Yes, someone did. I wonder if they can use either zero-guns, if they’ll work for mutants without calling homebase, or if the freeplay raygun might be able to unpack this hardened, whatever. I’m thinking it is something like terracotta, but vitreous china, named after Vitrey France, is also a possibility.Hope your back is feeling better, if you weren’t just echoing Dr Smith. Quick 16 hour driving trips can really do a number on your back.I had some posts disappear yesterday, but I think I’m alright. I’ll sign out and see if I can see myself without being seen. Oddly enough, one of the posts that disappeared had nothing violatable(?) in the post, except possibly an aside to one of my friends at Homeland Security.I’ll email soon.JusSayinEdited for clarity, hope it helped.
Poor clive, that would really hurt considering he feels pain. The group of 4 may have gotten hurt or at least shaken up. When those big pieces hit. I hope there are no topsider air scouts are near.c
Uhm, “vitreous” refers to glass-like, from the Latin, nothing to do with a French town.
Timber—-!(Or, is it “Fore”? I always get them mixed up.)
That terrain is going to be murder on bare mutant feet.
Because porcelain is an Italian word.
Meanwhile, back at the fantasy furry comic strip, … Will Wally and Holly and Jim and Sarah all learn to get along and work together? Will a scavenger ship pull them up from the petrified dust slide? We have one more day to really set up a cliffhanger. Remember to vote and support your artist! Curiously, JusSayin
It is interesting that all around are tall slender spiked spires and all of a sudden there are large round smooth boulders.
Well, from what we learned from Petey, Clive should be able to repair damage to himself, if he’s not too damaged. And not buried.
That relative size! The collision was largeEven lightweight, this hit like a dynamite chargeIt’s huge and it’s broken and clobbered our gangI’ll bet when it hit every bell really rang!=|====/ Level HeadVote for Endtown 2.0And for Doc Rat, tooThe Endtown ForumThe Endtown AuctionThe Endtown Books
Yeah, kinda saw that coming…
That was I. Wally noted that the compressed dust seemed rather fragile, that made me think of snow and avalanches.Right now I’d say that Clive’s biggest problems is that he is probably stuck and any attempt to unstick him or clear a way could easily create another avalanche. We have one more strip before the weekend. What can Aaron do to make the situation more dire for our heroes?Will Clive try to phone home?
Sigh. The problem with being such a nerd is that it’s so hard to let things go…
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There’s basically no chance at all that JusSayin’s theory for the derivation of “vitreous” is correct; “vitrum” was Latin for “glass” not any kind of ceramic. It is a far older word than the ceramic industry in Alsace. A search of several important dictionaries (including the OED) reveals no support for any other derivation.
This time Google has been not at all useful. While there is a long history of ceramics and such in France, as one would expect, I have yet to find a search word or phrase that was at all useful in even the most general fashion. The root word and such does, however, clearly predates any French connection.
Back to the story! Looks really bad. Even if the transporter isn’t crushed, all the damage might exceed its nanites ability or resource to do a repair. And we don’t know how a Zero gun works on Zero dust, so are they really buried? Would all this bring out the creators of the barrier zone? (if, in fact, the barrier is an artifact) Wow, keeping us on the edge of our seats.
sure hope Clive c fix himself. I wouldn’t blame him if when he is able to carry on, to turn around and backtrack and refuse to enter what has been for him a hellish place.I am fascinated with words and their origins too. for example, Iditerod, the yearly race in Alaska.