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Valomar's Top 10

Posted by StarMountainKid , 17 August 2014 · 269 views

Valomar’s Top 10

Here is Valomar’s top 10:
  • Silimitude

  • Brimoberon

  • Porele

  • Strene

  • Plicer

  • Atious

  • Skaxis

  • Lom-Bard

  • Mearim

  • Dramble
Now of course this hierarchy is a matter of opinion. Even Valomar’s taste can be questioned, though considered the greatest expert on the subject. There...


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Some Boring Stuff

Posted by StarMountainKid , 10 August 2014 · 221 views

One of these days I’m going to finish that ‘Void’ story I started.  The way my mind works I can only think about one thing at a time. See, I’ve been busy with other interests, like my cats and restoring my old BMW and riding my 10-speed bike around the neighborhood.

That’s three things, but I think about these one at a time....


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1729 - The Hardy-Ramanujan Taxicab Number

Posted by StarMountainKid , 07 August 2014 · 288 views

The British mathematician G.H. Hardy visited a hospital to see the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan:  “I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one.  "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two...


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The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Seven

Posted by StarMountainKid , 01 July 2014 · 251 views

The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Seven Three voices are heard speaking at once. One is saying, “This is not where it’s supposed to be!” Another says, “No, it should be over there!” The third voice says, “I like it here better. It fits well here.” “Well, leave it there then, but when we can’t find it later, it’ll be your...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Of My Mind

Posted by StarMountainKid , 22 June 2014 · 208 views

Due to various brain malfunctions that I have had to live with all my life, the exciting conclusion of this story will have to wait until next week.

I’ve actually written the chapter, but I don’t like it. The only part I really like is Zarkor’s explanation of how he met Beethoven one day while studying Earthlings and his influence on...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Intermission

Posted by StarMountainKid , 14 June 2014 · 184 views

The next installment of The Great Cosmic Void is coming soon, I promise. I’ve been a little distracted this week, so I’m still writing it. This is my excuse for not putting it up today.

Or, alternately, Zarkor has been a little distracted this week, so he is late in relating this adventure to me. This is an alternate version of how these...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Six

Posted by StarMountainKid , 07 June 2014 · 175 views

Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Six Zarkor and Zerak’s Lightship travels deeper and deeper into The Great Cosmic Void.  As the vast nothingness envelops them, they feel isolated from the rest of the Universe. Zarkor, Zerak and Cloney peer into the emptiness on the Viewscreen, each contemplating their own personal apprehensive thoughts.

Zerak pulls his eyes from the Viewscreen and turns...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Five

Posted by StarMountainKid , 31 May 2014 · 233 views

Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Five More absurd nonsense, which is after all, the best kind.


As the glowing orb grows brighter, Zerak, Zarkor and Cloney drift away from the Viewscreen in fear. “Zarkor!” Zerak shouts, “Man the Death Ray! If this thing attacks, fire!”

Zarkor quickly drifts to the powerful weapon’s control panel.

“Ready,...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Four

Posted by StarMountainKid , 24 May 2014 · 160 views

Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Four With the intrepid Zerak at the controls, their LIghtship travels closer and closer toward the mysteries of The Great Cosmic Void. Zarkor, Zerak and Cloney watch in silence at the nothing on the Viewscreen, all three in anxious anticipation for what unknown perils may await them. Tension builds as thoughts of the Hidion’s warning of the unknown and...


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Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Three

Posted by StarMountainKid , 18 May 2014 · 260 views

Into The Great Cosmic Void - Chapter Three As you may remember, we last left Zarkor, Zerak and Cloney in an anxious situation. On their way to the Void, suddenly an unknown ship appears. Zerak wants to contact the alien ship, but Zarkor has pushed Zerak away from the Viewscreen. He shouts, “Zerak, I sense danger here! We have to get away before it’s too late!”


Zerak...






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