Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

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Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by eric_marsh » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:47 am

New Earth was 2000 light years away. It was discovered at a time when colonizing a new world was was a necessity, not an option.

Our ancestors poured all the resources of our dying world into fleets of colony ships intended to give humanity a second chance.

Born on a ship that had been in deep space for a millennium, I witnessed the other fleet of colony ships. They flashed by us at near the speed of light, traveling towards the blackened planet that we had left behind.

It was then that I realized how totally screwed we all were.
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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by strawman » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:06 pm

The captain's wife worried she might have left the oven on.
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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by Scattercat » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:35 pm

Nah, Strawman. They're not turning around. They're coming from the other side.

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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by strawman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Scattercat wrote:Nah, Strawman. They're not turning around. They're coming from the other side.
Well, in that case, if she left the oven on, they're going the wrong way! :)
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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:14 pm

The last line bugs me. Actually the last word of the last line. Would are be better than were?

"All" would include the other fleet too. What if relativistic effects are taken into account?
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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by strawman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:38 pm

"We are all relatively screwed", while true, just sounds lame.
Sorry, man. You're screwed.
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Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

Post by Flintknapper » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:43 pm

lol. Dont you hate when that happens? I

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