The Conservative Solution

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The Conservative Solution

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:24 am

It's a crap-shoot traveling to another star. Most people survive the journey but there never has been and never will be a trip where everybody does.

Here's the deal. The space between the stars is ruled by what you might call elder gods. Lovecraft was pretty close to the truth. They let us pass through their domain if we are willing to let them have some sacrifices. Human sacrifices. Those selected by the elders spend a millennium slowly being digested.

The government's solution is building huge prison ships that also carry a few passengers.

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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:06 am

Sounds like Public Option to me.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:28 am

He he! I like it. Very sensible solution.

The converse is equally fun: The Democrat space ship carries thousands of law-abiding citizens to make sure the few convicted rapists and hitmen on board make the trip safely.

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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:27 am

So, the void is NOT filled with dark matter and dark energy as we had thought? It's elder gods! No wonder our telescopes can't see it.

The red shift is.... Blood! :shock:

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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:34 pm

Smoke a joint - be consumed by a multi-tentacled monster in the void between the stars.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:33 pm

I prefer the all-natural weird.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:59 pm

It would certainly give the D.A.R.E guys some new material...
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:16 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:So, the void is NOT filled with dark matter and dark energy as we had thought? It's elder gods! No wonder our telescopes can't see it.

The red shift is.... Blood! :shock:
Or more to the point, the dark matter and dark energy IS the elder gods.

But,the red shift being blood. That's inspired, Algy. If you don't put that in 100 characters you are missing another sure notch on your twit-fic belt.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:09 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:But,the red shift being blood. That's inspired, Algy. If you don't put that in 100 characters you are missing another sure notch on your twit-fic belt.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:32 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:But,the red shift being blood. That's inspired, Algy. If you don't put that in 100 characters you are missing another sure notch on your twit-fic belt.
Commission accepted! That's $100, please. :D
I'll split the billion times the standard drabble submission rate Norm agreed to accept for "Yarn" with you.

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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by eric_marsh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:09 pm

Bump for HPL month. Not my favorite but it does specifically mention Lovecraft.
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Re: The Conservative Solution

Post by ZimmermansWay » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Hah, I could nominate a few passengers today

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