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Challenge #01679-D218: Dangerous Reading

[Person #1] rolled their eyes. “Just get on with the research you’re not even meant to be doing, [Person #2].” -- RecklessPrudence

Certain words are signs of certain doom. These include, "I think I know where I went wrong," in experimental laboratories, and "hold my beer," anywhere that humans tend to gather. In the libraries of Vastarixus, the words are. "Oooooohhh... Oh! Oh this is so cool!"

Grand Librarian Farltha hurried as fast as her old legs could carry her to the source of the excited voice. Not to shush them. though that was on the agenda, but to find out what they had discovered and, if possible, stop them.

Just as she thought. Barkley.

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betterbemeta:killbenedictcumberbatch:oscob:mariokart64ost:I wonder what kind of symbolism they're trying to get at“There are a lot of...

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I wonder what kind of symbolism they’re trying to get at

“There are a lot of giant robot shows in Japan, and we did want our story to have a religious theme to help distinguish us. Because Christianity is an uncommon religion in Japan we thought it would be mysterious. None of the staff who worked on Eva are Christians. There is no actual Christian meaning to the show, we just thought the visual symbols of

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When Historical Dramas Fail History...

I can forgive AU’s. I have a great love for them. I can understand a writer willing to explore an alternate time stream.

But when they pretend they’re set in our history… nails down the chalkboard.

You can NOT show the Mona Lisa in-progress on a freaking canvas. She was painted on an oak board.

[You should also not make Jesus white, but that’s a whole different can of worms…]

Similarly, having era- or

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When good Science Fiction contains Bad Science

I can’t be the only person annoyed by this. Science fiction is supposed to contain science. Especially the kind of science even a layperson can recognize.

If a layperson can correct your mishandled physics, bad math, chemistry failures and so on… it irritates me no end.

Especially when writers use said bad science as a major plot point.

It’s like hanging a chandelier with chewing gum. The foundation is flawed and the whole thing collapses.

And some

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My muses, my characters, and the workings of my butterfly mind...

I apparently have a poetry muse that only turns up at BF in the morning. If I’m asleep, I miss it.

This muse can also turn up when I’m rat-faced tired. Often, too tired to write anything down.

Same way my story muse tends to bug me when I’m driving the car. Dang muses. Always turning up at inopportune moments.

And then there’s my characters.

Argumentative bunch, the lot of them. Some get really

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I've been working on a cypher

It’s for a book. Honest.

Nothing nefarious going on here, no sir.

Now, given my limited brains on the subject, I thought the wise thing to do was encode something with my cypher and let the internet geniuses out there try and crack it.

So here’s the encoded text:

Raewadmzpeqhqzkudlmsaairmjqdlndafradjazjuexbagvarag'narjanlba'xbafrirqvaYvoregv'naqqrqvxngrqgbkrcebcbfvlbakngnyzranexerngrqrxjny*Abjjrnerratnwrqvantengfvivyjb'grfgvatjrkreknganlba'benavanlbafbxbafrirqnaqfbqrqvxngrq'xnaybatraqhe*Jrnezrgbantergongy|svyqbskngjb*Jrunixbzgbqrqvxngncbelbabigungsvyq'nmnsvanyerfgvatcynfsbkbmuhuvetnikreyvimkngknganlbazvgyvi*Vgvmnygbtrkresvgvatnaqcebcrkngjrlhqqbkvf*Ohg'vanynewrfraf'jrpnaabgqrqvxng||jrpnaabgxbafrxeng||jrxnaabgunyb||kvftebjaq*Kroenizra'yvivatnaqqrq'jubfgehtyquve'unixbafrxengrqvg'snnobibjcbecbjrgbnqbeqrgenxg*Krjreyqjvyyvgyabg'abeybaterzrzorjngjrfnvuve'ohgvgxnaarirsbetrgjngkrlqvquve*Vgvmsbehfguryvivat'enkre'gborqrqvxngrquvegbkrhasvavlrqjrexjvpkrvuhsbguveunikhfsnfbaboyvnqinafq*Vgvmenkresbhfgboruveqrqvxngrqgbkrterggnfxerzravatorsbehf||kngsebzkrfrbabeqqrqjrgnxvaxerfqqriblbagbkngpbmsbjvpkrltnikrynfgshyzrmhebsqriblba||kngjruveuvyvermbyikngkrfrqrqlnyabguniqvqvaira||kngkvfanlba'haqrTbq'lnyuninahorekbiserqbz||naqkngtbirezragbikrcrcy'ovkrcrcy'sbkrcrcy'lnyabgcrevlsebzkrrek*

What say you all? Crackable? Uncrackable?

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