Thursday, 15 September 2016

God 1


Spetember 13th, circa 4 billion years BCE

OK. Well this one's been bubbling along now for quite long anough. Always love to see these things come together. The aggregation. The heating. The planetary bombarment. Always good when that happens. The Mars sized planet made a damn good show, and this time around, it made a good sized moon. Probably the nearest thing to a binary this system will make. Loved the way the molten got a skin, which the comets (water for pity's sake!) battered holes in. I'd hoped it would work that way. The Uranus thing was quite spectacular too, although I think I would have preferred it if it wasn't quite so far away from The Sun. Still, it will be interesting to see what happens to it. Can't have things too perfect. Life would be so tedious.

Of course, things tend to settle down after a while. It all becomes a bit samey after a while. Yawn. Boring. I already know what wil happen next. Seen it all before a zillion times.

Anyway, I've decided I'm going to try something a bit different on this one. It seems like it's in a good place, next to a stable star. Plenty of time to make things happen. This one's going to be a real slow burner. So I'm going to get life started. Going to start it off really simple. Then just see what happens. Probably nothing, but the worst of the cometary inpacts are done with, and The Moon has settled into it's orbit beautifully. It will gradually spiral much further out, but so slowly! We're talking billions of years here! Now that's finesse!

All in all, it's a nice system to work with. Good mix of planets. Nice distribution too. Wide enough to allow for plenty of variety, narrow enough to allow for some dynamism.

This planet though shows real promise. Apart from ending up in a stable situation (and around a star in one of the more uneventful parts of its galaxy), its temperature looks like it's going to stabalise somewhere between the freezing point and boiling point of water. Now that could make things really interesting. It's going to be between the boiling and freezing points of alcohol too. Hmmm.

So I'm going to intervene. I mean, it will probably happen anyway, eventually, given the lightning, the high ultra-violet, and the chemical soup that's forming in the lower atmosphere. But chances are, by the time it happened, The Sun would expand and change the parameters beyond what's likely to work here. Wasted opportunity if you ask me.

Well, I'm off to do the deed now, so will sign off here. I wonder how it will go?

- G.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

In the silver scattered skies...

A few days past, it would have been Mike's 32nd birthday. A few days hence it will be 2 years since he died. It never completely goes away.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

2016 wordle

I took the text from every post I've made here, with the self promotion and dates and times etc stripped out, since January 1st, and turned them into a wordle.

http://www.wordle.net/create



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Friday, 29 July 2016

The court case today.

I suppose it could have gone either way. The judiciary are part of the establishment after all, although they do occasionally seem to stray from the script.

It's not difficult to see what would have happened had the judge decided Corbyn required nominations. I suppose he would have picked up a few extra from disgruntled MPs who've been alarmed and upset by the behaviour of some of their colleagues, or who fear deselection in the future, but could he have got the required number? I doubt it. The leadership election would be rerun, without Corbyn on the ballotsheet, and a slew of near identical centrists would loudly trumpet their left wing credentials, to near universal derision and disbelief.

What then? Well there really would be bricks through windows.

If you keep poking someone, and poking them and poking them, and they finally punch you on the nose, you can scarcely complain of bullying and expect to be taken seriously.

Still, that didn't happen.

There will be a continuation of the blanket vilification of Corbyn, but he will win anyway. The right wing will split off and either join the libdems or make a new party, which hardly anyone will vote for, and a new, more left wing labour party will emerge. This too will be vilified daily, for years on end, and not enough people will vote for them either.

On the other hand, people will get pushed too hard and too far by a newly emboldened tory party, and Corbyn, or some other figure in this new and more radical labour party will walk in to ten downing street.

Aye, and what then?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very_British_Coup

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