"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
Meh. Maybe if I sit down and seriously start to re-think and re-structure teh story I can get something working. idk.
maybe I should try writing about something that’s not Russia.
hijabeng replied to your post: *sigh* I probably really should try to write Flight, but I need more people advising me on it
Lol do you follow colchrishadfield’s tumblr? He’s awesome!
It’s his stuff that’s made me think I should work on Flight. xD
It’s about the “lost cosmonauts” conspiracy theory and one of the really tricky things that’s bogged me down tremendously (besides you know…. trying to get decent details on space/cosmonaut training/whatever) is that it takes pretty tremendous liberties with history. And the story just didn’t develop very much for me and uuuugh I want it to work but it just refuses to work.
*sigh* I probably really should try to write Flight, but I need more people advising me on it
like actual Space people who can show me what happens when you cry in space and shit like that.
Talking to people from Tara helped tremendously with TPATW, maybe I can work up the nerve to like… talk to some Space geeks sometime.
Ever wonder what happens if you cry in space?
oh my GOD WHAT
man those are like fucking studio ghibli tears
OMG I REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW THIS
like for real I had a scene in Flight involving crying in space.
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The Russians Didn’t Just Use Pencils in Space
A longstanding urban legend goes like this: During the space race of the 1960s, NASA spent millions developing a fancy “space pen” that could be used in zero gravity … but the Soviets just used a pencil.
This story resonates with us because NASA did actually spend piles of money on writing utensils in space—in 1965 they paid $128 per mechanical pencil, according to NASA historians. It just seems logical that the thrifty Soviets would use a simpler, smarter solution.
But the story about the government-funded space pen and Soviets using pencils instead is just plain wrong—both space programs used the Fisher Space Pen, and neither paid anything to develop it. Let’s dig into the real history here.
It should be noted that the Soviets weren’t so much thrifty as THEY HAD NO FUCKING FUNDING.
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Neta Snook Southern, one of the first female pilots, also helped train Amelia Earhart in 1920. Here, age 84, she inspects the Flight Simulator for Advanced Aircraft in 1980. She said her old plane, completely unlike what she had just toured, was made of wood and cloth, had no gas gauge, and the instrument panel consisted of an altimeter and a dollar watch hanging from a hook.
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Neil Armstrong and Spacefeels
Reading about Neil and how he saw himself- he didn’t want to be a hero, he was just doing his job- giving me thoughts about how the recruits in Flight would see space travel and the inevitable nasty end that their job would entail. I think ultimately it is kind of a metaphor for mortality. or something. >_>
actually writing Flight is still proving to be tricky, although since I’ve started on it as a screenplay, it’s definitely going a lot better. :P
So my cousin will be defending his PhD thesis soon
and it’s in physics, so it makes me think I should get him to advise me in Flight. Or something. probably XD
The “Night Witches” was the all female Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces that bombed German lines in WWII. They were equipped with the worst, oldest, noisest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfaway through missions and they had to climb on the wings mid flight to restart the props. To stop germans from hearing their noisy planes and firing at them, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get out as quickly as possible. Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
oh my god so fucking BADASS motherfucker
Konkordiya’s mother was one of them. And hence Konkordiya not only survived a space mission that was actively trying to kill her, she manages to effectively disappear.
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Trying to explain how Castor isn’t just one star, it’s a sextuple system made of two stereoscopic binaries plus two other stars or something I think
lol I have no idea what the hell I’m talking about
lol I made a science