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Luna-tic Scientist


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I saw the eclipse from Albany, OR, and yeah, mindblowing.

At 92%, you'd start to get some of the otherworldly effects of the world in shadow. The quiet, the eerie dimming, etc. And there are certainly telescopic pictures of the eclipse with more zoom than the human eye can achieve. So together, theoretically, you could approximate from experiencing the partial and knowing what the corona looks like, but... no.

No camera, telephoto or not, can match the dynamic range and field of vision of the human eye, and there's just something primal about staring up at the sun at midday and seeing a vision straight out of a sci-fi movie that no other experience quite matches.

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It was beautiful....

Everyone has seen pictures of the corona, but the real magic was how the rest of the world changed. All the animals go quiet, no birds, no dogs, no bugs. Temperature drops sharply. The whole world turns to grey-scale, color seems to drain away like someone is moving the slider on the world's display settings. It got so dark that the street light next to me turned on.

All these effects combined...it was like the world was being enervated, like everything was being hit by a heat-death gun and all the energy was getting sucked away.

An amazing experience.

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The stars were right! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Or something.

Yeah, you've got that right. It's part of the reason it took so long to come back; I couldn't risk saying "Hi guys! I'm back!", then discovering the words no longer flowed and. Nightmare country. It's waaay too easy to never start again.

So... how was it? Closest I've been is 92%.

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Favorite author is gone half a year. Drive for 15 hours to see the eclipse. Come back. Author is resurrected. Given the themes of the story, I refuse to believe that these events aren't linked.

For real though, I am just glad that you came back. I've made stuff on the internet and while I've never really had a following, I know for certain that at least a few of the things I have done have left a few people paying attention and caring about what I do. Eventually, because of something or another, I break habit. A week hiatus turns into a month and then 3 more, and eventually the anxiety of facing the people I let down and explaining things is in itself enough to make me too scared to ever log back in and finish what I started. I am not proud of it, but I am just saying that I am familiar with the discomfort of facing down a projected that you have fallen behind on. The feeling is like the evil little brother of writers block, where one pushes you away the other tries to keep you away.

With that said, thanks for coming back, because I know it can be hard. I am glad Real Horse is still up and kicking.

(And the number 40,000 (16,000) makes me sooooo happy!)

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Thanks you for the messages, I appreciate them. Not knowing is truly the worst thing, and I'm sorry for not coming back sooner.

Massive hiatus due to Real Life; new chapters are on the way, ETA early September (yes, 2017!). Late reply because I was actively avoiding FimFic (didn't want to deal with any distractions, sorry). There's a new blog post up with a far more long-winded explanation, if you are interested.

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Aug
30th
2017

Summary docs for Wasp and Final are complete · 9:16pm August 30th

...and can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESmFSrfi9D9IzM1OhAdqZ4GxBH29TtGAwj1EKUgv5d4/edit?usp=sharing

At some point I'll go in and edit the links in each chapter:pinkiesick:, but not today.

Nearly got lost in my own fic, re-reading all the bits I enjoy.

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