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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2010, 04:02:51 PM »
Atonal/mondern music, especially
Philomel
by Milton Babbitt...

Not only is the music weird, but the story is too...

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2010, 05:34:02 PM »
Atonal/mondern music, especially
Philomel
by Milton Babbitt...

Not only is the music weird, but the story is too...

Let's not forget Schoenberg and the 12 Tone Scale.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2010, 08:54:49 PM »
Atonal/mondern music, especially
Philomel
by Milton Babbitt...

Not only is the music weird, but the story is too...

Let's not forget Schoenberg and the 12 Tone Scale.
I've listened to that, but Philomel was just plain creepier...


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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2010, 09:49:51 AM »
I think Ross posted a previous article on this, but Viking mass grave in England confirmed: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100315-headless-vikings-england-execution-pit/
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2010, 01:11:19 PM »
In recent years, geneticists have learned how to take skin cells and return them to a state called pluripotency, where they can become almost any type of cell in the human body. Church proposes to use the MAGE technique to alter a stem cell's DNA to match the Neanderthal genome. That stem cell would be left to reproduce, creating a colony of cells that could be programmed to become any type of cell that existed in the Neanderthal's body. Colonies of heart, brain, and liver cells, or possibly entire organs, could be grown for research purposes.

This technique could also be used to create a person.


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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2010, 10:09:39 PM »
Not sure how this can be used as game or story fodder right now,  but it's something interesting to keep an eye on. In Michigan, starting with Flint and now with proposals for Detroit, a new type of urban planning is emerging that involves shrinking city limits to eliminate blight and concentrate emergency and city services (this of course is meeting with resistance): http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gwckVe8gKZJKd2w-MpXWAIyZu-BgD9EAMQFO3
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« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2010, 12:53:06 PM »
Which is awesome because those same regions protested the city's "creep" 20/30 years ago. Philly is going through the same thing, pulling back services while still claiming tax rights on outside townships.

I can see where this is going easily - Shadowrun privatized police forces, suburban slums, centralized megacities.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #99 on: March 23, 2010, 03:48:14 PM »
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2010, 11:22:49 PM »
You thought the Bhut Jolokia, otherwise known as the Ghost Chili, was hot. Just wait until you get a hold of a weaponized Ghost Chili.
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2010, 12:27:03 AM »
One of my buddies owns Wing Shack down off of national street and, hes supposed to be getting in some ghost chilis to make some wings with, and have a contest of eat 10 wings with the ghost chili dont drink anything for some time afterwords you win a Shirt, and bumper sticker. I havent tryed yet prob wont, I like spicy but no way could I do 10 wings with something that spicy on it!

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #102 on: March 24, 2010, 12:28:06 AM »
One of my buddies owns Wing Shack down off of national street and, hes supposed to be getting in some ghost chilis to make some wings with, and have a contest of eat 10 wings with the ghost chili dont drink anything for some time afterwords you win a Shirt, and bumper sticker. I havent tryed yet prob wont, I like spicy but no way could I do 10 wings with something that spicy on it!

What if it was weaponized Ghost Chili, eh? Would that entice you more?
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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #103 on: March 24, 2010, 01:05:56 AM »
I dont want any form of ghost chili in or around any of my orifice.

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Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2010, 09:46:51 PM »
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