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    Ah, the good ol' days! what fun that was... One of the reasons this is one of the most active forums I am a member of is precisely there's no way to provide negative feedback and just disappear. This forum encourages dialogue which is always a good thing in my opinion.
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    How famous are you?

    8/10... you're almost everywhere on the forum.
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    A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Yes, I find this to be the case with me. Ugh, and when I do type it out, I normally edit it three or four more times before I actually post. Yes, it is easy to do this. There have been a couple of times I have committed the "forum no-no" and actually edited dialogue or even rewrite something which turned out too awkward for me to be comfortable with. Yes, I do keep the gist of the scene (or chapter) in place... But for the most part, you learn by doing. And I am fairly new in this writing process, too. I'd rather try and make a slight mess than to simply not have the gonads to try... This and... Exactly! Within Kerny's Journal, I have killed off two characters - one was a one-time character who died in a crash caused by Jebediah. But what was great about that chapter isn't the death of Jala Kerman, but how the story evolved and expanded. It allowed me to add elements and depth to some of the characters, for good or bad. Most of the readers were ready to see Jebediah fall for his actions. Then there was Dr. Edmund - his death not only caught the readers off guard, but it had a strong emotional pull on the readers. For many, the entire emotional episode caught them off guard. In this sense, @Kuzzter is absolutely right. The trick is getting inside each of the characters in a way where they relate to the reader. Kerny, for example, doesn't see himself as anyone special. He is awkward, doesn't quite know how to relate to others, but is willing to try. He can get serious or he can be a prankster - and that's the key is allowing your characters' personality traits help write the story. Yup, it's rewarding and terrifying at the same time.
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    A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    To expand on what @Just Jim has said, it adds an element to the story. I always include some emotion in my story. Why? Because we understand emotions and we also understand the awkwardness they bring to any situation. Emotions can also add a springboard to develop other avenues which are associated with space travel.
  5. What's really neat about the KSP forum is we have all kinds of threads. We have threads about what song is stuck in our heads, we have an entire subforum discussing our favorite mods, movies, and even a thread for dating advice. But what I find is missing is a thread about... FOOD. We know that our Kerbals love their snacks, but well, what do we snack on? Come on, admit it. We all have those strange moments in our lives where we get a strong craving for a certain food. And if you're like me, that food (or beverage) craving can be triggered by events, a commercial on television, or even just catching a whiff of something in the air. At other times, those cravings seem to come at us from nowhere and won't go away, no matter what we try. There are some of us who try to resolve the craving by eating something else, a healthier choice, but all it does is make us crave what we want even more. So, at this moment, what is the food/beverage item you're craving? Being the person I am, I'll admit it first. After getting back from walking 4.75 miles (7.64 kilometers) in an hour and twenty minutes, and after a shower, I am now craving fried clams...
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    I have a few questions about the forums.

    Welcome, @boltzens!
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    [WIP] adsii1970's Custom Image Repository

    Thank you. I know it is a simple design, but sometimes simple designs are the best. Anyhow, to figure out what I will do for 2020... I am hoping to do some image work this next coming week. I have three sets of beta tester badges to post.
  8. THIS THREAD IS A WORK IN PROGRESS Since the early days of .22, I have enjoyed making importable art for use as flags. Since 2013, I have been asked by various forum members to make flags, I have offered my talents to create artwork for various projects, and have even started my own mission report thread ripe with custom artwork. About two weeks ago, I was asked by a forum member if I could create a thread that would have ALL of my artwork featured. After careful consideration, some advice from @Dman979, consulting with @Red Iron Crown, and a few others, I have decided to begin this thread - and as you can tell by the title, as I do artwork for any project or artwork at the request of forum users and the various KSP related Facebook pages to which I belong (Kerbal Space Program, Kerbal Space Program - Public Group, and KerbalStuff Reborn), I will post copies of the artwork for you to enjoy. I am looking for someone that can help me assemble a CKAN-able downloadable flag pack on github, that way I can simply add new artwork to the download and update the files accordingly. That way, those of you who want a variety of flags will always have my newest artwork. Before I forget, the below Creative Commons licensing applies to the images on this thread and images created by me located on other threads. This work by adsii1970 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at In other words, Please feel free to use, copy, redistribute, or even edit the images contained on this thread or on others; all I ask is that when you repost it, you give acknowledgment to the original artwork and that you do not use my original artwork to create revenue as I have spent the time and effort to create the artwork to be used free of charge. Quick links to the image posts on this thread Images created for the Light Green Group Images created for the Rep Grand Group Images created for the Real Space Program [AMR Successor] Kerbal Space Program 1.1 pre-release images MOD RSP Flag and Final Frontier Add-on Graphics Pack Images created for the Space-Y Program Kerbal Space Program 1.3 pre-release images Images created for the Saturn Shuttle Program Image created for the Positive Forum Movement MOD Custom Final Frontier ribbons ( @Lo Var Lachland ) 2017 Thread of the month/Thread of the year images Generic Kerbalnaut Qualification and Flight Wings MOD add-on pack: Officer Ranks for Kerbal Space Program MOD add on pack: Merit awards Profile header images (free to use)
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    [WIP] adsii1970's Custom Image Repository

    Thread of the Month for 2019 and Thread of the Year for 2018 (requested by @Vanamonde) One of everyone's favorite features is the much anticipated Thread of The Month. But unfortunately, whenever the OP for that thread is updated, the TOTM tag disappears. So, with that said, I was originally asked by @Dman979, on behalf of @sal_vager, to come up with an image worthy of the thread of the month and year status. In December of 2018, I was given the honor of continuing the thread of the month images for 2019 by @Vanamonde. For me, it continues to be a great honor to be a part of the contributing community that makes this forum a great place to hang out. Anyway, here is the image for the Thread of the Year (TTOY) for 2018: The Thread of the Month (TOTM) images for 2019 are here: January February March April May June July August September October November December Once again, I would like to thank the forum moderators and @SQUAD for allowing me to do these badges and other special projects. I'd also like to thank @Just Jim for his continued encouragement.
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    A farewell is necessary!

    @Darth Badie. Gonna miss seeing you around. Best of wishes for your future endeavors. Oh, and we will leave the key under the front door mat and the porch light on for you... Take care!
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    Shower thoughts

    See... it could be a very useful term...
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    Shower thoughts

    Yeah, probably so. But there is something funny about the term, "melon eclipse" Hey, @cubinator, would you move over to the left? You're causing a melon eclipse over here...
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    Shower thoughts

    Why don't we consider the shadow cast upon the earth by your head (figuratively speaking) as a "melon eclipse" since we have solar and lunar eclipses...
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    Say Hello to The Rep Grand Group! [07/19/16 UPDATE!]

    First we had this... And to be followed by this... Thank goodness. I don't think I could ever get accustomed to that avatar...
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    The Ctrl+V thread!

    HOLIDAY EATING TIPS 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare.. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It will soon be Christmas! 3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat. 4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission. 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Holiday party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog. 7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again. 8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day? 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, please, have some standards! 10. One final tip: Wear sweatpants/loose fitting clothing. If you are leaving the party and you can walk without help from a construction forklift, "you haven't been paying attention, people!" Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate and wine in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
  16. Hehehe. See, I told you...
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    [1.6.x] Pathfinder - Space Camping & Geoscience

    Hmmm, I see a use for this...
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    The food you're craving right now...

    I've threatened the family with Christmas day pizza...
  19. Yeah, his only super power is he can talk to Spongebob! Even a Ford Focus is better than any Chevy product! Pineapple is an ideal pizza topping
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    [1.6.x] TextureReplacer 3.6.2 (2.1.2019)

    Ok, I am updating finally from 1.3.0 to 1.5.1 and used the old TextureReplacer mod... So since I have some heads I made, how do I go about making them work in the newest TextureReplacer? Before, it was just slam the heads which were saved in a png format, into the heads folder... but I see the directory has changed... Any help?
  21. Index to the chapters (open spoiler to view): Index to supplemental entries (open spoiler to view): Jool 14, Y003 "I've almost earned my wings..." Chapter 1 Well, I wasn't the first, the second, or even the eleventh selected for the new space program. No, I was twenty-third! Today I finally completed my flight simulator training and only one requirement remains before I will earn my flight wings. The training was vigorous, but Gene kept insisting that before we got to fly real aircraft we had to be able to handle any situation that came up. He then told us that it was because of the first four Kerbalauts, Jebediah, Bob, Bill, and Valentina, that the new rules were put in effect. Apparently, out of the first four, only one didn't crash his Knat - and that was Bob. Not wanting to encourage us to copy their behavior, Gene gave us only the highlights. From what Gene did tell us, the object of the flight is to get the feel for how a real craft handles and not to try to buzz the tower, fly at mach 2 through the mountains west of the KSC, or even fly through the abandoned hangars on the old island station. He refused to answer any questions on who flew their craft through the hangar. What a thrill that would have been! Earlier today, Jebediah was a guest speaker at our training assembly. He told us that there was no greater feel than the vibration of a craft transitioning from the atmosphere into the void of space. He told us a few stories and shared a few images of what Kerbin looks like from space. He talked about looking forward to his next few missions where he will be testing a new reusable launch vehicle - which he said would eventually make spaceflight into LKO routine. It's an exciting thought about LKO becoming that easy to achieve. We also watched the telemetry and video feeds from the second Munar expedition. Although the crew did achieve stable Munar equatorial orbit about three hours ago, Gene could be heard telling Matt, Rake, and Aldas that they would not begin the descent to the surface of the Mun for an entire day. Again, Jebediah's name came up as Gene said they didn't want to repeat the mistakes of the first Munar mission. Jebediah accidentally deployed the CM parachutes instead of separating the lander from the CM. I remember that well; we all remember the broadcasted reports of a rescue mission being launched so that the crew could transfer into another capsule for reentry. There's a standing joke at the Kerbalnaut training center that if there's no really good explanation of how something was broken, Jeb had something to do with it! Podget, my roommate from the first of the course, was selected to serve as an engineer. When the assignments came out, he had hoped to continue the Kerbalnaut training, but instead, is serving as one of three engineers aboard the URKN Eeloo, a patrol craft sent out to explore the northern oceans. He left aboard her two weeks ago; today I received a video-card from him telling me of his new assignment. He was told in his briefing, as we were in the pilot's program, that all us belong to the United Republic of Kerbin Defense Forces. We still have no idea why the Council insists on having a defense force since we know we are the only sentient life form on the planet - unless you count that pink wiggly stuff they tend to serve us in the KSC mess. Tomorrow is the first day of my actual aircraft training. No more simulators for a while! I had hoped to be one of the first Kerbalnauts in space, but that didn't happen. Although I had put my application in as soon as the Committee of Aeronautics and Space Flight announced the beginning of the Kerbaled spaceflight program, I was selected at the end of the second year. Now, three months into the third year since the emerging, I am now getting my chance. I won't lie; I was excited when my name was on the pilot's list. I would hate to know that I had to hitch a ride into space as an engineer or scientist. Return to the OP (Index) Next Chapter
  22. I've actually brought a copy of Kerny into 1.5.1 and there's going to be no major issues. I will be able to get rid of a couple of mods, though.
  23. I am still in 1.3.0 for now. Starting Monday, I have to really work on my planetary system, Nohochacyum, as it is the ONLY mod left holding me back from going to 1.5.1. I've got to recalculate the light curves since Kopernicus has updated. Then, I can do the rest of the mod work and continue Kerny at the same time...