Plankton Info Diarrhea, Part Three

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Destruction of the Royal Library at Alexandria

So, because no one knows the exact time and when the Alexandria Library was demolished, or how. I suggest we create our own date. And should I want to, I can actually use this as a catapult for potential piece of fiction. Hardbound Henchmen, as it was once known, or Coffeeshop Philosophers as it was last named is about an Illuminati-esque group called the Censors who outright destroy books, literature and other writing that may unlock a very powerful ability inside humans. Namely, how to manifest the written word into what that word represents. They basically suppress human potential. Anyway, their coronation would have started with the destruction of the Alexandria Library.

If no objections, I suggest we make it a two-fold. Fires on libraries were common throughout history. So, Alexandria’s books were completely destroyed from a fire much earlier than the last possibly thought date for its destruction. We then destroy the building later, to add validity to actual history.

Something like the books were destroyed in 432 but the building stood until the Byzantine Empire dropped it in 642. What might the building have done standing for two hundred, ten years? I don’t know, but it leaves an interesting little gap to play with, and craft some cool stories.

Sound good?

  1. kink said,

    March 12, 2008 at 11:39 pm · Edit

    Sounds like a plan to me, man.

    Would the Censors, then, be a long-standing secret society?

    Or, are they time travelers?

    Or…?

  2. Nev said,

    March 12, 2008 at 11:41 pm · Edit

    Long standing society I think would be the least convoluted approach. Does beget a recruitment process, however. Hmm, that could be complicated

Scientist vs. Scientist

So, in my attempts to add one “blip” to each of the aeons, I think I stumbled over pure fucking gold. We’re talking Nazis vs the world, but more importantly, scientist versus scientists. Johannes Stark (notable physicist and Nazi) versus Einstein (a Jew). Are there much bigger names in science? Not many. Add those pieces to a “-punk” world, and amplify a feud that did actually exist and we have potential for some crazy scientific mini-war inside World War II. I’d imagine they could come up with crazy devices to supply their respective sides in the World War, but what if they used devices to personally attack each other? Like, automaton mercenaries, or something…

The question is, what kind of devices should they create and what kind of war? I want input and help with this, especially because I know nothing about physics.

Please?

  1. kink said,

    March 25, 2008 at 4:33 pm · Edit

    I, too, am no physicist, but walking a-bombs sound promising. In an “guaranteed cancer, if not death, for the user” kind of way.

    In fact, the whole Manhattan Project could be in on the racket. Maybe Einstein joins up after Stark deals a hefty blow or some such? Then, Oppenheimer, et al., raise the stakes to the next level and create, I dunno, human-missles to combat kamakazi? Hell, what if the kamakazi were human missles?

  2. kink said,

    March 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm · Edit

    Speaking of scientists, how ought we tweak Alexander Graham Bell, Alfred Nobel, Thomas Edison, et al.?

    Also: I’d imagine there’d be a vested interest from financeers in these new technologies. The shape and function of planes, trains, and automobiles would certainly change sooner and faster. So, what are Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, et al.?

    How massive would the Industrialization be? How advanced? How many kids would be working for pennies to operate robots, before the robots start operating themselves?

  3. kink said,

    March 25, 2008 at 5:00 pm · Edit

    And: how do hippies and Green Peace and so forth combat this never-ending influx of newer, better technology?

    When does fuel efficiency become a priority?

    When does hybrid technology take off?

    What alternate fuels come into play? When?

    The sooner machines take off, the sooner fuel runs out. When’s the first energy crisis?

  4. hazardousdesigns said,

    April 1, 2008 at 1:15 am · Edit

    I could see awesome scenes of science warriors battling each other in the air above an Axis vs Allies dogfight…

    That’d be kewl…

    Erlend would be the person to ask about the physics…

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