Burning wrote:Another jim-dandy episode.
Burning wrote:During the whole intrepid-explorers-of-the-heights section, I suddenly got the image in my head of a squid piloting its supermersible along the beach, coming to a halt when it gets spotted by humans, and thinking "If I hold perfectly still, maybe they will lose interest and go about their business." Which probably reflects my inclination that I'd actually be more into playing that game as the squid than as the humans. Although it would be awesome either way.
You got me thinking about the Play The Squid idea.
The comedy-game potential of squid attempting to do super-stealthy things in environments where they really don't blend in is huge.
The idea of a covert operation to build a something-or-other on Alcatraz Island, or downtown Seattle, or Tower Bridge in London, makes me smile.
It also brought to mind the movie Spaced Invaders, where more or less incompetent aliens are eventually helped out by the locals.
Again, a comedy.
Burning wrote:I also wondered if you were aware of DUMAND or any of its successor projects to actually use the sea as the medium for a neutrino detector array. One of the project team scientists was a professor at the university where I did my graduate study in physics. (We joked that he was on the project because it gave him an excuse to go to Hawaii in the winter.) Anyway, he gave a few talks on the project and one of the problems they had was bio-luminescent fish producing false signals.
No, I wasn't, and it sounds fascinating.
Prior to doing the show notes, the last time I read anything about Neutrinos was back when there was still the Solar Neutrino Problem of "why does the model not match the observations?", and the somewhat alarming suggestion that maybe the sun was a lot further along in it's lifespan, and had gone out.
And by 'read', I mean 'read some popular science articles'.
Modern Physics & I parted company in undergraduate studies.
Burning wrote:Finally, I would watch the hell out of a cartoon of The Adventures of Squid Boy and Inky.
I keep hoping that Kev will run another Kerberos Club game, so that I can play Victorian Era Squidboy & Inky.
Burning wrote:The prompt "Are you Henry David Thoreau?" brought to mind the parlor game Botticelli. I will confess that I then attempted to turn the concept of Botticelli into an RPG adventure. It didn't work. I got as far as a time travel game, where an important historical figure has been ripped from their place in the time-stream and you have to return them to prevent history from being undone. Except you don't actually know which historical figure it is, and you need to figure it out. At that point, I realized it didn't even sound fun to me. So, yeah.
I'd not heard of this game, and it sounds fun.
We (mostly Ben) may have come up with something based on Sapphire & Steel and Time Cellist, ...