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by NefariousDrO
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I've got to say that I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the detailed and incredibly well thought-out method used for that design. That goes way beyond mere esthetics-driven 3D work I typically see all over the internet, and deeply into the kind of product-design I'd expect from a manufacturer. I wouldn't...
by NefariousDrO
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Given the history we've seen so far about their adventures, especially ones involving the directions of anybody in the chain of command of either side of this war, I'd have a very bad feeling in the pit of my stomach as soon as Vaegar uttered those words...
by NefariousDrO
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi
Replies: 59
Views: 101999

Re: Favorite Sci-fi

I got hooked when "Tripoint" came out, then I read "Finity's End" which is another superb book. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've not read any of the Chanur novels, and considering my own extensive background in anthropology and archeology that seems kind of unforgivable to me...
by NefariousDrO
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

That's actually a good idea, I hadn't really considered that possibility. That would also be a good reason for the ring-shaped station: a huge railroad for moving large capacity cargo containers. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if David has some kind of complex architecture built into the mode...
by NefariousDrO
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

He does seem to be good at that, no? Actually, I'd like to shift gears a bit and heap some praise on the artwork, specifically that door they are standing in front of. The archway and the bulkhead look absolutely fantastic, I keep looking at it over and over and I swear it just gets better every time.
by NefariousDrO
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Well, the good admiral continues to impress me! I'm finding myself liking her character as this progresses, I'm glad it looks like we'll be seeing more of her. Now I can understand why she's so willing to let them keep the Scar, too. She needs something from them so this builds goodwill. And you guy...
by NefariousDrO
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi
Replies: 59
Views: 101999

Re: Favorite Sci-fi

Anybody here ever read any of the Merchanter Series by C.J. Cherryh? I highly recommend them, a solidly-built universe that's self-consistent and holds up well under the "hard-sf" lens while still being primarily character-driven stories. I wish there were more SF writers like her out there.
by NefariousDrO
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

The Scar is a nice ship, but I'm going to miss the Niobe. I love a gritty aging ship with loads of quirks, the personality of the ship (as demonstrated so ably by so many science fiction stories I can't begin to list them all) is so important it's almost another character. The Scar is so over-the-to...
by NefariousDrO
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Under more "normal" circumstances I doubt that newly-minted admiral Novosi would be so willing to bend the rules for the Niobids, but she's clearly not happy with all of the stunts her predecessor pulled. At this point it looks like the Scarborough will be their new ship.
by NefariousDrO
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 1821932

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I've found myself pondering a different question, and I apologize if this has already been debated here but I searched and couldn't find any previous posts about it so here goes: Anybody have any idea why the Republic was treating Sarah the way they were? They treated her like she was a spy or a cri...