Sorry for the long stretch of silence. I was in the Hospital for some serious surgery. I am on the mend and will resume posting and writing.
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I just read an interesting article on triple star planetary orbits and thought you might be interested.
Hicksdustin (talk) 07:23, April 29, 2015 (UTC)
As of last Sunday I am off and started writing. I have neclected the writing part for a while and whenever I get the writing fever I do not much else but write, drink coffee, smoke and write.
This only to update you while I ama tad slow in responding.
As for the tripple star system, you are indeed correct it would / will make a great addition to the GalNet Universe and the Wiki
I am reading it now.
Or did you have an idea regarding it?
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So, I've been away for awhile and the page count has skyrocketed. With all these new pages has come new categories and a confusion about what had how categories work.
Firstly, what is a category? It is a means of organizing and grouping similar pages together so that they can easily be located. For the most part they function similar to folders on your PC, with a file sitting in a single folder which may be a sub-folder of an other folder. Browsing a wiki by categories should be nearly exactly like browsing the contents of your hard drive. There are exceptions and depending on how content is best found it could end up in multiple categories. Unless you know for certain that a file or category should be in more than one category then you sho…Read more >
I just finished reading the Lulu.com Edition of Eric Olafson - Neo-Viking and thought I would give it a review. Please note that this is the 2012 printed edition available through Lulu.com and does not reflect later rewrites or editions. I have broken the review into 3 sections; print quality, format and editing, and storyline.
I'm choosing to start with storyline because it was amazing! It was difficult for me to get through the first couple of chapters because I have read them so often, but I soon got into the newer changes and once again couldn't put it down! I'll refrain from giving specific spoilers but I enjoined how the characters were woven together. Previous rewrites felt a little disjointed. This edition was far superior, and ther…
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With the addition of the page "movie" we have now reached 11,000 pages! Yea for us!
Thanks in no small part to you Dustin!
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I just posted the final chapter of "Neo Viking" for us to enjoy.
A nice read - The version I have (no links except to VR's FictionPress page) runs to 286 pages.
Hicksdustin (talk) 19:12, December 27, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
to me it is hard to believe but we reached 10,002 pages on this Wiki
thanks inno small part to Dustin Hicks who relentless and truly dedicated adds page after page and in a way that really fits the flavor and spirit of the Galactic Chronicles Universe.
Thanks are due of course for Knight Ranger and Gnume .
To all of you my heartfelt thanks and deepest respects.
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Page 10,000 is now posted.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone!
Hicksdustin (talk) 03:01, December 25, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Well it was not what I thought it would be , but turned out ot be more than I could hope for.
I am now 60,000 words into the second Roy Masters book and it looks I am going to finish on time,.So I am still cheking the Wiki and read every new entry, but I am determined mow ot finish the novel and won't do much else till the 30th of September. Just so all you know whats happening/
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We just hit page #9300 on the wiki! Andorian flute music
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I thought that I'd post a short blog about what I'm up to.
Right now, I'm slowly working thru the "wanted" list, and also categorizing uncategorized pages.
I don't intend to do a ton of these on any given day, that will allow VR, Gnume, et al. to vet my work, without taking too much time from their RL work & play.
I also keep an eye on the Double and Broken redirect pages.
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I just realized that the edit on Spal, was edit #800 since I joined! Many have been fairly easy (if you have the time to do it, as I do). Some have been much more difficult (figuring out what Vanessa was aiming to do/say).
A couple have been an outright error. Thank you, Gnume and Vanessa for your patience and effort explaining the "ways of the wiki" and helping/encouraging the new admin.
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Go for it VR, we're cheering for you.
Myself, Gnume, and Knight Rider have your six, and will watch the baby.
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I decided to take part in the National Novel Writing Month and take it as an incentive to finish Galaxy at War.
I am saying this so you know why I won't work much on the Wiki. (It is in good hands with Dusty, Gnume and Knight Rider) I will still check daily to make sure the content is GalNet Wiki Content .
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Another great Milestone reached. The Galnet Wiki now contains 9000 pages In no small part due to Hicksdustin who added 652 PAGESEDITS SINCE JOINING THIS WIKIOCTOBER 14, 2014Read more >
My right hand has recovered enough for me to type again (fast enough for story telling) So good news.. GC is back on Track .
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How is a new category created?
If I hit "Add category" on a page I get an edit box, if I type in that edit field I can select an existing category and then the save button becomes activate, but if I type a category name that does not exist the save button remains inactive.Read more >
On Monday last week I had a stroke. I was completly paralyzed on the right side.
I was unable to move and had been in the hospita; till this afternoon.
Some sensation has come back and I will of course continue with the site and the strories, The doctors say my sensation and thus muscle control will return,but it can take some time.
The doctors also think that working on stories and web entries is a good practice.
So overall all is okay and way better than it could have been. Just so you my friends know why there was two weeks of silence
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 19:52, February 21, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
New Milestone reached.\
7000 Pages on the Wiki.
thanks to all the contributors especially of course Knight Ranger and Gnume
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 11:23, January 15, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
One of my facebook friends posted this cartoon this morning. Leif Ericson may have run across it in his research of the vikings.Read more >
The rewrite I started in March is the hardest thing I have done in terms of writing. I wrote more than ever and tossed entire books in the waste basket ,only to start over.
The reason is, I want it to make it the last re write and finally get on to new stories.
I know the rewrite has to be done. There are too many plot holes and errors, but whenever I start I am adding new elements and then I feel it takes away from the original plot.
But I think I finally got a handle on it and I will soon update.
As usual they will first appear in the Fragments section of the Wiki. Once edited and read by my friends I will post them at Fiction Press.
Stories Online has to wait as John who does the posting there is currently deployed deep in the Con…Read more >
Happy Thanksgiving to all GalNet fans and GalNet Admins.
I am still in the process of writing...please bear with me as I am not as active on the Wiki as usual.
Thank you Gnume and Knight for keeping the fires burning!
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In the next few weeks I won't post much on the Wiki. I will of course monitor and check on questions and comments but I am dedicating the next few weeks to writing...My head explodes with new stories and I want to finish the re write..
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 12:14, October 22, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
There are some contries like Brazil where there already is a "Duty to Vote." If a person will be out of town but within Brazil's territory on election day, he has to go fill out a form at a post office and have it stamped with the date (using the same stamp used to place the postmark over postage stamps.Read more >
NOTE: Ep2 was posted Oct 2, 2013 and can be view here.
So I have a good rough draft of episode 2 in the Triangulum Files completed. I'm looking for proof readers who can help point out some of the errors that are there. If you're interested just send me an email at silvak.lance @ gmail.com (without spaces).
I use google doc's......google drive now that they changed the name. I will add you as a contributor using your email address. You'll be able to read and edit the document online in real time. At this point it's just a rough draft, so grammar and spelling are probably horrible. What I'm after most is the flow and feel of the episode. ie, too slow, too boring, not detailed enough, one part is irrelevant, I want to know more about something…Read more >
In a bit of irony or coincidence, one day after I posted a few Archa related articles, one of the minor headlines here in North Texas was the appearance of hundreds of spider webs from spiderlings ballooning.
Knight Ranger (talk) 15:16, September 26, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
A word about Questions and discussons
I wanted to say how incredibly happy and proud I am to have “Geek” discussions with Gnume or with KnightRanger or anyone for that matter.
For decades I am a fan of Sci Fi . I was a geek before there was the word...and I was a geek long before it was cool to be a geek.
While Lisa Simpson was sort of the first girl geek on TV...she wasn't cool...(She still isn't....Bart is) and girls had to hide their Geekness...
Anyway I still had headed discussions about the Explosive Yield of Photon torpedoes, the benefits of Phasers and all things Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman Superman , Spiderman, DC and Marvel...Also long before Big Bang Theory)...
But having geek discussions with real fans and friends about my Universe,…Read more >
It's nice to see GalNet getting more attention.....Sadly it's been awhile and I have been away for a few months. There is just so much to read now and new people to get to know.
Are there any categories/sections/stories we've been focusing out article writing/editing on?
If there is anything I can do for anyone, just let me know! I'll hopefully be about reading and writing.
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Well this is a milestone indeed. Thanks to KNIGHTRANGER who added awesome, real cool, totally GC content. And to Gnume and several others for tiredlessly editing my stuff...Thank you all!!! Thanks indeed...
And I promissed myself not to check, but it is really AT&T s fault....That I actually have reception up here in my cabin.
Well back to wrting and thanks indeed...!!!
Knight ..you earned a six pack of Lone Star for sure
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Going to my cabin to write....will have no Internet and no distractions. see you all next week VRRead more >
Well in any case the Black Bridge and all the gigantuan ideas of Gnume are elements of Gnume's forthcoming story. As I said before if you want it to be part of the GC universe meaning it can appear in my stories. It must adhere to the guidelines I set forth in Writing in the GC Universe. I love Gnume's ideas and some of them are very giood. Like the Einstein Ark. (It has great potential and with some tweaking so it fits in the GC Universe it can be canon and I even tried to tie it in...) But every add on, every Page of this wiki that is categorized in the In Character / In Universe pages need to fit the Universe as whole.
The Union is not TL 10 or 11. It is TL 8 with some elements reaching TL 9. Certain equipment and items given to the Tige…Read more >
I see the Wiki is in good hands with Knightrider and the others so I am taking a break from the Wiki (In terms of posting and adding content) and concentrate on writing. I will of course check on the new content....if any is added, but I am prioritize writing for a little while
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 07:50, August 6, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
it was freaking bloody useless in this wiki. and it doesnt save its history. so no discussions in it are documented and you cannot see massages from before you joined. it was basicly glorified irc.Read more >
The Marvel Universe did it, DC did it, Batman did it and Superman..So I am rebooting my Universe as well.
The reason is, I have grown as a writer, mostly due to the many edits, comments and help from friends like John,Bill,Sam and others.
When I started Galactic Chronicles in 1993 it was a collection of handwritten Notebooks. Then I begun to tell the tale on Fiction Press Almost 10 years ago and added much to the tale. It was an organic growth and I wrote chapter by chapter rather than book by boo..and I fabricated some glaring Plot-holes, made tremendous typos and mind boggling errors.
At the beginning of this year my father died and I had to take care of my mother who took it hard. While this happened I was reading my own stuff and realized…Read more >
Thanks to our new and very active friends Gnume and Knight Rider we reached another MILE STONE ..
yes there are : Five Thousand Pages ---- 5000 --- On this Wiki
And thanks to Gnume, Harry, Silvak and of course Knight Rider and Sam it is also more accurate.
thank you all!!!
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If you want you can use the chat..for discussing stuff....makes sense when everyoen is here...right?
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 15:11, June 5, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
i just got home after buying a phone. an samsung galaxy pocket GT-S5300. its pretty week. but i should be geting a tablet soon for the more complex tasks. probably nexus 7.Read more >
I've finally gotten around to watching the first of the reboot Star Trek movies.
A couple of thoughts came to mind while I was doing that. In the long run (before reboot), Spock chose what could be considered a "third way" for him - neither being completely human nor completely vulcan just complely Spock. As for James T. Kirk, there was a comment before a bar fight that reminded me of Eric.
Knight Ranger (talk) 17:42, May 30, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
i just got news from the mobile phone repair shop that my phone is unfixable and replacement under warranty is uneconomical. so ill be spending the next few days in researching and buying a new phone. so expect most of my activity to fell of except minor editing and moderation. well unless i get an insomniac episodes. have a good week !Read more >
With the Wiki in good hands : Samuel, Woody, Knight Ranger and Gnume... I am back to writing..;-)
A new book will soon be posted
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 22:12, May 17, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
Recently two new Wiki Contributors joined the GalNet Wiki and this Wiki has not been the same since. They are tiredless editing and...they are adding Content...what's soawesome is they do it with a great feel for the GC Universe.
I also had my first Geek Discussions....no not about Star Trek,not about Marvel Movies...no...no...About the GALACTIC CHRONICLES.....it was a moment of realization and unmeasurable pride!
Vanessa Ravencroft (talk) 22:10, May 17, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
Finally after at least 12 attempts and a waste basket full of discarded beginnings...
I finally found the way how I wanted to rewrite the GC Universe and the Eric Olafson Story
I kicked the Writers Block into the waste basket as well and Iamnot only full of new ideas but have enough energy and ideas to tackle the rewrite.
NOTE: The Rewrite will affect the Wiki a little but I will make the chances right away so transission should be easy
This time I try to have an editor check the chpaters before I post them on Fiction Press
Eric new story reflects the Historic events in Roy's Story
The Dark One tells the story from the beginnings
A new Book is added as a Beginner “ NILFEHEIM”. Nilfeheim will tell not only Erics story but the Story of the…
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I thought I'd write a brief post with an update of how everything is going in Triangulum........It's harder than I thought.
Due to some pathetically simple distractions, I am about the same place I was the last time I wrote on here. I have officially gotten out of the habit of writing and that disturbs me. I had been working on it everyday so that it was continually reminded of the world I was shaping and the lives I held in my hands. I knew that if I didn't I would end up right where I am now. Throw a bit of writers block and I feel like I am buried alive. However it's time I slap myself good and get on with it.
January closed out with 175 unique visitors and 233 page views with no less than 2 new visitors everyday. It also closed out with …Read more >
Aimless6 just posted this critique :
A new review has been posted to your story.
Story: Galaxy at War
Chapter: 8. The Brick
From: Aimless6 ( http://www.fictionpress.com/u/897417/ ) Reply URL: https://www.fictionpress.com/pm2/post.php?rwid=17815382
Belle station was supposed to be destroyed, so having a plan B already in place would be an unusual sign of lack in confidence by the Kermac.
But a few Kermac start to improvise and manage to overwhelm;
a Station Security Chief, a PsiCorp Colonel with links to the Grey Cats and TSI, a dozen Marines in combat gear, a maximum security prison with psi suppressors, there are no Cerberus bots guarding the prison, and there is no active computronic to check access codes.
A bit much isn't it?
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Thank you all so much! Today Triangulum Files just reached 100 unique visitors. I attribute this in no small part to the loyal GC fans that Vanessa has spent these long years to create.
Once again, Thank you!
Now that my mind has finished imploding from reading the new articles on hyperspace and hyperspace travel, I'll get back to work on Episode 2.Read more >
Ok, I just couldn't wait to share what I had written. So it is now available on FictionPress. Feel free to stop by and take a look, and when your finished, leave me a review and let me know what you thought or how I can improve my writing.
Check out Episode 1: LostRead more >
Yep, I had barely finished writing episode 1 that I turned around and rewrote it. I was dedicated and have done most of the work today. There are a couple of things left and it will be ready for me to share. My proofreaders are hard at work making sure that I didn't miss anything.
Vanessa has been helping me immensely. Keeping me in line. Reminding me of the effects that my writing could have on the GC-verse. And most of all getting me information to actually use. As the series goes, I hope that the sheer amount of help I've been needing will go down.
If anyone other than Vanessa actually is reading these blog posts here is a little tidbit for you to chew on. The title of episode 1 is "Lost".
And with that I leave you.
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As of right now I have finished roughing out Episode 1! It's sitting at just over 10,000 words. It's probably the longest thing I have ever written. And it's still growing. I'll be reworking some parts to bring them into line with the GC-verse. Plus I still need to add in some additional descriptive paragraphs so readers who are new to the GC-verse won't get too confused. So I expect to add another couple thousand words before it's ready to put up on FictionPress.
Now it's off to try and come up with some good names for people. I am terrible at coming up with names! Especially for members of other species.
Wish me luck!!
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The Triangulum Files are a spin-off series based in the GC Universe. It started of as a concept I created featuring several elements from my favorite books, movies and TV series. As the concept develop into something more substantial I began altering it to make it seem more consistent with the GC-verse and with my abilities. Here are some things you can look forward....
- Officially recognized by Vanessa, the stories will be posted on FictionPress.com, along with accompanying articles here on the wiki.
- The stories will be laid out in "Episode" format. Meaning chapter or large chapter sized spinets targeted at advancing the storyline or developing a character.
- My current goal is to have a new Episode every month or so, but it's subject to chang…