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Posting literary works sounds really tedious I'll probably get around to it at some point but no promises about soon.

Speaking of tedious things, does anyone want my sister's notes on the Goblin project?

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Yes! I know a lot of people interested in genetics research. Now, whether those are the same people who should have access to more data on the subject is an interesting question, but I can just not show it to them, depending on the actual contents.

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K it'll take me a while to get the whole thing up.

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.iunom. (do you prefer the full stops in your name, or are they purely decorative?):

I happen to know of a number of works from my world which it doesn't share with other Earth-alikes. I would particularly recommend Solomon's Book of Common Poetry and The Alder-King Cycle, as well as a number of Sappho's poems which are preserved here but not in other Earth-alikes.

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Excellent, thank you.

If you're speaking French you don't have to use the dots and you might want to instead capitalize it or something.

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My people surveyed Earth approximately [five million years] ago. We conducted extensive genetics surveys at that time. I can make that information available if you would find it useful. There's also a more modern study collected not long before Earth was destroyed, and my work on bio-engineering earth life to work on my new planet.

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Elf Genome Notes

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Thank you for the clarification, Iunom, and I hope you enjoy the literature.

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.iunom., I can't exactly explain where I'm getting the data you've provided, but a lot of it will be useful if I can explain it as... A dead scientist's recovered notes, or something like that. Do you think you could find works explaining how to perform gene manipulation that seem plausible to have originated at my tech level, given some information about said tech level?

And I'm interested in plays, movies, and novels characterized as having 'realistic characters'. They make good practice. I can provide a lot of digitized art in various formats that's passed into the public domain in return. Two samples, the novel Adrift on the Black Sea which is generally regarded as a classic, and It's Not Love If We're Just Lab Partners, Right? which seems to be a good example of a medium (multimedia computerized novel) and genre popular among young people at the moment.

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Poetry.

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Dwarf Genome Notes

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*Mute, I can probably compile together something, especially if you can show me a bunch of bio papers that you want my stuff to look similar to. Which of the following do you want: Nutritious/useful algae, the grains, Riley's crops, the nutrient recycling guide (not really a genetics thing tbh), or something else?

Alternately if there's some specific problem you have that the currently posted documents don't cover, I can potentially ask the selkies about that one thing, and have a better chance of getting approval.

You may also have a personal interest in Realistic Speech Patterns in 5 Common Languages, in addition to some "slice of life" plays.

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Human Genome Notes

Goblin Genome Construction Notes Part 1

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Yeah, actually, the first thing is kinda useless to me. I don't actually know a language, my translation module does. It's kind of bad architecture, but I'm a four-century-old design now and I'm used to it so I can't really complain. The plays are good though.

I've PM'd you current bio papers. I want stuff for hardening humans and common livestock/crops against radiation, plus the algae. We have nutrient recycling down pretty well and our crops are not in dire need of improvement.

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...radiation hardening. Of course you want that. It even makes sense that you want that. I have access to very good methods but of all the things you could ask for, that's probably one of the ones I am least likely to be allowed to share.

Maybe I could give you just the low-quality methods that get you some but not a lot and don't obviously lead towards the better ones?

How credibly can you commit to not interacting with anyone from my universe besides me, even if they end up on this forum?

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I can not credibly commit to that and you would be a bit foolish to believe me if I said I could.

If it helps, we're mostly dealing with pervasive alpha and beta radiation, not so much high-energy gamma. The ship's hull and bow magnetic field take care of most of the cosmic stuff, what we have on our hands is a very slow leak in the main reactor, half unforeseen material problems and half bad maintenance. We have airlocks and shielding and space separation so it's not an existential danger and I don't think it will be without a series of unfortunate events, but it's nice to have more safeguards instead of fewer.

I'll take the low-quality ones if you can't give me high-quality ones.

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Ooh, there's a challenge, I've passed it off to one of my biotech forks, not sure how long they'll take or what they'll figure out. I am curious as to why radiation hardening is a valuable commodity in your world .iunom.

That aside if you have the technical information about the reactor leak and some list of resources we might be able to find a way to fix it for you.

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It was designed to last 900 years without any major overhauling, and then be stepped down and rebuilt when we arrive and set up local power sources. I don't think it's even possible to get to many of the internal parts without permanently disabling it.

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The Institute is very good at solving puzzles. Still if you'd prefer not to risk any attempts at repairs I respect that. Relying on a single main reactor is really scary and I wouldn't want to risk breaking it without a really solid plan. (Who designed it to have only one primary reactor on a generation ship?)

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Someone who didn't want the project to go from 300% overbudget and ten years late to 500% overbudget and twenty. Space was still hard back then, and lots of things got cut or reduced. We're only carrying about 80,000 souls instead of the originally intended 150,000.

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Ah, budget constraints, the eternal enemy.

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Lord Pradnakt said:

Poetry.

Thank you so much. (You have lovely taste in it.)

A small return in kind.

 

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There's more, if you'd like, I've been collecting for decades.

Are you all right?

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Well enough; thank you for asking.

I certainly would enjoy more poetry, if it's no trouble.

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Are you looking for curated suggestions or just large corpuses?

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