karohemd: photo by me (Science)
I'm resurrecting this blog for a post that wouldn't fit into my wp one.
Last week a friend tweeted a link to This Northern Boy, an artist who mainly does line art SciFi illustrations. He had a sketch for sale I really liked and I ordered it. It arrived today.

There was no context, no name, or any indication who or what the ship was so I had a bit of a brainstorm and came up with a tiny story:

The small spacecraft dropped out of hyperspace a few clicks from a massive asteroid field. As it approached slowly on thruster power, its compact shape extended to reveal a cockpit with a large, lens-shaped window. A solar array and various sensors and aerials deployed and clicked into place as it drifted into the field and began a search pattern.
Inside the cockpit, the sole pilot worked the controls, multiple legs prodding and adjusting dials, multi-faceted eyes checking visual readouts, feelers searching for vibration patterns, antennae sensing the olfactory outputs. Every now and then, a small transmitter was jettisoned from a chute at the bottom of the craft and buried itself in one of the asteroids.
Its search pattern complete and its supply of transmitters exhausted, the surveyor retracted its sensors and returned to its travel configuration. When it had cleared the asteroid field, space folded around it and it was gone.
Just another day working for the Krktk mining corporation.


karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Phantasm)
Yay and w00+, the website is live early this year! Still a bit barren without full schedule and hotel info (I guess it'll be the new Jurys Inn rather than the Midland).
It's the 10th anniversary this year and it looks like it's going to be a classics extravaganza.
Can't wait to see the gang ([livejournal.com profile] miss_s_b, [livejournal.com profile] matgb, [livejournal.com profile] pmoodie and El and the rest of them) again (and I have a dinner date with @Crawther :D)

Apart from the regulars, anyone else interested?

Also

20 Nov 2009 05:45 pm
karohemd: photo by me (Science)
Better be watching [livejournal.com profile] lhc_kills_earth because they might switch it on tonight.
Don't go anywhere, don't drive/fly/use public transport, don't operate heavy machinery, walk near a cliff or do anything else that would cause problems if you passed out for a couple of minutes. Let Flashforward be a warning. ;oÞ

If you're on twitter, @CERN should have the details.

ETA: It's started. Still here.

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