This is absolutely bizarre, and I really really like it!
Date: 29 Nov 2016 13:05
Number of posts: 36
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Well then, this is a thing. Following the recent debate regarding the GOI list (which I will not go into here), I noticed that quite a few GOIs on the list have been neglected for quite some time, ALEXYLVA being one of them. We've never really seen anything from this world without the University's perspective being in play, and while they are still present, they're mostly angry about mail fraud.
Next stop: the UIU! (Maybe. Possibly.)
I'm no latin scholar, except i am, a terrible one, and my terrible latin sense is telling me that that says 'common author' or something along those lines. Something better would be along the lines of "scriptor scriptura" although that isn't declined.
Great job on this, btw.
This is goofy-yet-terrifying, which is my favorite kind of terrifying. Also, I appreciate the presence of American languages in the letter; cultural absorption was one of the things that the Romans were really, really good at, and it's something that gets left out frequently, despite being one of the more interesting aspects of AU. +1
So Alexylva finally got sick of the Foundation's shit, as they continued to pluck anomalies from their mail.
ATTEMPTING TO INTERRUPT THIS SENTENCE WILL RESULT IN HARSHER PUNISHMENT.
For some reason I'm imagining their authorities comes rushing in the Foundation-verse, only to be able to reach a peaceful compromise. Or we could have an article where they're mega-pissed, which could be cool as well.
Are these wolves significantly denser than the 60-68 kg Canon dirus of prehistory? Anti-vehicular mine fuses generally require hundreds or thousands of kilograms to detonate.
I am incapable of doing math, and also suck at finding sources on military equipment without fear of ending up on a watchlist. Will fix.
You could just say "anti-tank mines (fused for 60 kg targets)" or something. Or not worry about it much, I figured either the modifications made these things as heavy as a car or the mines were HEAT warheads but with anti-personnel fuses, or something.
Edit: Reading Wikipedia pages on military equipment or Global Security or even checking out a Jane's from your local library probably doesn't put you on a watch list. If it did that list would be uselessly long.
That last part was a joke— I mainly just can't find reliable/easy-to-read sources. Also, what exactly is a "Jane's"?
(Yes, I am a pleb. Sue me.)
Jane's is a publisher of hardback/physical annual guides on military equipment, things something like Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide, with increasing specificity. We had them around as kids, don't know why.
I think they have an online presence, but Global Security is usually my go-to when Wikipedia doesn't cut it. It can be kind of a pain to navigate, but the articles aren't bad once you find them.
Was almost going to upvote just because this basically takes place right in my backyard, but you did a fine job of mixing very disparate elements (portals, superdogs, postal employees, ALEXYLVA) and meshed them together almost effortlessly. +I!