dead zone in space. They call it a convergence zone, where trash is carried by solar winds into a pile.""After a little trash gets collected, bam you have a gravitational effect so trash starts naturally attracting more trash. Just watch sugar clump up in zero G if you want the budget version of what I'm describing." "But here's the kicker kid, you think some shmuck would've gone for the trash. Shit has to be a gold mine right? Salvage in raw materials, let alone artifacts and tech from long gone civs, make it worth checking out. But nobodies ever returned from trying to salvage the trash. Scientist think that its due to a gravitational anomaly, but that's absolute bull shit. Something lies at the heart of that interstellar trash dump, growing, and learning. It hoards it's secrets and gives nothing back."Course maybe the scientist are right and its just micro blackhole bullshittery. But you'll know better, You'll watch the trash planet and you'll see the things it sends out into space. you'll see the planet contort itself to grab those dumb fuck space missions."
>>34551382I'm new to these kinds of discussions. What's filk? I assume it's a combination of sci-FI and foLK?
>>34551388"Whatever lies at the heart of that trash heap, collects, and collects. Getting bigger and bigger with each piece of debris we send out into space." "And god help us if it ever decides to use what it learned."
>>34551428Look up the wiki entry for it for a better explanation.Basically, it's folk music written by fans for stuff. Mostly, it's sci-fi and fantasy. Also, the name was a misprint in some magazine long ago, and the name just stuck.
Someone make a new thread, we just hit 300 posts.
>Russian crews carried on the tradition of making new crewmembers drink saltwater as a rite of acceptance. Due to the lack of saltwater in space, new crewmembers are to drink the engine's cooling liquid. The resulting sickness is said to be the "a kid's body trasforming in a cosmonaut's one ".
>>34550503>>34550494How long does this last?
>>34551557Long enough for you to save anything you need. They do regular cullings, but it seems like this thread should survive. They've got stuff there going back years.>>34551448Sounds like you're volunteering, recruit.
>>34551570God no, i always screw up making threads, using the wrong picture, only half typing the OP post, on several occasions I've tried to start a thread, and tabbed out while waiting for it to upload, and then tabbing back an hour later to see i mistypes the captcha, I've only made a single successful thread, and it ended after 97 posts anyway.
>>34551610Not with that attitude, you won't!But that's okay, because I went ahead and made one. Don't stop now!>>34551627
>>34537967But cap'n, we donnae haav fruit.
>>34538516Why not both?Actually, lets make it patron saint of astronauts, hot lesbian makeouts and especially _hot lesbian makeouts in space_
>>34540252Who cares if it's superstition, I'd have fun dealing with these people!>Pic very much related
>>34551294I think it's be the electron makeup of the element so yours would be 2, 8, 18, 32, 30, 8, 2 the rhythm seems to calm the A.I.
>>34549242The names of Mars moons are quite interesting too,PHOBOS AND DEIMOS.