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Title: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 08, 2009, 08:22:20 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoDrawing.jpg)
The Bino are a race of bird-like mammals originating from Khuris.
Name: Bino (BYE-noe)
Homeworld: Khuris
Type: Warm-blooded mammilian vertebrate
Gravity Preferences:0.85 earth gravity
Temperature Preferences: -25°F-45°F
Lifestyle: Social herbivore
Preferred Habitat: Temperate forest
Height: 4 feet on average
Weight:60 to 80 pounds
Diet: Various fruits
Forage Success Rate: Forage 90%
Natural Armor: Thick fur and primitive down feathers act almost like a bullet-resistant vest
Defenses: Relatively sharp claws
Graspers: Two hands with three fingers and one thumb
Method of Eating: They usually use their two-foot long, sticky toung to grab things to eat
Lifespan: 120-150 earth years
Gestation:2 earth years
Number of Offspring:1 to 3
Offspring Survival Rate: 75%
Gender Differences: Females have spot markings, while males have stripes
Civilization: Galactic Exploration Age
Archetype: Shaman

More to come later...
An organized handbook to the Bino (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=16948.0)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Grangan on January 08, 2009, 09:25:18 pm
Nice!  I hope to see more!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 09, 2009, 08:22:58 am
Life in the Mud: Bino Evolutionary History Part I
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/ThefirstBino.jpg)
The very first known ancestor of the Modern Bino lived out its life in the silt at the bottom of rivers around Khuris' Norhern Continent. They used their long flexible probe to feel around in the water for food, and sucked it up. They had no spine yet, but had the beginnings of a heart, stomach, and a rudimentary brain. They were on their way to bigger and better things...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 09, 2009, 03:37:27 pm
Awesome! ;D It seems I have influenced a newcomer. When you say their archetype is "Religious", do you mean:
A. You don't know that Economic, Religious and Military aren't archetypes, they're only in the Civilization stage.
B. Religious is like Zealot, except not so zealoty.

My money's on B. Still, I like how you gave titles to your evolutionary history like chapters in a book. :) Also, can you draw/request a picture and/or map of Khuris, color your drawings, and tell us how "Bino" is pronounced? Beeno, binno, byno...Hmmm... ???
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 09, 2009, 07:23:36 pm
I remember the humble beginnings of the Perrachi. I do believe this will turn out to be like them: Extremely detailed and high-quality! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 09, 2009, 08:43:00 pm
The Alkera (al-KAIR-uh) System:

The Alkera star system is very complex, with a massive main star Akra (ahk-RAH), and a secondary , main sequence star named Dyka (DYE-kah).
Another main sequence orbits the "main" Alkera system hundreds of AUs away, with three small stars orbiting that. Bino months are determined by the position of these stars. In fact, Alkera means clockwork in Bino.

Akra
Size: 67% of Rigel
Age: 150 million Earth years (50 million years left)
Radiation Levels: Medium
Other Notable Features: It is large and old for it's size, it has already begun to die.

Korolon (KORŌ-lawn)
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Korolon.jpg)
Size: 92% of Jupiter
Habitability: unhabitable
Order From Sun: first planet
Distance From Sun: 25 AU
Moons: 48 as of yet unnamed moons
Atmosphere: Hydrogen-Oxygen
Length of Day: About 10 Earth hours
Length of Year: About 6300 Earth days
Core: solid
Atmosphere: A blueish color caused by hydrogen
Coordinates: B,2 Galactic Starmap Coordinates
Other Notable Features: Korolon's orbit is 1/4 slower than Khuris' orbit, so every time Akra, Korolon, and Khuris align, Korolon largely blots out the light and heat reaching Khuris. This causes a very cold, short term winter. There is a space program in progress, attempting establish a base within Korolon's atmospherefor research.

Khuris
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisPlanetsmall.jpg)
Size: 87% of Earth
Habitability:Depends
Order From Sun: Second planet
Distance From Sun: 60 AU
Moons: Two moons, Myeah (my-YAY-ah) and Krista (KREE-stuh)
Atmosphere: Hydrogen-Oxygen
Land-Water Percentage: 38% land, 62% water
Length of Day: About 40 Earth hours
Length of Year: About 1825 Earth days
Core: Molten Iron
Continents: 1
Oceans: Very deep-blue water, caused by large cobalt depostis abundant around the planet
Valueable Minerals: Cobalt, copper, Azurite, gold, large deposits of iron
Coordinates: UNKNOWN
Other Notable Features:Khuris is so tropical looking because of the plantlife's high reproduction rate, preparing for the winter caused by Korolon.

More added later

UFO King, all the stuff about their civilization will be revealed after the evolutionary history is done (It won't be long, I have all the sketches,
just need to write the history that goes with it.)I'll post PartII tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 09, 2009, 09:41:40 pm
A hollow core? A hollow core? No offense, but that's a geological impossibility! A planet can't have a hollow core or it would collapse to fill the hollowness! You really need to rethink that. Also, the planet must have an molten or rocky core with iron, nickel and tin deposits to create a magnetic field to protect the planet from harmful solar radiation.

Otherwise, the planet and system are really thought out and well developed. When you say hydrogen-oxygen, do you mean to say that or do you mean to say it's atmosphere is like Earth's? Earth's atmosphere is nitrogen-oxygen, by the way. I assume the planet is tropical or something similar because I don't see any deserts. Also, who did the picture?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yannick on January 10, 2009, 09:51:57 am
Massive holes like that would cause massive collapses.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 10, 2009, 10:24:52 am
Ahh, forget it...
The idea came from Star wars, Naboo's core was hollow, and filled with water.
Would that work? I'm feeling very stupid right about now...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Grangan on January 10, 2009, 10:25:20 am
Why do you think everyone hated Star Wars I?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yannick on January 10, 2009, 10:32:00 am
Water could work, although the heat would evaporate it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 10, 2009, 10:47:17 am
Act like I never said it...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 10, 2009, 10:55:36 am
Act like I never said it...
We could if you changed the core to molten or rocky and made the planet itself smaller than Earth to compensate for the lower gravity. Speaking of small planets, we haven't had many of those lately.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 10, 2009, 11:56:17 am
Climbing up the food chain: Gen II
Skip ahead a bit, and you get this:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Gen2.jpg)
To swim, the small skirt around the earlier Bino deneloped into individual fins. They also developed primitive eyes to dedect the ultraviolet light reflected from the plants they eat. The increased size to hold their newly developed brain came with another advantage, they were too large fore most predators to attack and kill threm.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on January 10, 2009, 12:33:42 pm
First in a while to actually have been drawn rather then created by the Spore creators.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on January 10, 2009, 12:46:23 pm
Really nice. The pictures look really cool and i really like the evolution. Cant wait for the next gen.

Offtopic: Kenobro mine doesnt use any editors from spore!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 10, 2009, 01:38:47 pm
First in a while to actually have been drawn rather then created by the Spore creators.
*Ahem!* You should pay attention, Kenobro.

Aside from that, I really like it. I assume since the atmosphere is hydrogen-oxygen the Bino either never discovered fire or did and had disastrous consequences.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 12, 2009, 03:49:19 pm
First in a while to actually have been drawn rather then created by the Spore creators.
Hey! I recently added pictures to the Goonal! Doesn't that count?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 12, 2009, 05:34:48 pm
Gen 3: Finger Lickin' Good
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Gen3.jpg)
The early Bino developed a taste Featherweeds, lage plants with thick succulent fronds (They're still a delicacy now).
Almost as soon as they started feeding on them, however, they developed defenses against the Bino: reflexes. As soon as a strong water current is detected by the plant, the leaves pull into a large bulb at its base.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/PottedFeatherdusterWeed.jpg)
The bino developed basic fingers to pry apart the bulbs to get at the fronds inside, and they also had a hidden use...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on January 15, 2009, 12:04:24 pm


Offtopic: Kenobro mine doesnt use any editors from spore!

I meant in a while.  I cont a while within one month, so yours doesn't count as recent.

The eyes are cool on Gen 2.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 15, 2009, 06:49:34 pm
Generation 4: NOT Like a Fish Out of Water
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Gen4.jpg)
Ain't he cute?
The Bino's sucess meant a rapid decline of food in the area, so they moved to new territory: land.
This lead to a new age of prosperity for the Bino, but they weren't done evolving just yet...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 18, 2009, 08:18:10 pm
I made fanart of the Bino. ;D The scanner isn't working, though. It should be up in a couple of days. I'll post it then. ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 18, 2009, 08:56:04 pm
Awesome! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 11:56:28 am
It's time the Bino get a spot on the Galactic Starmap! H,2
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Binolocation.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 19, 2009, 01:43:50 pm
Awesome, but I thought you said their location was unknown. ??? Anyway, I'm glad the closest civilization is the Perrachi Empire! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 01:45:09 pm
It WAS unknown (I was just too lazy to come up with a location).
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 19, 2009, 03:05:46 pm
Good to see they're close to the Goonal! :)
Say, what do the Bino think of the Goonal anyway? Are they aware of their existence?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 03:18:37 pm
So far only passive radio receiving arrays have been used, but a deep space radio tranmitter will soon be in operation. Maybe the Goonal will will receive it! (hint, hint) :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 19, 2009, 03:20:39 pm
Quick! Make an RP thread, before everyone loses interest!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 03:46:06 pm
I'm on it!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 19, 2009, 04:18:15 pm
Good!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on January 19, 2009, 04:21:03 pm
Can I join in?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 04:25:02 pm
Sure! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Arachoid on January 19, 2009, 09:44:36 pm
I'm surprised there are no, "Take Bino before, and there'll be no gas," jokes here. Oh Malt, where have you gone to? Leaving us all without your special brand of humor... How I long for the olden days.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 19, 2009, 09:54:53 pm
I'm surprised there are no, "Take Bino before, and there'll be no gas," jokes here. Oh Malt, where have you gone to? Leaving us all without your special brand of humor... How I long for the olden days.
It's pronounced bye-no.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on January 19, 2009, 10:09:07 pm
I'm surprised there are no, "Take Bino before, and there'll be no gas," jokes here. Oh Malt, where have you gone to? Leaving us all without your special brand of humor... How I long for the olden days.

Will you please accept that he's gone for good?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 10:18:18 pm
Generation 5: Almost Done...
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Gen5.jpg)
Not much change here. The Bino began to stand upright to reach the juicy fruits (Pun subconsiously intended) higher up. Their proboscis also developed into a primitive trunk-like structure, with a small jaw at the end.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 19, 2009, 10:20:27 pm
Weird, I always imagined them as being brown, not blue. I wonder what color their spots/stripes are?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 19, 2009, 10:24:32 pm
Their stripes are brown. They're colored blue because the main food is colored blue, like flamingos.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Arachoid on January 20, 2009, 06:59:34 pm
I'm surprised there are no, "Take Bino before, and there'll be no gas," jokes here. Oh Malt, where have you gone to? Leaving us all without your special brand of humor... How I long for the olden days.

Will you please accept that he's gone for good?

Nevar! For just like Santa Claus, Malt never went away... His spirit lives on inside us all. Every time you laugh, every time you feel humor, Malt's essence is there, powering the whole thing. He is humor incarnate. And a world without humor is just as terrible as a world without Malt.

But back on topic: I too always imagined the Bino as brown. Glad to see they aren't though, as blue is a much more unearthly color (no mammals naturally have blue or green hair).
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 21, 2009, 07:33:54 pm
Generation 6: Last step to sentience
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Gen6-1.jpg)
The proboscis has fully developed into a rigid mouth (which will further develop into a beak) for crushing hard-shelled plants, and stripes are clearly visible on his back (You can tell it's a he by the stripes). The fruits they eat color them their blue color, without it they turn a boring, drab grey. So, what do you want to know now?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 21, 2009, 08:25:26 pm
How about their skeleton? Or maybe the rest of their history, like the Nauceans.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 22, 2009, 07:28:54 am
How about their skeleton? Or maybe the rest of their history, like the Nauceans.
Seconded.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 22, 2009, 05:14:00 pm
Update time!
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoSkeleton.jpg)
Tadaa! Not much of interest, here are the highlights:
Their Ribs are vertical, and more like a sheild than a cage. Their arms and legs fit into the outer two of these.
The ineer 1st and 2nd toes are fused at the top.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 22, 2009, 05:15:58 pm
Awesome detail! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 22, 2009, 05:19:03 pm
Thanks! I did it at school today, so I didn't expect it to come out very good. I guess it did!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 22, 2009, 09:38:53 pm
I made fanart! ;D
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/scan0004.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 22, 2009, 10:13:07 pm
Thank you! I love it!

Space Stuff:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Binogeneralusecorvette.jpg)
The Korolon Class General Use Corvette is the most commonly seen Bino ship. It can be seen playing roles of warship or tour ship. The propulsion is housed completely in the "wings" Pulses of an undisclosed kind are sent from generators in the wings through the tail, moving the ship forward. I think the lack of viewable engines and the long tail makes them look more elegant.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Khurisclass.jpg)
The Khuris class starliner is a passenger/freighter ship. This makes up the majority of Korolon class modifications.

KSEU Rocket:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KSEURocketII.jpg)
The KSEU Rocket is a ship designed for long-range travel. Steam-powered from the minerals in asteroids, which it also uses to fertilize plants used for food onboard. It was designed before the first contact.

Arrow Class Starfighter:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Arrowclassstarfighter.jpg)
The arrow starfighter is a light starfighter designed more for defense than attack. It is typically used as an guard for unarmed starliners.

Warp Drive:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Warpdrive.jpg)
The Bino warp drive works by, not moving the ship, but the space it travels through. The space-time fabric is contorted in a way that the distances the ship is traveling through are actually shorter than they should be. The effect is like turning the dent in the fabric that a black hole makes, sideways.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 23, 2009, 09:49:55 am
Woah! Great spaceship stuff!
Soo...they use wormhole travel?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on January 23, 2009, 11:05:05 am
Thats a wormhole by standards like omegatripod said.

But it would be interesting to see a ship get half way in the ships path, it could deform it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 23, 2009, 06:42:04 pm
Here's some currency:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoCurrency.jpg)
The blue one is 1000, because the hexagon represents 10. The flattened ones under it are multipliers: 10 x 10 x 10 = 1000
The red one is 5, because the square represents 5.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Doctor Z on January 23, 2009, 07:03:35 pm
I want that Parts Assembler program...

Give it to me. Now. D:
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 23, 2009, 07:18:03 pm
http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2 (http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2)
direct download:
http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe (http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 25, 2009, 12:53:31 pm
I'm running short on ideas, what should I do now?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on January 25, 2009, 12:55:38 pm
More ships perhaps?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 25, 2009, 01:00:57 pm
Robots? Weapons?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 25, 2009, 03:02:59 pm
Starship section updated
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on January 28, 2009, 11:40:34 am
http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2 (http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2)
direct download:
http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe (http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe)


What is it that we are downloading here?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on January 28, 2009, 11:49:52 am
http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2 (http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http://doga.jp/2008/programs/dogal/index.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2)
direct download:
http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe (http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe)


What is it that we are downloading here?
My guess, the parts assembler.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on January 28, 2009, 12:25:18 pm
I made fanart! ;D
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/scan0004.jpg)


Do it again, this time with the species that actually did that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 28, 2009, 03:25:13 pm
I made fanart! ;D
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/scan0004.jpg)


Do it again, this time with the species that actually did that.
Sorry, I absolutely SUCK at drawing Vykusi. :(
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on January 28, 2009, 04:32:32 pm
I also suck at drawing them.

You can just do the front two arms and a little bit of body.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 28, 2009, 07:04:43 pm
I'm running out of ideas for updates, but I don't want this thread to die! HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on January 28, 2009, 07:31:42 pm
What are their cities like?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 28, 2009, 08:27:27 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Binocitycenter.jpg)
The picture only shows the city center, a teple in a crater, surrounded by 8 obelisks. The surrounding city typically is arranged in a spoked design: residential, parks, commercial, parks, residential, etc.

The top picture shows a Bino house, the enterance is at the bottom, and the main living area is at the top.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 28, 2009, 08:36:26 pm
Nice. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 28, 2009, 08:40:49 pm
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 29, 2009, 07:47:23 am
I like the house design especially.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 29, 2009, 08:06:55 am
Thanks, I made it to mimic the look and function of trees, and the roof keeps snow from building up all around.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 29, 2009, 11:23:14 am
I know! Tell us more about Khuris's climate and geography! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 29, 2009, 06:12:20 pm
Ack, sorry I didnt update earlier, had a book report to do.
Anyway, A map of Khuris:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisMap.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on January 29, 2009, 07:43:17 pm
Ehh...It's too square. I feel like it only shows one side of the planet.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 29, 2009, 07:46:27 pm
>__<
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on January 30, 2009, 08:31:14 pm
Any more requests?
...
...
...
Any?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on January 30, 2009, 08:53:35 pm
Wildlife, I say!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Supergamer01 on January 30, 2009, 09:44:29 pm
What about it's pets? It's methods of raising young? Or how about it's interactions with different species.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Tesla on February 01, 2009, 12:18:17 pm
Technology.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yannick on February 01, 2009, 12:42:13 pm
TECHNO-LOGY
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 02, 2009, 05:48:46 pm
This comic goes with the technology request:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoAirshower.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on February 02, 2009, 06:03:52 pm
Nice, Do they wera clothing?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 02, 2009, 06:21:21 pm
Not really, usually just hats, ribbons, "tattoos" (bleached patterns in their fur), etc.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 02, 2009, 07:52:36 pm
Nice comic! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 02, 2009, 09:49:32 pm
This is just a quick question, is it possible to have a star system within a nebula? The reason for this question, you will see...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 03, 2009, 06:51:41 am
This is just a quick question, is it possible to have a star system within a nebula? The reason for this question, you will see...
That's a very good question. Considering a star is made by nebula gases clumping together, I wouldn't think it possible, but the nebula could move.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on February 03, 2009, 10:58:16 am
This is just a quick question, is it possible to have a star system within a nebula? The reason for this question, you will see...

Im not an expert but I think it would be possible if the star moved there by itself. By the time life evolves I think the whole nebula would have all been converted to stars. But a lifeless system, sure.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 07, 2009, 07:17:35 pm
Just made a minor update to the spacecraft section, just so you know.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 10, 2009, 09:36:50 pm
This is is a Bino instrument called a Valenadra. Its Earth classification would probably be woodwinds.
This is the best I can do as far as pictures:
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Air is blown through the Mouthpiece
The Slide Cover blocks air coming from the Slide raising or lowering the pitch
Air comes out the Slide to produce noise
I hope the diagram works.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on February 11, 2009, 04:43:15 pm
cool, so its like a trombone/flute
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: hisome on February 16, 2009, 02:45:46 pm
the bino is uniqe i am suprisied it was your first spore creature
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 16, 2009, 02:47:05 pm
(That's my friend)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 26, 2009, 05:52:54 pm
I have decided to resurrect this even now aging thread. Suggestions, anyone?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 26, 2009, 06:02:38 pm
How about wildlife or vehicles?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 27, 2009, 06:14:12 pm
My idea for developing a believable history of the Bino is to make an RP where people make countries, create technologies, and RULE THE WORLD! MUAHAHAHA!

Seriously though, do you like the idea? :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 27, 2009, 06:33:44 pm
Nah. They're your own creation.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 27, 2009, 08:19:52 pm
I've finally managed to scan the Valenadra!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 27, 2009, 10:26:15 pm
It looks pretty complicated. What does it sound like? A clarinet, maybe?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 10:04:44 am
The mouthpiece is where you blow air into (That was probably a no-brainier)

The slide handle is where you hold to move the slide up and down (Again, a no-brainier)

The slide has the holes which are covered by the, well, slide cover

You rest the instrument on your shoulder with the shoulder rest, like a violin

The pitch up key raises the pitch one half-note, the pitch down brings it back to normal

The "slur" key makes the transition from note to note more smooth by slightly opening the top of the cover
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 28, 2009, 11:09:26 am
You didn't say what it sounded like. I like the design, though. Can you draw a Bino playing it?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 11:56:05 am
They have a variety of slides which can make many sounds.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoValenadra.jpg)
This is what playing it looks like. It's hard to tell, but he's actually blowing into it. It also looks a bit like a bazooka, doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 28, 2009, 11:58:39 am
It must be hard to play when you have a stiff beak like that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 12:02:47 pm
If you look carefully in the diagram, a notch is cut out in the mouthpiece for the beak to fit in.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 28, 2009, 12:22:53 pm
Um, Kitkat? Your signature was scanned along with the picture... Oh dear...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on February 28, 2009, 12:28:06 pm
I don't see it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 12:52:41 pm
As in an X?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 28, 2009, 01:19:10 pm
No! As in YOUR NAME! Right there in the lower right hand corner! Remove it!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 01:21:30 pm
Wh-WHAAAT!?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 28, 2009, 01:35:10 pm
Don't worry, I can assure you that me and King here are not internet predators and will not disclose your actual name to ANYONE. We believe in internet safety.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 28, 2009, 01:43:37 pm
I, sir, am an idiot.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on February 28, 2009, 10:28:01 pm
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8411/bino.png)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 28, 2009, 10:31:00 pm
Cool.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on February 28, 2009, 10:31:37 pm
Gec, you have done it again. ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on February 28, 2009, 10:36:46 pm
I have? Then I am deeply sorry. What have I done wrong?! Woe as me... :P
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on February 28, 2009, 11:26:37 pm
Oh dear! I seem to have done it too. My deepest apologies.
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/Bino-PerrachiDuet.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 01, 2009, 09:50:14 am
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Krackinclassdestroyertransport.jpg)
This is a Krakin Class Destroyer. It measures in at 3 miles long, with a wide range of weapons, the most notable of which include:

The 2 large ion cannons on the sides of the ship

200 Arrow Fighters
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 01, 2009, 09:56:22 am
Awesome, but no reaction to the art? You noticed the art, right?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 01, 2009, 09:59:28 am
>_< forgot.
I like them all! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on March 01, 2009, 04:55:29 pm
Artsy Fartsy!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 01, 2009, 10:16:57 pm
The beak looks like a platypus beak, but yea great art :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 01, 2009, 10:22:31 pm
Yes, that's my only issue, it is supposed to look like a seagull's.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 09, 2009, 06:21:20 pm
Okay guys, I need some help to prevent another rookie error. What would the maximum dimensions be for an underground cavern (With supporting columns inside) to be, while still being stable?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 09, 2009, 06:36:40 pm
I would do research on natural caves, there are some that get huge. I think Carlsbad Caverns has some pretty huge chambers.

Are you talking about natural or artificial (as in man-made, or rather, bino-made) caverns here?

Edit: If natural, there are various details such as the kind of rock and whether there is a mountain on top of it or not. If you are talking about artificial, what are you planning on the cavern being used for?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 09, 2009, 06:51:10 pm
I had the idea of a race which retreated to the (hopefully) massive caverns inside the planet. I wouldn't like Deja Vu of the first page. This is a different race, by the way, I just post this here to save from making another topic.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 09, 2009, 06:58:10 pm
I suggest you look at natural caverns then, it's possible for them to get huge. Of course though, if that race dug it themselves, they could have advanced materials technology, enabling them to build supports for massive chambers. So you have some leeway as long as its not an unreasonable height and you use plausible advanced technologies. It could easily be a very wide and sprawling chamber with many sub-chambers. If there are hundreds of miles of caverns, thats fine, there are some huge ones on Earth.

Just do some research on natural caverns and mines and you should get a good idea of what to use.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 09, 2009, 07:00:42 pm
I had the idea of a race which retreated to the (hopefully) massive caverns inside the planet. I wouldn't like Deja Vu of the first page. This is a different race, by the way, I just post this here to save from making another topic.
Aww man! I was going to post about a race that lived inside massive underground caverns. Now if I post them, then they'll look unoriginal. And no, it's not that thing from the photo.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 09, 2009, 07:06:15 pm
The idea itself isn't exactly origional, take the Sullustians of Star Wars and Dwarves of various fantasty media.

As long as they are different enough and went into the caverns for a different reason, it can still be origional. Caverns would work as a home for a whole variety of reasons, they evolved there, were forced down there by something, or they simply chose to live down there.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 09, 2009, 07:08:42 pm
I've finished Greivi's Classification List:
Alien sheet:  Bino

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Terrestrial
Appearance           : Mammalian
Gravity preferences  : 0.70 - 1 g (The range of gravity your race likes. If you don't know specifics, just put very low, low, standard, high, or very high)
Temperature pref.    : -32 to 7 °C (Like above, but with tempurature. If you don't know specifics, just put arctic, cool, standard, warm, desert)
Atmosphere breathed  : Hydrogen/Oxygen
Body cover           : Heavily Furred
Body color           : Gray
Hair                 : Fur
Hair color           : Navy/Denim, Brown stripes/spots
Eyes                 : Two, Round Pupil
Eyes color           : White
Body characteristics : Stunted Tail, Claws
Diet                 : Herbivore
Sexual reproduction  : Two genders, Male and Female
Reproduction method  : Live birth
Limbs pair n° 1 : Arms
Limbs pair n° 2 : Legs                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mass :  27-36 kg
Size :  122 cm
(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 4
  Determination   : 18
  Racial tolerance: 19
  Progressivness  : 10
  Loyalty         : 20
  Social cohesion : 15
  Art             : 20
  Individualism   : 20
  Body            : 7
  Mind            : 12
  Speed           : 11
  Lifespan        : # years (Average life expectancy (in Earth Years) of your race. If values differ between Male/Female, list both)
  Tech level      : 8

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Federation
Religion          : Monotheism
Devotion          : High

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
360 Vision
Acute Vision
Ambidextrous
Charisma
Cold Tolerance
Field sense
Heat Tolerance
Heavy sleeper
Nictitating membrane
Polarized sense
Subsonic hearing
Vulnerability to Disease

This is really cool!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 09, 2009, 07:25:19 pm
Very cool, but I have some concerns.
1. What is their lifespan?
2. Could you translate cm and kg to ft and lbs. for those of us in the US of A?
3. It's spelled "nictitating."
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 09, 2009, 07:39:03 pm
I found a site that translates Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa called www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm, 1 foot is equal to 30.48 cm. 1 pound is 0.453 Kg. . Also, I live in the US, close to you in fact. Also Also, I didn't look at the spellings, I'll change it (It was already on the list)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 10, 2009, 05:31:29 am
Anyways.... the point I was making about cavern living is that as long as your race is origional, the fact that they both live in caverns (although for different reasons) is not a big deal. There are many reasons why they would be living in caverns and as I mentioned, the concept itself is far from origional.

@UFO King: The lifespan is already mentioned on the first page. It seems a little long, but I'm not complaining as it could be thier modern lifespan and easily explained by advances in medical technology,
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 10, 2009, 11:25:25 am
Could you clarify a little on their religion? Like, what do they call their single deity? And where did the belief originate? You know, stuff like that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 10, 2009, 04:13:34 pm
I'm not sure of a name yet, but here's what I have so far. The Bino believe very much in the afterlife. Their deity is the leader of the dead. He watches over and protects the deceased. Their temples hold bodies of the dead. The temple, much like the Egyptian pyramids, guide the spirits to the afterlife. The dead aren't mourned by the Bino, but celebrated. Most have large stained glass portraits of their deity. There's many stories of the halls of the temples being haunted by hundreds of ghosts, and are hot spots for paranormal researchers of the galaxy.

A bit on the temple is it also functions as a gathering place for the city to view orchestra performances. Most have huge mechanical clocks. These are massive, filling a full 1/4 of the temple. On the hours (16 hours, divided into 80 minutes, with 80 seconds each) a system of chimes and bells produces a complex theme which can be heard throughout the city (Secretly one of these was constructed in the USSS tower). The 3 towers on top of the temple contain skylights which fill the temple with natural light, and provide a wonderful view of the city.

This is the most I've written about them for a while!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 10, 2009, 06:04:29 pm
Very interesting. I love it!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 10, 2009, 07:29:11 pm
I've had that floating in my head for a while, I'm glad you like it!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 21, 2009, 07:56:15 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/eyebot.jpg)
This is the Eyebot, this little guy has been inside my mind longer than I can remember. They were created by the Bino as a pleasant little helper around the house. They range from the size of ping-pong to basketballs, and vary as much in what they can do.Various additions are sold, and they have made approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 galactic credits along with the base model.

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/usssprobe.jpg)
This probe is based on the eyebot. It's packed full of sensory equppment. I feel sick right now, I don't feel like describing anything right now.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 22, 2009, 07:27:07 am
It's very appealing in it's simplicity! And I hope you feel better soon. :(
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 22, 2009, 08:45:39 am
I hope you get well soon also, but 1 sextillion credits? I would have expected a few trillion.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 22, 2009, 11:17:00 am
Well, you have to factor in the size of the galaxy. A product like this would probably sell a billion of two. Then there's about 1,000 inhabited planets, including some like Beyon. It is also available for industrial use. And the additions bring in a good sum. All in all I think the number is at least plausible...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 22, 2009, 03:06:50 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/binofighter.jpg)

This is a bino fighter. It is relatively small, about the size of a car. They're lightly armed, and mostly are just used as an honor guard for larger ships. They are largely surpassed by the Arrow fighters at about the time of the Ulandian Conflict.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 22, 2009, 03:23:49 pm
Nice! I've always wondered what their weapons are, though. Lasers? Plasma? Microwaves?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 22, 2009, 03:26:36 pm
Lasers and plasma both.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 22, 2009, 04:41:31 pm
Ahh. Since Firefox is finally letting me upload pictures (Glee!) I'll be updating a LOT more often.

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/cottonbirdnew.jpg)
This guy is a cottonbird, a mix of a penguin and a sheep. They are the main animals of Khuris, and provide the Bino with wool for clothing, upholtery, etc.. They have very soft fur, some of the softest and finest of any creature in the galaxy. I finally did something about wildlife!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 22, 2009, 04:43:42 pm
Awwwwww... ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 22, 2009, 04:46:21 pm
Pretty nice. :) I can draw pretty well (not to the extent of some people here, but well enough), but don't have a scanner, and so I would be limited to using Paint.NET. If I had a scanner though, I would certainly put them up.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 22, 2009, 05:59:53 pm
Thanks guys. So... what now?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 22, 2009, 06:08:04 pm
More wildlife?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 08:36:25 am
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/chuzzle.jpg)
You want wildlife? I got wildlife! ;D
Can you figure out the sign? It says CHUZZLE
                                          the best
                                          pet in
                                      the galaxy!
Yes, I know there's already a chuzzle, but mine's a bit different. Mine's eyes are fused. I even have a diagram of it's internal organs. It rolls around by bunching it's muscles in a sequence, counterclockwise to push it forward. It's the best pet in the galaxy because of it's low maintenance, and has remarkable cuteness. They only need nectar to live, and are very resilient to temperature and pressure extremes. Wouldn't you want one?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 23, 2009, 03:33:14 pm

Akra
Size: 67% of Rigel
Age: 150 million Earth years (50 million years left)
Radiation Levels: Medium
Other Notable Features: It is large and old for it's size, it has already begun to die.

Sorry for doing a major nitpick here, but I have a big problem with the age of the star here. While you are probably fine for the star type since massive stars are short lived anyway, my problem here is in relation to planet formation and the evolution of life.

Massive stars can form in a few million years while main-sequence sunlike stars take up to 100 million years to form. Even IF there are planets, there wouldn't be time for life to barely begin before the star goes supernova. Not to mention it took a few hundred million years for life to actually begin.

According to the nebular hypothesis for planetary formation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebular_hypothesis (I can find a non-wiki source if you prefer), the whole proccess can take 10-100 million years.

I'm sure you can see the problem here.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 03:42:16 pm
Ah-ha! I was wondering when someone would bring this up. My way around this was that evolution on Khuris progressed hundreds of times faster than on Earth because of the ice ages produced by Korolon.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 23, 2009, 03:45:04 pm
Still wouldn't be enough time IMO. Not that there is anything wrong with the ice ages caused by the gas giant since its plausible and makes the home system unique.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 04:11:59 pm
I did plan on the star beginning its death by the time intelligent life was around to observe it...

Now does anyone have any comments on the picture I posted this morning?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 23, 2009, 04:27:18 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/chuzzle.jpg)
You want wildlife? I got wildlife! ;D
Can you figure out the sign? It says CHUZZLE
                                          the best
                                          pet in
                                      the galaxy!
Yes, I know there's already a chuzzle, but mine's a bit different. Mine's eyes are fused. I even have a diagram of it's internal organs. It rolls around by bunching it's muscles in a sequence, counterclockwise to push it forward. It's the best pet in the galaxy because of it's low maintenance, and has remarkable cuteness. They only need nectar to live, and are very resilient to temperature and pressure extremes. Wouldn't you want one?

This one?

Kind of funky with the hat and the chest design.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 04:36:18 pm
In what kind of way?

The hat is as typical an Khuris as a baseball cap on earth. It's functional in keeping the head warm, and keep them snow-free owing to the widened part.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 23, 2009, 04:38:39 pm
It just does.

It looks good, really. How do they do the chest design though? shave it? dye it?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 04:41:33 pm
Dye, and the designs vary widely. This particular is an ancient religious symbol.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2009, 07:29:56 pm
Why doesn't anyone want to comment?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 23, 2009, 08:33:55 pm
Chuzzles? Amazing! I want one, now! Give it to me or I blow up your face! >:(
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2009, 06:26:13 am
I hope they don't explode upon contact with other chuzzles of the same color. :'(
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on March 24, 2009, 06:56:47 pm
You need to give those little things a dark secret.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 24, 2009, 07:00:57 pm
You need to give those little things a dark secret.
They're expert assassins. In fact, one once got a hold of a gun and killed JFK.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on March 24, 2009, 07:02:29 pm
I knew thats how it really happened. I knew.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 28, 2009, 12:11:01 pm
 ::)

I can't quite get the picture right so I'll just explain:
The plantlife on Khuris are highly invasive to establish a high population in a short period of time. The largest is the "World forest". It gets its name from the fact that nearly every tree is connected to another, and the forests cover almost the entire planet.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 28, 2009, 12:13:41 pm
Wow. Hang on, let me use the mind-blowing CGI movie effect creator inside my brain to make that scene...
*concentrates hard*
*POP*
WOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW.......
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 29, 2009, 04:23:48 pm
Kinda like a massive banana plantation? :)



Very Yggdrasil-ish...



I approve! ;D 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on March 29, 2009, 05:04:22 pm
Yuu's approval, its all you need.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 29, 2009, 06:04:00 pm
We are so gonna need Gec to Eligeconize this forest! 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 29, 2009, 06:27:52 pm
I Didn't get ANY of that... ???
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 29, 2009, 07:06:31 pm
Ask Gec to draw the World-Forest. It'd be awesome. 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 29, 2009, 07:08:37 pm
It sounds alot like the worldforest from the Saga of Seven Suns series of books. Except these trees aren't sentient.

Heck, I almost said worldforest when I described the symbiotic tree cities with trees a quarter of a mile wide and up to half a mile high. This is in low gravity btw.

Edit: Just out of curiosity, did you read the Saga of Seven Suns novels? We may have been inspired by the same thing here.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 31, 2009, 11:10:06 am
Nope! I just made it up.

Here's something new:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/binodigestivesystem.jpg)
What do you think?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on March 31, 2009, 11:48:31 am
Where does the white tube lead out to?  His feet?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on March 31, 2009, 11:51:44 am
*Snicker*
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on March 31, 2009, 11:54:55 am
It's a valid question, Omega.  And you wonder why people think you are mean.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on March 31, 2009, 11:57:33 am
Where does the white tube lead out to?  His feet?
I think it turns right into an anus somewhere.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 31, 2009, 12:17:08 pm
Very detailed and such. I applaud you, Kitkat!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on March 31, 2009, 12:20:55 pm
What digests solids in the solid digestion chamber. Serious question.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on March 31, 2009, 12:51:21 pm
Chainsaws and flamethrowers. Serious answer.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 31, 2009, 12:54:25 pm
It's a valid question, Omega.  And you wonder why people think you are mean.

no, you made a joke, thats what :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on March 31, 2009, 12:58:55 pm
You'd figure that the tube isn't leading into his legs but between them. Just put a little perception into that diagram.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 31, 2009, 01:01:44 pm
I can't believe that Gec was the only one that got that. :P Thank you King for the compliment. I should explain what happens. ::) First, all solids are broken down in the aptly named solid breakdown chamber, for easier digestion. Then the acids from the food and the first chamber are digested. Cellulose gets its own special chamber because it seems most animals (At least on earth) have a rough time digesting plant matter. The intestines branch of into 7 seperate tubes for extra surface area, and any nutrients missed are captured in the last chamber before exit.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on March 31, 2009, 01:03:28 pm
I did get that it was between the legs. I thought it would have been a bit further back, but heck.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 31, 2009, 01:11:25 pm
It comes out at what the end of the body and the beginning of the paddle would be on its first land generation.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 03, 2009, 10:20:30 am
I should've thought of this update a LONG time ago! So here it is, Bino Rocketball!

Rocketball gets its name from the way the ball is shot into the field using an air cannon.  It's as popular on Khuris as Baseball is here in America.

There are three player types:

First, theres the Thrower:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoRocketball.jpg)
Their job is to catch the ball in the tube on his arms and launch it out the other side across the field.

Next there's the Blocker:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoRocketballBlocker.jpg)
They stands on the opposite side of the field to keep the other team from getting the ball.

And of course there's the Goalee:
[image]
He stands in front of the goal and tries to keep the ball from getting into the Goal.

Comments?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 03, 2009, 11:02:11 am
Come on! Doesn't anyone want to comment?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 03, 2009, 11:13:32 am
I like it, but how do the tubes work? I don't see a compressed air engine or anything like that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on April 03, 2009, 11:20:34 am
It's nice. I'd play that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 03, 2009, 03:26:58 pm
The air cannon is a completely different thing. The tube works by:

1. The ball enters one side

2. it travels through to the other arm

3. you swing your arm, launching the ball out.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 03, 2009, 04:38:19 pm
While that is certainly creative, it is nowhere near being classified as an air cannon.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 03, 2009, 05:40:42 pm
No, the Thrower isn't the air cannon. The throwers are on the field to throw the ball around. The air cannon is off to the side of the chevron-shaped field.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 03, 2009, 08:25:12 pm
I need ideas!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Darth Grievi on April 03, 2009, 08:30:28 pm
Religion, art, scupltures, fountains, creation stories, um... 


That's basically what's been running through my head. :-\
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on April 03, 2009, 08:58:18 pm
I'd definitely play that. :)



Also, weapons and art.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 01:34:19 pm
Thanks everyone! :) While the next few updates will not be of your suggestions, you gave me some good ideas.

Here's some Bino trivia:

Bino are are very social, they love to care for others, even if they're a complete stranger of even a different species. Khuris has a huge hospital for all of the USSS and others. The government provides basic living conditions for the poor, and domestic easy to grow food is free.

Bino families typically all live together, and the houses they live in grow with the family rather than the family splitting up.

Bino are naturally afraid of water. As the survivalists say (You sweat, you die.). While Bino don't have sweat glands, getting water on themselves is the same basic principle.

9 out of every 10 cities on Khuris have a temple.

Due to the incredibly fast growing and invasive plant life of Khuris many cities appear deserted for thousands of years, like the Mayan cities.

The largest mountain on Khuris, Mt. Kyrokar (Pronounced as spelled), is twice the height of Mt. Everest. Small volcanic springs on the mountain are the only source of air.

Because of it's plants high growth and fertilization rate, forestry is no problem on khuris. You might notice that on the Khuris picture there's lines in the trees, those are huge open areas for the titanic combines that harvest the trees. Agriculture Khuris' largest export
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on April 04, 2009, 01:36:10 pm
Sounds like a nice vacation spot! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 01:40:05 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on April 04, 2009, 02:04:18 pm
How are a few small volcanic springs enough air for the whole planet?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 02:20:07 pm
No, just the mountain. See, the mountain pokes up through the atmosphere at its highest point, and most is just too thin to breathe. In small valleys at the top, there's littile volcanic hot springs which heat the water and blow breathable gas up to the surface. The gas eventually overflows and forms little "rivers" of air down the mountain. Mountainclimbers use these to their advantage to get to the peak without respirators.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 03:03:12 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/hexatradon.jpg)
This beast is the predator of Khuris. As large as a liger and just as fierce, they seem even scarier from a Bino's perspective. They communicate using radio by the antennae on their head, making group hunts even more effective. The large main eye is used primarily for night, and the smaller eyes arranged around those cover full spectrum and bright light. The things coming out of its mouth are a heavily evolved upper jaw and teeth. There's three of them, and they have a sharp poisonous fang and olfactory receptor each. Even these vicious looking animals are very affectionate to each other and form groups like lion prides. I just noticed the picture is slightly off, it's supposed to be black with white stripes.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 04, 2009, 03:11:00 pm
Epically awesome. It's great! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 03:12:40 pm
Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on April 04, 2009, 04:29:19 pm
That looks like something that would chase me in my nightmares. :o
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on April 04, 2009, 05:34:44 pm
That's definetly a predator that would be on the top of the food web.

I don't know how they'd communicate by radio, but that is a highly evolved predator all right.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Dwight on April 04, 2009, 05:35:04 pm
I never thought an animal could emit radio waves, but if you think about it, other animals we know emit other types of electromagnetic energy. So, unless a smarter being can prove me wrong, it seems possible. And even if its not, COOL!!!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 06:03:43 pm
From what I've seen all you need is metal and an electric current. Metal could be ingested by the creatures to form the antennae (Like we use calcium from food to strengthen our bones), and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrocyte (http://Electrocytes)(Why can't I get that to just say 'Electrocytes' >:() to create the electricity flowing through it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 07:55:50 pm
I have more on the trivia page!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 04, 2009, 09:42:12 pm
AARGH! Triple-post!

This is the flag of the United Federation of the Bino(By the way, there's also a Khurithian Empire):
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/khurithiansunited.jpg)
I'll explain everything:

The upper left displays Khuris and its moons in a highly stylized form; The shadow is shown as a sickle to symbolize Khuris strong economy, owing to agriculture.

The top center and right show the slogan 'We Are United' in an ancient script similar to Chinese.

The bottom shows the Alkera system, curiously ommiting Akra's companion. Many stories say how it happpened, the most popular story says a careless seamstress who drafted the first version in 34 AR (After the Reformation) accidently left it out, and the King and Queen decided to keep it that way.

Comments? ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on April 04, 2009, 11:52:33 pm
Dood! Just, dood! ;D

Aweomeness! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on April 05, 2009, 09:09:34 am
Cool. When I first glimpsed it, I thought of communism. Is the Bino society compatible with communism?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 10:36:21 am
I KNEW it! I KNEW someone would say that! I'm not sure, I can never seem to understand how communism works, when I think I understand it, it seems to change. Also, I got that flag by looking at flags I like from the eyewitness flag book, and putting them together.

Also also:

Explaining AR and BR. After the Great War, The Federation, then a Kingdom, dissolved. Events during the orderless turmoil were labeled 'BR', and events after were labeled 'AR'.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 05, 2009, 10:58:17 am
It looks too communist for me. I can see China and the Soviet Union in there.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 11:02:32 am
The only reason is because I like those flags.

And:

[punsteal]Yuu like it? Thank yuu! [/punsteal]
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 05, 2009, 11:04:45 am
The only reason is because I like those flags.
:o

YOU COMMIE!! *Points accusingly*
Look, everybody! McCarthy was right! An actual commie spy! Get 'im, boys!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 11:07:50 am
Uh-oh.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on April 05, 2009, 11:11:01 am
The only reason is because I like those flags.
:o

YOU COMMIE!! *Points accusingly*
Look, everybody! McCarthy was right! An actual commie spy! Get 'im, boys!
SHADDAP! HE JUST LIKES THE FLAGS! DIRTY LITTLE LIAR!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on April 05, 2009, 11:14:03 am
The only reason is because I like those flags.
:o

YOU COMMIE!! *Points accusingly*
Look, everybody! McCarthy was right! An actual commie spy! Get 'im, boys!
SHADDAP! HE JUST LIKES THE FLAGS! DIRTY LITTLE LIAR!
Don't talk to me like that, ya commie-ya-nist!

Hey McCarthy! We got another one!


This is supposed to be a joke parodying the Red Scare. Duh.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on April 05, 2009, 11:24:48 am
Ya do? Well, get out da anti-commie flamethrowermajig! We won't stand for all them com-ya-nists goin' about!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on April 05, 2009, 11:26:15 am
GET OUT OF HERE PESTILENT CAPITALISTS!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 11:29:53 am
Can someone please explain to me in clear easy to understand language how the heck communism works? Every time I think I get it, it seems to change.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on April 05, 2009, 11:32:40 am
Communism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist) wikipedia link.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on April 05, 2009, 11:33:09 am
In Communism, there are no social classes.  Everyone earns the same pay, and everything and everyone is in perfect harmony.


In theory.

In practice, Communism is a dictatorship that allows neither economic or social freedoms, while most run of the mill dictatorships allow individual ownership, communism does not.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on April 05, 2009, 11:37:43 am
Communism can be easily explained by looking at an anthill. Everyone is doing work for the hive. There is no private property. Everyone work, everyone have a place to live in, and everyone get food.

The actual usage of it in real life seemed to fail.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 11:52:51 am
Now why has it always devolved into a dictatorship? ???
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on April 05, 2009, 11:55:39 am
Stages of Communism:
1 Revolt!
2 Dictatorship of the Proletariat (working class)
3,4,5 All that equality stuff that has never worked

You see, it always gets stuck at the second stage, and the dictatorship is usually not of the proletariat, but of upperclassmen.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 12:02:31 pm
So basically the people want to be able to brag about how much better they are than everyone else. Suddenly they can't do that. OMG! REVOLT! stupid humans
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on April 05, 2009, 12:52:28 pm
GET OUT OF HERE PESTILENT CAPITALISTS!

You're the one who needs to get out of here. UFO was making a joke and you just don't have the background knowledge.

Anyways, I did think communist as well (mainly the scythe, but the rest of it too) and the stars are right off the Chinese flag.

I think you have a nice concept with the planets and the scythe, but honestly, you should make your own. It's fine with me if you want to keep this one though.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 05, 2009, 12:54:27 pm
It's not directly off the chinese! It just shows Alkera!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: smjjames on April 05, 2009, 12:56:12 pm
Well the style is anyway, not trying to bash your art or anything though. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on April 05, 2009, 04:28:15 pm
now that I think about it, I really remember REDSTAR when I see that flag. :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 11, 2009, 09:46:24 am
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoAlphabet.jpg)
I've finally gotten around to uploading the Bino language. Note that all the sounds that use lips are pronounced with a very heavy accent.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on April 11, 2009, 09:53:32 am
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! ;D :D :)

I love it! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on April 11, 2009, 05:52:14 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
I have a new did you know!
Did you know that over 80% of Khuris' expansive plains are covered in cement, relief pictures, temples, etc., But they are almost invisible because of the thick cover of large trees on Khuris; Most are just mossy on the actual structure, but the trees around it can stretch all the way over them, sometimes creating airship hangar sized spaces.

Dang, I'm starting to wish I could go there!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 11, 2009, 05:56:22 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoAlphabet.jpg)
I've finally gotten around to uploading the Bino language. Note that all the sounds that use lips are pronounced with a very heavy accent.
That kinda reminds me of the Unown language from pokemon........
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on April 11, 2009, 06:45:34 pm
Did you know that over 80% of Khuris' expansive plains are covered in cement, relief pictures, temples, etc., But they are almost invisible because of the thick cover of large trees on Khuris; Most are just mossy on the actual structure, but the trees around it can stretch all the way over them, sometimes creating airship hangar sized spaces.

Take me with you! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 01, 2009, 09:21:47 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoAlphabet.jpg)
I've finally gotten around to uploading the Bino language. Note that all the sounds that use lips are pronounced with a very heavy accent.
That kinda reminds me of the Unown language from pokemon........
I noticed that too, but it was completely indirect if you're comment is meant to be accusative.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 01, 2009, 10:54:01 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoAlphabet.jpg)
I've finally gotten around to uploading the Bino language. Note that all the sounds that use lips are pronounced with a very heavy accent.
That kinda reminds me of the Unown language from pokemon........
I noticed that too, but it was completely indirect if you're comment is meant to be accusative.
No, I was just stating the simmilarity. Not trying to be accusative.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 06, 2009, 07:30:11 pm
Any comments and/or questions? Preferably questions.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 16, 2009, 12:33:41 pm
What's their level of friendliness with the Regilithons? Enemy,dislike,neutral,friend,of ally?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 20, 2009, 06:50:37 pm
Friendly.

Khuris's Declining Condition:

Recently, rapidly rising temperatures on Khuris have been alarming weather forecasters. There seemed to be no explanation. Then a little known astronomer, Aalegar Seriof, stepped up to the plate. He proposed one, terrifying thing; Khuris had little time left. He claimed that Akra was expanding amazingly fast, it was nearing the end of its life at last. At the rate it was expanding, he predicted that the star would go supernova within 20 years. This was confirmed by experts in the United Society of Star Systems research lab. Evacuation is to be attempted in one week.

This seems a bit like an RP to me...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 21, 2009, 04:38:35 am
Indeed. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on May 22, 2009, 11:27:00 am
Lets just throw a huge laser into the sun to drain the energy and without energy, the sun wont go supernova.

Oh, right, we dont have that kind of tech....were gonna need some freighters.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 22, 2009, 06:50:13 pm
Oh, right, we don't have that kind of tech...

We can always borrow some star-manipulating tech from the Kratair. They're masters of Hydrogen manipulation so they'll probably have something that can fix that star up, or even make a new one. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 26, 2009, 07:51:25 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoFreighter.jpg)
This is a REALLY old design by me. The Centennial-Class Freighter is an old ship design dating to the very beginnings of the Bino's space faring history. Though it's old, it is loved by many, not just traders. Smugglers and bounty hunters routinely make use of it's cavernous spaces to hold weapons or secret compartments. Fast and above all, reliable, this design can't be phased out.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 27, 2009, 05:32:22 pm
Bump. It fell back a little to quickly.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: KingAcer on May 28, 2009, 08:37:50 am
I like it! It kinda reminds me of an old locomotive. Did you do that on purpose to give it a kind of old look?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 28, 2009, 08:45:52 am
I like how it feels very modular and therefore fits into it's backstory.


Reminds me of the Enterprise for some reason, which is always a plus. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Spartan King 95 on May 28, 2009, 10:01:46 am
Awesomesaucem! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 28, 2009, 04:44:48 pm
I like it! It kinda reminds me of an old locomotive. Did you do that on purpose to give it a kind of old look?
Yep! Also, I made the original at a time I was obsessed with steam locomotives. I'm glad you like it! ;D
I like how it feels very modular.
Probably because it was originally made from legos. ;D
Reminds me of the Enterprise for some reason, which is always a plus. :)
Turn it upside down, you'll see why.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 28, 2009, 09:29:00 pm
Oh, and:
Awesomesaucem! ;D
;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 28, 2009, 09:36:26 pm
Oh! :D Now I see what you did there! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: a14gt on May 29, 2009, 02:38:26 pm
i like the all in one design, it reminds me of the Millennium Falcon but i like modular parts idea. Also what's that symbol in the Background, is it erased or behind the page. Whatever it is it looks cool.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 29, 2009, 04:27:12 pm
 ;D
This
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoLeadershipEmblem.jpg)
Is the reworked Federal Emblem. The dots represent the 12 countries that make up the Federation, the U shape represents the people, and the center prong represents the central government, sharing a strong connection to the citizens and individual countries.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 30, 2009, 12:32:02 am
Sweet! :)

Good thing a1 pointed it out. If he hadn't I wouldn't have noticed that. :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 30, 2009, 07:22:06 pm
Oh, by the way, could yuu (yes I mean it that way) dcolor this in your style. I think it would be perfect.[yoda] Much appreciated, would it be.[/yoda] ;D

One more thing, biology update.
The Bino's eyes are naturally backlighted. Bacteria in the eye, behind the sight receptors, produce light to see with in those long,dark months of the eclipse. So they effectively work like flashlights, and look like 'em too.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on May 30, 2009, 10:03:54 pm
Nice. It would be cool if we humans had flashlight eyes...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on May 30, 2009, 10:42:13 pm
Oh, by the way, could yuu (yes I mean it that way) dcolor this in your style. I think it would be perfect.[yoda] Much appreciated, would it be.[/yoda] ;D

One more thing, biology update.
The Bino's eyes are naturally backlighted. Bacteria in the eye, behind the sight receptors, produce light to see with in those long,dark months of the eclipse. So they effectively work like flashlights, and look like 'em too.


I'll try, but I probably won't be able to in the next couple of days due to personal matters and some other artwork I have to finish.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 12:47:32 pm
Foods:
The main food in almost all Bino dishes are Maka berries. These are the primary reproductive plants in the Plant Web. They are extremely hot, which made them favored by local wildlife in the winter months. By hot I mean high temperature. This effect remains for quite a while after it is picked, so they were useful as snacks to keep from freezing to death. After this discovery, they soon spread all over Khuris, incorperated into nearly every recipe. They are also a nice decoration, and a few potted can keep a whole house warm. Plus, they smell nice XD.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: madis on May 31, 2009, 12:54:02 pm
Why would the berries be hot?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 01:08:42 pm


Oh, and:

Bino Sports 2

By far the oldest and most popular sport on Khuris is Cross-Country Snowboarding. It started with traders from a small town called Khazerek. Two young Bino were having an arguement about who's trade company was faster, Khazerek Exports, or Dason Aarak trade. To decide, they organized a race.
The conditions were:
The two companies must use all their players
The packages (one for each team) must be the same in every aspect
The package can be carried by any team member at a time, and must be passed to every one
No sabotauge.

Soon, the town got wind of the race, and everyone came to watch. No one knows who exactly one the race, but Khazerek Exports, the underdog of the race, went on to become the biggest Khurithian trade company, Khuris Exports International.

The news of the big race spread to all the adjacent cities, including te future Federation capital, largest city on Khuris even then, Khato Lorida. From there the ehole world knew, and the sport spread.

EDIT: Madis: Two reasons;
It keeps them from freezing and dying in the winter.
And it attracted wildlife, which spread the plant, making it so succsesful.

Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on May 31, 2009, 06:18:58 pm
Cross-Country Snowboarding with bear seagull alien mailmen? That...is...AWESOME!!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on May 31, 2009, 06:29:24 pm
Someone give Kitkat a winnar badge!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on May 31, 2009, 06:30:21 pm
I will.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 08:52:14 pm
 :o I? Get a winner badge? AWESOMESAUCE!
It sounds much more cheesy, and at the same time much more awesome when you said it UFO. :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on May 31, 2009, 09:03:14 pm
Yup.
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb89/Badger_Man_22/Winner001.jpg) (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15562.msg708823#msg708823)

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Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 09:08:37 pm
Erm, is this a joke?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on May 31, 2009, 09:19:45 pm
Nope. 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 09:24:00 pm
No thanks. *cough*
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on May 31, 2009, 09:26:43 pm
? Your loss.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on May 31, 2009, 09:28:32 pm
Not my style.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 10, 2009, 06:47:24 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BrokenKhurisWIP1.png)
This is how Khuris looks blasted halfway to oblivion by Akra. It's larger companion is significantly reduced in size, and it's smaller moon has been completely vaporized. A small band of relatively unharmed (as unharmed as a planet who's been through one of the galaxy's worst types of cataclysms can be) is about halfway down the planet. The damage on the other side was caused by seismic waves traveling through the planet and shaking it apart. A ring system is beginning to form around Khuris. The world has been scorched, and is now completely frozen over(Think like Earth in "The Day After Tomorrow" [great movie!] looked.) This is a VERY Rough sketch I drew up last night. My main means of coloring pictures has been broken by viruses, so it probably won't go much farther then it is.

Hmm... I wonder if this will get any attention, since most people seem to have abandoned the Primary Galaxy in favor of the NC
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on August 10, 2009, 07:34:04 pm
((I am posting on the assumption that Khufus is almost completely destroyed, if I am mistaken, forgive me.))

//Greetings long time friends.  We, that is, the Servants of Om from Vyku, extend a hand in possibly helping to rebuild your broken world.  Such a tragedy it is, and we hopefully should be able to help you.  While we can't just make a planet appear like the Nauceans of legend, we know our geology, having used geology as a means of power up until the discovery of sustainable fusion power.  As a first step, we urge you to consider an evacuation of any survivors, we can accomodate them here on Vyku for a while.

Signed,
Fearless Leader of The Vykusi, Queen Xure IIXM//
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 10, 2009, 07:54:38 pm
((You are correct. Almost two thirds are blasted away. And, due to the newly created asteroid ring around Khuris, the huge amounts of material from Akra, and the snow and ice covering nearly everything, has made communication through transmissions almost impossible. Just sayin' >_>.))
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 10, 2009, 09:18:12 pm
I guess Khuris was pretty damn far away from Akra, because a star of that size going supernova would be expected to obliterate any nearby planets. Also, if I recall correctly, supernovas create neutron stars/pulsars, and maybe even black holes. Either way Khuris will be absolutely bathed in radiation, so survivors will need to get off-world quickly. Also, wouldn't it make more sense for survivors to be evacuated to Zessus Prime instead? In fact, weren't most Bino evacuated already? Of course, I'm not against them being evacuated to Vyku, I just think that it would make more sense for Zessus Prime to be chosen instead. Or better yet, both Zessus Prime and Vyku. That could strengthen ties between the Vykusi government and the USSS!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on August 10, 2009, 09:43:23 pm
The Vykusi HATE the USSS for various reasons, mainly their attempt at a rewright of history.  From the description of the damage, my guess is that a lot of people were, regardless of a pre-planned evacuation.  There will always be the people who want to stay.  Even if a few people go to your planet, My race is at this point the oldest remaining creature still RPing, barring those with extensive back history in the NC, so I would be most qualified to help with planetary restoration.

Heh, late at night, so I'm probably coming off as pushy. 
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 11, 2009, 10:14:29 pm
Rewrite of history? That was a minor typo I made that isn't even considered canon. It never happened.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 11, 2009, 10:48:50 pm
I was about to post that when my computer crashed. Permanently.

I GOT A NEW ONE FINALLY!!! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on August 12, 2009, 07:54:13 am
I was about to post that when my computer crashed. Permanently.

I GOT A NEW ONE FINALLY!!! :D

Awesome! *high-fives Kitkat*
I got new one, too. It`s called a DSi! I`m using it right now.

And Kenotai, King is right. It`s just a non-canon typo. What`s your deal?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 12, 2009, 11:15:49 am
I got new one, too. It`s called a DSi!
XD it took me a minute to get that >_>
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 19, 2009, 02:07:42 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/DeadKhuris.png)
I whipped this up in a few minutes. This is how the landscape of Khuris might look near the Western Borderland (The flattest area closest to the biggest destroyed area).
The frozen wind blows across the thinned atmosphere, the land is splintered and unrecognizable, and the neutron star remnant of Akra spews radiation, barely missing Khuris.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 19, 2009, 07:20:10 pm
Wait, how can the radiation miss Khuris? Neutron stars hundreds of light years away from Earth don't miss us. Other than that, great job! Also, do you think some of the gas from the supernova might have mingled with the atmosphere of Khuris?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 19, 2009, 07:28:21 pm
Part 1: It's one of those lighthouse types (whatever it's called, I forgot) so the beam, I meant, missed. See the two long white lines?
Part 2: yep, whatever gasses would be left to blow out make up a large percentage of the atmosphere. Hydrogen, right, that isn't much of a problem to the Bino, since it was always a major component of Khuris's atmosphere.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 19, 2009, 07:37:46 pm
Good job on the research, though Khuris would still be in a lot of radiation, but not as much. Also, here's a pointer: the beams from the pulsar rotate 30 times per second.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 19, 2009, 07:45:43 pm
Hmm... I thought it was only once per second... Maybe I should've looked at my astronomy book right before posting rather than trying to remember what it said when I last looked at it a month ago. (yes I read scientific books for fun >_>) And, I never intended the beam to always clear Khuris, just at this time, which is why it was (relatively) safe (as it can get there) to "go out and take the picture".
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 01:48:44 pm
Coming up after the break... (once the darn thing finishes rendering)...
THE FKS KHURIIIIIIIIIIISSSSS!!!
I Would Be Banned If I Put This On GS (http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/FKSKhurisside.png)

This One Too (http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/FKSKhuris.png)

OK, Now the shouting and pics are over with, I'll get to the 'splainin

The FKS Khuris is a Worldship, (The FKS stands for Federal Khurithian Ship, The Imperium (huh, not in the Firefox dictionary...) uses IKS, or Imperial Khurithian Ship (whoops, almost put Klingon there)) created as a home to the Bino evacuated from Khuris. Her's sisters, Spirit and Homeland, were lost in the supernova, presumably destroyed. It dwarfs even the Emancipator in size, designed to carry over 3 billion civilians and officers. She is currently in orbit of Zessus Prime's star (forgot it's name). The large window is the main control center, the smaller ones above are the helm. The tall window below the command "head" Are the (chancellor?)'s quarters. He has a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig window. It's several hundred stories high! It's shared by the other diplomats and such, serving as a Federal Command Tower (the blueprint for the USS Tower).

Oh, and that big chevron shape is an EMP Cannon like the Emancipator has.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on August 20, 2009, 01:58:36 pm
[sarcasm] AHHHHH, MY EARS! [sarcasm/]

[curious] What do you mean by those big letters you wrote that say

THE FKS KHURIIIIIIIIISSSS!!!!! [curious/]

Edit: Never mind.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 03:12:05 pm
Comments, anyone?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on August 20, 2009, 03:26:21 pm
Me.

What does it do?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 03:28:10 pm
DX

It's a home for the Bino.
The FKS Khuris is a Worldship, created as a home to the Bino evacuated from Khuris. It dwarfs even the Emancipator in size, designed to carry over 3 billion civilians and officers. It's shared by the other diplomats and such, serving as a Federal Command Tower (the blueprint for the USS Tower.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 08:17:02 pm
Really? No one Cares? NO ONE?
Except pie.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 20, 2009, 09:10:41 pm
That's some pretty sweet rendering. What'd you use?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 09:18:33 pm
:D The DoGa CGI (http://doga.jp/archive/080709/dogal2_807_setup.exe)... thingy
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 20, 2009, 09:23:46 pm
HOLEH SHEEEEET!

3 billion? Excuse me? As in half the human population of Earth? For a ship to hold that many it would have to be so big it would be spherical, like the Death Star. Either you made an error or they have some serious gravity manipulators. I'm not trying to be critical of you, I'm just blown away by how many it's holding. I mean, it's an ecumenopolis! How much stuff would they have to mine from a planet to make that thing? I think holding 3 million and having a fleet would make more sense, personally.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2009, 09:34:47 pm
It's classed as a Worldship. They were built as soon as Akra was deemed near death, so they had plenty of time to be constructed. And yes, it would probably take strip-mining several planetoids to nothing to get the material. As for the gravity manipulator thing, well, have you seen the scale chart? The Torpals :had: a ship shaped like a star destroyer, almost as big as the moon! And the ViS ships are just basically massive, massive Borg Cubes. As for the spherical design thing, that just doesn't work with Bino tech. And, I did the three billion on purpose, and I was fully aware that earth has six billion inhabitants.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on August 20, 2009, 10:41:38 pm
I assume that the most powerful field generators were set up around Khuris to absorb most of the impact. Here's the thing: it's a supernova. Khuris would've been disintegrated even if it was 200 AU away. A supernova doesn't just go boom, it goes BIG BADDA DOOMUNGOUS GI-FRICKING-GANTIC KABLOOIE!!
Not to nitpick, I'm just saying this now so we don't have to retcon it later.
And that ship is amazing, btw! I think it's fine!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 10:46:00 am
Me.

What does it do?

Only 3 billion? Man that's tough. How long did it take to build that ship?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 11:41:24 am
Probably around 15 years, or something crazy like that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 11:50:21 am
It's classed as a Worldship. They were built as soon as Akra was deemed near death, so they had plenty of time to be constructed. And yes, it would probably take strip-mining several planetoids to nothing to get the material. As for the gravity manipulator thing, well, have you seen the scale chart? The Torpals :had: a ship shaped like a star destroyer, almost as big as the moon! And the ViS ships are just basically massive, massive Borg Cubes. As for the spherical design thing, that just doesn't work with Bino tech. And, I did the three billion on purpose, and I was fully aware that earth has six billion inhabitants.
Alright, I'll assume they have gravity manipulating devices. The Torpal and ViS ships must have had them as well, or they would have collapsed according to the laws of physics.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenotai on August 21, 2009, 11:56:01 am
Okay, I'm only going to say this once.  Rule of cool, more often than not, takes presidence over physical laws, so stop constantly trying to shove them down our throats all the time.

That is all.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 12:14:53 pm
yes, I'm trying to make this as horrible a situation as possible. Rather than destroy Khuris, and put all those people who stayed out of their miserry, I gave them a dead world they have to try to survive on until a ship manages to rescue them.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 12:17:32 pm
It's classed as a Worldship. They were built as soon as Akra was deemed near death, so they had plenty of time to be constructed. And yes, it would probably take strip-mining several planetoids to nothing to get the material. As for the gravity manipulator thing, well, have you seen the scale chart? The Torpals :had: a ship shaped like a star destroyer, almost as big as the moon! And the ViS ships are just basically massive, massive Borg Cubes. As for the spherical design thing, that just doesn't work with Bino tech. And, I did the three billion on purpose, and I was fully aware that earth has six billion inhabitants.
Alright, I'll assume they have gravity manipulating devices. The Torpal and ViS ships must have had them as well, or they would have collapsed according to the laws of physics.

Your doing it again.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 12:21:40 pm
Sometimes it gets annoying, but other times, it makes things cool.

And gravity manipulating devices are as common as warp and hyperdrives. Or at least, that's what I assumed.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 12:31:34 pm
Sometimes it gets annoying, but other times, it makes things cool.

And gravity manipulating devices are as common as warp and hyperdrives. Or at least, that's what I assumed.
They kind off are, at least I think so. Damn, we have a real lack of back story in this universe. Perhaps we should make a faux encyclopedia or something detailing all the little wookipedia-esque details of the universe, currencies, alliances, galactic leaders, pop culture etc.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 12:38:43 pm
Everybody needs a freaking encyclopedia nowadays.  Just read some of the RPs, there's enough back story for you.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 12:43:01 pm
Everybody needs a freaking encyclopedia nowadays.  Just read some of the RPs, there's enough back story for you.

Whoa touchy. I just meant the little things that give a universe character. Like the pop up editions of Ben 10 or the wikis that actually should the world of the stories and not just the stories themselves. Don't you think that is one of the greatest fictions of all? For if one tells a tale they are a writer, but if one makes a world they are god. It’s the things like the GNN or the USSSN comics that do it. I just want some depth ya know?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 01:25:24 pm
"Pop-up editions of Ben 10"? You can't be serious.

Kenotai and Kitkat, I'm just clarifying how everything works, alright? And Mr. President, there's no need to repeat what Kenotai said. You're only making yourself more annoying. Also, based on your spelling, behavior, and such, I think that you're too young to be on this forum. Then again, pie's here, so why bother?
Yes, I'm trying to make this as horrible a situation as possible. Rather than destroy Khuris, and put all those people who stayed out of their misery, I gave them a dead world they have to try to survive on until a ship manages to rescue them.
That makes for a much better story.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 01:34:20 pm
"Pop-up editions of Ben 10"? You can't be serious.

Kenotai and Kitkat, I'm just clarifying how everything works, alright? And Mr. President, there's no need to repeat what Kenotai said. You're only making yourself more annoying. Also, based on your spelling, behavior, and such, I think that you're too young to be on this forum. Then again, pie's here, so why bother?
Yes, I'm trying to make this as horrible a situation as possible. Rather than destroy Khuris, and put all those people who stayed out of their misery, I gave them a dead world they have to try to survive on until a ship manages to rescue them.
That makes for a much better story.

There's that condescending tone again. And did you just insult my age and my intelligence based on my spelling? You relay have to go. When your own wingman tells you your going too far that should say something. You immediately went on the fact I referenced Ben 10 (probably because it's "scientifically inaccurate") and completely ignored the major message I was saying. You are serious heading down a slippery slope here.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 01:44:04 pm
You, Mr. President, are an insult to the words "Mr" and "President".

If you're going to make an argument, at least check your post so that it doesn't look typed by someone with a blind fold on.

Also, he was also basing it off of behavior, so you clearly didn't read his post.

You're right now acting like a 10 year old that thinks he's smart.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 01:52:21 pm
And did you just insult my age and my intelligence based on my spelling? (Comment by Kitkat: Typically people try a bit bit to look nice and smart. The best way, apart from not trolling, is good spelling. Summoner does not apply to the spelling=age >_>;)  You relay have to go (CBK: like that...). When your own wingman tells you your (and there... >_>) going too far that should say something. You immediately went on the fact i (Need I say it?) referenced Ben 10 (probably because it's "scientifically inaccurate") (That's getting really annoying. You hate science, don't you?) and completely ignored the major message I was saying (It's not just him who does that...). You are serious heading down a slippery slope here.(he has been around long before you. has he been banned? nope.)

You could try to get along...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 01:53:21 pm
You, Mr. President, are an insult to the words "Mr" and "President".

If you're going to make an argument, at least check your post so that it doesn't look typed by someone with a blind fold on.

Also, he was also basing it off of behavior, so you clearly didn't read his post.

You're right now acting like a 10 year old that thinks he's smart.

I just re-read my post and found one error in which I used a lower case "I".  And  two spell check snipes with the words "relay" and "your". Not exactly "ten year-old" level stuff Keno.

I don't hate science what I hate is "holier than thou" people who use science as an excuse  look down on other folks. UFO cam really close to going too far with his harrasment of newbies on the spore forum and even threatened to boycott the board at one point.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 01:57:13 pm
ㅜ_ㅜ

Look at my post...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 01:57:53 pm
ㅜ_ㅜ

Look at my post...

And look at mine.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on August 21, 2009, 02:02:16 pm
All of you need to stop fighting. It's childish.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:02:56 pm
I found three mistakes. And his assessment of you was not just based off grammar.

BUT I DIGRESS.

Threw this up in Photoshop. (http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/SupernovaEscapecopy.png)
The Khuris and her sisters escaping the supernova -- almost.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 02:07:04 pm
Thank you very much, Gec.

Whoa...
Kitkat, you are awesome.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:08:06 pm
I found three mistakes. And his assessment of you was not just based off grammar.

BUT I DIGRESS.

Threw this up in Photoshop. (http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/SupernovaEscapecopy.png)
The Khuris and her sisters escaping the supernova -- almost.

So awesome... can't breath.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:08:28 pm
IZ AWEZUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Thanks y'all!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: pie on August 21, 2009, 02:10:33 pm
You're not awesome....................YOU'RE EPIC! Kitkat needs a winnar badge, right here, right now!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:11:25 pm
IZ EPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII.....

five hours later...

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...c
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 02:12:17 pm
Honestly it wasn't really impressive enough to deserve 10 :Ds, but it did look impressive.


Alright Kitkat, that's kind of overkill IMO.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:13:29 pm
I know...
that was the point :P
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:15:15 pm
You're not awesome....................YOU'RE EPIC! Kitkat needs a winnar badge, right here, right now!

Only mods can give those out, and plus I think he already denied one. Or was that someone else?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:17:18 pm
That was a rather... er... odd...... one, and it wasn't by a mod.

Perhaps that explains the oddness...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:18:28 pm
That was a rather... er... odd...... one, and it wasn't by a mod.

Perhaps that explains the oddness...

I can't make heads or fins of this post.

In other news. You’d think with fifteen years of planning they would have cut it a little less close.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:22:14 pm
The idea is that these things are so huge, the construction started 15 years ago, and they were operational barely in time for the evac.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:25:59 pm
The idea is that these things are so huge, the construction started 15 years ago, and they were operational barely in time for the evac.

Then why didn't they start 20 years ago, or with enough time to ensure a safe evac for the entire population , you'd think on a planet with a star ready to blow any secton would have prepared for this since day one.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: LadyM on August 21, 2009, 02:26:07 pm
Back on topic, stop spamming this thread and no more fighting about stupid things.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:38:06 pm
Ok... noo..... must... not...
O_o
o_O
O_O
GRAGH
MUST... RESOOOOOOLVEEEEE!!!
I said that they started as soon as Akra showed signs of instability. Gragh, people, read the post, BEFORE you argue.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:42:08 pm
Ok... noo..... must... not...
O_o
o_O
O_O
GRAGH
MUST... RESOOOOOOLVEEEEE!!!
I said that they started as soon as Akra showed signs of instability. Gragh, people, read the post, BEFORE you argue.

But if the star was going to blow, wouldn't people know it was instable to start with?

 Here let me use a diagram.

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad78/KillAllSquishies/th_ts.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad78/KillAllSquishies/?action=view&current=ts.jpg)
 If Akra was at the last phase before dwarfing here, than that means for most of Bino civilization the star would "show signs of instability." Sorry just plot bunnying.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 02:45:23 pm
What diagram?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:47:52 pm
What diagram?

01001001001001110110110100100000011001110110010101110100011101000110100101101110011001110010000001101001011101000010111000100000010010010010011101101101001000000110011101100101011101000111010001101001011011100110011100100000011010010111010000101110
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 02:50:24 pm
Don't post long strings of binary code! Nobody likes that!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 02:51:20 pm
He said "I'm getting it, I'm getting it."
But he decided to be spammy about it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 02:51:30 pm
Don't post long strings of binary code! Nobody likes that!

Its there ok. The B-NI was an inside joke.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 03:13:31 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 03:25:12 pm
What's funny Kit-kat?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 03:27:03 pm
It's a pun. Bino, binary.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:27:46 pm
It's a pun. Bino, binary.

Yeah sure let's go with that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 03:28:34 pm
Can we get back on topic already?  Please?

Just to get back on topic, I'd like to see more history.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 03:29:33 pm
It's a shame that the global forest perished. Did any surviving specimens make it off-world?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:31:04 pm
It's a shame that the global forest perished. Did any surviving specimens make it off-world?

Probally. The USSS most likely had a live stock trade.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 03:37:07 pm
But you can't make it canon and I wasn't talking to you, so shut up for once and let Kitkat talk.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:38:09 pm
But you can't make it canon and I wasn't talking to you, so shut up for once and let Kitkat talk.

Notice the "probably" and "most likely". Don't you control the USSS?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 03:39:08 pm
I noticed the laziness and the typo.

Stop arguing, Mr. President.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:43:28 pm
I noticed the laziness and the typo.

Stop arguing, Mr. President.  Sheesh.

Fixed! Stop nit picking. It was a typo. And I wasn't arguing. I answered a question and UFO attacked. I replied. My comment was as much of a question as a statement. If you got that i meant that since UFO controls the USSS that means he can say they had a live stock trade I was asking if he did that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 03:49:36 pm
Please stop arguing.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:51:33 pm
Please stop arguing.

Ok I will. So Ufo did the USSS have  a live stock trade? Cuz if they did they could easily have migrte across the myraisector. But they probally do need to eat on those ships.

And KK, will the Bino settle on one of there planets?

Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 03:56:23 pm
Warning - while you were typing 7 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

O_O

EDIT: Yes, everyone stop arguing.
EDITx2: That should all be in the USSS OOC thread.


Remember, the plants on Khuris are incessantly persistent. Some have porobably survived ON Khuris (And places Like Khuristown on Beyon Probably have specimens), Frozen in the ice. Strict regulations on transport of the plant have been put in place ever since a rather very large portion of city on Beyon became covered in the trees. XD

And, to satisfy your craving for history, how about the time when the Empire and Federation split, and why?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 03:58:35 pm
That sounds good.  Do it, and thank you ahead of time!


Mr. President, the stuff about USSS is off-topic, and as Kit said doesn't belong in this topic.

Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 03:59:57 pm
Warning - while you were typing 7 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

O_O

EDIT: Yes, everyone stop arguing.
EDITx2: That should all be in the USSS OOC thread.


Remember, the plants on Khuris are incessantly persistent. Some have porobably survived ON Khuris (And places Like Khuristown on Beyon Probably have specimens), Frozen in the ice. Strict regulations on transport of the plant have been put in place ever since a rather very large portion of city on Beyon became covered in the trees. XD

And, to satisfy your craving for history, how about the time when the Empire and Federation split, and why?

Oooh. Papa KK gonna tell a story. *sits cross legged at kk's feet* I hope it's not a SW rip.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kenobro on August 21, 2009, 04:00:23 pm
Umm, can you stop posting in this topic... Please?

Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 04:01:04 pm
Pretty please?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 05:45:31 pm
Well,

Long long ago, in the medieval times, a tyrannical Empire existed. This imperium was totilitarian, no free will of any kind existed. The citizens would rebel, and indeed it regularly occurred, but the Imperial army was just too powerful, and the freedom fighters too disorganized. The Empire reached a point of stagnation; the government wass to full of itself to believe that they could be more perfect. One day, a freedom fighter had a vision, not an uncommon thing for the Bino, but this was different. It was more like an apparition, it was real. It called upon him to do something:

It's message was:
The Empire has survived too long. It is destroying you culture and your species. I will guide you on you way.

First, you and a group of 100 of those like you, will travel to Mount Kharakaden. I will protect you.
Next, you will build a fortress, I will assist you.
Then, you will build a temple inside, that will empower me to assist you.

"How will we build this? We have no knowledge of architecture."

That is how I will assist, he said.

So this Bino did. He gathered 100 rebels, and they began the trek through the great kingdom, toward the unclaimed land of mount Kharakaden. The Apparition was truthful; when they passed through the provinces (Sectioned off by guarded gates), the soldiers ignored them, allowed them on their way. They built their settlement with the help of Him. They built the temple, the original plan for the Great Temples that would span the globe. He regularly appeared there, and gave wonderful advice to followers. Their settlement grew, untill they could barely be sustained in the walls of the Fortress of the Rebellion.

One day, he appeared before all his followers.

The message this time read:

It is time, my people. Go to the province of Khangara, there, you will find a military camp. Go inside, They will all be gone. Take the weapons and take the province. I will not be able to help you after.

Despite the desperate pleas of the crowd, he slowly faded, and for the first time,
They were alone.


Still, they obeyed their "deceased" ruler's orders without question. They went to the base, and indeed they found no warriors. They took the weapons, and quickly, the entire province was secure. From there, they soon took the surrounding territories. They liberated the citizens, their following grew. They built temples in all the provinces in hope they would find their leader, though by then, none alive had ever even seen him in person. For a hundred years, the Federation ruled in peace. Though it wouldn't remain like that. The provinces grew greedy, and a bloody war broke out that allegedly split the world in two. The New Empire an United Federation fought over the planet for years, killing thousands on each side.

On the 8th of the 121st day of the war, a wonderful voice range across the entire planet.

STOOOP!!!

It was Him. Their great ruler had returned.
And, as per their teaching, they obeyed. All warriors dropped their weapons. Civilians as well froze, and listened.

YOU MUST ALL STOP THIS EVIL! Fighting will only bring you death and destruction! You must agree to be peaceful, or you will perish! You will all perish!

And, as before, he disappeared, and hasn't been back since.

The New Empire retreaded to the lower continent. It is separated by a huge river, a sacred one which hasn't been crossed since.

The two countries rule to this day on Khuris, still resentful of each other, but not daring to fight.


Historians and Scientists argue over the possibility of such an occurrence. The mainstream scientists argue that a being such as this is scientifically impossible. However historians argue that there is infallible evidence of this being. Theorists suggest that it may have been a omnipotent in Bino form, and this opinion is growing in popularity.
Historians say that this ultimate being is what saved the FKS Khuris from destruction.

((If this seems somewhat choppy or whatever the word is, it's probably because it is. I've had these ideas since the conception of the Bino, I've just never put them down on paper, so it was rather hard to get it all to ling up, and get the words right.))


I don't think that I've ever made such a large post!

Soo... whaddaya think?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on August 21, 2009, 06:27:31 pm
How did relations between the two groups continue into modern day? Are there any on the Khuris? And if so who rules? Which group joined the USSS? How are colonies split between the two? Who decides law? Who is the "real" government who rules?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 21, 2009, 06:39:14 pm
I think that firing up the warp drive faster than the others is what saved the FKS Khuris.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2009, 06:47:34 pm
Well,

Q.1: They still have bad tensions between the two, but are afraid to fight, because it would be disobeying 'Him'.

Q.2: Both are still there

Q.3: They control their respective portions of Khuris.

Q.4: The United Federation.

Q.5: Whatever they had when the fighting stopped.

Q.5: The Federation has a Senate, the Empire has an Emperor.

And to King: I think so to  :P

Q.6: They control their country, nothing more.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 21, 2009, 05:34:44 pm
How did relations between the two groups continue into modern day? Are there any on the Khuris? And if so who rules? Which group joined the USSS? How are colonies split between the two? Who decides law? Who is the "real" government who rules?

Great but not what I meant. I was asking, if the massive Fedempire that the Bino control is equal opportunity, or do the old agents still cling to a small reservation on that one, now destroyed home planet. I also asked if the USSS had any say in non BF affairs, and I want o know what   the relationships between the antifeds, and other species are (especially the Nicals). How does the relationship between them occur on the USSSS Khuris? Do the non-feds have a stellar empire, or are they a staunch minority?  ands how do the obviously ant-autocratic Bino feel about the recent rise of Magenta Perrwiih (and how doe that work anyways, you seem to  shift from a full on Eu type of thing to a Hellinc Leuge style Confederacy a lot)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 21, 2009, 06:10:54 pm
the recent rise of Magenta Perrwiih
Firstly, try to improve your atrocious spelling. Secondly, what the heck are you talking about? Magenta Perrawiih?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 21, 2009, 06:25:04 pm
Hmm... well, the Federation (and Empire, for that matter) have a number of colonies on many worlds, so no, they aren't limited to their portion of Khuris, though they aren't about to give up on their home planet any time soon. The USSS has no say in the Empire's business, and the Empire isn't likely to join the USSS any time soon. The conversation would be something like "No, we won't be your friends, you're allies with the Feds!" The Ni'Calls are mostly indifferent to the Empire, though they frown on the oppressive totalitarian nature of it's government. The Federation and Empire are rather afraid of each other, not because of military might, or political power, but the ancient beliefs that something terrible would happen if they decided to fight. So they leave each other alone. The Empire has a much smaller claim in the galaxy then the Federation, but they still control a few systems. What? was there an update on the Perrachi page that I missed? And as to that parenthasee'd part, I don't quite get what you mean.
EDIT: Perhaps he was referring to the recent communistic governmental reform. Magenta is somewhere between red and purple.
EDITx2: Oh, certainly, he logs off so he can't comment about the post >_<
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 21, 2009, 06:46:51 pm
A bit of history:

PROBE KHANTARELLI XVIII
SENDS FIRST PICTURES BACK FROM KHANTARELLI NEBULA

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhantarelliXVIIINewspaper.png)
Above: Khantarelli XVIII pre-launch photograph.
Space Probe Khantarelli XVIII, which has recently concluded it's 45 season long trip to the nebula Khantarelli, has sent back images close-up on the outer nebula. Inside shots reveal apparent faint conglomerations of gas orbiting a star. Scientists are still analyzing data sent from other sensors.     Article Continued On Pace 32

Can ya guess what this means?  ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 21, 2009, 06:58:02 pm
Khantarelli = Bloodshed? :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 21, 2009, 07:09:21 pm
Not quite, but close, very close. I'll give a hint; this is a snipit of a paper that predates the First Contact with the Perrachi.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 22, 2009, 02:43:07 pm
Hmm... well, the Federation (and Empire, for that matter) have a number of colonies on many worlds, so no, they aren't limited to their portion of Khuris, though they aren't about to give up on their home planet any time soon. The USSS has no say in the Empire's business, and the Empire isn't likely to join the USSS any time soon. The conversation would be something like "No, we won't be your friends, you're allies with the Feds!" The Ni'Calls are mostly indifferent to the Empire, though they frown on the oppressive totalitarian nature of it's government. The Federation and Empire are rather afraid of each other, not because of military might, or political power, but the ancient beliefs that something terrible would happen if they decided to fight. So they leave each other alone. The Empire has a much smaller claim in the galaxy then the Federation, but they still control a few systems. What? was there an update on the Perrachi page that I missed? And as to that parenthasee'd part, I don't quite get what you mean.
EDIT: Perhaps he was referring to the recent communistic governmental reform. Magenta is somewhere between red and purple.
EDITx2: Oh, certainly, he logs off so he can't comment about the post >_<

Ding ding ding! Give this man a cookie (although, given your avatar that seems strangely cannibalistic.) And you still haven’t answered how they get along on the Khuris, or did the Feds leave them back on the home planet to die.

And UFO stop causing trouble, you and KK obviously were capable of reading it so nit picking on the spelling when it wasn’t that important is an asinine and unnecessary action. My laptop i9s new and doesn’t have MS word so I have to use the janky GS spellchecker, which, as you know, has many flaws. Rather than insult me and attack my spelling, you could have added nothing useful and worthwhile to the conversation and added to the community instead of taking away from it.


Back to the actual topic; you still dint answer why it took so long for them to notice their planet was going nova, when the signs would have been there for the past few million years? An even more so once they discovered basic star theory?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 22, 2009, 03:05:25 pm
Geez, quit trying to pick a fight.

Khantarelli = Calla?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 22, 2009, 03:17:43 pm
To Mr. President:

Strangely cannibalistic? How so? It's a little tiny Ni'Calls sprite scaled up.

Well, they kept to themselves till the end. The "Imps" didn't have the technology to build suge large ships as the Khuris and the others of it's class, so it was basically every man for himself. Many were forced to use simple STL ships, which just weren't enough. Those that were lucky enough to acquire an FTL ship, they probably couldn't have gotten very far out of the Alkera system before their fuel stores ran out.

It took them a while, simply because they didn't expect their wonderful, life giving star to go bad on them. Perhaps they refused to except the truth. Maybe they just didn't look into Akra all that close until recently.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 22, 2009, 04:05:33 pm
To Mr. President:

Strangely cannibalistic? How so? It's a little tiny Ni'Calls sprite scaled up.

Well, they kept to themselves till the end. The "Imps" didn't have the technology to build suge large ships as the Khuris and the others of it's class, so it was basically every man for himself. Many were forced to use simple STL ships, which just weren't enough. Those that were lucky enough to acquire an FTL ship, they probably couldn't have gotten very far out of the Alkera system before their fuel stores ran out.

It took them a while, simply because they didn't expect their wonderful, life giving star to go bad on them. Perhaps they refused to except the truth. Maybe they just didn't look into Akra all that close until recently.

You used to be  a kit kat bar.

So what happened to all of the Empirial Colonies? is one of them the new capital? And why don't the Bino settle on one of there own colonies, instead of staying in space?
Geez, quit trying to pick a fight.

Khantarelli = Calla?

Whaa? You were the one starting stuff, not me.

Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 22, 2009, 04:21:42 pm
You used to be  a kit kat bar.

>_o

OOOOOOH! My mind is going. Fast. Too fast.

Aaaaanyway...

DING DING DING! Ufo, you wiiiin!

Again, aaaaaaaaaaaaaanywaaaay...

The offset of the radiation stream from the poles of Akra is predicted to reduce in severity, so Khuris won't be baked like a TV dinner in a microwave oven forever. When they stop intersecting, the Khuris will go bect to the Alkera system and begin to unload it's passengers (Those wishing to leave, anyway) back to Khuris. I think that the leftover radiation will become a new food source for the highly adaptive plants. And, If I'm not mistaken, that might produce a fair amount of heat, to (slightly) compensate for the extreme loss of heat.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 22, 2009, 06:20:34 pm
I guess people will still need radiation suits, though.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 22, 2009, 06:49:32 pm
For now... Either that or line their roof with lead XD

... No, really.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 23, 2009, 02:25:41 pm
You used to be  a kit kat bar.

>_o

OOOOOOH! My mind is going. Fast. Too fast.

Aaaaanyway...

DING DING DING! Ufo, you wiiiin!




??? What? He won what? What is this post?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 23, 2009, 03:07:08 pm
he won my "contest" to guess what the Khartarelli Nebula was. And, what I meant was that I forgot what my first avatar was.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 23, 2009, 03:13:48 pm
he won my "contest" to guess what the Khartarelli Nebula was. And, what I meant was that I forgot what my first avatar was.
Oh. So where is the new empire located? What with all of Khuris nuked to hell and back.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 23, 2009, 03:42:03 pm
Somewhere farther out in the galaxy. Half the galaxy away, in the outer rim.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 23, 2009, 03:48:34 pm
Somewhere farther out in the galaxy. Half the galaxy away, in the outer rim.

Ahh. So will this new story lead to the Secret Origins of the Bino's conquer of the Ni'Call?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 23, 2009, 04:01:03 pm
Conquer? The Ni'Calls and Bino are best friends! The Ni'Calls are the ones who helped the Bino with warp tech! (Forget that little bit in the FC-RP about the Vykusi,I never really liked that) They're best frieds, and have been since Khantarelli XVIII first entered the nebula and broadcast it's universal greeting. The Ni'Calls joined the UFB willingly. And how does that quote tie in to the comment? The Empire has nothing to do with the Ni'Calls. And since the probes back then were still sublight, then Khantarelli nebula would have to be much closer then half the galaxy away.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 23, 2009, 04:10:59 pm
Conquer? The Ni'Calls and Bino are best friends! The Ni'Calls are the ones who helped the Bino with warp tech! (Forget that little bit in the FC-RP about the Vykusi,I never really liked that) They're best frieds, and have been since Khantarelli XVIII first entered the nebula and broadcast it's universal greeting. The Ni'Calls joined the UFB willingly. And how does that quote tie in to the comment? The Empire has nothing to do with the Ni'Calls. And since the probes back then were still sublight, then Khantarelli nebula would have to be much closer then half the galaxy away.

It was a standard reply to your last comment. But if there so "buddy-buddy" Why is it called the United Federation of the Bino? And wait all this was sub light? Man you need to get to work on this ST right away!  ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 23, 2009, 04:30:34 pm
Hmm, I'm feeling stupider and stupider by the minute. The probes were sublight because warp technology wasn't available to the Bino. And the as to the name of the Federation... I HAS A WORKAROUND! The Ni'Calls is sort of like a different thing. It's the Union and the Federation, not the Union IN the Federaton. Sort of like I said, theyt're best friends, not like workers. That works, right?

And... ST... the only acronym I can think of for that is Star Trek...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 24, 2009, 05:29:14 am
Hmm, I'm feeling stupider and stupider by the minute. The probes were sublight because warp technology wasn't available to the Bino. And the as to the name of the Federation... I HAS A WORKAROUND! The Ni'Calls is sort of like a different thing. It's the Union and the Federation, not the Union IN the Federaton. Sort of like I said, theyt're best friends, not like workers. That works, right?



??? I have absoultly no idea what you're talking about.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 24, 2009, 03:12:11 pm
Oh. So where is the new empire located? What with all of Khuris nuked to hell and back.
Somewhere farther out in the galaxy. Half the galaxy away, in the outer rim.
But Khuris was in just one system and stars are light-years apart. The surrounding government should be in no real danger.
??? I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
I think he means that the Ni'Calls and the Bino have separate governments, but a strong alliance(not to mention the USSS) ties them very closely together.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 24, 2009, 03:16:47 pm
Precisely!

i WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST THAT i THOUGHT WE NEEDED SOME OUTSIDE "TRANSLATION"

...Stupid caps lock -_-
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 25, 2009, 03:44:31 pm
Precisely!

i WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST THAT i THOUGHT WE NEEDED SOME OUTSIDE "TRANSLATION"

...Stupid caps lock -_-

Oh, you seriously implied they were a unified governmental sector under the USSS's federal control
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 25, 2009, 04:07:05 pm
... I was lying? >_>
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 29, 2009, 07:40:02 pm
A small, slightly random update:

Life after the "Impact"

Life in the Khurithian cities has become a much more personal thing. Everyone helps eachother even more than before, if that's possible. Rather then stagnating, Khuris has thrived. If you don't mind wearing some Radiation proof jackets (Bino overcoats are said to be so thick they can resist anything, manufacturers just added lead lining for offworlder reassurance), and don't have scenery on mind (though the disaster has uncovered innumerable treasures), then you'd better look into a stay at one of the Khurithian cities. Can't find a hotel? A passing family just might pick you up and have you stay with 'em. Tired of all that crappy food in those snooty "gourmet" restaurants? Take a walk downtown, or take a ride in the famous trolleys, and you're bound to find a great homecooked meal somewhere, for a great price, too! That's always been a good thing about Khuris, one of the friendliest planets in the galaxy! Just don't end up in the Empire by mistake.

And, seeing Omega's request for Perrachi holidays, I thought I'd post some Bino ones!

Liberation Day

The day that the Federation was first officially declared. The equivalent mix of Christmas and Independence Day.

Founding Day

The anniversary of the founding of the USSS
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 30, 2009, 02:27:41 pm
A small, slightly random update:

Life after the "Impact"

Life in the Khurithian cities has become a much more personal thing. Everyone helps eachother even more than before, if that's possible. Rather then stagnating, Khuris has thrived. If you don't mind wearing some Radiation proof jackets (Bino overcoats are said to be so thick they can resist anything, manufacturers just added lead lining for offworlder reassurance), and don't have scenery on mind (though the disaster has uncovered innumerable treasures), then you'd better look into a stay at one of the Khurithian cities. Can't find a hotel? A passing family just might pick you up and have you stay with 'em. Tired of all that crappy food in those snooty "gourmet" restaurants? Take a walk downtown, or take a ride in the famous trolleys, and you're bound to find a great homecooked meal somewhere, for a great price, too! That's always been a good thing about Khuris, one of the friendliest planets in the galaxy! Just don't end up in the Empire by mistake.

And, seeing Omega's request for Perrachi holidays, I thought I'd post some Bino ones!

Liberation Day

The day that the Federation was first officially declared. The equivalent mix of Christmas and Independence Day.

Founding Day

The anniversary of the founding of the USSS


Dude, the planet got hit with a nova and now has a poluationof ten thousand. Let me put that into perpsective; I could fit the entire homeworld Bino into the superdome. How in the heck do they have anything let alone a culture.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2009, 03:02:11 pm
Have you ever heard of preserving a culture, or radiation shielding? Please stop trying to pick fights.

P.S. It's supernova, not nova.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 30, 2009, 03:10:09 pm
Have you ever heard of preserving a culture, or radiation shielding? Please stop trying to pick fights.

P.S. It's supernova, not nova.
I only though larger stars went S-Nova, and that regular ones (like Sol) only go Nova. I also thought that S-Novas caused black holes while novas just caused dwarves. And while the fact still stands, where does there food come from? What of all the animals. If the Nova killed everything but the forest, won’t that cause a monoculture which would instantly destroy itself? What we do is different. You unnecessarily pick apart things that don’t need to be scientific to satisfy your own ego trip and whiel doing so isolate and shun newbies like pie and Spudman even with moderator intervention. I point out legitimate plot holes so that authors may better themselves. Way different.. And I don't pick fights. I wasn't even talking to you. You decided to pick a fight by posting here after me.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 30, 2009, 03:21:00 pm
>_< Akra was a BLUE SUPERGIANT, that hardly classifies as a "regular one". Supergiants either go to a neutron star (or a magnetar, in the case of Akra), or a black hole. Khurithian creatures are more resilient then you think. What with all those drastic climate changes regularly and all. The Nova didn't kill everything but the forest, for example, the Bino are still there. And the tree network has many species mingling together. And, what we do?. Ex-cuse me? I don't se you with a any creature whatsoever, and so far, not many people have sided with you arguments, so I believe it's just you. I don't pick ANYTHING apart Except grammar and spelling. and I don't shun newbies. Oh.. wait... you were talking about Ufo weren't you... K... I don't see Ufo shunning anyone, and he's on no "ego trip".
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 30, 2009, 03:35:47 pm
>_< Akra was a BLUE SUPERGIANT, that hardly classifies as a "regular one". Supergiants either go to a neutron star (or a magnetar, in the case of Akra), or a black hole. Khurithian creatures are more resilient then you think. What with all those drastic climate changes regularly and all. The Nova didn't kill everything but the forest, for example, the Bino are still there. And the tree network has many species mingling together. And, what we do?. Ex-cuse me? I don't se you with a any creature whatsoever, and so far, not many people have sided with you arguments, so I believe it's just you. I don't pick ANYTHING apart Except grammar and spelling. and I don't shun newbies. Oh.. wait... you were talking about Ufo weren't you... K... I don't see Ufo shunning anyone, and he's on no "ego trip".

Ufomega vs. Pie
Ufomega vs. Spudman
Ufomega vs. Me
Anal comments on "galactic basic"
Threat to boycott the board
Jerk hole Spock tendencies
etc. etc. etc.

Omega is the more responsible of the couple but they both are guilty of militant over reliance on scientific fact and reason, even in the face of mods. You however are far softer on the USSS side of the tracks, and for god’s sakes! Say it with me NOT HAVING A CREATURE DOES NOT MAKE ME A SECOND CLASS MEMBER. Jesus you guys cat like starship troopers with it. All it does is encourage badly though out creatures that die instantly or are unilaterally hated because the only way to avoid flames around her is to have a super creature everyone loves and/or has been around for years. It's sickening.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 30, 2009, 03:38:09 pm
Ufomega vs. Pie
Ufomega vs. Spudman
everyone vs. Me
fixed

And the way that you refer to them(?) like that disturbs me for some reason.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2009, 03:40:12 pm
Thank you kindly, Kitkat. Mr. P., this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova) is what a nova is. Just so you know, regular stars like Sol just have their outer layers drift off into space, leaving a white dwarf behind. Also, Starships could easily ship food to Khuris.

Once again. Please, please, PLEASE stop trying to pick a fight. Do not flame. I'll be ignoring your troll posts from now on, including your reply to this post. I predict that you are going to deny everything and claim that everyone with a different opinion than yours is an idiot. If you want to prove me wrong, don't reply to me with a flame post.

And Kitkat? Just ignore him. Maybe a mod can sort him out.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 30, 2009, 03:43:23 pm
Thank you kindly, Kitkat. Mr. P., this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova) is what a nova is. Just so you know, regular stars like Sol just have their outer layers drift off into space, leaving a white dwarf behind. Also, Starships could easily ship food to Khuris.

Once again. Please, please, PLEASE stop trying to pick a fight. Do not flame. I'll be ignoring your troll posts from now on, including your reply to this post. I predict that you are going to deny everything and claim that everyone with a different opinion than yours is an idiot. If you want to prove me wrong, don't reply to me with a flame post.

And Kitkat? Just ignore him. Maybe a mod can sort him out.

A mod needs to sort me out. You started this thing when you posted this!


Have you ever heard of preserving a culture, or radiation shielding? Please stop trying to pick fights.

P.S. It's supernova, not nova.

I was having a civil plot bunny converstion with someone who had nothing to with you, when you decied to stick your bigbeak into things. I'm reporting you right now. You need to stop this. Immediatly.


Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2009, 03:47:36 pm
Thank you for proving me right once again. It seems I can see the future... A moderator will tell Mr. P. to stop being so mean and then will tell me off for making this sarcastic comment! Then Mr. P. will once again reply with a troll/flame post about how I am supposedly the Devil incarnate and am responsible for every argument and flame war on the entire forum!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: gec05 on September 30, 2009, 03:48:25 pm
I don't even know where this guy pulls this stuff out. I am completely lost on where the first offense was.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2009, 03:50:05 pm
Actually, I think you mods make enough sarcastic comments to not tell anyone off for doing so... My mistake.
I don't even know where this guy pulls this stuff out. I am completely lost on where the first offense was.
I think it's a combination of misinterpretation and overreaction.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on September 30, 2009, 03:51:15 pm
I don't even know where this guy pulls this stuff out. I am completely lost on where the first offense was.

The first offense was here.


Have you ever heard of preserving a culture, or radiation shielding? Please stop trying to pick fights.

P.S. It's supernova, not nova.

In which UFO butted in to a then-civil discussion that did not concern him at all, just to make negative comments about me and complain that I was starting it.  I'm simply resting what you and othe rmebrs have said in a less rainbow and sugercane way.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 30, 2009, 03:53:40 pm
He has been giving you info, and I think he was correcting you for the reason that (I'm just drawing from personal experience, so it might not be entirely correct) he hates it when people are wrong. Not because he has a personal grudge or hatred! he's also been saying please don't flame or try to pick a fight, which is just what it seems like you're doing.
 
Dude, the planet got hit with a nova and now has a poluationof ten thousand. Let me put that into perpsective; I could fit the entire homeworld Bino into the superdome. How in the heck do they have anything let alone a culture.

Let me say this, the way you make "civil conversation" makes it sound like you think you're so much smarter then me. Of course, Spending over half my life in a rather awful and bully-ridden elementary school may have made me a bit paranoid about implications.

EDIT:
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Well then... I think that Gec was referring to Mr. prez rather than you, Ufo.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2009, 03:55:03 pm
How is telling you a solution to those supposed plot holes a offense? I just thought what you said to Kitkat was in a very rude and mean way, so I asked you not to pick fights. The point of my post was to help contribute to the actual topic by explaining to you how those problems could be solved.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on September 30, 2009, 03:57:49 pm
Exactly my point!

EDIT: I think that we're just suffering from a rather severe case of misinterpretation from both sides. Not to mention an unhealthy dose of preconceptions

EDITx2: Wow, I can't believe that The Bino almost have 30 pages :o
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 01, 2009, 08:06:12 pm
The DAILY KHURITHIAN

Citizens rejoice!


Khuris is predicted to come out of it's highly elliptical orbit withing 200 standard years. The stellar alignment of Akra, it's companion, and Korolon will create a gravitational tug effect as Khuris swings around in the closest point of orbit. After a few passes, it should "level out" in the new, much smaller, habitable zone around Akra.

In other news...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2009, 09:38:30 pm
That's great news, but how can a pulsar have a habitable zone?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 01, 2009, 09:56:51 pm
Well, I think that the radiation spewing poles of the star would eventuall... Hmm... Rethought. By habitable zone, I meant it heat-wise.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2009, 10:58:38 pm
That's awesome news, then. Perhaps the Perrachi Empire's Genetic Research Administration will help build a Khurithian ecosystem, but that's news for later.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 03, 2009, 01:10:40 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/RingedKhuris.png)
This is what Khuris looks like now. Simple as that.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 03, 2009, 01:12:35 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/RingedKhuris.png)
This is what Khuris looks like now. Simple as that.

Ahh! my Stendhal's Syndrome! Noooooo!  *kabloom*
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 03, 2009, 01:16:24 pm
Stendhal's Syndrome!
Hrm?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 03, 2009, 01:17:19 pm
Stendhal's Syndrome!
Hrm?

http://www.cracked.com/article/107_classic-5-mental-disorders-that-can-totally-get-you-laid/

Crack'd
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 03, 2009, 01:21:25 pm
That's a wonderful piece of art! Though a ring system has formed in just a few months and the continent is still perfectly intact? You told me half of Khuris got blown away by the supernova! But still, I must admire how you portrayed the oceans' freezing from space. The land looks just like a tundra!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 03, 2009, 01:26:19 pm
Well, I only have the picture of intact Khuris, so the best I could do was make it look all snowy. If I had... Wait a minute...

My perception of the speed of the spore universe relative to ours seems a lot faster then yours, not to mention that this is showing it into the future a bit, so the rings wouldn't quite be this pretty. And thank ya for the comment about the land, I was worried about that.

And, Thank you Mr. Prez... I think...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 03, 2009, 05:42:31 pm
Oh, and, Mr. Prez, where did ya happen to get that 10,000 figure?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 03, 2009, 06:38:10 pm
Oh, and, Mr. Prez, where did ya happen to get that 10,000 figure?


A littel freind, a littel freind. *whimsical sigh*
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on October 04, 2009, 12:36:38 am
Damn, Khuris got owned... :(

What's the blue dot on the top of the planet, though? ???
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 04, 2009, 08:11:33 am
Hmm... It appears to be an artifact left over from the color replacement...

A DIFFERENT PERSON COMMENTED! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on October 04, 2009, 08:58:47 am
That's not Khuris...that's Dagobah! Or possibly Hoth!
Title: The Bino
Post by: D.drifs on October 07, 2009, 09:33:07 pm
eerrttyy Seriously Posting this in EVERY bored is slightly excessive. This needs to be put in the Looking for/wanted section. This bored is for those creations that have ALREADY been created.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 07, 2009, 09:40:02 pm
Oh, no, a noob troll who has horrible spelling and no idea what he's talking about.

Somebody get a mod. In the meantime, do not feed that thing, whatever you do.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Rysworld on October 08, 2009, 06:34:47 am
He could have palsy or something.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 08, 2009, 03:06:24 pm
I doubt it. He just looks like a troll.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 08, 2009, 04:21:32 pm
It appears that he may have the wrong topic, perhaps the wrong forum even...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Rysworld on October 08, 2009, 04:32:26 pm
*Feeds D.drifs*
In the meantime, do not feed that thing, whatever you do.
Oops...

Also, nice creation by the way.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 08, 2009, 04:34:32 pm
:D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 06:07:34 pm
hmm... what would the people like to see... owait, I remember what I was going to do


BINO GOVERNMENT!

The Bino government is headed by a Supreme Chancellor. Mainly, he has a job much like the US presidency. He has cabinet of 16 (since it's 4 times 4, Bino superstition at work once again.) people, again, very similar to the US's cabinet. They are in charge of no particular country, but they directly control the Federal Capitol Khato Lorida (right? I may have accidentally listed it as another name), like the US's District of Columbia. On a lower level, directly under the cabinet, are the Presidents/Chancellors/Kings etc. of the twelve countries of the Federation. They all have individual governments and styles of rule. This can be directly influenced by the Chancellor, but only with the unanimous agreement of the entire cabinet and at least 4 other rulers. This power is only used in dire situations, to prevent war, starvation, or other disaster scenarios.

Now, for election.

The election of a Chancellor is required for every citizen deemed able to make good choices (I.E. there is no defined date for legal voting privileges to be granted to an idividual, but a test.). A new Chancellor can only be elected if

A.) The original Chancellor resigns,

B.) The original Chancellor dies, or is compromised in any other way,

C.) The original Chancellor is voted out by the people
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 06:11:20 pm
hmm... what would the people like to see... owait, I remember what I was going to do


BINO GOVERNMENT!

The Bino government is headed by a Supreme Chancellor. Mainly, he has a job much like the US presidency. He has cabinet of 16 (since it's 4 times 4, Bino superstition at work once again.) people, again, very similar to the US's cabinet. They are in charge of no particular country, but they directly control the Federal Capitol Khato Lorida (right? I may have accidentally listed it as another name), like the US's District of Columbia. On a lower level, directly under the cabinet, are the Presidents/Chancellors/Kings etc. of the twelve countries of the Federation. They all have individual governments and styles of rule. This can be directly influenced by the Chancellor, but only with the unanimous agreement of the entire cabinet and at least 4 other rulers. This power is only used in dire situations, to prevent war, starvation, or other disaster scenarios.

Now, for election.

The election of a Chancellor is required for every citizen deemed able to make good choices (I.E. there is no defined date for legal voting privileges to be granted to an idividual, but a test.). A new Chancellor can only be elected if

A.) The original Chancellor resigns,

B.) The original Chancellor dies, or is compromised in any other way,

C.) The original Chancellor is voted out by the people

So you basically have a confederacy of Autocratic states under single semi-democratically elected president for life and his 16 beer buddies? Yeah that will work out great ::)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 06:14:04 pm
Well, they're not all autocratic, they are all what they want to be. And, in a nutshell, yep, that is how they run the place. But it's more complicated then that, I just couldn't think of anything else >_>
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 06:17:49 pm
Well, they're not all autocratic, they are all what they want to be. And, in a nutshell, yep, that is how they run the place. But it's more complicated then that, I just couldn't think of anything else >_>

You do realize if the government decides who gets to vote wit there "test" they essentially pick and choose who is eligible thus completely destroy democracy in the first place?

(What is with the USSS and the USSR parallels?)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 06:20:54 pm
hmm? Whatever was paralleling them wasn't intentional. And, they use a test to determine the people that would do something stupid. Because if it was just age that defined the voters' eligibility, then this weird guy might go in and vote for the wors candidate or something like that for "teh lulz". So, it's more like a discretion or a maturity test.

EDIT: Oh, and, since the Bino were around before the USSS, then wouldn't it be the USSS That was strangely similar to the Bino? I tend to hold back on posting some things for quite a while. For example, I came up with the Bino's religion before I began posting on GS.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 06:31:44 pm
hmm? Whatever was paralleling them wasn't intentional. And, they use a test to determine the people that would do something stupid. Because if it was just age that defined the voters' eligibility, then this weird guy might go in and vote for the wors candidate or something like that for "teh lulz". So, it's more like a discretion or a maturity test.

EDIT: Oh, and, since the Bino were around before the USSS, then wouldn't it be the USSS That was strangely similar to the Bino? I tend to hold back on posting some things for quite a while. For example, I came up with the Bino's religion before I began posting on GS.

I meant that between the Comuparots and this you guys seems very stalin-esque. Despite what the intentions of the test are, the government still hands it out which means the government decides who gets to vote, essentially ensuring that situation 3 never occurs, on the federal level the seemingly democratic Chancellor has no power over the twelve autocratic local rulers who can apparently do whatever the heck they like unless in cades of national emergency (which is again declared by the state). Frankly, I wouldn’t want to be a Bino.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 06:41:53 pm
Well... Hmm... "my" government style is stalinesque? Oh my... I can't make heads or tails of that to tell you the truth... And, well... The federation is liek (XD I SERIOUSLY DIDN'T MEAN TO DO THAT) the United states on a larger scale, where the countries are like states. It works a bit different, an I'll screw around with it a bit. The test is... well... Dang, you've got me there.

Hmm...

It... erm... well... It's not like "what kind of president would you look for" and it's not just for the elections. Like I said, it's more of a maturity and discretion in general test.

Gah... I'm confusing myself.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 06:54:08 pm
Well... Hmm... "my" government style is stalinesque? Oh my... I can't make heads or tails of that to tell you the truth... And, well... The federation is liek (XD I SERIOUSLY DIDN'T MEAN TO DO THAT) the United states on a larger scale, where the countries are like states. It works a bit different, an I'll screw around with it a bit. The test is... well... Dang, you've got me there.

Hmm...

It... erm... well... It's not like "what kind of president would you look for" and it's not just for the elections. Like I said, it's more of a maturity and discretion in general test.

Gah... I'm confusing myself.

Let’s use an example. Say I become Chancellor, (mostly because i was tight with   the last guy) i than appoint a bunch of flunkies to my cabinet, I then re write the test so that only those who agree with me will vote. Thus, I can stay in office until I die and somebody i handpick takes my place essentially making a dynasty. What's worse about this is that unlike the UK or China, it pretends o be a democracy, this facade allows the citizens to blindly go about with their "chosen" leaders while they are ruled under by unelected local monarchs. This is nothing like the US, more like the Roman" Republic" that was basically an oligarchy. I hope the death of most of your people inspired a revolution aboard the Khuris. Otherwise, the Bino are fried duck.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 07:01:45 pm
As I said before, the test isn't a "what kind of Chancellor would you support" test, so rewriting it would wouldn't quite work. The "flunkies" would be appointed by a meritocratic (I believe) system, in which only the best in their respective fields can be appointed to the cabinet (though the Chancellor and people could vote from the top 4).

How about this: The People vote on the test! Owait... that wouldn't work, would it? X| derp.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 07:11:45 pm
As I said before, the test isn't a "what kind of Chancellor would you support" test, so rewriting it would wouldn't quite work. The "flunkies" would be appointed by a meritocratic (I believe) system, in which only the best in their respective fields can be appointed to the cabinet (though the Chancellor and people could vote from the top 4).

How about this: The People vote on the test! Owait... that wouldn't work, would it? X| derp.

It doesn't matter, as long as the government decides who and who doesn’t get to vote, the society can never truly be democratic. All it takes is one corrupt leader to alter the test to fit his goals, and if he appoints the cabinet, he'll do just the same. Your system is too trusting; I'd be surprised if it didn't already descend into a cloaked empire. Oh, wait! It did.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 07:20:35 pm
>_O The Empire was a different government from long, long ago. And, how many times do I have to say that the government doesn't decide who gets to vote! The test does! The test works kind of like that ink blot test, how it tests, what it tests, is all directed toward finding out the ability of the individual to make intelligent decisions. And, the Chancellor alone can't do anything, he must have some kind of positive input from the community.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 09, 2009, 07:37:16 pm
Commuparrots?
>_<
For the last time, they're socialist! I admit there is a Communist Party, but the leading party by far is the Democratic Socialist Party. I suppose if I was British I might be part of the Labour Party, but I'm a Democrat here.

And don't say I'm contradictory because of the USSSN report. People get communist and socialist confused all the time with the Perrachi.

Now please try and be more considerate of Kitkat's feelings, Mr. Pres.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 07:38:35 pm
Oh no...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 07:40:13 pm
>_O The Empire was a different government from long, long ago. And, how many times do I have to say that the government doesn't decide who gets to vote! The test does! The test works kind of like that ink blot test, how it tests, what it tests, is all directed toward finding out the ability of the individual to make intelligent decisions. And, the Chancellor alone can't do anything, he must have some kind of positive input from the community.

Ahh. But who makes the test, hmm? The Government. And who controls the government? The chancellor. The only way the community can give any feedback to the government is through voting. And if the chancellor controls who votes, he becomes a virtual dictator.

EDIT: Communism and Socialism go hand in hand just as Democracy and Capitalism do. Political and economic powers are so large that they become indistinct from another, so that if you control one, you control the other.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 07:42:47 pm
EUREKA! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I HAVE IT! I hope >_>

The test is the only thing NOT controlled by the chancellor OR his cabinet! The Test is modified by the individual SUBSIDIARY COUNTRIES! IT ALL MAKES SOO MUCH SENSE NOW!


At least, in my twisted mind, it does.

Edit: calm now. More details. yes. The methods the test uses are developed by psychiatrists, not the government, at least, not the Chancellor's government. Each individual country supervises (but doesn't directly conrol) development of the tests. The test is created, specifically, by scholars (That is how you spell it, right?) from important schools around the federation. They are volounteers, and aren't appointed per say, but it's more like an "extracurricular activity". The collages and universities all get together and work on the test, inviting their best students/teachers to assist them. The individual governments can say "that's a bad idea." And if they agree, then the test will not be modified. The federal government has no say in this.

EDIT: To Mr. president: THEY. ARE. NOT. MONARCHIES. How many times do I have to stress that point? They are all what they want to be. Let me retcon. The governments get to choose how they want to rule their little portions of the federation, except when the people say "no". This is one of the benefits of the federation. The federation can vote for the government to listen to the people, or at least compromise. This Vote Reform can only be proposed by the people of that country, and only if the other countries agree that there should be change, then there will be change.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 07:43:31 pm
EUREKA! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I HAVE IT! I hope >_>

The test is the only thing NOT controlled by the chancellor OR his cabinet! The Test is modified by the individual SUBSIDIARY COUNTRIES! IT ALL MAKES SOO MUCH SENSE NOW!


At least, in my twisted mind, it does.

Which are all Monarchies.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 09, 2009, 07:59:44 pm
Communism and Socialism go hand in hand just as Democracy and Capitalism do. Political and economic powers are so large that they become indistinct from another, so that if you control one, you control the other.
Quote from: Wikipedia
Communism is a family of economic and political ideas and social movements related to the establishment of an egalitarian, classless and stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general, as well as the name given to such a society.
Quote from: Wikipedia
Socialism refers to various theories of economic organization advocating public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources, and a society characterized by equal access to resources for all individuals with a method of compensation based on the amount of labor expended.

Socialists inspired by the Soviet model of economic development have advocated the creation of centrally planned economies directed by a state that owns all the means of production. Social democrats propose selective nationalisation of key national industries in mixed economies, while maintaining private ownership of capital and private business enterprise. Social democrats also promote tax-funded welfare programs and regulation of markets.
You see? Communism has no state while some types of socialism have a state which controls all businesses, which is what the Perrachi Empire is definitely about to develop into. However...
Quote from: Wikipedia
Libertarian socialism (including social anarchism and libertarian Marxism) rejects state control and ownership of the economy altogether and advocates direct collective ownership of the means of production via co-operative workers' councils and workplace democracy.
As you can see, other types of socialism reject the state, as communism does. So socialism is a lot less constrictive set of ideas than communism.

I hope you found this informative.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 09, 2009, 08:13:06 pm
STOP! IMMEDIATELY!

No one post! This is the fifteenth post on this page, which means that after this, will be the

30th page!

SO, I WANT FANART PEOPLE! :P

or, you know, just a picture of a bunch of Bino dancing around. I's do it myself, but as I mentioned in the Ni'Calls thread, I have no access to a scanner.

Eh, who cares. I'll wait till 50 or a hundred.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 09, 2009, 08:33:45 pm
STOP! IMMEDIATELY!

No one post! This is the fifteenth post on this page, which means that after this, will be the

30th page!

SO, I WANT FANART PEOPLE! :P

or, you know, just a picture of a bunch of Bino dancing around. I's do it myself, but as I mentioned in the Ni'Calls thread, I have no access to a scanner.

Eh, who cares. I'll wait till 50 or a hundred.

Sorry, my artistic skills suck, that's why I have the I.L.L.U.S.T.R.A.T.O.R. to back me up.

Yeah, I have no artsitic skills, why do you think i have the I.L.L.U.S.T.R.A.T.O.R. to back me up.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 09, 2009, 10:12:15 pm
NO! STOP! YOU POOR DAMNED FOOL!

Ah well. Here's my two bits.
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/DancingBino.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Mr. President on October 10, 2009, 05:05:22 am
Cue Muzak!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOhsvhF4Jw
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 10, 2009, 08:55:52 am
It was more of a disco-type song. Can't you tell from the moonwalking and disco ball?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 10, 2009, 09:59:32 am
Yay!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 11:33:34 am
And now, you learn how the Bino stumbled across the wing propulsion technology!

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/StarshipDiscoveror.png)
The starship Discoveror was the first starship ever equipped with a warp drive, a feat aided by the Vykusi, who assisted them in providing a substance which was incapable of being produced on Khuris at the time. Anyway, the impuse technology which was being experimented with at the time was a great step forward from the previous matter-polarization tech they used to use. The newer drive produced huge ammounts of energy, and required several large radiators of different types in several locations across the ship. Despite the massive energy outputs and the conspicuously low heat output of the engine, it was revealed in tests to be extremely inefficient. It was so bad, it appeared to be pulling on itself, rather than pushing on the ship! Further tests in an insulated ground facility indicated an amazingly strong field of some king. At first, it was thought to be magnetic, but it didn't affect any metallic object of any kind. The field was something completely new, and was named a "Karven Field" after the discoverer of the field.The engine's radiators were found found to be the cause of the field.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/karvenField.png)
This field was later used to the advantage of Bino starship design.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/ModernkarvenField.png)
Note: Images not to scale
The newest developments in the field are maneuverable projectors, and pronged edges to focus the field, which give the designs a somewhat animal-like look. the testbed for these new leaps forward was named the Discoveror (Yes, I know I'm spelling it wrong) II, in honor of the ship that started it all.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/DiscoverorII.png)


Yay, I've finally given a reason why Bino ships look the way they do! And it made me feel all scientific 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 03:07:57 pm
comments?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 17, 2009, 03:11:28 pm
Even though nothing like it exists, at least it's not implausible or technobabble! Great job!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 03:12:17 pm
yay! Thanks :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 17, 2009, 05:35:37 pm
That is a bunch of friggin.....AWESOMESAUCE!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 05:40:47 pm
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on October 17, 2009, 06:25:56 pm
Indeed! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 08:20:48 pm
I like this 'splanin, anything els ya want 'splained?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on October 17, 2009, 08:54:56 pm
Ya, can ya 'splain why the Bino's pelvis is so close to thair shoulders?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 08:58:13 pm
Evolution.

The Bino started out only having two limbs, but an evolutionary defect in early Bino split the limbs. Their frame was made for only two arms, their legs were sort of "addons" that intruded in normal development.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 17, 2009, 08:59:35 pm
What are the statistics of Bino sexuality, and has there ever been any discrimination against homosexual Bino?

I know this seems random, but it's a legitimate question.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 09:05:44 pm
I like randomness!

Hmm... I've always avoided that subject on the point that... I prefer to avoid it.

Bino genders are practically identical, from an outward appearance and personality standpoint. Females are generally more determined then males though.

Due to their extreme similarity, homosexuality is often completely missed. If it is realized, it's often ignored.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 17, 2009, 09:09:41 pm
I wish humans didn't discriminate each other because of minor differences like skin color and gender. It makes no frickin' sense.

Have the Bino ever had dark ages of history where discrimination was prominent?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 09:26:24 pm
Well, This has been lurking in the depths of my data repository (brain) for quite a while, ever since I created an unused Bino character who was much too tall to be a Bino.

There has always been two types of Bino, greater and lesser, the greater (rather silly, since, at least in stature, it would be inverse) being the one we know and love. The other, the lesser, living almost exclusively in the forest. Long, long ago, an incident happened. Some explorers, of the greater Bino, ventured duup into the thickest parts, the "origin" of the World Forest. This region was the habitat of the lesser Bino, an overall biger, meaner looking cousin of the Bino. The greater explorers were viewed as the Europeans were to the Indians of North America. technological paralells were present as well, with the forest dwellers significantly less developed then the greaters. The greaters felt threatened by the forest dwellers, the only thing keeping the explorers from expressing the Bino's nature of kinship toward them, the forest dweller's beastly appearance. The greaters beleived them to be some kind of monsters, and killed them. As such, the forest dwellers retaliated. A great deal of racism and anti-socialization propaganda ensued, and the forest dwellers have barely been seen since. Since then, the racism and propaganda have died down, but only because no one goes into the forest, and no one comes out, isolating the forest dwellers. The aforementioned Forest Dweller character concept perfectly fitting this depiction by being oddly tall, having unusually heavy clothing (to hide his appearance, and seeming to utterly hate his own species.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on October 17, 2009, 09:30:52 pm
Does the USSS know about this?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 17, 2009, 09:40:40 pm
Well, they probably have stumbled across things on the Galactinet (like internet, yes?), like small articles, rumors and references. If they were to directly ask a Khurithian Bino, they would probably get an indirect answer, without the Bino meeting the other's eyes.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on October 18, 2009, 01:23:42 pm
Infoblock time:

Race name: Bino

Reason or meaning of name: In spore, I couldn't come up with a name, my dad, due to the unusual arrangement of the cell's eyes, suggested "Bino", and the name stuck. In-universe, I suppose it's just their name.

Nickname(s) given to the race by other races/groups: None

Reason(s) or meanings of nickname(s): n/a

Where does this race live?: Khuris, in the bottom left corner of the galaxy

What is the environment around them like?: highly varied, mostly on the cold side

How have they adapted to it?: thick fur

How does it affect them?: The deathly cold has selected only the kindest to go through the evolutionary rigors

How is their society organized?:

If there is a hierarchy, what is it based on?:

How do these people govern themselves?:

Do they live in an empire?: half, yes.

A leage of nations?: The other half.

How are leaders chosen?: a poll in the Federation, hand picked heirs in the Empire

How large is the society?: The federation is very large, with quite a few colony worlds. The empire is much smaller, with very little outside of Khuris

Is this race the only intelligent species on their world?: Not counting the forest dwellers, yes.

If so, how do they feel about this? Proud? Lonely? Do they know/care?: n/a

If not, how do they relate to the other races of their world and how different are these races: generally don't view these individuals as sentient.


===Biological Anatomy===


Is the race unicellular or multicellular?: multicellular

How does the race breathe?: respiratory system

What is the circulatory system like?: most primary blood vessels close to their core, the others very small, and only go where they need to.

What/How does the race eat?: They eat solids/liquids via a mouth and digestive system. Their tongue's end is capable of absorbing liquids. They are herbivores by nature, but are also capable of eating meat if necessary.

How does the race grow/mature?: Basically start off as little undeveloped fuzzballs, they grow steadily for about half an average Bino lifespan.

How do they reproduce?: ...

Are they warm or cold-blooded?: warm-blooded

What kind of symmetry does this race possess?: huh?

Where are their sense organs located?: eyes on their head, nerves scattered throughout body.

How are bodily wastes eliminated?: final chambers of digestive system have blood vessels very close to the chamber for transfer of wastes. unneeded food remains through system

From where are they eliminated?: da butt >_>

What is the body cavity like? Are the organs specialized/highly developed?: They have minimal amounts of bones, only 5 make up the rib cage. Organs mostly concentrated between arms and legs

What kind of structural support does the race have?: erm... legs...

How does your race move?: two legged locomotion

Does it move?: is this a trick question?

How does it grip things?: hands

Does it have opposable thumbs?: yes

Or prehensile tails or limbs like an elephant or octopus?: the Lesser Bino have prehensile tails

From where did the race’s "hands" develop?: a defect split the arms off from the legs, the hands went with them

What kind of opposable thumb do they have?: a... thumb?

Could the hands have evolved from something other than the forefeet?: see above

What is the nervous system like?: minimal nerves in the outer regions of the body, mostly concentrated toward hands. More nerves in the inner regions.

Does the race have a central nervous system?: yes

Is the race intelligent?: erm... yes.

Do they operate on instinct alone?: >_< no...

Physical Appearance/Physiology: see first post


===Culture===


Are there subraces/subcultures?: the greater and lesser Bino

What are the ‘rules’ of the society as far as gender is concerned?: n/a

How are children treated?: with patience XD

Is there some kind of coming of age ceremony?: generally not.

How does this society educate its children?: "grade schools" headed by the church, "high schools" and above generally independent.

Are children taught by their elders?: sometimes

Is there a state-supported system of public schools, open to all citizens or are there private institutions open only to certain classes/groups?: varied

If there are limits, how well are they enforced?:

What sorts of knowledge are unallowed?: None. keeping people from things is treated as a great disrespect in Bino society

How severe are the penalties for breaking these laws for the teacher?: n/a

For the student?: n/a

Do certain professions require different schooling?: yes. But there's typically multiple subjects taught in schools

What is considered the minimum level of education necessary to be a successful adult?: knowledge of survival, social skills, and ability to perform at least one job.

How are pregnant females treated?: respect

How are the elderly treated?: great respect

How does this affect the raising of children?: children generally seem to feel a closer connection to grandparents.

The transmission of knowledge?: BACK IN MY DAY...

The concept of lineage and family?: a concept which is recorded, and has been for years and years.

How does this race view the physically/mentally/emotionally disabled?: one who must be helped, for the good of the individual, the community, and the assistant.

What is considered to be disabled?: inability to comprehend/preform certain tasks. Lack of social abilities, etc.

What are racial views on intoxication?: Do what you will, and I'll do what I will.

Is there a stigma associated with being intoxicated or is it just part of life or is it viewed as part of a religious ceremony?: Just a part of life.

What makes people intoxicated?: alcohols, but little else.

What does this race consider to be deviant behavior?: Antisocial behavior.

Why are these people considered deviant and is the label fair or not?:

What is considered criminal behavior?: taking others' things, destroying others' things, with out permission.

How is this crime detected and how is it punished?: surveillance. Punishment is a prison sentence. One gets a warning before this, though.

How is marriage arranged?:

What type of marriage is common?: between families.

Where do married couples/groups live?: A house, their own, where their family will live until another gets married, then he/she will move out, etc.

What is a marriage ceremony like?: celebratory, dancing, sweets, etc. overall a good time.

What other ceremonies are important and why?: Holidays. Bino are deeply spiritual, and holidays hold a great importance.

How is death viewed?: Celebrated as freedom of the spirit from the body. It's noted that Khuris seems to have prominent ghosts.

What is the funeral ritual?: mummification of the, a prayer for a good afterlife, and a gift from family and friends. The body is placed in a casket and is taken to a temple, selected by the individual before death, and remains there, with a plaque identifying the individual.

How is grieving handled?: n/a

How long do they last?: n/a

How is inheritance determined?: a will

How important is birth order?: not important at all.

How is the family organized?: grandparents>parents>children

Who is in charge?: grandparents

How are children named?: the parents of the child

Is there some kind of ritual to it?: no

Does a person’s name change through time?: not typically.

Are names considered powerful?: they show the significance of the individual in the parents' eyes

Does a person have a private name and a public name?: nope

How does this race relate to other sentient beings?: they treat them as equals and friends

Do they recognize other beings as sentient?: intelligence level, and social ability.

How is this race perceived by its enemies and/or allies?: Typically viewed as silly little guys. A little over charismatic.

Why are these groups enemies or allies?: Their allies received a welcome reception, so... yeah. Their few enemies are only enemies indiredtly.

Have these alliances changed over the years?: other then growing, no.

What does the race consider to be the ideals of their society?: everyone happily getting along.

What is the worst thing you could do if you were a member of this race?: outright deny someone an opportunity or request. I signifies that you don't care for/about the individual, and is considered very rude.

What is the best/most noble thing you could do if you were a member of this race?: help someone in need.

What personality traits does this race admire?: a cheery demeanor, and the want to help others.

What personality traits does this race despise?: putting him/herself above everyone else,

Who or what does this race consider beautiful?: colors

What makes up that image of beauty?:

What is valuable to this race?: material-wise: colorful minerals. Other then that, they value friendship.

Do they like pie?: HELLZ YEAH

How... long did that take?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on October 18, 2009, 02:10:53 pm
The transmission of knowledge?: BACK IN MY DAY...
Heh heh. :)

Great job on all this, Kitkat! I either didn't know or forgot that the Bino were very spiritual. I'll have to read up on their religion.
Good thing religion isn't banned in any part of USSS Space. Except UGP(United Goonalian Provinces) Space, I think.

I'll need to make a Perrachi version of this creature sheet.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on November 18, 2009, 04:12:01 pm
Ha Ha! This isn't dead quite yet!
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/GritvsGlory.png)
Here is a picture of the Pre-Refit/supernova Korolon Class, alongside its cousin. You can see here that they look radically different, mostly because of the need for tougher ships to navigate through the rings/asteroid field of Khuris. As such, it has several heavy duty deflector arrays, but still seems rather dusty. It was PAINFUL trying to reconstruct the original, but it came out good, I think.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on November 19, 2009, 09:52:08 pm
That's some great stuff, KK! 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on November 27, 2009, 01:41:38 pm
I am currently trying to bully my parents into convince them to take me to the model shop, I'm going to try making a Kitbash of the RAF-150 "AirTank" Cosmofortress. Tying into that, I'll say some stuff about air and starships.

Any ship built by the Bino, with the sole exception of the Savior class (FKS Khuris and sisters), are capable of landing on a planet's surface. All of them come down like airplanes, using a runway, rather than hovering capabilities (Again, with the sole exception of the Saviors, which required things like tensor field generators and antigravity to keep them stable in orbit.) Most notable is the RAF-150 "AirTank" Cosmofortress. It is essentially and aircraft, with all of the characteristics of one. Also of note is its lack of Karven Wings, simply making use of jet engines, and rockets when it's out of the atmosphere. It has a warp drive, and is capable of traversing two sectors before it runs out of fuel. It has an emergency air supply of two months, as well as a air scrubber to recycle used air/hydrogen (which is a vital component of an atmoshpere for Bino to function normally and properly). It is a rather large craft, with a crew of 10, and several 9 inch turrets and fixed barrels. It has a fairly wide arc of fire, though it's mostly concentrated toward the front of the craft. It doesn't have a shield generator, but has thick armor and high-ish maneuverability. The fist of this line were built nearly 120 years before the first contact, the RAF-90 Flying Fortress. These were simply propeller powered, overall lower tech then the cosmofortresses of today, since they were built in the technological and historical equivalent of WWII era Earth. Hmm, anything else? Oh, that's right! The Cosmofortresses are built to primarily land on water, looking quite a bit like a beefy Flying Boat. Oh, and, the AirTanks have six wings, three pairs. one pair for lift, another for maneuverability, and the last for stability.

Whoo, that a lotta text! And like Omegatripod said about the Spore Prototype, "Holy... Ship!"
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on November 27, 2009, 04:54:00 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Korolonrefitengineblock.png)
Aaaaand, eyecandy. This is the basic engine block of the refitted Korolon class.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on November 27, 2009, 08:23:36 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/AirTank.png)
The spore representation of the RAF-150 Cosmofortress. I hactually hate this, mostly because of the over-large guns mounted on the "engine block", and the unusually small wings. I intend to make a real-life kitbash of one of these, complete with custom decals and two tiny Bino pilots sitting in the cockpit :D

The only problem is that I have no idea where to start off. What models should I use for parts? paint? articulated parts? I HAS NO IDEAAAA
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Spudman on November 27, 2009, 11:01:17 pm
Draw it first. Make sure you do it to scale, and include the length of each objects. Make something like a schematic, but it mustn't be that complicated. Then, once you have done that, find a part that could easily be made, like a wing, and do it that way. Divide it into all the separate parts, and that way it'll be much easier to start off.
Well, i gotta say 'm no expert on making models, but if you successfully create that ship, you're a better man than me. :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on November 28, 2009, 02:18:24 pm
You're going to recreate it in real life?
Cool.

(I have no advice for you, Kitkat. I just paint miniatures, and I'm sure that model paint is different.)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on November 30, 2009, 08:54:10 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/NateXmascard2009.jpg)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas (and other holidays), from Khuris to you!

PS: This is my first Bino Drawing in almost half a year O.o
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 01, 2009, 08:08:57 pm
It looks great! I'm glad you took this opportunity to show us a Bino snowsuit.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 01, 2009, 08:22:19 pm
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on December 04, 2009, 03:55:48 pm
Tell us about Khuris's winter, and about Bino holidays! :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 04, 2009, 04:37:50 pm
Winter, ahh yes...

Well, winters are especially harsh on Khuris, since they are primarily brought on by the eclipse of Akra by Korolon. Now, with Akra a neutron star, it is generally a bit chilly year round, end especially awful in winter, with temperatures reaching well below 0 Celsius. It is not unusual for Khuris to receive  10 to 20 feet of snow, the reason of which the main living space of a Bino house is concentrated near the roof. The windows are even capable of being converted to doors if the snow gets that high! It becomes rather unmanageable, so tunnels are simply carved out of the ice for road vehicles to travel through. This is a reason for the Trans-Continental Railway, a large mass-transit (since very few Bino own a land vehicle) rail line built primarily on a huge bridge spanning the Federal Continent (several areas are splintered due to the supernova, with repairs underway). Despite these horrid conditions, it has come up in surveys as the Bino's favorite time of year. Snowbino are a favorite passtime, often people make silly tableaus out of the snow, finding plenty of time in the year long winter period (winter, IIRC, lasts about a galactic standard year, but comes only about once every four standard years [the number four strikes again!]).

Now, holidays.

Among quite a few holidays, there are:

-Liberation Day: The day on which the Ancient Empire was overthrown. It is a particularly festive day, much like America's Independence Day, or 4th of July.

-Election day: The day on which a new chancellor is elected. (I am thinking of adding a limit on the term of a chancellor, at 16 years, but that could be subject change) It is slightly irregular, but generally occurring once every 16-32 years. As such, it is a bit important, and there are quite a few traditions about it. Sort of a "political history day".

-People's Day: Simple. It's a day to appreciate the people, give yourself a pat on the back and a day off work.

-Contact Day: The day of the First Contact. This is a day a little more silly than others, with people wearing Perrachi, Goonal, and Vykusi masks, buying apparel with space-related content on them, etc.. Science fiction and other conventions are often held during the week this resides in.

-Unification day: The day on which the New Empire split off from the Federation, and the centralized government was firmly set in place for the Federation. Similar to Liberation Day.

-Summer Day: Celebrates the end of Winter :P

-Temple Day: The anniversary of the creation of the first temple on Khuris. This comes much less often, as it is celebrated at the anniversary of a "Long Year", or when Khuris makes a full orbit around its star (the recently quickened orbit not affecting this time).

Generally, in winter, it's "'Christmas' Every day." But less presents. Those come on Summer Day.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 04, 2009, 06:28:42 pm
I love your descriptions, although there is one gigantic problem and one small error. The small error is that there are actually records of hundreds of feet of snow falling on Earth, just so you know.

Secondly, they live on a planet orbiting a neutron star.

...

Let me put it this way. If I were to walk out of a hypothetical magical 100% radiation-free house on Khuris into the intense radiation from Akra, I would die in a fraction of a second. The immense amount of radiation blasting away at the planet would cause all of my cells to shrivel up and die instantly.

I actually thought that Khurisian Bino lived in underground cities miles below the surface, coated with several layers of dense, radiation-proof materials. Given the high-spirited nature of Bino, one would assume that the cities would not be boring post-apocalyptic buildings but bright and interesting towns with fields and forests and simulated weather. That would certainly make life much more cheery than a frozen graveyard of an ill-fated planet.

So, on that note, are there other festivities of Contact Day? Like, say, Perrachi visiting to give speeches? That would be very interesting. Oh, and can you tell us about traditions of older holidays, like maybe something similar to a Hanukkah menorah or a Christmas tree or a Festivus pole?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 04, 2009, 07:24:08 pm
Hmm... You have a good point about that radiation... My idea was that Akra tends to wobble a lot on its axis, so the radiation (since I think that it comes out mainly in these polar jets, but correct me if I'm wrong), wouldn't be contacting Khuris all the time. If The radiation comes out from all over the star, then I could get around that by the fact that Korolon eclipsing it would act as a temporary radiation shield, letting them come out during that time. Tha t100 foot discrepancy... I hate my mind, I forget so many things! I'll fix that. Anyway, I like that cave city idea...

There would definitely be more stuff going on on contact day, it Is a USSS and perhaps galaxy wide celebration, though on an exponentially smaller scale.

As for the more ancient holidays...

Temple day, otherwise known as Khomalitar (Translated, it means something like "sacred commons". Temples, in the Bino language, translated, are in truth, called Commons, or places of the common people, like a gathering area.), has an interesting tradition. Bino are what could be called superstitious, and as addressed before, believe in ghosts. They think that ghosts like certain things, or these things strengthen their presence in the "mortal world". These things being water, precious metals, and wood. Common decorations are thin metal strands weaved into tinsel like threads, and intricate wire designs. Wood and metal sculptures abound, and a common little toy is a tiny little clock machine, about the size of a soda can, built so you can see every intricately built component (Bino have a love for "regular" mechanical devices, like clocks and windup toys). To make environments more pleasing, both to the dead and the living, incense is common, fruit based oils are often used (burned in a small, enclosed oven like device to prevent the fire from becoming too vigorous in the hydrogen rich atmosphere of Khuris) to liven the mood. Finally, bowls of water are often put out in a few places around the house/temple (and odd tradition considering the Bino's dislike of water. Perhaps it arose as a sign that the spirits were capable of much more than a mortal being, hence their ability to "drink" water and survive cold.) The center of the celebration is a little candle. The candle is so important because of a little myth: When the First Temple was being constructed, it was quite a big project. It required work around the clock to be finished, but that was practically impossible; un-costly lamps were yet to be invented, for maybe another thousand years. Since an open flame would be pretty much catastrophic, It was near impossible to work after dark (luminescent eyes can only go so far). With the blessing of "the Lord of Our Planet Khuris", the light of a candle could be used, and the flame did not spread. Even now, candles lit around this town are safe in the atmosphere, and a little candle (albeit a bit more ornate, maybe I'll make a picture), is used as the centerpiece of the celebration.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 04, 2009, 08:53:37 pm
That sounds fantastic! I like the idea of clockwork devices being highly valued. I'd love to see a little comic of some crazy old Bino saying
"Our Lord the Planet Khuris, give us light!"
"NO, UNCLE, NO!"
*stays lit without exploding*
"...A MIRACLE! REJOICE, FOR THE CANDLE IS LIT!"
"Do ya kids like it? I call it a 'light bulb,' see, and-"
"Not now, we're creating a holiday here!"

But seriously, how can the candles stay lit without exploding? The Hindenburg made a spectacular(but horribly tragic) hydrogen-oxygen explosion, and imagine if that happened in an atmosphere!

Come to think of it, do lightning bolts explode on Khuris? Man, that would be awesome...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 04, 2009, 09:04:45 pm
I was thinking that... Lightning comes down, and forest doesn't go WHOOMP, forest goes away! KABLAAAAAAM!!!

The candle staying lit without totally exploding was a "miracle". Probably, if "He" was an omnipotent, spirit-like being, as the Bino believe, or simply a really advanced being from another world (as I am leaning towards), some kind of tech may have been implemented to keep the hydrogen component away from the candle. If he was an omnipotent, sheer willpower could possibly could have kept the flame contained.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 05, 2009, 11:07:23 am
Ehh...It's too square. I feel like it only shows one side of the planet.
Well then, feel like it shows both sides!
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisMapComplete.jpg)
I was putting off this project because I was worried that the transition from the old part of the map to the new one would be too obvious, but I think that it worked!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 05, 2009, 11:21:53 am
It looks pointy. I like it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 05, 2009, 11:28:59 am
Yay!

I'm still woking on how to make the Post-Nova maps, so I'll treat you to soem more Pre-Nova maps:
Plate tectonics:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisMapCompleteTectonicMap.jpg)
Plugged the map into some filters on Photoshop, and got this:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisMapMasterSystemsDisplay.png)
Political map, with the denim color being the Federation controlled territory, and the red being the New Empire's territory:
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/KhurisPoliticalMap.png)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 10, 2009, 08:26:22 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/HUD.png)

A HUD (Heads Up Display) commonly found in Bino fightercraft. (This is only the targeting reticle, there is another panel alongside this, but that would require quite a bit of Bino text, and I don't want to have to go back and forth between the letters and English counterparts, and the display, hand-drawing/pasting each letter.) The four pie slice shaped objects are targeting zones, areas which light up red showing the optimal firing arc to hit the target (all glow red when a target is fully locked). The lines between these show current position from the center of the firing arcs on the display. As an example, I've put a Riether fighter in its sights.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 10, 2009, 08:45:45 pm
I really like it. Maybe if we did a war RP you could make the interior of a cockpit.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 12, 2009, 08:06:29 pm
Or I could just make one right now :D
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/AirTankCockpit.png)
Not only have I come up with the cockpit interior, but I also managed to finalize the canopy design.
As you can see, there is a pilot and a gunner. The pilot is wearing a scarf, if you couldn't tell (since it was originally meant to be a respirator tube, it it looked awful, so I made it into a scarf.), since Bino ships, the Cosmofortress in particular, are notorious for very poor and often unreliable heating systems. I've also realized that firing any kind of weapon in Khuris' volatile atmosphere would be a bad idea, gun barrels would need some kind of backfire protection system, hence the... the... erm... dangit, forgot the name. Also not the blast marks on the hull; this ship has some history behind it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 12, 2009, 08:28:34 pm
Most creative. The pilot reminds me of those old WWI flying aces. So what ranged weapons do Bino use? All I can think of are ones that produce heat.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 12, 2009, 08:40:59 pm
Weapons on ships/planes like this, which are primarily for atmospheric use (though these can function equally well in either) usually have solid ammunition like bullets, thing that are inert most of the time, so as not to leave a gigantic fireball in its wake. Bullets are particularly effective in Khuris' atmosphere because of the hydrogen content, all that needs to be done is pressurize the firing chamber with outside air, set off a spark plug, and BAM! No gunpowder or other explosives needed. Unless, of course, they're fighting in a planet with a more average atmosphere, in which case pressurized canisters of air are loaded onto the ship before takeoff. Plasma weapons are used, but uncommon, usually employed in capital ships, and the Arrow Class fighters have a weapons compliment consisting exclusively of plasma-based weapons (they operate only in space, something very uncommon in Bino tech.
The pilot reminds me of those old WWI flying aces.
Exactly the feel I was going for :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 16, 2009, 03:25:27 pm
Recently (as in today), We had to turn in papers on our own original myths. I did mine on the Bino, and here it is:

The Era of Kharkanos

   These were the times of the Ancient Empire. This was the era before the corruption wrought by Kharkanos. The Bino people willingly accepted their monarch's rule over the people, and the Empire was quite a nice place to live, actually. The Empire was spread across all of the known world, and encompassed all races and traditions, spreading all over Khuris.

   No one is entirely certain where Kharkanos came from, or what he was. He seemed to have originated as a spirit, perhaps even a simple thought. Nevertheless, it was a spirit tainted by corrupt forces, and it would soon share this corruption with all of the empire. What would start as an almost completely meaningless bundle of thoughts would rise up and tyrannically rule, until his eventual fall 257 years later.

   It began in a small town, as always is the case, named Khendisvadn. However small it was, it was still fairly close to some of the largest cities in the empire. A man by the name of Venkhel Zkharenksi, a rather influential man in this modest town of 700, was heading to work. He was a stonemason, a coveted job back then (and even now), and it was a job more often than not considered more fun than work. He was working on a house for a family, and was finishing up the basic outline of the house, when a stone fell on his head, knocking him out and clear to the ground, a bad drop of 20 around feet. He fell into a coma and didn't wake for weeks. It was one month before he awoke again.

   After this moment, he was a changed man. No longer did he care about stonemasonry, and he barely managed to care for (or about) his family. He would continually ramble on and on about how "He would change the world", how he "Would make us [his family] the wealthiest rulers in all of history". This was certainly not him talking. It was Kharkanos, who probably snuck into him during his coma.

   He showd further signs of oddity when he began to preach about the "wonderful Spirit who saved my life". He would tell of how he certainly would have died if it wasn't for that Spirit inside him, cheering him on. At first, few people caught on, and he barely gained any followers. But those that did follow him, found that they became very lucky; many would find simple lucky events, like recovering from a nasty trip, or not getting sick for months at a time. It was like a snowball effect; the more followers he gained, the more caught on, and the more power Kharkanos drew from the faith of the masses.

   One day, after 16 months of preaching, Kharkanos gained power enough to demonstrate outside of Zkharenksi's body. One day, the preacher, was preaching up on a small stage built several months ago. "My friends, I can feel the Spirit within me! I can feel it within you all! You believe, you be-"
At that point, he broke free, and continued the speech:
"You believe! I can help you all, you have seen my luck before; it helps you work, it assists you everywhere you go, every day. Certainly, we all can't keep this Spirit bottled up inside us! We have to tell! We must sing to the world our presence, our belief!"

   Kharkanos seemed to dissipate, and all of a sudden ,Zkharenksi seemed to resume normal functions. He hadn't seemed this normal since the accident, and in fact, the first words out his beak were "Who took my hammer?" He returned to his house that night, and had quite a time Attempting to convince his family of his returned normality.

   Meanwhile, Kharkanos continued preaching his word. Every day, his appearance became more solid; he went from a simple nearly invisible, half-dead looking this to a completely solid state, excellent appearance, seeming to be a completely healthy citizen. This, however, he was not.

   By now, 10 years had elapsed. This new "religion" had spread through a huge portion of the Empire, and Kharkanos had grown more and more powerful with each day. At this point, he took up residence in a large castle, a remnant of a long-gone civilization, and some say the prototype of the Temple Commons of the newest religion, a good one (but that is another story for another chapter). He had long since stopped preaching in person, instead letting many others preach in their respective areas.

   (30 EK) The Emperor had recently gotten wind of Kharkanos's religion (Followers of the Spirit Within). The Emperor was rather displeased with the development of this... this... cult. To him, it seemed that Kharkanos was out for something more than just a nice religion. Something was certainly wrong here.

   (40 EK) The Emperor was extremely discomforted. He expected the hubbub of this cult to die down, perhaps even fizzle out, by now, and was getting antsy. "Dispatch armed guards to their gathering places, I want them under watch from my army at all times. And you can NOT, send believers. Disband anyone in the Grand Army who is a believer! I don't want any of their taint in my empire!"

   Armed guards appear at every meeting, and some even steak out (that's not the correct use of the word "steak" is it?) the houses of the preachers. Though the plan was quickly backfiring, and many of the guards had been converted. What's more, Kharkanos himself also seemed to be appearing at many of the meetings, having a profound effect on the guards.

   Kharkanos had changed. No more was he the good-looking, charming man he once was. Instead, his fur seemed to be loosing its color; his blue coat was blackening (a normal process that commonly occurs before graying in Bino), and the tan bands on his back were beginning to silver. His voice was as compelling, as eloquent, as ever, though, and it never seemed to change. It mezmerized crowds, seemingly putting them in a trance. Not good.

   (50 EK) "WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'WE HAVE NO GUARD PARTIES AVAILABLE'? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE" The Emperor shouted. "HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO NEARLY EXHAUST A PLANET'S WORTH OF TROOPS? WELL?" His advisor stood cowering in a corner, "S-s-sir, either they are all converted, or they're... dead." "DEAD!?" "Yes, sir. Dead." "WHAT, IS THE MEANING OF THIS? HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?" The Emperor shouted, he was clearly freaking out; this was unheard of. "The people refusing to accept the encroachment of the occult seem to be being slaughtered. Who knows how long until-" There was a loud crash at the large door to the room: In came Kharkanos, more menacing than ever. He didn't speak a word, he just came up to the Emperor and his advisor with a knife in hand. "Wha-what are you doing? GET AWAY, YOU EVIL BEAST! AWAY! RRRRAAAAAAAAAGH-"

   (70 EK) 20 years since the Empire's overthrow. The "Kharkanic Empire" as it was called, ruled indefinitely over the entirety of the planet. Nothing opposed this rule, as the citizens were perfectly happy--perhaps even happier--than they were during the time of the Old Empire. Much as before, Kharkanos had retreated into his new palace, even more demented in appearance--and in thought--than before. The immense psychological power of his followers was driving him insane, and this in turn corrupted the people, creating a horrendous feed-back loop of evil that was ravaging the community.

   (110 EK) The Empire is in turmoil. The escalation of evil and corruption was driving Khuris to its own destruction. Even then, however, the grip of Kharkanos on the minds of his people is as strong as ever. However, a small group of rebels, lead Khardesh Zkharenksi, a descendant Venkhel Zkharenksi Himself. This small resistance force of around 2,000 had gathered in a spot high in the mountains, the tallest mountains on Khuris, at the foot of Mount Kharakaden, at the very spot where almost 2,000 years later, another group of rebels would lay out the groundwork for the glorious Federation of today.

   (115 EK) It is around now that the resistance movement really picked up. Demonstrators flooded the streets of towns around the meeting site. There was a glimmer of hope for these people;those least affected by Kharkanos. It took little to turn them. Soon they had hundreds of border towns back from Kharkanos, but they were working on borrowed time.

   (130 EK) It was then that Kharkanos realized that these great many towns and cities were being taken away from him, and his anger began to destroy him. Far from his original self, he was withered, beaten-looking, and basically completely broken; even his voice suffered. It changes from the mighty speaking voice to a coarse--however loud and powerful--rasp. He barely seemed to be anything resembling a Bino, and, indeed, he was not. He was a monster.

   (165 EK) "KILL THEM! BURN THEM! DESTROY THEIR HOMES! CRUSH THESE REBELS LIKE THE INSECTS THEY ARE! WIN BACK MY EMPIRE MY FOLLOWERS!" Kharkanos screamed. it was certainly what looked to be the signs of a madman, him rambling on and on to himself, though it was a telepathic message; everyone across the Empire would hear it as loudly and vividly as it sounded to Kharkanos himself. It certainly sounded foreign and awful; his anger and hatred morphed him, turned him into a horrible beast, a Hexatradon, the primary predator on Khuris; top of the food chain, reflecting his role and personality.

   (180 EK) The resistance, despite Kharkanos' strangle-hold on the people’s minds, was gaining momentum, in these brief years, almost half the land was reclaimed in the name of this resistance, this New, or "Reborn" Empire. Kharkanos was fighting with everything he had, and even his soldiers experienced the awful corrupting effects Kharkanos was (though on a much lesser level). Now, the resistance was steadily making its way to the capital.

   (200 EK) "Cut off the head and the body will die" Now, after these great many years, the resistance had closed in on the capital. The leader of the resistance had long since died, and a new one, his son, had taken over his role. Kardesh II was the one chosen by the resistance to confront Kharkanos.
He was all but hesitant, and leapt at the chance. All he would be able to be armed with was a simple sword and shield, but it could certainly be enough. "YOU THINK YOU CAN CONFRONT ME? YOU ARE A FOOL! I AM INVINCIBLE! NOTHING CAN KILL ME!" Though he was certainly wrong on that point. All these years of power and corruption had solidified Kharkanos; he was a real living being, and a vulnerable one at that. By this point he was past the point of monster, he was outright demonic. He was seemingly unused to combat in his physical form, and was a bit clumsy, but mean nevertheless. It took several blows before Kharkanos was down, and even then... His dying words were "You will never be rid... of me... I'll be back! Mark my words, I'll be back..." He then, according to most accounts, evaporated, returning to his original state: a spirit, perhaps even a simple thought...

   It took 57 more years of fighting after that to completely disband the cult, and most people, even today, believe that there are groups of believers up to this day. The world is at peace, now, the Era of Kharkanos is over and long gone. Many traditions sprout from this period, including throwing a brick from the top of an unfinished building. Though it's a bad tradition, it's practiced nonetheless.

((WHEW! Long text is looooooong.))

((And bear with me, I was up from 11 to 1 in the morning finishing this up; it might be a bit odd/messy.))
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 16, 2009, 04:40:40 pm
A wonderful story! In fact, I daresay it could be metamorphosed into an actual fantasy epic if enough details were made. I applaud you loudly, good sir! No doubt this will earn more than an A.

I think that you really nailed the whole "early history" feel. I can just imagine Bino in a Roman Empire-like setting.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on December 17, 2009, 06:50:54 pm
Ditto with King. I love it.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 17, 2009, 06:54:13 pm
That's excellent! That makes me feel really good :)

Especially because I was up 11 to 1 o' clock to make it >_<
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 19, 2009, 05:46:29 pm
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoHome.png)
I've finally dragged myself to redoing the Bino house. This is a bit more what I imagined it, since there's a few limitations to what you can do in Spore. Its primary building material is stone, with wooden supports and (nowadays) a lead-tiled roof.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 19, 2009, 05:53:23 pm
Wow.

At first glance, I actually thought it was made in Bryce. :o
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 19, 2009, 05:56:03 pm
 ;D

Nope! Just good ol' DoGA
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 19, 2009, 06:37:55 pm
High-five!  ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 19, 2009, 07:27:34 pm
*Kitkat High-fives Yuu*

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/BinoSteamEngine.png)
And this is what it looks to be; it's a steam engine, and even into the modern age it's a common sight. This particular one is designed to travel on the aforementioned Trans-Continental Rail Line. It would normally have a snowplow attached to the front to battle incessant blizzards on Khuris (but I forgot to add it), and multiple lights for night and winter operations. It also has a lead-lined roof to protect from the heightened radiation levels.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 19, 2009, 08:13:58 pm
Wow. Something just came into my mind...


Living on Khuris is now basically like living in a Red Zone in CnC3! O_O
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 20, 2009, 02:02:54 pm
Just what is this Red Zone?

Anyway, all of UFO King's flags inspired me to redesign the old flag after comments that it was "too communist".

It also had a number of errors that arose because of the fact that it was created before the Bino were created, if I recall correctly.

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/NewBinoFlag.png)

I changed the color scheme from black yellow and red, to black white and blue, changed the five pointed stars to eight pointed stars to coincide with the Bino ideality of 4, and modified the dimensions of the flag, making the main part of the flag 1:2, and making it a schwenkel type of flag. The stars on the tail represent the 12 countries that make up the federation. The text on the right of the flag read "United Under One Flag", and the text in the center reads "UFK" For United Federation of Khuris (Otherwise called the United Federation of the Bino)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 20, 2009, 03:16:47 pm
Very complex, but memorable. It sort of reminds me of the more complex human flags, like Bosnia-Herzegovina and the USA. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 20, 2009, 08:09:09 pm
That reminds me of when we were picking which flags we were going to make for our UN celebration back in highschool.

I always wanted to pick Libya because it was the easiest one to make, hence more free time for me. ^_^

Sadly, they forbid use from choosing that for the exact same reason. >_>


Anyways...

Just what is this Red Zone?

Hell on Earth. (http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Red_zone)

 8)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 20, 2009, 08:56:58 pm
I've been thinking, and I thought that it might be a neat idea to make a sort of rp/comic with me and one or two others as friends from off-world who were invited by a native Bino friend to his family's house on the irradiated planet of Khuris.

Anyone who would want to act as the friend(s) step on up! Then I'll make it into a graphic novel form and post it. Maybe here, or in the USSS thread.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Cyst on December 20, 2009, 09:10:54 pm
I want to be a friend!!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 20, 2009, 09:23:18 pm
I'm not sure you qualify, but whatever. I would be willing to do this, though it would cut into my drawing time for Perrachi history. And of course the house would be in an underground city, right?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 20, 2009, 09:30:06 pm
I'm glad to have a Perrachi, but I'm with UFO about you, badger, I don't really think that a native would see a non USSS member species all that often

I'm still apprehensive about confining them to the underground. The radiation would be (mostly) tolerable with the tilt of Akra's magnetic field, and the several feet of lead on the roofs of buildings. It would also speak abit more strongly about the stubbornness and resilience of the Bino people, and I have a plot idea that centers around the elevated rail line. Which is above ground.

Part of it could be in the underground though, like an emergency shelter.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 20, 2009, 10:16:06 pm
Maybe you should read up a bit on pulsars and the absolutely outrageous amount of radiation they blast out. Even several feet of lead wouldn't work. There's nothing wrong with living underground, and as I said, there could be artificial sunlight and parks, forests, etc.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 20, 2009, 10:29:20 pm
Hmm... A thought just came to me.


Wouldn't the radiation still penetrate the houses during sunrise and sunset?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 28, 2009, 05:49:25 pm
...

Good point...

Sunrise= RUN LIKE HECK

See, my idea to keep Khuris relatively inhabitalbe has three points:

1. "Non-intersecting radiation". The majority (Say 90 or so percent) of Akra's radiation is concentrated toward the polar streams, so the radiation load is lessened a LOT.

2. Man (or Bino) made protection. Practically everything on Khuris is lined with lead AND OTHER radiation resistant materials and systems. It has to get through the several foot thick roof, the clothing of an individual, a force field if the family is lucky enough to posses one, and when the radiation pole tears through Khuris's orbit, a radiation shelter (or, if the contamination is unlivable for an extended period of time, an underground habitation complex.

3. natural resilience. Bino and other species have been living in this unpleasant environment (albeit a much more tolerable one up until now) for hundreds of thousands (or more) of years, they must have built up a resistance to radiation by now.

I'll post some more on weapons and war later, if I can get access to my dad's scanner.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 28, 2009, 06:46:49 pm
Do the Bino have a DG fact sheet? :)

If so, adding radiation tolerance would be a good thing, if you haven't done so already. Helps everyone remember what each species can/can't do, which really comes in handy when person-based RPs happen.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 28, 2009, 06:52:25 pm
Crap, I know I made one, but this topic has become so cluttered with sporadic updates in an unorganized way, that I've lost track of practically every update.

And I REAAALY Don't wanna sift through 35 pages of stuff ;_;

I'm even thinking of starting a separate thread for these guys for organizational purposes.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: omegatripod on December 28, 2009, 11:12:35 pm
Crap, I know I made one, but this topic has become so cluttered with sporadic updates in an unorganized way, that I've lost track of practically every update.

And I REAAALY Don't wanna sift through 35 pages of stuff ;_;

I'm even thinking of starting a separate thread for these guys for organizational purposes.

Sounds good. Start out with a table of contents on the first post, and post revised updates from this thread onto that thread.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on December 30, 2009, 02:59:11 pm
(Commenting on the new thread)

I like the title. Can't wait to read Chapter 1.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on December 30, 2009, 05:09:53 pm
Tadaa! Chapter 1, parts one and two complete. Part 3 later.

If anyone wishes to use the star system sheet, feel free.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on December 30, 2009, 07:59:46 pm
W00t.

Hope to read more. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on February 12, 2010, 05:44:10 pm
THIS, WILL, NOT, BE, FORGOTTEN!

Anyway, I've finally come up with a proper linuistic system for the Bino.

Basically, the spoken language of the Bino is a series of words, mostly derived from other words. It started with the first onomatopoeias, words like "boom" for thunder, as an example. Eventually, words slowly became more complex. The first new words were portmanteaus of older ones, ones that have attributes pertaining to the object in question. For example, the word for beach arose from a portmanteau of "earth" and "water" signifying the convergence of the two at the shore.

Names go the same way. They started out connected to the area that the individual lived on, and got changed as other families converged in lineage along with the names.

It's very little to go on, but you get the idea.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on February 13, 2010, 03:34:26 am
Interesting. :)

It reminds me of the purists down here who invented an entire vocabulary of words for things not found in the original Tagalog language.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 23, 2010, 08:32:11 pm
Does anyone know a good program to make landscapes with? I'm considering trying to make Khrurithian landscapes (and others, by request  ;)), and I'm adequate in modelmaking, and certain that I can find pre-made trees somewhere. Know a good program anyone?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 01:15:07 am
Tried Bryce, Kitkat? It's a pretty nice program to make landscapes with. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 24, 2010, 07:50:48 pm
Thanks for the recommendation! Downloading it now :)

And Now, a quick little update:

The Seven Ages of Khuris

Age of Dischord:

This was the first age. It reigned from the beginning of Khuris, to around 20,000 years ago.

Age of the Clans:

This was the age when actual community structure began. The world was divided into innumerable clans, like, if I'm not mistaken, ancient Scotland and Ireland. The Clans often bickered and fought, but not much blood was shed most of the time. This age ended roughly 10,000 years ago.

The Ancient Imperial Age:

The Imperium was the first organized group that actively fought for land. It slowly made its way across Khuris, consuming all the clans it came across, eventually covering all the land but the large island chain far off the mainland. It ruled by a dynasty, the same one lasting all throughout the age. This ended roughly 6,000 years ago.

The Dark Age:

The era of the takeover of the hostile energy being "Kharkanos". This age saw the first religions, mainly that of the malicious energy being. It gave was to the next age rather quickly, ending a mere 200 years after it began, 5,800 years ago, about.

The New Empire's Time:

This age arose from the ashes of the Dark Age. This marks the reign of the New Empire, a tyrannical, arguably evil government nothing like the Ancient Empire they claimed to rebuild. It ended about 4,000 years ago.

The Age of Salvation:

This is when the godlike being the Bino currently claim a connection to first is stated to have arisen, and the beginning of the 12 greatest cities, save for Khato Lorida, the only major city to survive the Dark Age. Revolts against the New Empire began around this time. This age ended around 3,500 years ago.

The Divided Age:

Also called the Federal Reunification Age, this is when the United Federation first came about, with the final overthrow of the New Empire. This is when a major earthquake is through to have happened, causing a rupture dividing the Federation from the Empire. This age continues through to today.

Don't say anything about any mismade dates! The Bino are notorious for discontinuity, and this should be considered true above other things.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 08:15:51 pm
Hope you like it. :)

... notorious for discontinuity...

No worries. Some civilizations on Earth, especially those that are into legends, are also pretty much all over the place in the ancient history department. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 24, 2010, 09:38:12 pm
I once heard about a historian who traveled back in time to find out more about history.

HISTORIAN: So, what time did you Africans start using agriculture?

AFRICAN: I get up early every morning.

HISTORIAN: What time when you learned how to grow food, I mean?

AFRICAN: *Checks watch* It's 2:30 right now...

HISTORIAN: No, I mean your ancestors.

AFRICAN: Well, my parents live right over that hill.

HISTORIAN: I hate it when people don't record their history.

AFRICAN: At least we aren't nearly as bloodthirsty as those uncultured European savages.
Apologies to Larry Gonick.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 10:40:14 pm
A good one, that is!  :D ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 27, 2010, 10:11:28 am
Oh, the irony XD

And now, an idea that came to me today:

Makhiri


Makhiri is an ancient boardgame very similar to chess, originating thousands of years ago in the Ancient Empire. The game is set of a board of checkers, about three-quarter inches square each, normally, and 16 by 32 squares is typical. There's several types of pieces: the Emperor and castle, his 4 advisers, 4 Elite Guards (I'll talk about that tomorrow! ;)), 16 wall pieces, 8 outposts, 16 archers, 2 shamans (No real religion at the time of the game's conception, but these spiritual conduits were around even then), 16 Knights, 88 soldiers, and 4 Centurions (in name only, since the game is downscaled). They're represented, usually, by little figures carved from wood or, if you have a good, old set, stone. in poorer areas, it's common to see a variation of the game called "Makhiri Stamps" where the figures are represented by small square chips with symbols on them.

Moves:

Castle: Can only move one place in any direction will survive as long as the King or Shamans survive. The Castle must be taken out before the game is over.

King: Can move twice in any direction and attack directly in front of himself. The King can escape from a check if an Elite Guard is withing 8 spaces (allowing him to move withing 8 spaces of any guard in the vicinity)

King's Advisers: Can survive indefinitely if at least one space away from King (Unless king dies). Can only move 4 spaces from King, and can move in any direction, but must be on top of an opponent to capture it.

Shamans: Can move to any empty space within 4 spaces, 8 if within 4 spaces from another Shaman. Can attach 2 spaces away. Must be captured to defeat opponent.

Elite Guard: Can move in an L shape, skipping over any spaces in the path. Path has 7 spaces in it. The Elite Guard must be withing one space of an opponent to capture it.

Knights: Can move four spaces to any space forward or backward, left or right, regardless of obstacles. Must land on an opponent to capture it.

Wall: Can move one space forward or backward once every other turn. Can not attack, and can not be captured. It does not affect the win or loss of a game.

Outposts: Can Move one space forward or backward, left or right, and only once every other turn. Can attack within 8 blocks, 4 if an enemy wall is nearby.

Archers: Can move two spaces forward or backward, left or right, and shoot 8 spaces around it in any direction, regardless.

Centurions: Can move two spaces forward or backward, left or right, and will grant a speed bonus to any soldier within 4 blocks. Must land on an opponent to capture.

Soldiers: Can Move forward or backward one space, two if near Centurion, and must land on opponent to capture.

And, if it's impossible to win, a simple stalemate is called.

A quick mock-up of a Makhiri Board
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Makhiri.png)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 27, 2010, 07:28:37 pm
Dear goodness, that is HUGE. D :

Do they have software versions of it containing several tweaks?

This could work out as a very awesome RPG relative to one of those chess RPGs. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 27, 2010, 07:37:12 pm
Yes, it's big  :D

Hmm... I could imagine that starships would have a holographic version to save space. Or do you mean for real? And what kind of tweaks?

Software version... If only I could code. Or had enough wood to make a real board :P *Imagines gluing a bunch of chess boards together*

Chess RPG? I've never thought of that! And yes, that would be pretty awesome :D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on March 27, 2010, 08:14:19 pm
You know... I could probably make makhiri Stamps game... :D I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING TOMORROW!

*goes off to get scrabble chips and checkerboards*
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 27, 2010, 10:39:10 pm
Good luck! ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 28, 2010, 12:26:05 am
Dude, this is the next big thing. Someone get this man a Winner stamp!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 28, 2010, 12:39:22 am
the next big thing.

I sc wut u did thar... :3


Anyways, so yeah...


(http://j.imagehost.org/0381/images.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 28, 2010, 12:00:43 pm
Whut deed ah do thar, honh?

Nice winner badge. It looks good on your sig.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on March 28, 2010, 07:13:46 pm
Dear goodness, that is HUGE. D :

Dude, this is the next big thing.


 ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on March 28, 2010, 09:12:51 pm
Didn't see that. Unintentional, I say.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 07, 2010, 03:49:01 pm
I'm considering restarting the organized handbook thread I made a while ago, however, I have no clue on exactly how I should organize everything. I NEVER was good at organizing ANYTHING! Would anyone happen to have a good idea of the order I should present everything in?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on June 07, 2010, 04:09:10 pm
The Wikipedia Format?

To do it, just go to any country page in Wikipedia (though America's is one of the most comprehensive) and use the format in the Table of Contents.

You could also use the CIA World Factbook.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 08, 2010, 08:49:06 pm
Thank Yuu for the ideas!

I am going to put a lot of work flesghing everything out. I have everything planned, but all of it is just concepts. Prepare for a massive info overload!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 09:30:48 pm
So do you have creative ownership of the Talsenreave Sation? Because  if you  do(it might be Yuu it's kinda vague), we need to talk.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 08, 2010, 09:34:54 pm
Technically, I designed it, and it has become, in roleplay, a cooperative project encompassing the United Federation of Khuris, Tech Union, Galactic Protection Agency, Photos Government, and Perrachi Socialist Republic, if I khow everything right.

In Character, Talsenreave station is headed by the Ni'Calls, by the way, not the Bino.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on June 08, 2010, 09:38:22 pm
Pretty much.

The Talsenreaves, specifically Professor Talsenreave, is the brains of the entire Talsenreave project. Everyone else is mainly just brought in to help manage its construction and eventual operation. :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 09:39:42 pm
In that case, I'll PM you Kit, when're you getting off?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 08, 2010, 09:47:08 pm
Hm?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 09:48:19 pm
It's for the HoL Trilogy.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 08, 2010, 09:50:26 pm
Yes, but what do you mean, when I'm getting off?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 10:16:13 pm
When are you logging off?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on June 09, 2010, 03:26:51 pm
when're you getting off?
what do you mean, when I'm getting off?
I love double entendres.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on June 09, 2010, 06:41:02 pm
I love triple entendres.

If you know what I mean...   ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on June 09, 2010, 07:14:27 pm
Uh, we're not talkg about aliens anymore, are we?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on June 09, 2010, 08:10:59 pm
Depends on how you look at, I guess. >_>
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 15, 2010, 08:27:01 pm
Oh you guys! XD

Anyway, I've been looking though a American Automotives book, and that got me thinking about cars, and thought, "what would the Bino use to get around, especially after the supernova?"
And that brings me to this update:

Folcron And Collham Personal Automotive Engineering;
Bringing the world to your fingertips, (even after the Supernova!)


(I'll be using Eathly exampals and metaphors in here, so don't nitpick; You could just say they're general terms that could be translated from Khurithian/Basic to any language as neccesary.)
The Folcron (Ffolkcron) and Collham (Khullham) Automotive Enginering FC-135 is a would-class bred stallion. Weather you use it for travel  around the world, and we mean all of it, or just simply getting to the general store and back, this mighty machine can fullfill all of your automotive needs. Powered by a sixteen cylinder F&C twin V8 diesel engine and lifted from the world by twelve hurculean electromagnets, this machine is a cup runneth over with energy, and rugged to boot. This baby'll purr like a hexatrodon (Khurithian big cat) kitten even through the fiercest of magnetic storms, and a lead-lined cabin ensures that you will never bear the brunt of the grueling sunlight ever again. The F&C FC-135 is available for all walks of life; rangining from a small two-seating hotrod to a twelve-seater family mover or even a an eight-by-fourteen pickup bed.

This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss. Get yours today.

Currently F&C operates from the Royal Airforce's Hangar 11, and abadoned air-and-spacecraft holding facility in the foothills near Mount Kharakhaden, and first used to test prototypes of the Spacefold warp-drive. Needless to say, they have some heritage over there. So far, the flying cars are handbuild, and only available on Khuris in select dealerships, but they can generally be shipped to most cities if you can't make it to one of the dealerships. SO far, they've cornered the marked on automotives, as, not only is there almost no private transportation on Pre-Nova Khuris, most of the electrical components of those autos and trains were shot, as I've recently realizd that the blast would create a rather significant Electromagnetic pulse. These cars counter that by having almost no ELECTRONIC components whatsoever. Everyting is almost completely manual and electric. The only thing things that arent are heavily shielded to prevent damage, and even that is a fairly small amount of equipment, most of which is optional.

Sorry that I don't have any pictures or anything, tht will have to wait until I get back home. But for now, try to envision a 1950s Chevy, mixed wit han airplane, muscle car, duesenberg, and the Nebuchadnezzer from the Matrix! :D

Happy travels around the interned buddies, I'm going back to browsing on my cell phone! XD
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 15, 2010, 09:03:30 pm
Wait? The Bino were communist? Oh well. So how does sex, marriage and relationshipping work in Bino society? And do they use Laser Swords?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 20, 2010, 11:01:48 pm
You are so random XD. And yes, in a way, the Bino were communist, in a way that currency is disregarded as a veritable toy for the rich. Generally, a debt in Bino society is paid off by either a fair barter, or by helping the person who gave you a product. For example, if you were to get produce from a farmer, he might ask you for help in his field, or some tools for farming.

Anyway, from now on I'll be filling out the Imperial side of Khuris!  ;)

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/ImperialBinoStarship.png)
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/ImperialBinoshipSchematic.png)

     First off, is their primary starship, the Kareneiski Class Warp Capital Vessel. The prime representative of the ship class is the IKSWV (Imperial Khurithian Stellar Warp Vessel. The Empire always designates when a ship is a warp capable starship, as it is actually an extremely uncommon thing.) The Empire uses a system akin to the Federation's warp drive; the Empire uses a system of folding the third spatial dimension though the fourth, creating a shortcut through spacetime. It accomplishes this by means of specially charged and ionized particles also used in the propulsion of the drive. The drive is a conventional ion drive, and it uses a combination of electric, turbine, and combustion power to acheive sufficient power to propel the ship. The matter starts as an alcohol-mercury mix compound. The stuff is pushed through a huge carburetor and turned to a vapor, and is pushed into a large internal combustion engine. The engine must be manually started, actually, so the ship is generally started at a "wind-up" belt at a space station, and the drive is constantly ran until it arrives at another start up station. There are eight small reaction thrusters on two of the turbine disks, so the engine can be cold-started alone once or maybe twice, but it's unreliable. Anyway, the alcohol causes reaction when it's compressed, combusting and expanding. The gas, once it's passed through the combustion area, arrives at the turbines. The turbines are accelerated by the combustion, and are mainly intermediary and keep the engine from stopping mid-flight. They ARE magnetized, however, and the mercury causes the gas to speed along fairly quickly through the turbine system, which also helps keep the engine rolling. The real power comes from the ion drive at the end, which is just a contemporary ion drive. It ionizes the remaining gas and propels it out the ship. The gigantic pipe protruding from the front of the engine is a huge heat sink and exhaust. It exhales the unusable waste products from the engine, as well as heat. It's oriented toward the front of the ship, so that exiting gass is chilled by the vacuum of space, also helping relieve the engine of unwanted heat that can't be properly used.

     The large yellow light at the front is the bridge. Due to the Empire's deplorable gravity repulsion technology, the floors of the ship are arranged skyscraper style. The dome is essentially the ceiling, with everyone looking up at the direction of the ship's travel. The whole dome can detach from its neck and move freely, looking somewhat like a flying saucer, also having numerous arms projecting off, for landing, as well as for maneuvering, as they have small individual thrusters on them to move around. The area that the bridge's neck connects to is the pentagonal habitation area. In here is the crewman's quarters, as well as life support, docking hatches, a hangar, and the large clamp for salvage, docking, and capture. Oh, and I almost forgot. The two great big wings at the front of the ship just behind the bridge dome are the primary sensor systems. The ship uses a combination of radar, lidar, electromagnetic, and visual reception to piece together a visual of the world around. The electromagnetic imaging has an interesting side effect: It tends to mildly confuse the systems of more advanced starships. The Imperial ships are actually fairly low-tech for that matter, and their interior is reminiscent of ancient maritime tradition; it looks more like a cruise liner, or a battleship, rather than a high-tech space ship. This actually clashes a bit with the bridge, which is completely modern with holograms and screens everywhere, machines ticking and whirring away, and people typing on elaborate keyboards. Most of the ancient designs of the crew areas and the halls are nods back to ancient ideals, but some are actually functional. The thick rugs on the floors double as anchor points for velcro systems; as there is sometimes little gravity aboard, a little help is needed. The interior is also built to be pleasent and relaxing, as these ships' primary usage is transportation of personnell. The bunk areas are incredibly cramped, with hardly any bed space, and very little storage. It' however, is comfortable for long stays, and cramped quarters means that you can't fly very far if the gravity gets low!
     The ship's defense is rather innovative. On the outside of the entire craft, there's several sets of ralis running around. One may at first assume that these are pipes and conduits, but they are actually guide rails for little turrets that slide along them. A turret is essentially a little vehicle in its own right, using the power-conducting rails to scoot along the surface of the ship to get at any offensive ships that pose a threat to the safety of the ship. They have a small ball turret and are mounted on four small wheels on an electric dolly. The turrets use two types of rounds, half use actual solid rounds, and half are capable of using plasma projectiles. The ship has a very small compliment of five guided torpedoes, but they're small and hard to maneuver, and are generally used as a last resort. All in all, these ships are capable of holding their own in a fight, and can plug along at a respectable pace in warp and on impulse, but are fairly dated and are only accustomed to going up against other Imperial ships, or neighbors of them, none of which are much of a high threat. I quite like this little ship, and I hope you do to! Next time, I'll talk about the Imperial Bino's society! :D

EDIT: WHOOO! That was longer that I thought!  ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 21, 2010, 12:07:03 am
I wonder how the strained Imperial/Federation relations affected the exodus from the planet before it  all went boom. :-X
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on August 21, 2010, 02:24:22 am
I quite like this little ship, and I hope you do to!

You bet!  8)


It gives off such a strong feel of the Industrial-Era that it really sets it apart from the designs of most other active races.  :) Looking at it just oh so reminds me of Galaxy Railways and Captain Harlock, you almost feel like the ship's gonna blow out some steam when the former passes through your mind!  ;D

Cramped it may be, I'd still be quite fond of taking a couple of cruises on that ship, even if just for its great nostalgic effect.  :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Gnoll on August 21, 2010, 02:35:59 pm
How did you make that ship? What program did you use? Is it free?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2010, 05:14:42 pm
I made it using DoGA CGA System L3 Parts Assembler. Iy's a free program and I have a link to the download somewhere very early in the thread.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 22, 2010, 08:30:18 am
And, as I promised, here is an overview of the Imperial Society!

I'll Start by introducing Imperial Rule


The empire is ruled in an interesting style. From afar, the Empire would seem to be a typical dynastic Imperial Theistic rule, though on closer inspection, there are several huge differences. The most apparent of which is the fact that the King, or Emperor has a council at his disposal, which are elected democratically by the people. To prevent complete corruption within the council, every orbital year, a new council is elected, and the current council is given a seat at the Royal court, a sort of jury system that observes, and judges the actions of the Council and King, while at the same time, the Council judges the actions of the people, and the people judge the actions of the King. In a way, the Council and Royal Court Jury act as a Ministry, with a Prime Minister being elected by the Jury and the People. The Kingship is determined in a very neat way.

Whenever it is time for a King to step down, whether it is by judgment by the Council, or by means of sickness or Death, the children of the Royal Family, when at age, generally the Bino equivalent of the Human's 20 years of age at least, will compete in a tournament for right to be seated in the throne as King. The Kingship likely has a very large family as such, and most will compete when the King, or Queen, for that matter, passes the throne to the next generation. A small thing to note is that due to the tradition of the tournament, it is also common for commoners to have very large families. A child of the member of the Council may also compete as well, so the dynasty may not last forever. The Tournament is a Triad comprised of a great many Challenges, in three Issues, those of Strength, Reason and Leadership.
Strength is measured namely by combat between the competitors.
Thought is tested by means of several special challenges, such as a memory game, and a game of Makhiri (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15562.msg781600#msg781600).
Leadership involves the competitors ability to persuade people to believe in him, and includes ability to win in a debate, ability to talk in a friendly and polite manner in most situations, and ability to persuade people to follow his or her lead. That final test is a large maze, in which the final competitors must help a group to the end of the maze, which is full on traps and dangers meant to test all three of the Qualities: Strength to fight your way through the maze, Reason to navigate though all of the sand traps and corners, and Leadership, to get their chosen group to stick with them to the end. In the end of the challenge, a vote is cast between the Council, Jury, Prime Minister, and People. If they all agree, then the leader will be elected and take the throne until his of her time is up, and the process is started up once more!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 22, 2010, 01:40:32 pm
So less Evil Mπr and more modern Britain?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 22, 2010, 01:44:20 pm
Evil WHAT?


EDIT: Oh dear GOD. I can't believe I just got that D:

Very funny XD

Anyway, yes, the evil empire thing is more of a stereotype perpetuated by the Federal society to prevent contact with them.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 22, 2010, 01:46:03 pm
Sorry, couldn't resist a good pun. Evil Mπr. Em Pi Ar. Empire. Evil Empire.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 22, 2010, 01:47:52 pm
Yes. Derp XP

Really a fault on MY part, sorry.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 22, 2010, 01:49:38 pm
''Scool, would've worked better in all-caps, just to lazy to dig up a capital π.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on August 23, 2010, 06:35:44 am
Nice.

Good system, they have. Reminds me a lot about the Naruto-verse's Chunin Exam.  :)

Still, wouldn't the "Strength" portion of the test be somewhat out of date by now, seeing as with technology, mind-power has become a much, much more important aspect compared to the physical?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Lush City on August 23, 2010, 09:37:05 pm
Question: Are their any Bino with Extra-Normal Abilities? Extended Flight, radiation immunity, enhanced Bioelectromagnetism, Cell regeneration, above average strength and durability?
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 23, 2010, 09:50:37 pm
EXtended flight? Bino can't fly in the slightest.

And there are no... documented cases of any bino with special abilities... ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on August 24, 2010, 02:31:35 am
I c wat u did thar   ;b


Though, I dunno if the same can be said for th-

*is shot*


 ;)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on June 15, 2011, 10:59:01 pm
I WILL POST IN AN OVER 120 DAY OLD TOPIC IF I WISH SIR

Anyway, in preparation for the move, I'm redoing some things! Most notably, I started with the old Valenadra, seeing as how I've been playing the Clarinet for just under a year, the Bassoon for a number of months, and dabbling in just about every other instrument. Not to mention researching like crazy.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/Valenaron.png)
I listed what the keys do, and other features.
You may note that I did not sign it "Kitkat". I'm going for my old GalacticWierdo username for Kosmosis, as Kitkat could run into some Kopyright issues  ;)
Anyway, nothing special about the Khurithian Reed specimens, they're just stripey, and the traditional material for Bino instruments.
And, seeing as how I managed to make a PVC version of the Bassoon that actually functions rather well, I will make this in real life over the summer. And I will play it in a video.

This is the common version of the instrument. We would call it a "bass Valen", the Bino call it a Valenora (-ora meaning big, derived Razhora, meaning "mountain". This is derived from "Sky-Earth" as in earth that touches the sky. Sky is represented by "roah" with the r being open like an "h" with the tongue almost to the back roof of the mouth, when said slowly, without voice, it is meant to sound like a strong wind. Earth is represented by "Razh", with the "r" being an Alveolar flap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alveolar_flap) and the "zh" sound halfway between a conventional "zh" and a conventional "sh". This is meant to sound like "crash" as in a landslide.)
The previous Valenadra design was what I would call a "soprano Valen", or just Valenadra.

I finally used the Bino language construction properly to make a new word! AND prefix! Yay!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on June 16, 2011, 03:01:24 am
seeing as how I managed to make a PVC version of the Bassoon that actually functions rather well,

You did? Wow!   :)

I will make this in real life over the summer. And I will play it in a video.

Sweet!   ;D
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on June 16, 2011, 04:06:52 pm
Excellente! I can't wait to see the finished product! Please post in-progress pics instead of revealing it all at the end, or we'll go crazy!

I also see my recent conlanging has had some effects on others...
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 15, 2011, 10:37:25 pm
I'm finally going to be able to go out and buy the parts for this monstrosity, having collected enough money from a garage sale. It's actually going to end up being a membrane pipe for now (think of a whoopee cushion sort of, but not the same sound), but will be far more straightforward than fumbling with a wooden reed. And it actually may work!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on August 16, 2011, 03:04:16 am
Sweet!   :)
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: UFO King on August 16, 2011, 08:39:30 pm
Well, you'll have to make a video when you're done! How will it sound? Goodness, you could become an instrument inventor someday! While I'm talking about that, the guy who invented the saxophone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Sax) made other instruments as well that never caught on, like the saxotromba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxotromba). He also survived lip cancer and helped make the flugelhorn. Has his page been on the "Interesting Wikipedia Articles" topic yet? If not, it should!

On the topic of cool invented instruments, allow me to show you Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica). Look it up on YouTube sometime!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 16, 2011, 10:21:19 pm
It will probably sound close to an alto clarinet in terms of tone. It'll look like a bassoon being played like a bazooka... or a trombone :P I guess it would go in woodwinds, but it would look pretty crazy among the more tame clarinets and even the bassoon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu5m6Bb5iGo It should sound like this if I do it right, but deeper.

Adolphe sax made some cool stuff. I'm surprised that the saxophone is such and old invention (relatively), I guess because jazz doesn't seem that old.
The glass Armonica is really ingenious. I love how unique its sound is, it's too bad it's not as well recognized.
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 19, 2011, 08:39:16 pm
Going to get supplies tomorrow! Probably going to have it done in a playable form by Sunday or Monday. In other news, once the game Minecraft hits release and the updated "freebuild" mode comes out, I'm wanting to try to make a Bino city in it, including a completely furnished Temple in the center. The main reason why I've never made any pictures of the Bino cities is because I'm bad at perspective. With the game's modeling power to use, I can work in three dimensions easily to visualize things better. If I do end up doing It, I'd upload videos!
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Yuu on August 21, 2011, 03:16:33 am
Ah, yes, perspective.

On the same boat as you there.   :(
Title: Re: The Bino
Post by: Kitkat on August 21, 2011, 10:51:14 pm
Augh! Got the red light for this project AGAIN! Sorry guys... This project'll have to wait. Unfortunately I seem to be the only one who believes in my ability to make things around here D: