Chapter 14, page 7

November 30th, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Guesticus (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 12:05 am
quarktime (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 11:55 am
@Guesticus: Rear, *10* O'Clock? What's their length of day, that 6 O'clock isn't the rear facing? A 40-hour day, with 20 on the clock? Or is it just 20 hours, the hands only going around once, instead of twice, like our 12-hour clocks?
Guesticus (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 12:09 am
Great to see Yritai again (not so much Felina :P), and Santa better keep his hands where they can see them, or his new name will be Stumpy Claws :D
Merceneiress December 1st, 2017, 8:15 pm
@Guesticus: Haha! Stumpy Claws! Good one!

@ems: Portals galore!

@Sleel: Yeah, you're right...but you never know...

@quarktime: I knew someone would ask!
There are 30 hours in their day, so 15 at the top of the clock (in this particular part of the universe). So "10 o'clock" to Beau would be equivalent to about 8 o'clock on our 12 hour clock (assuming Beau is standing in the middle of the clock with her front facing 12). I didn't want to use a 12 hour clock being that this is supposed to be in some other galaxy far far away with some other sun that likely has some other rotation pattern. I guess "Rear" is a bit redundant...
Guesticus (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 4:05 am
@Merceneiress: no, not exactly redundant: by saying "Rear" you automatically know that they are behind rather than the side or front, and the "10 O'clock" lets you know which side

Hmm, half of 15 is 7 1/2 though, and quarter is 3 3/4 and three quarters would be 11 1/4, would make their analogue clocks a little 'awkward'
Positioning is always with the person facing to the top of the clock, no matter which way they actually happen to be facing
E Hines (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 8:12 am
@Guesticus: A couple of radio calls I heard in my day:

Weapons Controller: Bandit, right 7 o'clock
Pilot: How'd you know I was upside down?
WC: I am the Controller (covering for the fact that his mistaken radio call had a fortunate outcome)


WC: Turn right 390 (deg)
Pilot: I can't turn that far
WC: Well, turn as far as you can!

Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 5:29 pm
@E Hines: so, the second one wanted the pilot to turn left 30 degrees? o_O
E Hines (Guest) December 2nd, 2017, 6:02 pm
@Guesticus: No, this guy routinely had no clue what he wanted. What was needed, though, was a right turn to northeast.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) December 3rd, 2017, 12:29 am
@E Hines: he was sleeping with the boss? or maybe had compromising photos of the boss with not-Mrs Boss? o_O

By the by, if you turn right 390 degrees, you will end up 30 degrees left of your starting position
Forget that, am an idiot, you actually end up 30 degrees right, and dizzy :(
330 degrees right would leave you 30 degrees left
ems (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 2:57 am
No need to fight people, there should be enough portals on this scene for everybody ;-)
Sleel (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 3:12 am
Keep thinking it.....but we all know Tirin is gonna stop you....cuz reasons. *sigh*
Guesticus (Guest) December 1st, 2017, 10:29 am
@Sleel: Tirin isn't going to stop Mirby, because she isn't going to kill Diddly... unless Dabney is more than simply knocked out...
Guesticus (Guest) December 5th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Oooo, just noticed how stylish Santa's boots are, noice!
Merceneiress December 5th, 2017, 10:04 pm
@Guesticus: Only the finest leather for Santa!
Guesticus (Guest) December 6th, 2017, 6:51 am
@Merceneiress: one of the reindeer who couldn't pull his fat arse through the air? o_O

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