The Mechanics of Creation

The jubi typed furiously into the tiny keyboard and waited for the text to speech software to translate. If not for the seriousness of the conversation the sight of tiny baby sloth looking alien would have been quite adorable.

“The entity you humans refer to as God is capable of

directly tapping into zero point energy,

converting that energy into matter at no least than 99.98% efficiency.

then shaping said matter into whatever complex form He chooses to.

This whole process takes nanoseconds.”

General Lewis looked very nervously at Commander Hardin, “Hmm probably shouldn’t have skipped church last Sunday, then.”

The jubi replied with a little squeak-laugh before typing another sentence.

“and understand gentlemen that this is God’s minimum observed capability.”

Commander Hardin felt the sudden urge for a second glass of whiskey, “So you saying that not only does God exist but that you race has communicated with Him?”

“We try to maintain diplomatic relations with the various Cosmic powers.” came the reply. “Thankfully most such powers consider us beneath their notice.”

The Spaceforce general thought for a minute. “So if God exists, what about Satan?”

The alien jerked slightly and actually hesitated before answering. That alone was unusual. Jubi always answered questions quickly and always seemed to be two or three steps ahead of any human who was talking to them.

“Sadly I’m not familiar enough with human theology to directly answer that question. However I can think of at least three alien races that might match your description of fallen angels.”

The General gave a booming laugh in response. “And you want our help against these space demons?”

The alien honked a negative and then began typing.

“No. Distant enemies. Future threat. Humans not ready. Need bigger alliance anyway. Very big alliance.”

“Like an alliance with God?” Commander Hardin gasped. “How did you guys find us anyway?”

The tiny alien just started laughing.

Lewis and Hardin just stared at each other in alarm. What were they going to tell the president?

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The Mechanics of Creation

Outward Bound: Colonizing Neptune

The latest episode of Isaac Arthur‘s Outward Bound series. And this one definitely thinks outside the box as it discusses colonizing the Ice giants of Uranus and Nepture. Planets you wouldn’t normally think could be colonized. [28 mins]

This episode is definitely about thinking big. The concept of chandelier cities hanging down from a orbital ring or ice shell is something worth exploring and food for thought.

Outward Bound: Colonizing Neptune

Quickpost: Vox Day Versus ComicsGate

This the 420 Anime-Right interpretation of events but well worth sharing. [18 mins]

 

I might still need to do my own piece of this whole incident but I’m still holding an awful lot of bitterness about the way Jon Del Arroz (a friend of this blog) was treated and I want to wait until more of that dissipates.

What I suspected earlier and which has become crystal clear is that what became ComicsGate and what I guess we’ll be calling Alt-Comics (for lack of an accepted term) are two separate movements that were happening simultaneously.

ComicsGate seeks to force Marvel and DC to reform and desperately wants the 1990’s era comics back. They are not opposed to SJWs per se but rather the damage that SJWs cause.

Alt-Comics writes off the entire mainstream comics industry as a loss and seeks to build anew. SJWs are actively recognised as the threat that they are ands no quarter will be given should they be encountered.

A third movement seems to be forming around the indie company Alterna Comics and their way of doing things. However Alterna is less about politics and more about seeking gaps in the market.

Jon’s role was to act as a diplomat between the two/three groups and try to bring everyone to together. Attacking a diplomat is a serious taboo which is why the attacks on him caused so much outrage among people who were on the outskirts of this whole thing.

I’m going to hold my tongue on saying anything more here.

Thankfully things have calmed down enough that we all can at least focus on moving forward.

—Wolfman Out—

Related:

An older post were I muse about the interrelations between the two movements.

AltHero Vs ComicsGate

A discussion about the possible future models for the comics industry.

New Model Comics vs Atomic Cringe

Quickpost: Vox Day Versus ComicsGate

Sci-Fi Art Dump

Just a quick reposting of some of the science fiction related art I’ve been saving.

Again most of these are taken from the 70’s Sci-fi Art account on Twitter.

Besides I don’t really keep too close track of what a picture is from. I’ve just been saving them because it seems like the right thing to do.

arksofmars.jpg

astrotraining.jpg

boardingaction

exploringspace.jpgDmKI6-TUcAAmTeE.jpg

futurearch

ghostspaceman.jpg

Chrisfoss

manonmars.jpg

mapofmars.jpg

marscrash.jpg

Owedmemoney.jpg

Because sometimes you have to meme.

ringedworld.jpg

scannerstation.jpg

Highly problematic.

spacehydrofoil.jpg

SpaceXplorer.jpg

wreckedship.jpg

Sci-Fi Art Dump