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Old March 13th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #51

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Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning long time ago
....He saw an animal smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass
Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake...
-Bob Dylan
I might use that in the finished article actually. Thanks. Which Dylan song is that taken from?

Ever read Alan Moore's graphic novel on Jack the Ripper, From Hell, unclefred?
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I might use that in the finished article actually. Thanks. Which Dylan song is that taken from?

Ever read Alan Moore's graphic novel on Jack the Ripper, From Hell, unclefred?
It's called Man Gave Names To All the Animals, from his Slow Train Coming (1979)album.

I havent read From Hell yet, but I'd like to. I'm adding a supernatural element(s) that could work well on film, with a different angle than you usually see. I may give up and make it a 3rd person short story, but it's mainly an idea that someone could make a nice film from.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #54

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It's called Man Gave Names To All the Animals, from his Slow Train Coming (1979)album.
Thanks. The quote should fit in nicely with the theme of that article.
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A post apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy tale involving a girl who's blood contains information that leads to the Ark, a sleeping bio-mechanical being which can kick start the growth of the planet, which had hidden itself from the Spore - an alien race that harvests planets by creating Arks to produce a wealth of life, then they feast upon it (which was this planet's Apocalypse) - She lives in a secluded area where a god lives in the mountains who saved her people from the Spore, named Winter - but this god is merely a creation of the Ark, and is dying - and injects her with the 'map' to find the other guardians - who in turn can locate the Ark - except, they're all separated, some imprisoned... some turned from the path and out for nothing but themselves. She must gain the knowledge of the Ark's location, - but the Spore have left agents who have gained control of some of the most powerful of the remaining Tribes left on the planet to hunt her down, and the agents themselves are pretty horrific beings. Her only support is a small group of Tech priests, who live in the famous Tower at the centre of her home and a young man, a nomad who knows the wastes like the back of his hand, but is an outcast of his own people and is generally regarded as a criminal.

I'm really enjoying writing this one!

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A post apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy tale involving a girl who's blood contains information that leads to the Ark, a sleeping bio-mechanical being which can kick start the growth of the planet, which had hidden itself from the Spore - an alien race that harvests planets by creating Arks to produce a wealth of life, then they feast upon it (which was this planet's Apocalypse) - She lives in a secluded area where a god lives in the mountains who saved her people from the Spore, named Winter - but this god is merely a creation of the Ark, and is dying - and injects her with the 'map' to find the other guardians - who in turn can locate the Ark - except, they're all separated, some imprisoned... some turned from the path and out for nothing but themselves. She must gain the knowledge of the Ark's location, - but the Spore have left agents who have gained control of some of the most powerful of the remaining Tribes left on the planet to hunt her down, and the agents themselves are pretty horrific beings. Her only support is a small group of Tech priests, who live in the famous Tower at the centre of her home and a young man, a nomad who knows the wastes like the back of his hand, but is an outcast of his own people and is generally regarded as a criminal.

I'm really enjoying writing this one!
Sounds interesting. You gonna publish it? Or just keep it filed away? Or post it here?
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10 page research paper on the development of airplanes in World War I and how it changed warfare.

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Old March 18th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #58

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4000 word paper on whatever I wand in Late Middle Age Europe.

I have chosen to argue Sweden's rise to a short lived era of superpower in the 17th Century.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #59

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Sounds interesting. You gonna publish it? Or just keep it filed away? Or post it here?
Well, the goal is to publish... but I'm only 20,000 words into it at the moment!
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Great thread.

I'm currently finishing an extended paper on the Boer War, while at the same time thinking about writing up my dissertation on the East India Company. The former is for a taught module, the latter as part of my postgraduate research.
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