Q:As a follow-up to the previous ask, do you think you could do an otherwise normal LP video in Doric?
Again, I was thinking of doing this, possibly with either Elite: Dangerous, or Oolite. (Leaning towards Oolite, just to keep video size down since it’s not quite as graphically intensive!)
Q:Your accent is adorable. Can you make a vid of you just saying Scottish words?
You know this is going to result in like a 2 second video of me literally just saying “Scottish Words”, right?
Seriously though, I could do this probably. I did do a video talking about a couple little quirks in the Doric dialect before - and I’d been thinking of doing a spoof of Freeman’s Mind where Gordon Freeman is actually a doric-speaking physicist, but yeah, I could do something like that sometime :o
Q:So, why don't you have anonymous asks on your After Dark page? Not all of us enjoy the atmosphere of tumblr nor the hivemind of reddit. Some of us are just weirdos who lurk in the shadows. Speaking of which, dost thou worship the God-Emperor, Saviour of Mankind?
Oh whoops, musta forgotten to enable anon asks on my AD again. TMI Tuesday has been extended to Whoopsie Wednesday as a result, so folks can feel free to ask me stuff on my AD blog today! Lemme just fix that now.
I’d also like to note that Sky News has been biased in its reporting of the Independence vote, deliberately interviewing more No campaigners than Yes ones, and not giving both sides a fair chance to speak.
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.
This Thursday, Scotland votes for its independence.
The BBC is trying to report that Yes to Independence is losing. They’re using photos to imply our gatherings are tiny and insignificant instead of the many photos like those above. They’re reporting that an anti-independence march by the Orange Order (think the KKK with more British flags) was a peaceful pro-union family march. They have been caught editing clips to discredit our First Minister.
There is a protest outside BBC headquarters right now. They are claiming there are a maximum of 350 protesters.
Watch for yourself. There are far more people outside their offices right now and they are being ignored and misreported.
We need to be seen. The only way we’ve been able to disseminate accurate information has been through social media. The media we rely on to spread unbiased information is lying to us, trying to suppress us.
PLEASE SHARE. PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE NEED OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.
I’ve said it before, I’ll probably say it again: never trust big media in regards to news. If you don’t listen, you might be uninformed; if you do listen, you’ll probably be misinformed. It’s two sides of the same coin, but guess which is likely to actively inspire wrong though/action.
Fun tip for fellow Elite: Dangerous Pilots!
Specifically, for those of you looking to make money through courier/transport missions:
In contracts where you’re given a quantity of cargo and told to take it somewhere, you do not have to be carrying the cargo the whole way, you can sell it so that you can make a jump you otherwise wouldn’t make.
Example from experience: I had to take a shipment of 6 Aluminium from an station near Beagle 2 Landing in Asellus Primus (Where I picked up the Hauler) to Bresnik Mine in G 239-25 - However the only way to get there was through LHS 3006, which I couldn’t reach with a full cargohold. If I failed the mission, I’d be fined 1800 credits, money that I didn’t have.
I discovered that, since the only fail condition for the mission was my ship’s destruction, I could sell the Aluminium that the client put in my cargohold, and not fail the contract. This meant I was able to make the jump to LHS 3006, get to a connecting system, pick up 6 units of aluminium there and then get to Bresnik Mine and complete the contract!
So yeah - if you can’t make a jump, sell the goods and jump with an empty hold - chances are there’ll be someone past that jump who will have what you need and be in range.