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Old 05-03-2015, 11:28 AM
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Because why the fuck no? Cthulhu style, ancient astronauts, transcendants, whatever. I'd post something but i dont have any ideas.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:35 AM
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You mean like for worldbuilding funzies?

Because while people believing pseudoscience BS irl make me want to malice them with a shoehorn, I do enjoy the crazy theories in fiction.


Less so with mythology than with the conspiracies relating to modern governments though.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...estrial_beings
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:37 AM
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Ancient Egypt was built on Necron ruins. Fairies were Eldar kidnapping adventurers for slavery.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:43 PM
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I will always enjoy hollow earth theories.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:02 PM
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:15 PM
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Everything the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Olmec, Incas, the Indus River civilizations and the ancient Chinese did was given to them by 'gods' or ancient astronauts. Somehow it is inconceivable that they could have developed their civilizations and cultures on their own...
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:36 PM
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Agartha is wonderful this time of year. Shambala, not so much. Too much snow.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:15 PM
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Everything the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Olmec, Incas, the Indus River civilizations and the ancient Chinese did was given to them by 'gods' or ancient astronauts. Somehow it is inconceivable that they could have developed their civilizations and cultures on their own...
Yeah. I'm not usually one to complain about theories being covertly racist, but ancient alien theories are usually covertly racist.

The best spin on that was in Futurama, where the ancient Egyptians inspired the aliens who visited them. I don't even think it's that farfetched of an idea—the ancient Egyptians continue to inspire modern people, despite having almost nothing in common with them culturally.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:20 PM
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Yeah. I'm not usually one to complain about theories being covertly racist, but ancient alien theories are usually covertly racist.

The best spin on that was in Futurama, where the ancient Egyptians inspired the aliens who visited them. I don't even think it's that farfetched of an idea—the ancient Egyptians continue to inspire modern people, despite having almost nothing in common with them culturally.
Egypt was cool.

It kind of breaks my heart imagining a time to come when the Pyramids might be ground to dust. Even if that time is billions of years from now, I can't abide the prospect. It's one of the many reasons I have to look for an alternative Ending.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:27 PM
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Egypt was cool.

It kind of breaks my heart imagining a time to come when the Pyramids might be ground to dust. Even if that time is billions of years from now, I can't abide the prospect. It's one of the many reasons I have to look for an alternative Ending.
Personally, I'd be all for setting up Martian/Jovian/extrasolar colonies on Egyptian (and other civilizational) themes.

Maybe on a long enough timeline, you'll have aliens taking cues from Egyptian/Norse/Graeco-Roman/Mesoamerican/civilization-of-your-choice cultures based on either active human influence, or on the structures we leave on other worlds.

Though considering how things are going, it's more likely we'll just develop very plain/utilitarian colonies and use augmented reality to make them look cool. Oh well.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:36 PM
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Personally, I'd be all for setting up Martian/Jovian/extrasolar colonies on Egyptian (and other civilizational) themes.

Maybe on a long enough timeline, you'll have aliens taking cues from Egyptian/Norse/Graeco-Roman/Mesoamerican/civilization-of-your-choice cultures based on either active human influence, or on the structures we leave on other worlds.

Though considering how things are going, it's more likely we'll just develop very plain/utilitarian colonies and use augmented reality to make them look cool. Oh well.
That's a possibility, but I'm leery of making predictions about virtual reality until we can see how human society actually reacts.

There's a lot of work to be done and infrastructure to be established before we can truly retreat into our minds.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:38 PM
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That's a possibility, but I'm leery of making predictions about virtual reality until we can see how human society actually reacts.

There's a lot of work to be done and infrastructure to be established before we can truly retreat into our minds.
Retreating into our minds would be a terrible disappointment to me. I suspect that's the endpoint of human civilization, however. Because in the end, it's not the scientists who lead the way—it's the marketers.
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Retreating into our minds would be a terrible disappointment to me. I suspect that's the endpoint of human civilization, however. Because in the end, it's not the scientists who lead the way—it's the marketers.
Another reason I must end this madness before it's too late.
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Another reason I must end this madness before it's too late.
I will sodomize you before that happens.
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