1. As to what happens when the forward and backward timestreams collide, well, to put it in layman's terms... you know when someone tells a joke and it's funny at first, but then they keep telling it over and over again and changing it just a little bit each time but it's really the same joke?
  2. The Trypillian culture is a Neolithic/Chalcolithic civilization dated to 5400-2750 BC, found in the former soviet republic of Ukraine.
  3. I should never take Rajiv to the bar after that exam night 10 years from now... that's where he's going to first get that anomaly idea into his head... but it's easy to say that now, with 20/20 foresight.
  4. I must disagree Mr. Hinck... you'll note that in step three I mistook the delta for a zero, and so the two mistakes cancel each other out perfectly, though I'm not prepared to say that the first two points you made are altogether incorrect as such.
  5. Dr. Vanderploeg, ah might be just a good ol' boy, but ah read me some string-theory here and there, and I reckon all yer sayin with them fancy equations is 1) you don't know what the sam hill this anomaly thing is 2) we're more screwed than the Hoover sisters at a family reunion and 3) yer handwritin's so godawful bad you confused one of yer own plusses with an alpha symbol so that's why you couldn't get the second term to cancel out like it's s'pose to, but good job fudging it.
  6. You've already met (or will meet) most of our team except for these two-- that's Dr. Vanderploeg, the string-theorist and rounding out the group is Dr. Kittering from the English department and she will have advised us on the proper verb tenses that we will have used during the difficult times that lie behind us.
  7. Excuse me but my name had been Kittering but ever since I emigrated to Israel my name will be Klesmering, although it may be pronounced Skittering or Stuttering when in Rome.
  8. If that's true, we will have had no choice but to have stopped him!
  9. God this is confusing... if I understand you correctly, you're saying that time hasn't, I mean wont, always run in the direction its running but used to run, I mean will run, in the opposite direction until that fruitcake plowed, I mean will plow, Research-27 into the anomaly?
  10. The commlines were going crazy... they had figured out that Rajiv, along with several million tons of astoundingly expensive equipment, was moving toward the anomaly... after a century it still wasn't known if it truly was a one-way wormhole, but for a man who lost his wife in its depths the question was no longer a philosophical one; no longer a question to be debated and never solved; he had to know.
  11. "Don't worry, they're not endangered" said Ken Kesey, motioning at his fur hat "this one was the last of them"
  12. The Demon Trilogy
    • Nobody knew how to tell if a demon was really dead and nobody wanted to touch it, but they figured they'd be alright... after all, who ever heard of a one sentence story having a sequel?
    • "I told you I'd come back to save you, my love" she whispered to him as she cradled his head in her strong arms... but he wasn't listening; his eyes were round with fear and tracking the shadow rising up behind her.
    • This time, they weren't stingy with the molten lead because after what happened with the demon huntress... and her lover... and the priest... and the scientist... and the guy from the government... and the crusty old cop with his wacky young parnter... the neighbors weren't taking any more chances.
  13. The bride for the oldest son came on a horse-drawn Humvee all the way from the Principality of El Paso and there was no question that she was a woman of beauty and notable lineage... her dowry was a fortune that had never been seen in these parts: ten pounds of coffee, an almost untouched bottle of YSL Paris, a suitcase of 9mm rounds, a case of '01 vintage Chablis, and a ceremonial solar-powered calculator.
  14. There were those who believed the anomaly found Sunward of Mercury's orbit was actually a one-way wormhole into a different universe-- a theory that was untestable by definition but that never stopped astrophysicists from engaging in late night drunken debates on the subject.
  15. She found a del.icio.us link leading to an RSS enabled weblog where someone posted an article promising to teach her how to simplify her life and she immediately knew from the very nature of the chosen medium the author couldn't possibly know what the he was talking about.
  16. It was November, 2008... the crowd was chanting "Four more years"... and then I woke in a cold sweat.
  17. It took her a while to notice the shotgun I keep next to the futon, and when she did I assured her that it's not loaded and that furthermore in my experience the .45 in my closet is a more effective tool of "distributed law enforcement" which is a phrase I coined because it seems to get the point accross better than a half-hour monologue on enfranchisement, anarcho-individualism, natural rights, and the dismal history of hierarchical systems.
  18. I feel like I am cheating as I outsource the jobs that the periods once had to various ellipses and semicolons.
  19. In Russian, they have an expression that translates literally as "A bear stepped on his ear" which means someone has no musical talent whatsoever, and this expression is intended to describe people like me.
  20. "No!" said the newcomer... "I shall not relegate my stories to the last page... my stories are fresh, new, and if people don't like scrolling they can just toss in a

    Created by steve. Last Modification: Monday 14 of February, 2005 13:19:51 EST by KKris.